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Therapeutic Actions

  1. Treats joint and muscle pain accompanied by weakness of the legs, hips, and back, especially post-stroke
  2. Treats degenerative diseases which reduce mobility and strength, including arthritis
  3. Use for traumatic and sports injuries: the formula works well for acute lower body (below the waist) injuries, and in chronic cases affecting the whole body
  4. Use for fibromyalgia

Chinese Therapeutic Effects

  • Dispels wind-cold in joints 
  • Disperses stagnant blood and phlegm
  • Activates blood circulation 
  • Tonifies kidney yin and yang
  • Opens channels
  • Relieves pain


Internal: 2 to 3 tablets BID-QID, between meals
90 tablets, 750mg, 15 day supply
Topical: Grind 3 to 5 tablets, add 2 to 3 cups water and bring to a boil for 1 minute. After suitable cooling, apply the warm herbal liquid with a face towel as a warm compress to tender joints and/or muscles. Reapply the compress for up to one half hour, one or more times daily. When refrigerated, the herbal liquid will keep for up to one week.
Contraindication: Pregnancy


Clematis root (wei ling xian), Ginseng root (ren shen), Siler root (fang feng), Vladimiria Souliei root (mu xiang), Ho-shou-wu root (he shou wu), Rehmannia (cooked) root (shu di huang), Lindera root (wu yao), Chiang-huo rhizome (qiang huo), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Gastrodia rhizome (tian ma), Cinnamon bark (rou gui), Ligusticum root (chuan xiong), Frankincense resin (ru xiang), Coptis rhizome (huang lian), Blue Citrus fruit (qing pi), Cloves flower (ding xiang), Gentiana root (qin jiao), Achyranthes root (niu xi), Loranthus stem (sang ji sheng), Angelica Pub. root (du huo), Borneol resin (bing pian)

Pinyin Reference: 
Du Huo Luo Dan


AC-Q Tabs clears blockage in the channels. AC-Q Tabs is based on the Chinese patent formula Du Huo Luo Dan and Du Huo Sang Ji Sheng Tang, which is used for degenerative diseases that reduce mobility and strength. The formula is composed of aromatic herbs such as vladimiria souliei (mu xiang), frankincense (ru xiang), cloves (ding xiang), and borneol (bing pian) to promote circulation of Qi and blood. Aromatics contain terpenoid compounds useful against blocked circulation. Tonic herbs such as ginseng (ren shen), ho-shou-wu (he shou wu), tang kuei (dang gui), and loranthus (sang ji sheng) are included to treat restricted circulation in the lower body. In addition, herbs such as clematis (wei ling xian), siler (fang feng), chiang-huo (qiang huo), gastrodia (tian ma) and loranthus (sang ji sheng) dispel the pathogenic factors of wind, cold, and dampness, accumulation of which can cause blockage of the channels. Blue citrus (qing pi) and achyranthes (niu xi) promotes the movement of Qi and invigorates the blood, respectively.

Clinical Notes

  1. Use for post-stroke weakness, numbness, and pain
  2. Treats head injuries, facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy
  3. Consider for wind-cold rheumatic conditions with cold and numb limbs
  4. Can use as injury formula: AC-Q Tabs contains herbs that clear the channels, move Qi and blood, and resolves phlegm swelling
  5. AC-Q Tabs external wash for pain and blocked circulation when no heat is present

Additional Information

  • For arthritic conditions, consider Mobility 2
  • For upper body injuries, use SPZM
  • Take with Resinall K or Resinall E Tabs for acute or chronic injuries that are accompanied by swelling and weakness
  • For pain that worsens in cold, damp weather, consider Mobility 3

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