Herb Formulas Notebook

Fu Yuan Huo Xue Tang

(Revive Health by Invigorating the Blood Decoction)

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Source: Illustration of Medicine (Jin Dynasty)

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Trauma, especially to the Liver and Gallbladder channels

Key Symptoms: Excruciating pain associated with traumatic injury, especially in the chest, hypochondria or flanks

Dang Gui 9g
Tao Ren 9-15g
Hong Hua 6g
Pao Shan Jia 6g
Da Huang 30g (wine prepared)
Tian Hua Fen 9g
Chai Hu 15g
Gan Cao 6g

Since Pao Shan Jia cannot be used in the UK it should be substituted with Mu Dan Pi.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood stasis, spreads the Liver Qi, unblocks the Channels

Contraindications: Pregnancy. If administration causes diarrhoea without complete cure then a different formula should be used.

For very intense pain add San Qi, Mo Yao, Ru Xiang and Yan Hu Suo.
For severe Qi stagnation add Yu Jin, Qing Pi and Zhi Ke.

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