Herb Formulas Notebook

Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang

Tangkuei Decoction to Tonify the Blood

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Source: Clarifying Doubts About Damage from Internal and External Causes (1247)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Tonify Blood

Pattern: Qi abandonment from loss of Blood, Blood deficiency from long term illness

Key Symptoms: Hot sensation in the muscles, red face, irritability, thirst with a desire for warm beverages
Secondary Symptoms: Fever, headache, slow healing wounds and sores

Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Flooding, large, deficient
Abdomen: Weak in depth but may have superficial tightness

Huang Qi 30g
Dang Gui 6g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies Qi, generates Blood

Contraindications: Tidal fever from Yin deficiency or Yangming Heat

This type of fever is one that results from Blood loss such as those seen post-partum or after surgery.

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