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General Activities
Warm meridians, dispel wind-chill and wind-damp, relieve pain

Sample Indications for Use
arthralgia, Bell’s palsy, common cold, sinusitis, headache, chills after prolonged exposure to cold

To Personalise, Add
Pueraria 10 for painful muscles and joints
Gastrodia 9 for Bell’s palsy
Angelica 14 for headache and shoulder pain
Chiang huo 13 for rheumatoid arthritis
Platycodon 14 or Upper Palace Tablets for sinus pain or trigeminal neuralgia
Blue Earth Dragon for carpal tunnel pain with cold hands

This formula is intended for short-term use in treating acute syndromes, but may be used for several months in treating Bell’s palsy.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered, jujube extract is added, and the mixture is formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Cinnamon 14 is based on traditional formulas for getting rid of wind, cold, and damp that has invaded from the environment, (eg when one has been working outdoors in rainy or cold weather). When such conditions affect the body, they usually lead to pain (eg arthritis and muscular aching; bi syndrome) and/or sinus congestion, with pain being the primary focus of treatment. One of the traditional formulas for this type of wind-cold-damp disorder is Cinnamon & Anemarrhena Combination (Guizhi Shaoyao Zhimu Tang), indicated for arthritis, joint swelling, and muscular atrophy of the legs. The traditional formula includes Cinnamon Combination (Guizhi Tang) with additional herbs to dispel wind-cold plus tonic herbs (aconite, atractylodes, siler, anemarrhena). Cinnamon 14 is a modified version, adding a blood vitalising, analgesic component (cnidium and tang-kuei, to complement cinnamon twig and peony). and replacing ma-huang and asarum of the original formula by the warming wind dispelling herbs chiang-huo, cyperus, and perilla leaf. The latter two herbs are the key components of Cyperus and Perilla Formula (Xiang Su San), typically prescribed for common cold, headache, and nausea. Cinnamon 14 differs from Chiang -huo 13 (used for arthralgia) in that the latter is more suited to a chronic inflammatory condition (eg rheumatoid arthritis), while Cinnamon 14 is better suited to a disorder of relatively recent onset (while it is not at a fixed site and is strongly affected by weather). Cinnamon 14 is also suitable for sinus congestion and other acute symptoms that occur after exposure to cold and damp weather, even if muscle/joint aching is not a symptom. See Dry Ginger Tablets for an example of a formula that treats cold-damp of internal origin.