Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang
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Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang #2312

Pin Ying Name: Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang

English Name: Drive Out Blood Stasis From A Painful Body Decoction

Chinese Name: 身痛逐瘀湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Gentianae Qin Jiao 3-9g

Dispels Wind-Dampness and relaxes the sinews.

Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 6-9g

Invigorates the Blood and promotes the movement of Qi, expels Wind and alleviates pain.

With Dang Gui, for pain, numbness and paralysis from Wind-Dampness and Stagnant Qi blocking the Blood channels preventing nourishment from reaching the sinews.

Sm. Persicae Tao Ren 6-9g

Breaks up Blood Stasis and invigorates Blood circulation.

With Dang Gui and Hong Hua for pain associated with Blood Stasis. With Hong Hua, invigorates the Blood for all types of Blood Stagnation such as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea with abdominal pain, clotting and scanty flow, swollen painful sores, chest pain due to Blood Stasis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Flos Carthami Hong Hua 6-9g

Invigorates Blood, dispels Blood Stasis and alleviates pain.

With Tao Ren, Invigorates the Blood for all types of Blood Stagnation such as dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, swollen painful sores and chest and abdominal pain. With Tao Ren and Dang Gui, for pain associated with Blood Stasis. With Chuan Xiong, for chest and abdominal pain due to Qi and Blood Stasis.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3-6g

Moderates spasms, alleviates pain and harmonizes.

Rz. & Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo 3-9g

Expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction, alleviates pain and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and Du channels.

With Chuan Xiong, for headache and generalized body aches and pains associated with the common cold or painful obstruction.

Myrrh Mo Yao 3-6g

Invigorates Blood, dispels Stagnation, reduces swelling and alleviates pain.

With Hong Hua, for chest and abdominal pain, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Stasis.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 6-9g

Invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, disperses Cold and stops pain due to Blood Stasis.

With Chuan Xiong for pain , numbness and paralysis from Wind-Dampness and Stagnant Qi blocking the Blood channels preventing nourishment from reaching the sinews. With Tao Ren and Hong Hua for pain associated with Blood Stasis. With Gan Cao, moderates spasms and relieves abdominal pain.

Faeces Trogopterori Wu Ling Zhi 3-6g

Invigorates the Blood, disperses Blood Stasis and alleviates pain.

With Xiang Fu for epigastric pain.

Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu 1-3g

Spreads and regulates Liver Qi and alleviates pain.

With Wu Ling Zhi for epigastric pain. With Chuan Xiong, for Qi Stagnation combined with Blood Stasis.

Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi 6-9g

Expels Wind, invigorates the channels and Blood for pain due to Wind-Dampness.

Pheretima Di Long 3-6g

Drains Heat and stops spasms and convulsions and unblocks and promotes movement in the channels and collaterals.

Formula Actions
  • Invigorates the circulation of Qi and Blood
  • Removes Blood Stagnation in the channels and collaterals
  • Unblocks painful obstruction
  • Alleviates pain
  • Relieves arthralgia
Syndromes
  • Painful obstruction due to Qi and Blood Stagnation
Clinical Manifestations
  • Muscle ache of the neck, back, legs and shoulder
  • Whole body pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Pain at the waist
  • Arm pain
  • Low back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Sciatica
  • T: Purple or Echymoses
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Choppy
Treats
  • Muscle ache of the whole body
  • Arthralgia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lumbago
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Epitrochleitis
  • Scapulohumeral periarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Leg pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Hyperosteogeny
  • Allergic purpura
  • Elbow pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.