Acupuncture, Health, Wellness, and Chinese Medicine Resource
The root of the Bai Shao (Peony) is often used in Chinese Medicine. A patient brought in these beautiful flowers from her garden yesterday not knowing that they were related to the symptoms she is seeking to address through acupuncture.
Bai Shao is used often for women's health, with gynecological disorders such as irregular menstruation, cramping, and heavy blood loss. It is used for headaches, muscle spasms, and stress-related tension disorders. Signs that this herb might be utilized include: pale complexion, dizziness, blurred vision, muscle spasms, headache with dizziness, and spontaneous sweating.
This herb is said to "nourish the liver blood" creating more suppleness throughout the body. The layered pillowy flowers seem to speak to the plant's ability to create this cushion of ease and flexibility on both the emotional and physical level.