RECOVER - Herbal Sports Recovery

Recover_3D_1WhiteBottlesView.jpg
Recover_3D_1WhiteBottlesView.jpg

RECOVER - Herbal Sports Recovery

19.00

Benefits:

  • Speeds Muscle Recovery
  • Reduces Swelling
  • Generates Tissue
  • Delivers Oxygen to Cells
  • Increases Red Blood Cells
  • Builds Muscle
Quantity:
Add to Cart (Sales Tax Included In Price)

ROBERT YOUNGS ACUPUNCTURE'S HERBAL FORMULAS:
We have created modern versions of Classic Chinese Herbal Formulas used effectively to treat disease for hundreds of years. Through scientific research and clinical experience, these herbal formulas have been found to be effective yet gentle with few to no side effects unlike western pharmaceuticals. We welcome questions and are available for herbal consults, or see your local acupuncturist.

What It Is:
After an intense workout muscles have microtrauma or microscopic tears that need to be repaired. In addition there are often injuries that may not be noticed same day. The herbs in this formula have been combined to address the need for building blood, reducing swelling and healing tears and injuries.

The powerful herbs in this formula Speed Recovery after Physical Sports by increasing healing efficiency, moving the blood, delivering oxygen to cells, eliminating toxins, building blood, generating tissue and healing muscles.

How To Take It:
Herbs are plant based with few side effects, unlike pharmaceuticals.  The gentle nature of herbs necessitates larger doses; think of them as healing foods.

Ingredients:
San Qi Notoginseng, Sheng Di Huang, Tao Ren, Hong Hua, Mu Gua, Ze Lan, Chen Pi, Dang Gui Wei, Ru Xiang, Mo Yao, Huang Qin, Zhi Zi, Da Huang, Mu Zei, Zi Ran Tong, Bai Zhi, Xiang Fu, Rou Gui, Jiang Huang, Gan Cao, Dao Zao, Sheng Jiang

Phone Consults
Available by Appointment Only

Directions:
Take immediately *After Exercise. Use with “Perform” Formula before exercise.  Most effective when used with weekly Acupuncture.

Body Weight      Daily Total
100-130 lbs      6 Caps *After
130-170 lbs      7 Caps *After
170-210 lbs      8 Caps *After
210-250 lbs     9 Caps *After
Over 250 lbs   10 Caps *After

Ingredients:
San Qi Notoginseng, Sheng Di Huang , Tao Ren Peach Kernel, Hong Hua Safflower, Mu Gua Quince, Ze Lan Bugleweed, Chen Pi, Dang Gui Wei, Ru Xiang Frankincense, Mo Yao Myrrh, Huang Qin Skullcap, Zhi Zi Gardenia, Da Huang Rhubarb, Mu Zei Equiseti, Zi Ran Tong Pyrite, Bai Zhi Angelica, Xiang Fu Nutgrass, Rou Gui Cinnamon, Jiang Huang Tumeric, Gan Cao Licorice, Dao Zao Jujube, Ginger

San Qi (Radix Notoginseng):
Sweet and slightly bitter, San Qi (Radix Notoginseng) has the unique ability to stop bleeding without causing blood stasis. Because of this property, San Qi can be used both for internal bleeding and external bleeding. It is indicated for hematemesis, hemoptysis, epistaxis, profuse menstrual bleeding, profuse postpartum bleeding and external bleeding arising from trauma. Promoting blood circulation and eliminating blood stasis, San Qi can also be used to alleviate pain and eliminate swelling. It is an excellent remedy for traumatic injuries, swelling and pain due to blood stasis or fracture and damage of tendon and bone.

Research: Stomach Bleeding: In one study, the bleeding stopped in 58 out of 60 patients treated with 1.5 grams of San Qi powder with water . [1]
Channels: Liver, Stomach
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Sweet, slightly bitter
[1]
YunNan Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Yunan Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1985; 1:28

Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum):
“Zi Ran Tong is one of the most important substances used in the trauma departments of hospitals in China. Clinical applications include sprains, strains and bone fractures.” It facilitates healing of injuries and relieves pain.  Known for its dispersing properties, Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum) is commonly used to eliminate blood stasis both internally and externally. Zi Ran Tong is used for the treatment of external and traumatic injuries with swelling, pain, inflammation and bruise. Clinical manifestations include fractured bones, sprains, strains and contusions.

Research: In one study, 106 patients with bone fractures were treated with good results with an herb formula containing Zi Ran Tong. Out of 106 patients, 79 showed marked improvement, 15 patients showed moderate improvement, while 9 patients showed minimal improvement. [1]
Channels: Liver
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Acrid
[1] jia11g Su Zhong Yi (Jiangsu Chinese Medicine), 1958; 7:33

Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis):
Treats muscle cramps, spasms and stiffness. It nourishes the muscles and tendons while also generating body fluids and aiding digestion. Another important property of Mu Gua is its ability to dissolve dampness from the middle jiao, harmonizing the Spleen and Stomach. It is used to relieve nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Sour in flavor, Mu Gua helps the body to generate fluids and dispel dampness.

Research: According to one report, 70 patients with acute icteric jaundice were treated with Mu Gua, with good results. [1]
Channels: Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Sour
[1] Fu /ian Zhong Yi Yao (Fujian Chinese Medicine and Herbology), 1987; 2:24


Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae):
Shen Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae) hast two main functions: removing heat to cool blood and nourishing yin to promote generation of body fluids. Cold in temperature, Sheng Di Huang cools heat invading the ying (nutritive) and xue (blood) levels. It is commonly used to treat high fever, dry mouth and tongue, restlessness, hematemesis, epistaxis and hematuria. Excess heat in the body often leads to fever, irritability, thirst, hot flashes, dry cough, dry mouth, and night sweating. Sheng Di Huang nourishes yin and promotes generation of body fluids, alleviating the symptoms of excess heat in the body.

Research: In laboratory studies, water and alcohol extracts of Shen Di Huang showed marked effectiveness in reducing inflammation and swelling in mice. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Kidney
Temperature: Cold
Taste: Sweet, bitter
[1]
Zhong Yao Yao Li Yu Ying Yang (Pharmacology and Applications of Chinese Herbs), 1983:400

Tao Ren (Semen Persicae):
Tao Ren (Semen Persicae) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine to activate blood circulation and eliminate blood stasis. Bitter in taste, with nourishing properties, Tao Ren is commonly used to treat menstrual pain, amenorrhea and postpartum abdominal pain. This bitter herb can also be used to treat traumatic injuries and related symptoms caused by blood stagnation.

Research: In one study, administration of Tao Ren showed anti-inflammatory effects on mice suffering from arthritis. [1]
Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Lung
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Bitter
[1]
Zhong Yao Tong Bao (Journal of Chinese Herbology), 1986; 11(11):37

Hong Hua (Flos Carthami):
A common herb in traditional Chinese medicine, Hong Hua (Flos Carthami) is primarily used to nourish the blood and dispel stasis. Used in small dosages, this plant can nourish the blood and promote menstruation. Used in large dosages Hong Hua removes blood stasis, relieving menstrual pain. It is used to treat symptoms like amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, and abdominal pain from blood stasis or postpartum dizziness.

Research: Studies on mice have shown that Hong Hua has a sedative effect on the central nervous system. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid
[1]
Zhong Gao Yao (Chinese Herbal Medicine), 1984; 15(5):21

Ze Lan (Herba Lycopi):
Warm in nature, Ze Lan (Herba Lycopi) activates blood circulation by warming the channels. It is commonly used to treat various gynecological problems, such as menstrual pain, irregular menstruation and postpartum abdominal pain.
Good at dispelling blood stasis Ze Lan can also be used for pain and bruises due to external injuries. Ze Lan also has a mild function to regulate water circulation and can be used with other diuretic herbs to treat edema.

Research: According to one report, administration of a Ze Lan formula was effective in prevention of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC). [1]
Channels: Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Bitter, acrid
[1] Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1981; I: 17

Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae):
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) refers to dried peels of Citrus Reticulata, a plant used commonly used in Chinese medicine for its healing properties. Chen Pi is used to regulate Qi and adjust the Middle Jiao and it’s believed to have effects on the Lung and Spleen meridian. Warm and with an acrid, bitter flavor, Chen Pi circulates the Spleen and Stomach, relieving the severity of nausea and vomiting. Due to its warm properties, Chen Pi warms the Yang in the Middle Jiao and eliminates the accumulation of dampness, abdominal fullness, fatigue and a thick tongue coat.

Research: According to laboratory studies, injection of Chen Pi has been shown to stimulate contraction of smooth muscle and to increase intestinal peristalsis. [1]
Channels: Lung, Spleen
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid, Bitter
[1]
Jiang Su Zhong Yi Za Zhi (Jiangsu Journal of Chinese Medicine), 1981; (3):61

Dang Gui Wei (Extremitas Radicis Angelicae Sinensis):
Dang Gui nourishes qi and increases the production of red blood cells and is regularly used in hospitals in China. It has so many applications that entire text books are dedicated to its study and use.

Dang Gui Wei represents the tail of the Dang Gui root. According to traditional Chinese medicine it is the most effective in invigorating blood and directing the flow outwards, to the channels and collaterals of the extremities. Dang Gui nourishes the Qi energy and invigorates blood production, being an excellent remedy for cold-type blood deficient patients. 

Research: According to one study, 112 patients suffering from menstrual pain showed signs of relief after 20 days of treatment with Dang Gui formula. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Sweet, Acrid
[1] Lan Zho11 Yi Xue Y11a11 Xue Bao (journal of Lanzhou University of Medicine), 1988; I :36

Ru Xiang (Gummi Olibanum):
Ru Xiang is commonly used to treat pain due to qi stagnation and blood stasis. Warm in nature and acrid and bitter in taste, Ru Xiang activates blood and alleviates pain. It is a great remedy for a large number of conditions caused by qi stagnation and blood stasis, such as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, epigastric pain and traumatic injuries. Ru Xiang not only removes blood stasis, but also dispels swelling and promotes generation of flesh. It can be used to treat a wide variety of skin lesions and ulcerations, sores and abscesses.

Research: Topical application of Ru Xiang and Mo Yao showed satisfactory results in patients suffering from acute sprain of the lower back and legs. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid, bitter
[1] He Nan Zhong Yi Xue Yuan Xue Bao (Journal of University of Henan School of Medicine), 1980; 3:38

Mo Yao (Myrrha):
Mo Yao (Myrrha) or myrrh has been long used across different cultures. Ancient Egyptians used it for embalming, while Jews blessed the body with it. In traditional Chinese medicine, Mo Yao has been used to treat disorders caused by blood stasis. Bitter in taste, Mo Yao promotes blood circulation and relieves pain. It is often used in combination with Ru Xiang (Gummi Olibanum) to treat a large variety of aches and pains, such as amenorrhea, menstrual pain and cramps.

Research: Studies have shown that herb formulas containing Mo Yao and Ru Xiang have analgesic properties, relieving sharp pain. [1]
Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Bitter
[1]
Zhollg Yao X11e (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 54 1:542

Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae):
Versatile and packed with health benefits, Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae) can be used to treat a wide variety of disorders. Commonly used to clear heat and treat cough with yellow sputum and Lung heat accumulation, Huang Qin is also an excellent toxins expeller. Cold in nature, with a bitter taste, this herb can treat heat-toxin syndrome, with manifestations such as abscesses, sore throat, ulcerations, redness, swelling and pain.

Research: In one study, 128 patients with trachoma were treated with an herb formula containing Huang Qin with 97.1% rate of effectiveness. [1]
Channels: Lung, Gallbladder, Stomach, Large intestine
Temperature: Cold
Taste: Bitter
[1]
Zhong Cao Yao Tong Xun (Journal of Chinese Herbal Medicine), 1978; 3:33

Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae)
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) is used in traditional Chinese medicine to eliminate heat, disperse fire and cool blood. Acting on the Heart, Lung, Stomach and San Jiao (or Triple Warmer), this bitter and cold herb is effective in lowering blood pressure, stopping bleeding and treating irritability. According to Chinese medicine, heat affecting the Heart leads to irritability, frustration and restlessness, all common symptoms of menopause. Furthermore, heat affecting the Lover leads to Liver-Qi stagnation, causing imbalance in the body. Zhi Zi can sedate the fire and treat the very causes of frustration, irritability and restlessness.

Research: Zhi Zi can also be used as an analgesic to treat different aches and pains. In a study, 110 patients treated with a herbal formula consisting of Zhi Zi showed good results. [1]
Channels: Heart, Lung, Stomach, San Jiao
Temperature: Cold
Taste: Bitter
[1]
Si Chllan Zhong Yi (Sichuan Chinese Medicine), 1988; 9: 11

Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei):
Covering the Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Liver and Heart channels, Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rei) is one of the most common Chinese herbs. Bitter in flavor and cold in nature with dispelling properties, Da Huang can remove accumulation. It is primarily used to treat constipation due to heat accumulation, accompanied by abdominal distention, high fever and restless. Due to its ability to conduct heat downwards, Da Huang is also used to activate blood circulation and remove blood stasis. It is indicated for amenorrhea, postpartum blood stasis, palpable abdominal masses and blood stasis due to external or traumatic injuries.

Research: According to one report, 72 patients with cerebral vascular accidents were treated for related constipation with an herbal decoction, with good results. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine, Liver, Heart
Temperature: Cold
Taste: Bitter
[1]
Zhong Xi Yi fie He Za Zhi (Journal of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine), 1983; 1:19

Mu Zei (Herba Esquiseti Hiemalis):
Also known as horsetail herb, Mu Zei (Herba Esquiseti Hiemalis) is primarily used to cool blood and stop bleeding. Hemostatic in action, it is a great remedy for gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhoids. Neutral in temperature, with a sweet and bitter taste, Mu Zei dispels wind-heat affecting the Lung, Liver and Gallbladder. It can be used to treat red eyes, excessive tearing and blurred vision caused by wind-heat.

Research: According to laboratory studies, interperitoneal injection of alcohol extract of Mu Zei has been shown to have a prolonged effect in reducing blood pressure in anesthetized cats. [1]
Channels: Lung, Liver, gallbladder
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet, bitter
[1] H11 Bei Zhong Yi Zn Zhi (Hubei journal of Chinese Medicine), 1980; (5):52

Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae):
Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae Dahuricae), is commonly used to remove dampness, expel cold and stop pain. This acrid and warm herb goes to the Lung, Spleen and Stomach channels, and is a great way to dispel cold and relieve pain. Its main functions are to treat headache, muscle aches, sinus congestion and to reduce swelling. It is also used as a remedy for prolonged diarrhea caused by excessive damp.

Research: According to one report, patients with occipital headaches were treated with good results with Bai Zhi herb formula. 69 out of 73 patients showed significant improvement after Bai Zhi treatment. [1]
Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid
[1] Xi11 Yi Xue (New Medicine), 1976; 1:8

Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi):
Sweet and slightly warm, Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi) is considered one of the most important herbs for treatment of gynecological disorders. Harmonizing in nature, this herb soothes the liver and regulates the Qi, helping patients fight cramps, abdominal fullness and irregular menstruation. Xiang Fu is also used to regulate the Qi in the blood level and to help generate blood.

Research: In one study conducted by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, researchers found that Xiang Fu is a good analgesic. [1]
Channels: Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Spicy, slightly sweet
[1]
Zhong Yao Cai. 2011 Aug;34(8):1225-9.

Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi):
Also known as dried cinnamon bark, Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi) is commonly used to treat Kidney yang deficiencies. Disorders caused by Kidney yang deficiency are characterized by intolerance to cold, cold extremities, weakness and soreness of low back and knees. Hot in temperature, with a sweet and acrid taste, Rou Gui warms the middle jiao and treats digestive disorders that are cold in nature. Although mild in action, Rou Gui is effective at stimulating digestion, dispel gas and relieve spasmodic pain in the stomach and intestines. Rou Gui can also activate blood to resolve stasis. It is usually combined with other blood activating herbs to treat symptoms such as menstrual pain or profuse bleeding.

Research: According to laboratory studies, essential oil of Rou Gui has a mild stimulating effect on the gastrointestinal system. It increases the secretion of salivation and gastric acid, enhancing the digestive function and alleviating intestinal spasm and pain. [1]
Channels: Heart, Kidney, Liver, Spleen
Temperature: Hot
Taste: Acrid, Sweet
[1]
Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 373:376

Jiang Huang (Rhizoma Curcumae Longae):
Moderately bitter and acrid, with a warm feel, Jiang Huang (Rhizoma Curcumae Longae)  is primarily used to activate blood circulation and eliminate blood stasis. According to traditional Chinese medicine, Jiang Huang invigorates circulation, moves qi and alleviates pain. It is indicated for hypochondriac pain due to Liver stagnation, chest pain, epigastric pain and dysmenorrhea. In addition to activating Qi and blood circulation, Jiang Huang also treats swelling and pain from sores and lesions cause by toxic heat accumulation.

Research: Administration of Jiang Huang has been shown to have effective anti-inflammatory results in rats. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Liver
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Acrid, bitter
[1]
Zlzo11g Cao Yao (Chinese Herbal Medicine), 1991; 22(3):141

Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae):
Gan Cao (radix Glycyrrhizae), also known as Licorice root, is a highly used herb in Chinese medicine, especially as a harmonizer for other herbs. Although it can be used to treat all 12 channels, its main meridians are the Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart.
Versatile and packed with health benefits, this sweet plant is indispensable to many herbal formulas. Balancing the Yin elements of the body, it can invigorate the Spleen and the Stomach, improving the transformation and transportation functions of these channels. Gan Cao also moistens the Lung, nourishing the Qi, dispelling phlegm and stopping cough.

Research: According to one report, eight patients with purpura caused by thrombocytopenia were treated with significant improvement with decoction of Gan Cao. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Lung and Heart
Temperature: Neutral
Taste: Sweet
[1]
Zhong Hua Nei Ke Zn Ziti (Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine), 1981; 11:704

Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae):
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae), also known as Jujube fruit, has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 4.000 years. Sweet and warm, and rich in vitamin C, it is mainly used to strengthen the middle-Jiao and to nourish the blood. Clinically, Da Zao treats disorders such as shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stool, decreased food intake and diarrhea. Da Zao also has a calming effect, relaxing the Shen (Spirit) and treating irritability, disturbed sleep and emotional instability.

Research: According to one research, Da Zao has a sedative effect on the central nervous system, lowering blood pressure and reducing spontaneous motor activities. [1]
Channels: Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Warm
Taste: Sweet
[1] G11o Wai Yi X11e Zhong Yi Zhong Yao FenCe (Monograph of Chinese Herbology from Foreign Medicine), 1985; 7(4):48

Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis recens):
Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiveris Recens), also known as fresh ginger root, has been used in Asian cooking recipes since ancient times. Valued for its health properties, Shen Jiang is also used in Chinese medicine to treat and prevent colds, enteritis and stomach problems. Slightly warm, Shen Jiang can induce perspiration and is commonly used to treat the early stages of wind-cold syndrome. This acrid herb can warm the Lung, dispelling cold and stopping coughing.

Research: Administration of Shen Jiang has been shown to effectively reduce the severity of nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. [1]
Channels: Lung, Spleen, Stomach
Temperature: Slightly warm
Taste: Acrid
[1] Dissertation Abstr llllerant, 1987,8:3297