Herb Formulas Notebook

Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang

Notoperygium Decoction to Overcome Dampness

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Source: Clarifying Doubts About Damage from Internal and External Causes (1247)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Wind-Damp Painful Obstruction in the muscle layer and Channels

Key Symptoms: Heavy and painful head, generalised sensation of heaviness, back pain or generalised pain, stiffness of the neck, difficulty in rotating or bending the trunk, mild fever and chills

Tongue: White coating
Pulse: floating

Qiang Huo 3g
Du Huo 3g
Gao ben 1.5g
Fang Feng 1.5g
Chuan Xiong 1.5g
Man Jing Zi 0.9g
Zhi Gan Cao 1.5g

Preparation: Grind the ingredients into a coarse powder and take as a draft, preferably before meals, to induce a mild sweating. It is presently normally prepared as a decoction with 2-3 times the dosage for each ingredient.

Actions: Expels Wind and Dampness

Contraindications: Constitutional deficiency or Heat

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