Traumatic injury or wounds in Chinese medicine are said to create blood stasis. This means that the blood is static and stuck - it isn't flowing through the acupuncture meridians as it should. This concept of blood isn't the same as the blood we think of in Western medicine. Rather, it is a vital substance necessary to nourish the body. Chinese medicine treats injuries from an accident (such as being hit by a car or a dog fight) with specific blood-moving herbs that promote healing. In addition to the blood becoming static, the flow of Qi (or vital energy) is also disrupted when there is an injury, which leads to Qi stagnation. The Kidney in Chinese medicine is not the same as the western medicine kidney. In Western medicine, an organ is simply an anatomical structure. In Chinese medicine, the concept of each Internal Organ encompasses much more. There can be an anatomical structure, but there is also a corresponding emotion, tissue, sensory organ, and element. In the case of the Chinese Kidney, the corresponding tissue is bone. Therefore, herbs which invigorate Kidney yang are used for the healing of tendons and bones. Post-Trauma Blend is formulated to strengthen Kidney yang, allow the Qi and blood to flow smoothly, and reduce the level of overall pain. This is the most effective way to heal injuries quickly. The Chinese medicine treatment principles of the blend are to - * Alleviate Pain * Invigorate the Blood * Move the Qi * Invigorate Yang, Strengthen Tendons and Bones * Promote regeneration of Damaged Tissues * Calm the Spirit Herbs to Calm the Spirit are included in the blend to address the stress and emotional after-effects of a traumatic incident.