The 505 Shen Gong herb pillow is a product for the external use that is developed and produced based on the Chinese traditional health-care and “treating the internal disease from outside” theory, with reference to the historical herb pillow external-treatment formula, the application of modern scientific results and on the basis of clinical practice, and the product is characteristic of reasonable formula combination, complies with the basic theory of Chinese medicine industry, and has the functions such as removing heat from liver and improving the eyesight, keeping a cool head, enhancing the wisdom and tranquilizing the mind, bringing the fragrance and removing the smells, promoting the blood circulation, and balancing the Yin and Yang, etc. The toxicology experiment proves that, there is no toxicity, cutaneous anaphylaxis and irritation to the skin. The pharmacodynamics experiment by the suction application indicates that the product may calm and tranquilize the mind, have the analgesia, improve the memory, reduce the blood pressure, reduce the blood viscosity and strengthen the erythrocyte deformability. The clinical pharmacology study indicates that this product has the adjustment role on the blood pressure and brain vessel circulation and may be used for adjusting the micro-circulation and temperatures of head and neck, etc.
According to the testing of 43 chemical components in the volatile oil of this herb pillow with the gas phase chromatography - mass spectrum instrument, we find that this herb pillow has the scientific basis about “treating the internal disease from outside”. The systemic clinical and basic experiment studies have not only confirmed the objective effect of this herb pillow but also provided some evidences for the discussion about treatment effect and mechanism of herb pillow.
The process and quality standards of this product are practical. According to the inspection about three batches of samples by Shaanxi Provincial drug administration department, this product complies with relevant regulations of quality standards and has the good stability.
Five clinic units from Shaanxi, Shandong, etc have made the clinical observation of 530 instances, and the results indicate that the product has the obvious treatment effect on the hypertension, cerebrovascular disease, cervical spondylopathy and neurasthenia, etc and also has the good treatment effect on the symptoms such as the dizziness and headache, insomnia, amnesia, chest distress and palpitation, etc. The product has no side effects.
This study has selected the exact subjects, made the reasonable designs, collected the complete materials, and employed the reliable data, especially successfully applying the thermal infrared imager, laser micro-circulation blood flow meter, pulmonary function test apparatus and heart and brain admittance and impedance measurement, etc to the clinical experiment study, employing the haemorheology to make the pharmacodynamics experiment. It is characteristic of the novel thoughts, originality and advanced methods and seems very scientific, so it has improved the study of externally used health-care products in Chinese traditions to a new scientific and technical level. This comprehensive study results have taken the leading place in the similar project studies at home and abroad.
The 505 Shen Gong herb pillow is safe, effective, simple and practical. After it is put into use in the market, it will bring the obvious social benefits and economic benefits.
We suggest that this product should be applied for the province-level science advancement award and national spark science and technological award.
Health Bureau of Shaanxi Province
Medicine Administrative Bureau of Shaanxi Province
Shaanxi Society and Technology Association
Technical Leaders of Appraisal:
Traditional Medicine Consultant of WHO
Standing Committee Member of China
Society and Technology Association
Vice Chairman of China Association of Combination of Traditional Chinese
Medicine and Western Medicine
Vice Chairman of Geriatrics Society of Chinese Medical Association