Herb Formulas Notebook

Jia Wei Wu Lin San

Augmented Powder for Five Types of Urinary Dribbling

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Source: Golden Mirror of the Medical Tradition (1742)
Author: Wu Qian / Liu-Ji

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Damp-Heat painful urinary dribbling during pregnancy

Key Symptoms: Frequent, rough urination with burning pain
Secondary Symptoms: Dirty yellow complexion, dry mouth with no desire to drink, stifling sensation in the chest, reduced appetite

Tongue: Red tongue with yellow coating
Pulse: Slippery, rapid

Chi Fu Ling 18g
Dang Gui 15g
Gan Cao 15g
Chi Shao 60g
Zhi Zi 60g
Sheng Di Huang 30g
Ze Xie 30g
Che Qian Zi 30g
Hua Shi 30g
Mu Tong 15g

In the UK the following substitutions must be made:
Hua Shi == Chi Fu Ling + Ze Xie (larger dose, or other Damp-Heat clearing herbs like Chi Xiao Dou could be added although aggressive draining herbs should be used with caution if the patient is pregnant)
Mu Tong == Qu Mai and/or Tong Cao. Qu Mai is contraindicated during pregnancy and Tong Cao should be used with caution. If used in this instance Deng Xin Cao or Bian Xu may be more appropriate choices.

Preparation: Ground into powder and taken as a draft.

Actions: Clears Heat and resolves Dampness

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.