Herb Formulas Notebook

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Source: Chinese Medical Treatment for Epidemic Encaphalitis B (1955)

Category: Formulas that Expel Wind

Pattern: Heat in the Jueyin causing stirring of internal Wind

Key Symptoms: Muscle twitches of the extremities, rigidity and spasms of the entire body, opistohotonos, trismus, convulsions, loss of consciousness
Secondary Symptoms: Stubborn headache, migraine, joint pain

Quan Xie
Wu Gong

Since both of these ingredients are toxic and animal derived they must both be substituted in the UK. Some possible substitutions are:

Quan Xie == Gou Teng + Tian Zhu Haung
Wu Gong == Gou Teng + Bai Fu Zi

In formulas where these are used this three herb substitution may suffice.

Preparation: Grind equal amounts into powder and taken in 0.9-1.5g doses 2-4 times per day with warm water.

Actions: Extinguishes Wind, relieves Spasms, alleviates Pain

Contraindications: Long term use and pregnancy due to toxicity of both ingredients

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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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.