Herb Formulas Notebook

Qian Zheng San

Lead to Symmetry Powder

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Source: Yang Family Formulas (1178)
Author: Yang Tan

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Wind-Phlegm obstructing the Channels of the head and face

Key Symptoms: Sudden facial paralysis with deviation of the eyes and mouth and facial muscle twitch

Zhi Bai Fu Zi 6g
Bai Jiang Can 6g
Quan Xie 6g

In the UK the entire formula may require substitution due to toxicity. The following suggestions may help:

Bai Fu Zi == Tian Nan Xing
Bai Jian Can == Tian Ma + Tian Zhu Huang
Quan Xie == Gou Teng + Tian Zhu Huang

Preparation: Originally ground into powder and taken in 3g doses with hot wine. Can also be prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Dispels Wind, transforms Phlegm, stops spasms

Contraindications: Large doses, long term or during pregnancy. Also not suitable for paralysis due to internal Liver Wind, Qi deficiency or Blood stasis

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.