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Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang (Angelica Pubescens and Sangjisheng Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote Urination and Leach out Dampness

Pattern:

  • Wind Damp Cold Bi with Liver and Kidney Deficiency

Actions:

  • Dispels Wind, Cold, and Damp
  • Relieves painful obstruction.
  • Supplements Qi and Blood.
  • Tonifies the Liver and Kidney.

Indications:

  • Chronic joint pain or joint deformities Pain and heaviness in the lower back and lower extremities, accompanied by stiffness and weakness in the joints. Numbness in the limbs. Attraction to warmth with an intolerance of cold.
  • Palpitations and shortness of breath.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Weak, thin, and slow pulse

Western Uses:

  • Chronic Rheumatic Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatic Sciatica
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Sequelae of Poliomyelitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of heat Bi, acute arthritis, or Yin deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. The modern dosage of Sang Ji Sheng is 15-30 grams, but Xu Duan is often substituted for this herb. Dang Shen usually replaces Ren Shen, increasing the dosage by 2 times.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Thousand Ducat Formulas (Qian Jin Yao Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen, Bladder, Liver, Stomach, Gall Bladder, Heart, Pericardium

Substances in this Formula (15 Total):


Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root) 独活
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: KI, BL
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum) 细辛
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, KI
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Herba Asari Cum Radice
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root) 防风
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Qin Jiao (Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae)
Qin Jiao (Gentiana Macrophylla Root) 秦艽
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: GB, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae
Cat: Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Sang Ji Sheng (Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci)
Sang Ji Sheng (Mulberry Mistletoe Stems) 桑寄生
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis)
Du Zhong (Eucommia Bark) 杜仲
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Spicy, Warm
Latin: Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Huai Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae)
Huai Niu Xi (Achyranthes Root) 懷牛膝
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LIV, KID
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Latin: Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon) 肉桂
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin: Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Cat: Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia) 地黄
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Bai Shao (White Peony Root) 白芍
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin: Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 6 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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