Herbs & Actions
|Pharmaceutical Latin||Pin Yin||Dosage||Actions|
|Wine-fried Cx. Phellodendri||Jiu Chao Huang Bai||9-21g||
Drains Damp-Heat especially from the Lower Jiao, drains Kidney Fire and treats Blood Stagnation with Heat.
With Cang Zhu, eliminates Dampness and clears Heat for Lower Jiao Damp-Heat with pain, swelling and weakness in the lower limbs.
|Rz. Atractylodis||Cang Zhu||9-21g||
Strongly dries Dampness, tonifies the Spleen and clears Dampness from the Lower Jiao.
With Chuan Xiong, Bai Zhi and Qiang Huo, for Exterior Wind-Cold-Dampness. With Huang Bai, for pain, swelling, and weakness of the lower extremities or skin lesions due to Wind-Dampness.
|Rz. Arisaematis Preparata||Zhi Tian Nan Xing||9-31g||
Dries Dampness and expels Phlegm.
With Cang Zhu, for Wind-Damp painful obstruction.
|Dry-fried Massa Medicata Fermentata||Chao Shen Qu||9g||
Reduces Food Stagnation, promotes digestion, moves Qi and harmonizes the Stomach.
|Rz. Chuanxiong||Chuan Xiong||9g||
Activates the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi, expels Wind and alleviates pain.
With Gui Zhi, expels Wind-Dampness, warms the channels and collaterals, facilitates joint movement and relieves Bi pain for joint and limb pain due to an External Wind-Cold invasion.
|Sm. Persicae||Tao Ren||9g||
Breaks up Blood Stasis and activates Blood circulation.
With Hong Hua, activates the Blood for all types of Blood Stagnation.
|Rx. Gentianae||Long Dan Cao||3-9g||
Drains Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder channels.
|Rx. Stephaniae||Han Fang Ji||9g||
Promotes urination, reduces edema especially in the lower body, expels Wind-Dampness, alleviates pain and purges Damp-Heat.
|Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae||Bai Zhi||9g||
Expels Wind, expels Dampness, alleviates discharge and treats leukorrhea and diarrhea.
With Qiang Huo, Gui Zhi and Chuan Xiong, for muscle aches and pains due to Wind-Dampness.
|Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii||Qiang Huo||3-6g||
Releases the Exterior, disperses Cold, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction and alleviates pain.
With Chuan Xiong, for headaches and generalized body aches and pains associated with the common cold or painful obstruction. With Cang Zhu, for a heavy-headed sensation.
|Wine-fried Rx. Clematidis||Jiu Chao Wei Ling Xian||3-9g||
Disperses Cold and unblocks the collaterals and is used for both mobile painful obstruction due to Wind and intensely painful obstruction due to Cold.
With Qiang Huo, for Wind-Damp Bi causing joint pain.
|Ram. Cinnamomi||Gui Zhi||3-9g||
Releases the Exterior, assists Yang, adjusts the Ying and Wei, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, unblocks Yang and transforms Qi and thin mucus.
|Flos Carthami||Hong Hua||3-6g||
Activates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, opens the channels, unblocks menstruation and alleviates pain.
With Chuan Xiong, for chest and abdominal pain due to Qi and Blood Stasis.
- Clears Heat
- Dries Dampness
- Activates the Blood
- Dispels Wind
- Painful Wind Disorders
- Wind-Damp-Heat with Blood Stagnation
- Sore, achy joints
- The pain moves from joint to joint
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Late-stage trauma
- Low back pain
- Lupus erythematosis
- Painful obstruction
- Contraindicated during pregnancy.
- Do not use for the debilitated without modifications.