Post-Surgery Support

Post-Surgery Support

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  • What it's used for

    Herbal CreaturesPost-Surgery Support is a high potency formula containing herbs traditionally used after injury or surgery to hasten recovery and recuperation.

    A blend of herbs used for:

    • Reducing swelling and pain
    • Clearing heat and preventing infection at the site of a wound, while warming and strengthening the rest of the body

    Speeding up the healing process

    • How it works

      How it works  

      Post-surgery Support is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Wang Bu Liu Xing San. The formula has been originally applied after injuries or wounds, in particular those caused by a knife or blade, and early surgeries. In more recent times, this formula has been primarily applied post-surgically.

      It is also effective for the swelling and pain of bursitis.

      The individual herbs in this formula combine to elicit anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, vasodilatation and anti-hypertensive effects. 

      Traditional understanding 

      Vaccarie Semen promotes the movement of blood and reduces swellings. Artemisiae scopariae Herba and Mori Cortex combine to clear heat and dampness, and promote urination to facilitate the resolution of sores, rashes and other skin conditions, swelling and oedema. Mori Cortex also helps to resolve coughing and wheezing. Glycyrrhizae Radix clears heat, toxins and aids in the digestion of other herbs. It also strengthens the digestive function, reduces lassitude, calms spasms and reduces pain. Zanthoxyli Pericarpium and Zingiberis Rhizoma disperse cold to warm the body, alleviate pain and strengthen digestive function. Magnoliae officinalis Cortex reduces distension and fullness by invigorating qi (oxygen) flow. It also directs the qi downward to reduce nausea and/or wheezing. Scutellariae Radix (HQ) clears heat, dampness and toxins to reduce fever, thirst, irritability, help combat infections and prevent bleeding. Paeoniae Radix alba (BS) nourishes the blood and augments the body fluids to prevent dryness, cramping, spasming and abdominal pain.

    • Ingredients

      Pharmaceutical Name

      Pinyin Name

      Dosage (Gram)

      Semen Vaccariae

      Wang Bu Liu Xing

      21.2

      Ramulus Sambuci Williamsii

      Jie Gu Mu

      21.2

      Cortex Mori

      Sang Bai Pi

      21.2

      Radix Glycyrrhizae

      Gan Cao

      38.1

      Fructus Sophorae

      Chuan Jiao

      6.4

      Radix Scutellariae

      Huang Qin

      4.2

      Rhizoma Zingiberis

      Gan Jiang

      4.2

      Radix Paeoniae Rubra

      Chi Shao

      4.2

      Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis

      Hou Po

      4.2

    • Directions for use

      • Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
        Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.
      • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
      • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
      • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.
      • Contraindicated during pregnancy.

      References

      Bensky, Dan et al (Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica 3rd Ed.), 2004