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Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang

Drive Out Stasis from Below the Diaphragm Decoction

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Source: Correction of Errors Among Physicians (1830)
Author: Wang Qing-Ren

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood Stasis below the diaphragm

Key Symptoms: Palpable abdominal masses accompanied by fixed pain or visible when lying down
Secondary Symptoms: Chronic diarrhoea or daybreak diarrhoea, amenorrhoea, painful menstruation

Wu Ling Zhi 9g (dry fried)
Dang Gui 9g
Chuan Xiong 6g
Tao Ren 9g
Mu Dan Pi 6g
Chi Shao 6g
Wu Yao 6-12g
Yan Hu Suo 3g
Gan Cao 9g
Xiang Fu 4.5g
Hong Hua 9g
Zhi Ke 4.5g

In UK Wu Ling Zhi must be substituted with a larger dose of Yan Hu Suo and Lian Fang.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood stasis, promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain

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