Herbsmith Soothe Joints Dog & Cat Supplementis useful for dogs experiencing discomfort from everyday activities. Maintenance of healthy joints requires proper functions of the joint capsule, cartilage on the bone endings and viscous joint fluid. Maintaining the joints of an active dog is paramount to a healthy life. Herbsmith Soothe Joints assists in the maintenance of healthy joint capsules and in the preservation of thickened joint fluid. It is complimentary and compatible with glucosamine products, actually a step beyond glucosamine supplementation. It has all natural herbal qualities that maintain normal movement.
From a Chinese perspective, joint discomfort is the result of an obstruction of the flow of energy, or Qi (pronounced "chee"), through the tissue of the joint and an invasion of external pathogenic factors such as wind, cold and damp. This obstruction and invasion may occur due to many factors including trauma, prolonged exposure to wind and damp, overuse of the limbs, poor genetics, etc. To maintain healthy joint function, Chinese theory recommends a combination of herbs that moves blood and Qi within and around the joint and expels pathogenic factors. By reestablishing the flow of energy within the joint, normal motion is maintained.
Chinese herbs work to address the root causes of underlying dis-harmonies withinthe animal. They have been used successfully for thousands of years to supporthealth. Chinese herbs work using a system of observing signs/symptoms. This isthen translated into a pattern, or more commonly, a series of patterns. Thesepatterns correlate to specific conditions. The goal is to bring the state of thebody into balance, resulting in relief. Once the body is in a balanced state,health is maintained. Typically you will see the results of the herbs within afew weeks.
Though Herbsmith herbal blends are very palatable when mixedduring mealtime, occasionally dogs are hesitant to eat the herbs because of theunfamiliar taste and smell. If a dog is he
Mulberry twig (sang zhi) - Expels wind dampness.
Kadsura stem (hai feng teng) - Expels wind dampness.
Angelica tang kuei (dang gui) - Invigorates the blood, expels wind dampness and addresses discomfort.
Notopterygium root (qiang hou) - Addresses obstructions of the flow of Qi in both the front and back limbs, as well as the upper and lower parts of the body.
Pubescent angelica root (du hou) - Addresses obstructions of the flow of Qi in both the front and back limbs, as well as the upper and lower parts of the body.
Gentiana macrophylla root (qin jiao) - Expels wind dampness.
Frankincense (ru xiang) - Breaks up blood stagnation and addresses discomfort.
Inula (tu mu xiang) - Addresses dampness and edema near the joints.
Achyranthes root (niu xi) - Invigorates the blood, expels blood stasis, strengthens the sinews and bones and benefits the joints by nourishing the liver and kidney (which addresses discomfort and aches of the lower back and legs and clears damp heat manifested as obstruction of the lower back and legs.)
Ligusticum root (chuan xiong) - Invigorates the blood, expels wind dampness and addresses discomfort.
Cinnamon bark (gui zhi) - Improves circulation and moves the actions of the other herbs in the blend downward.
Honey coated licorice root (zhi gan cao) - Harmonizes the actions of the other herbs in the blend.
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<b>CAUTION:</b> Not to be used in pregnant pets. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product. Not for use within 48 hours of surgery/anesthesia.