Herb Formulas Notebook


Shou Tai Wan

Fetus Longevity Pill

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Source: Essays on Medicine Esteeming the Chinese and Respecting the Western (1918-1934)
Author: Zang Xi Chun / Shou Fu

Category: Formulas that Stabilise and Bind

Pattern: Kidney deficiency making the Ren Mai and Chong Mai unstable depriving the fetus of proper nourishment.

Key Symptoms: Threatened miscarriage or history of miscarriage, soreness and distention in the lower back, sensation of collapse in the lower abdomen, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy
Secondary Symptoms: Dizziness, tinnitus, weak legs, frequent urination to the point of incontinence

Tongue: Pale with white, slippery coating
Pulse: Submerged, frail in the rear position

Tu Si Zi 12g
Sang Ji Sheng 6g
Xu Duan 6g
E Jiao 6g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Stabilises the Kidneys and calms the fetus

Contraindications: Threatened miscarriage due to Heat or Stagnation

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