SPZM is an empirical formula from Shanghai with added calcium and magnesium.
White peony (bai shao) nourishes blood and alleviates pain. This herb also preserves yin and insures the smooth flow of Qi. If Qi is not flowing smoothly there will be emotional frustration, anger, abdominal distention, lump in the throat, and PMS in women. These factors can also cause Qi stagnation. Peony insures the sinews are moistened and nourished. Pueraria (ge gen), releases the muscle tension and clears heat. It is particularly useful for headache, stiff upper back and neck. Clematis (wei ling xian) dispels wind dampness, opens the channels, and alleviates pain. Spatholobus (ji xue teng) activates, and nourishes the blood. Licorice (gan cao) relieves spasms, particularly of the legs and abdomen, clears heat, and harmonizes the other ingredients. Magnesium is included as it calms spasms and muscles; calcium improves the uptake of magnesium and also has a calming effect.
White Peony root (bai shao), Pueraria root (ge gen), Clematis root (wei ling xian), Spatholobus stem (ji xue teng), Licorice root (gan cao), Calcium glycinate, Magnesium glycinate
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr.Fong Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are produced in easy-to-take tablets (preferred by many patients), targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. And all are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.