Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii||Qiang Huo||3-10g||
Releases the Exterior, disperses Cold, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction (Bi), alleviates pain, increases joint mobility and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and DU channels.
With Du Huo, relieves pain in the upper and lower parts of the body.
|Rx. Angelica Pubescentis||Du Huo||3-10g||
Releases the Exterior, dispels Wind-Cold-Dampness, opens the channels, vitalizes vessels and stops pain.
With Qiang Huo for joint pain and numbness.
|Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae||Qin Jiao||3-10g||
Clears Heat, expels Wind-Dampness, relaxes the sinews, clears Deficiency Heat and resolves Dampness.
With Sang Zhi, and Hai Feng Teng, expels Wind-Dampness.
|Ram. Mori||Sang Zhi||9-30g||
Expels Wind, clears the channels, eases the joints, stops spasms and regulates water metabolism, especially useful for muscle spasms and painful obstruction of the upper extremities.
|Caulis Piperis Kadsurae||Hai Feng Teng||9-30g||
Expels Wind-Damp, clears the channels, disperses Cold, stops pain - good for immobile joints.
With Gui Zhi for pain, impaired joint movement and spasms of the sinews due to Wind-Damp Bi.
|Rx. Angelica Sinensis||Dang Gui||6-10g||
Nourishes Blood, invigorates and harmonizes Blood, disperses Cold and stops pain.
With Chuan Xiong, nourishes and invigorates Blood to subdue Wind and stop pain.
|Rz. Chuanxiong||Chuan Xiong||2-10g||
Activates Blood, regulates Qi, expels Wind-Cold and stops pain.
Breaks up Blood Stagnation, invigorates the Blood, regulates Qi, relaxes the sinews, opens the channels, reduces swelling. and treats localized pain.
|Rx. Aucklandiae||Mu Xiang||2.5-10g||
Moves Qi, revives the Spleen, dispels Dampness, improves fluid metabolism and sedates pain.
|Ram. Cinnamomi||Gui Zhi||1.5-10g||
Releases External Wind-Cold from the muscle layer, harmonizes the Ying and Wei, warms the channels and collaterals, relieves pain, disperse, Cold, unblocks Yang and transforms Qi, warms and facilitates the flow of Yang Qi in the chest and warms and facilitates the flow of Blood through the vessels.
|Cx. Cinnamomi||Rou Gui||3g||
Strengthens the Spleen and dries Dampness.
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata||Zhi Gan Cao||1.5-4.5g||
Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs and prevents injury to normal Qi.
- Removes Wind-Dampness
- Disperses Cold
- Eliminates Painful Obstruction
- Circulates Qi and Blood
- Stops pain
- Wind-Cold-Damp Bi
- Muscular atrophy due to Qi and Blood Stagnation
- Joint pain, especially in the wrist, ankle, knee and elbow
- Muscle pain
- There may be numbness and heaviness in the limbs
- The pain is worse with Cold and better with warmth
- The pain is aggravated by Wind
- The pain aggravated by Dampness
- The pain is stabbing
- Muscle weakness
- Difficult movement
- Numbness of the muscles and skin
- Hemiplegia, especially of the upper limbs
- The pain alleviated by movement
- Slight muscle edema
- Heaviness of the joints
- Cold joints
- Aversion to Cold
- The pain worse at night
- Local inflammation
- Migratory pain
- Deviation of the eyes and mouth
- Spasm of the limbs
- T: Slightly purple or purple spots
- C: Thick and white
- P: Slippery or Slightly superficial or slightly rough or Slow and Soft or Wiry and tight or Floating and wiry
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gouty arthritis
- Facial paralysis
- Wei Syndrome
- Hemilateral sweating
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Rheumatic arthritis
- Chronic lumbago
- Cerebral vascular accident
- Scapulohumeral periarthritis
- Frozen shoulder
- Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat in the channels.