Herb Formulas Notebook

Qi Li San

(Seven Thousands of a Tael Powder)

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Source: Collection for the Common Pursuit of Longevity (1762)

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Blood and Qi stagnation or bleeding due to traumatic injury

Key Symptoms: Bruising, swelling and pain accompanying traumatic injuries such as broken bones and torn sinews, bleeding due to lacerations

Xue Jie 30g
Hong Hua 4.5g
Ru Xiang 4.5g
Mo Yao 4.5g
She Xiang 0.36g
Bing Pian 0.36g
Er Cha 7.5g
Zhu Sha 3.6g

In the UK several ingredients must be substituted, especially if used internally.
She Xiang & Bing Pian == Shi Chang Pu + Yuan Zhi.
Zhu Sha == Hu Po
Er Cha could be substituted with Ce Bai Ye to stop bleeding, generate flesh and clearing Heat and Dampness.
Some other ingredients that may be more appropriate topically than the typical suggestions include Zhi Zi, Da Huang, San Qi, An Xi Xiang and Mao Dong Qing (or wintergreen oil) as Shi Chang Pu, Yuan Zhi and Hu Po are not commonly found in external formulae.

Preparation: Ground into a fine powder and stored in an airtight container. For internal use 0.2-1.5g are taken with yellow wine or warm water. For external use mix with wine and apply to the affected area.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood stasis, promotes the movement of Qi, reduces swelling, alleviates pain and bleeding

Contraindications: Pregnancy due to the moving and expelling nature of the ingredients

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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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.