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Shao Fu Zhu Yu Tang

Drive Out Stasis from the Lower Abdomen Decoction

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Source: Correction of Errors Among Physicians (1830)
Author: Wang Qing-Ren

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood Stasis accumulating in the Lower Abdomen due to deficiency Cold

Key Symptoms: Palpable masses in the lower abdomen that may or may not be painful, lower abdominal pain without palpable masses, lower abdominal distention, lower back pain and lower abdominal distention during menstruation, frequent menstruation (3-5 times per month) with dark or purple menstrual blood (usually with clots), abnormal uterine bleeding with soreness and pain
Secondary Symptoms: Aversion to Cold, low or depressed mood, cold extremities, white discharges

Tongue: Pale

Xiao Hui Xiang 1.5g (dry fried)
Gan Jiang 0.6g (dry fried)
Yan Hu Suo 3g
Dang Gui 9g
Chuan Xiong 3g
Mo Yao 3g
Rou Gui 3g
Chi Shao 6g
Pu Huang 6g
Wu Ling Zhi 6g (dry fried)

In UK Wu Ling Zhi must be substituted. The standard replacement is Yan Hu Suo or Lian Fang but since this is supposed to be a combination of Tao Hong Si Wu Tang and Shi Xiao San and Yan Hu Suo is here already then Tao Ren and Hong Hua could be suitable too.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood stasis, warms the menses, alleviates pain

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