Herb Formulas Notebook

Wu Yao Shun Qi San

Lindera Powder to Smooth the Flow of Qi

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Source: Formulary of the Pharmacy Service for Benefiting the People of the Taiping Era (1107)
Author: Imperial Medical Bureau

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Wind attacking the extremities

Key Symptoms: arthralgia, numbness, headache, dizziness, hypochondralgia, distention, diarrhoea, spasms, paralysis
Secondary Symptoms: Hemiplegia, difficulty in walking, aphasia, spasms, stabbing pain in the flanks, epigastric and abdominal distention, vomiting, diarrhoea and borborygmus

Wu Yao 9-15g
Ma Huang 6-9g
Chen Pi 3-6g
Jiang Can 3-6g (dry fried)
Chuan Xiong 6-9g
Jie Geng 6-9g
Zhi Ke 3-6g
Bai Zhi 6-9g
Gan Cao 3-6g
Pao Jiang 3-6g
Sheng Jiang 2sl
Da Zao 1pc

In the UK Jiang Can must be replaced with Tian Ma and Tian Zhu Huang.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Disperses Wind and opens up the Channels

Research Links:
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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.