Osteoking: a Natural Way Against Osteoporosis

Osteoking: a Natural Way Against Osteoporosis, Guided by Traditional Chinese Medicine


1. How does the Traditional Chinese Medicine understand osteoporosis?

2. How does Osteoking help coping with osteoporosis?


1. How does the Traditional Chinese Medicine understand osteoporosis?

Although “osteoporosis”, the exact name is not expressed in the classics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the disease can be referred to as gu lou (bone fistula) in TCM, based on its clinical manifestations and on-set mechanism.

“The kidney masters the bone marrow… When the qi of kidney is too hot, the waist and spine cannot stretch, the bone dries out and the marrow disappears, and a gu lou is caused.” (“On Fistula”, Plain Questions, The Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classics)

“When the qi of kidney is too hot”, the kidney is hurt and cannot function well. “The waist and spine cannot stretch” depicts the clinical manifestations of osteoporosis, sided by a sore and painful waist. “The bone dries out and the marrow disappears”, means that dried-out bones with insufficient marrows can be observed in autopsy, reminding one of other clinical manifestations of osteoporosis, such as loss of height and deformation of spine.

The TCM considers the disease gu lou caused by factors including kidney weakness, spleen weakness and thickening & clotting of blood, with the weakness in kidney and spleen as the root cause, and the thickening & clotting of blood as the symptom.

2. How does Osteoking help coping with osteoporosis?

Osteoking is made out of saffron (Crocus sativus), Notoginseng, Ginseng, Astragalus, Eucommia and tangerine peel, which are herbs used in TCM to nutrient the spleen and the kidney, to promote the blood circulation and to strengthen the qi. The composition can help with the recovery of fractured bones and tendons and relief of the swelling and pain, thus promoting the reformation of destructed micro-structures of the bone in osteoporosis to avoid fracture, helping with the recovery from fracture, and further boosting nutrition for stronger bones.

A use program lasting 3-6 months is recommended to help with BMD increase and osteoporosis symptom relief.