GV 17 Acupuncture Point - Nao Hu - Governing Vessel Meridian

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Zhuang Gu Guan Jie Wan - Bone and Joint Herbal Formula

Uses: Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Masses, Dysmenorrhea (Cramps).  Zhuang Gu Guan Jie Wan, literally "Invigorate Bone & Joint Pills" in Chinese, tonifies the liver and kidney, nourishes the blood and promotes blood circulation, relaxes muscles and tendons and activates collaterals, regulates vital energy to alleviate pain.   The herbal formula is used for deficiency of liver and kidney, stagnancy of vital energy and blood stasis, osteoarthritis, and lumbar muscle strain.*