Herb Formulas Notebook

Xiong Gui Tiao Xue Yin

(Chuanxiong and Tangkuei Drink to Regulate the Blood)

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Source: Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases (1587)
Author: Gong Ting-Xian

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Deficiency of Qi and Blood and weakened Spleen and Stomach and Blood stasis

Key Symptoms: Wide range of postpartum disorders such as prolonged retention of lochia, excessive postpartum bleeding, puerperal fever, spontaneous sweating, dry mouth, Heart irritability, abdominal pain, flank distention and fullness, dizziness, blurry vision, tinntus
Secondary Symptoms: Menstrual irregularities marked by Blood stasis and deficiency, sequelae of trauma or surgery

Dang Gui 6-9g
Chuan Xiong 4.5-9g
Bai Zhu 6-9g
Fu Ling 6-9g
Shu Di Huang 6-9g
Chen Pi 6-9g
Xiang Fu 6-9g
Gan Jiang 3-6g
Yi Mu Cao 6-9g
Mu Dan Pi 6-9g
Gan Cao 6-9g
Sheng Jiang 1sl
Da Zao 1pc

Preparation: Source text provides no dosages and instructs all but the last two ingredients to be ground and cooked with the Sheng Jiang and Da Zao.

Actions: Tonifies the Qi and Blood, moves the Blood, regulates the Qi, transforms stasis to generate the new.

Source text provides many modifications to this formula making it a starting base for many presentations.

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