Backbone - Wan Du Hua Yu Tang, Health Concerns

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Wan Du Hua Yu Tang Herbal Supplement
90 Tablets



  • Back, Weak - Kidney yang deficiency

  • Back Pain, lower Qi yang deficiency and blood stagnation\

  • Arthralgia and Arthritis (Bi syndromes) - Deficiency of kidney yang

  • Yang tonic

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Low back pain

  • Lumbago

  • Kidney yang deficiency

  • Cervical Dysplasia

  • Broken bones

  • Sciatica - Blood stagnation and kidney yang deficiency

  • Knees, Cold or Weak

  • Back Pain

Therapeutic Actions

Treat low back pain, incontinence, spermatorrhea, impotence, premature ejaculation, weakness of the back and knees, or impairment of hearing and eyesight when these symptoms stem from kidney yang deficiency


Chinese Therapeutic Effects

Supplement kidney yang and dispel cold
Quicken blood and dissipate stasis
Secure essence
Strengthen the sinews and bones
Strengthen the back and knees



Internal: 3 tablets TID
90 tablets, 750 mg, 10 day supply

Contraindications: Do not use when excess heat, deficiency heat, or damp-heat signs are present such as thirst, red tongue, rapid pulse, dark, scanty, or painful urination, insomnia, red eyes, hard-stool constipation, or blood-heat bleeding



  • Eucommia bark du zhong

  • Psoralea fruit bu gu zhi

  • Woodwardia rhizome gou ji

  • Cuscuta seed tu si zi

  • Cistanche salsa herb rou cong rong

  • Rehmannia (cooked) root shu di huang

  • Tortoise (from Chinemys reevesii) shell gui ban

  • Cyathula root chuan niu xi

  • Acanthopanax cortex wu jia pi

  • Tang-kuei Tails root dang gui wei

  • Dipsacus root xu duan

  • Carthamus flower hong hua

  • Myrrh resin mo yao

  • Cornus fruit shan zhu yu

Formula Rationale

Backbone is a warm formula intended to treat patients who present with kidney yang deficiency. General signs, other than those indicated above, include cold limbs, fatigue, pale face color, a pale tongue, a deep, weak, slow pulse, spiritual lassitude, and weakness and pain in the low back or knees. The formula is especially effective in treating low back pain and urogenital/sexual dysfunctions that are commonly part of kidney deficiency patterns. While addressing the primary pattern of Yang deficiency, Backbone also includes agents to dispel cold and damp and to move blood in order to eliminate stagnation in the low back, thus making the formula effective for chronic problems.
Eucommia (du zhong), woodwardia (gou ji), acanthopanax (wu jia pi), dipsaci (xu duan) and tortoise shell (from Chinemys reevesii)(gui ban) strengthen bones, muscles and sinews. Cyathulae (chuan niu xi), tang kuei tails (dang gui wei), carthamus (hong hua) and myrrh (mo yao) invigorate blood circulation and eliminate pain. Psoralea (bu gu zhi), cuscuta (tu si zi), cistanche salsa (rou cong rong) and cornus (shan zhu yu) strengthen the kidney. Rehmannia (shu di huang) nourishes the blood.


Clinical Notes

1. Backbone can be used to speed the healing of broken bones, especially in combination with Resinall E or Resinall K
2. Also useful for incontinence of urine or frequent urination
3. Excellent for gynecological conditions with kidney yang deficiency


Additional Formulas

• For yang deficiency with dampness, see Rehmannia 8
• For more warming formula consider Virility Tabs
• For kidney yin and yang deficiency see Astra Essence


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