Herb Formulas Notebook

Shu Jin Huo Xue Tang

Relax Muscle and Invigorate Blood Lotion

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Source: Traumatology and Orthopedics in Traditional Chinese Medicine (2002)

Category: Formulas that are Applied Externally

Pattern: Blood Stasis due to traumatic injury to sinews and bone (second and third stage)

Key Symptoms: Pain due to injury including dislocation of the elbow that is two to three weeks old and requires setting in order to prepare for reduction.

Shen Jin Cao 9g
Hai Tong Pi 9g
Qin Jiao 9g
Dang Gui 9g
Du Huo 9g
Gou Teng 9g
Ru Xiang 6g
Mo Yao 6g
Hong Hua 6g

Preparation: Prepared as a decoction with the affected limb being fumigated with the steam and then washed with the resulting liquid while warm. It should be done for several days before the reduction is performed.

Actions: Promotes Blood circulation, removes Stasis and dredges the meridians

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