HerbVantage Pain Relieving Patch
HerbVantage Pain Relieving Patch
|Brand||Miscellaneous Chinese Formulations|
|Unit Size||5 Patches - 3"x4'' Each|
|Dosage||For adults and children 6 and older: Clean the affected area before use. Can be cut to size. Peel off film and cover affected area with patch. Keep on for up to 8 hours under normal conditions. Apply once or twice per day as needed. Allow skin to breathe for a few hours between applications. Users with sensitive skin should test on a small area first.|
|CAUTION||For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. Do not apply to open wounds, or to damaged or irritated skin. Do not use this product if your skin is sensitive or allergic to any ingredients in this product. Discontinue use if signs of irritation or rash appear. Consult a doctor if rash worsens after removal. Avoid use on extremely hairy areas of the body to avoid discomfort when removing the patch. If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a doctor before use.|
Treat pain quickly and effectively using the combined power of Chinese herbs and menthol with the HerbVantage Pain Relieving Patch. Use these patches to provide all-natural, fast-acting, long-lasting relief from sore muscles, backaches, and arthritis. Especially developed for the HerbVantage, this Chinese herbal formula clears heat, resolves toxin, disperses swelling, dispels wind and damp, quickens and cools the blood, quickens the collaterals, and frees the channels. Featuring warm, cool, and cold herbs, it is balanced enough to treat all three stages of trauma:
First stage: Where heat and swelling are prominent, the patch's functions that clear heat, disperse swelling, and move blood and qi are most important.
What is the difference between HerbVantage and traditional external plasters?
The HerbVantage differs from traditional external plasters in that it uses modern technology to make a convenient treatment that is easy to apply and non-messy. In the last 30 years the development of adhesive resins that allow the patch to adhere to the affected area has been the key to the growing popularity of this method of treatment.
Most pain patches center on pain relief and use pain-relieving substances like menthol and camphor as the main active ingredient. While simple pain relief is a good thing, we feel that including herbs that address the underlying pathomechanisms that are causing the pain, creates a holistic approach that falls in line with a Chinese medical approach.
In Chinese medicine pain is thought to be the result of stagnation of qi and blood. The underlying causes of stagnation can be complex and require an approach that can untangle the multiple causative factors. Chinese medicine views the causative factors of stagnation in the body to include heat (inflammation), toxicity (from decay of dead and dying tissue), cold and wind from the exterior and damp that is either internally generated or seeps in from the outside. Swelling is a secondary pathogen that causes further stagnation, and pain itself causes the affected area to tense up which leads to further obstruction of the free flow of qi and blood. Stagnation of qi and blood in the affected area can be a primary or secondary pathogen and thus should be addressed by all formulas aiming to decrease pain in the joints, sinews or bones.
In general, joint pain, sinew damage and other painful conditions of the muscles and joints are considered to present in three stages with treatment of each stage having different priorities.