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Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Tang

Astagalus and Cinnamon Twig Five Substance Decoction

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Painful Obstruction of Blood

Key Symptoms: Numbness, parasthesias (especially in the extremities)
Secondary Symptoms: Aversion to drafts, sweating, mild paralysis, pain in the extremities

Tongue: Pale with white coat
Pulse: Faint in the distal and mid positions, choppy and tight in the proximal positions
Abdomen: Hypertonicity of the rectus abodominis muscle

Huang Qi 9-12g
Bai Shao 9g
Gui Zhi 9g
Sheng Jiang 8-12sl
Da Zao 4pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Augments the Qi, warms and harmonises the channels, unblocks painful obstruction

Contraindications: Internal Liver Wind

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