Herb Formulas Notebook

Long Chi Qing Hun San

Dragon's Tooth Powder to Clear the Ethereal Soul

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Source: Comprehensive Medicine According to Master Zhang (1695)
Author: Zhang Lu-Yu / Shi-Wan

Category: Formulas that Calm the Spirit

Pattern: Heart Qi deficiency accompanied by Blood stasis due to Cold in the Lower Jiao

Key Symptoms: Palpitations, restlessness, laughing and crying uncontrollably, a lustreless complexion, especially after childbirth
Secondary Symptoms: Although not stated in the text it would make sense for this presentation to be accompanied by symptoms of Blood stasis and Cold in the Uterus such as abdominal pain, painful menstruation or uterine bleeding and cold extremities.

Tongue: Dark body
Pulse: Deficient and rough

Long Chi 15g
Fu Shen 10g
Yuan Zhi 15g
Ren Shen 15g
Dang Gui 15g
Mai Men Dong 10g
Rou Gui 10g
Zhi Gan Cao 10g
Yan Hu Suo 30g
Xi Xin 5g

In the UK Long Chi and Xi Xin must be substituted. Some suggestions are:
Long Chi == Hu Po + Gou Teng
Xi Xin == Wei Ling Xian

Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and taken in 10-15g doses twice daily with a decoction made from Sheng Jiang and Da Zao.

Actions: Tonifies the Heart, calms the Spirit, invigorates the Blood and moves Stasis.

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