Non-Addictive Pain Control Herbal Medicine
I have to say that the herbal granules of Corydalis are really wonderful. Previously my wife, Angel, had low back pain and I gave her a dose of Corydalis and the next morning she was pain free. Yesterday I had low back pain and a touch of Sciatica. Before going to bed I took one gram of the Corydalis granules and when I slept it was a sound sleep. This morning, I have no low back pain or Sciatica. Let me tell you more.
Corydalis (botanical name: Corydalis Yenhusuo) is an herb often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for pain relief. Experts say it can be used for headaches, menstrual pain and back pain – even back pain caused by nerve problems or muscle spasms.
Although corydalis has been used since ancient times, much of the modern research done on corydalis so far is still in early stages. Studies done in animals suggest that corydalis may be effective at treating pain triggered by cold and may help block inflammation and nerve pain.
Working with Chinese scientists, Olivier Civelli and his UC Irvine colleagues isolated a compound called dehydrocorybulbine (DHCB) from the roots of the Corydalis yanhusuo plant. In tests on rodents, DHCB proved to diminish both inflammatory pain, which is associated with tissue damage and the infiltration of immune cells, and injury-induced neuropathic pain, which is caused by damage to the nervous system. The findings were published on Jan. 20, 2014 issue of Current Biology. This is important because there are no current adequate treatments for neuropathic pain. WebMD reports people commenting on Corydalis rated it as 4.22 on a scale of 5.
relieving effects. Corydalis appears to work similarly to prescription pain medications that block pain signals in the brain. However, experts say Corydalis can be used to treat chronic pain without carrying the same risk of addiction that many western prescription pain medications do. The important issue here is that Corydalis is effective in treating headaches, menstrual pain and low back pain that is both due to muscle spasms and nerve damage without Opiate medications like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Morphine which are highly addictive.
Corydalis can be taken in multiple ways. It can be purchased as granules, which can be dissolved in hot water and then sipped throughout the day. It is recommended taking three to nine grams total per day, broken up into two or three doses. The dose is dependent upon your weight and your level of pain. We recommend taking half of a level teaspoon 2 to 3 times per day. Corydalis can be purchased from acupuncturists. If you are or were a patient previously, make an appointment and if it is safe, we will be happy to dispense the Corydalis granules. The cost is low and there are no addictive properties with Corydalis. You can contact us at (310) 334-9265. I have seen this herb extract do wonderful things.
Corydalis is generally considered to be safe for healthy adults, but experts recommend that it be used only for significant pain and not by people who just need occasional, minor pain relief. It should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women or by people with an irregular heart rhythm. It may also have some interactions with medications such as hypnotics (sleep drugs), sedatives, cancer medications and anti-arrhythmic drugs (drugs controlling a heartbeat that is not rhythmic). If you are taking any of the above mentioned medications, give us a call to see if it is appropriate for you or you can ask your family physician. You can contact us at (310) 334-9265.
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References: The Doctor Oz Show, UCI News, Web MD, Natural Standard Research Collaboration