Xiao Huo Luo Dan (Minor Invigorate the Collaterals Special Pill)
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Xiao Huo Luo Dan (Minor Invigorate the Collaterals Special Pill)

Formula 4 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Actions:

  • Invigorates the blood, warms and unblocks the channels, dispels wind and damp, and transforms phlegm

Indications:

  • Wind Damp Cold blocking the channels: Severe migrating or fixed pain in the joints and bones with stiffness and a reduced range of motion
  • Wind Phlegm blockage with Blood stagnation in the channels (Wind Stroke): Chronic weakness, numbness, and pain of the extremities. Possible paralysis. Wind stroke.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale or purple tongue with a white and moist coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and slippery pulse

Western Uses:

  • Apoplexy
  • Arthritis
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula is very invigorating and pungent, it should only be used in patients with a strong constitution
  • Do not use during pregnancy.
  • Do not use in hypertensive patients.
  • Do not use in cases where there is yin or blood deficiency.
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.

Preparation Notes:

  • Grind the ingredients in to a powder, add honey, and form in to pills.
  • Take 3 Grams, 2 times daily on an empty stomach with water or wine.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Spleen, Heart, Liver, Lungs, Bladder

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Cao Wu (Qty: 180 grams (prepared))

Hot Cao Wu (Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Hot, Extremely Toxic
Latin:
Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata
Tone Marks:
căo wū
Alt Names:
Zhi Cao Wu

Chuan Wu (Qty: 180 grams (prepared))

Hot Chuan Wu (Radix Aconiti Preparata)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Hot, Extremely Toxic
Latin:
Radix Aconiti Preparata
Tone Marks:
chuān wū
Alt Names:
Zhi Chuan Wu
Translation:
Crow's Head from Sichuan

Zhi Tian Nan Xing (Qty: 180 grams)

Warm Zhi Tian Nan Xing (Arisaematis Rhizoma preparatum)
Channels:
LIV, LU, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Arisaematis Rhizoma preparatum
Chinese:
制天南星
Tone Marks:
zhì tiān nán xīng
Translation:
Star of the Southern Heavens

Mo Yao (Qty: 66 grams)

Neutral Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Resina Myrrhae
Chinese:
没药
Tone Marks:
mò yào

Ru Xiang (Qty: 66 grams)

Warm Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Resina Olibani
Chinese:
乳香
Tone Marks:
rŭ xiāng
Translation:
Fragrant Milk

Di Long (Qty: 180 grams)

Cold Di Long (Lumbricus)
Channels:
BL, LIV, LU, SP
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Lumbricus
Chinese:
地龙
Tone Marks:
dì lóng
Translation:
Earth Dragon

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