Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (Drive Out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction)
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Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (Drive Out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction)

Formula 5 of 13 in Formulas that Invigorate the Blood

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Actions:

  • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stagnation
  • Spreads Liver Qi, unblocks the channels, and relieves pain.

Indications:

  • Chronic headache, sharp and fixed chest and hypochondria pain, constant hiccups, a sensation of choking when drinking, dry heaves, irritability, depression, restlessness, restless sleep, insomnia, palpitations, dysmenorrhea, evening tidal fever, and possible purple lips or complexion (cyanosis)

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dark red or purple tongue with dark spots on the sides of the tongue, possible yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Tight and wiry pulse
  • Choppy pulse

Western Uses:

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Cartilage Costalgia
  • Functional Neurosis
  • Post Trauma or Post Concussion Syndrome
  • External Chest Injury

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula moves blood, do not use during pregnancy, or with patients who have heavy menstrual flow
  • Do not use when there are signs of hemorrhaging present.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Corrections of Errors Among Physicians (Yi Lin Gai Cuo)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Tao Ren (Qty: 12 grams)

Neutral Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Pruni Persicae
Chinese:
桃仁
Tone Marks:
táo rén

Hong Hua (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Hong Hua (Flos Carthami Tinctorii)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Flos Carthami Tinctorii
Chinese:
红花
Tone Marks:
hóng huā
Translation:
Red Flower

Dang Gui (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

Chuan Xiong (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng

Chi Shao (Qty: 6 grams)

Slightly Cold Chi Shao (Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
赤芍
Tone Marks:
chì sháo
Translation:
Red Peony

Chuan Niu Xi (Qty: 9 grams)

Neutral Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathula Officinalis)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Cyathula Officinalis
Chinese:
川牛膝
Tone Marks:
chuān niú xī
Alt Names:
Niu Xi
Translation:
Ox Knee From Sichuan

Chai Hu (Qty: 3 grams)

Cool Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Channels:
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Bupleuri
Chinese:
柴胡
Tone Marks:
chái hú
Translation:
Kindling of the Barbarians

Jie Geng (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Neutral Jie Geng (Platycodi Radix)
Channels:
LU (ST)
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral
Latin:
Platycodi Radix
Chinese:
桔梗
Tone Marks:
jié gĕng
Alt Names:
Ku Jie Geng, Bai Jie Geng, Yu Jie Geng
Translation:
Solid and Straight Root

Zhi Ke (Qty: 6 grams)

Cool Zhi Ke (Fructus Citri Aurantii)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Citri Aurantii
Chinese:
枳壳
Tone Marks:
zhĭ ké
Alt Names:
Zhi Qiao

Sheng Di Huang (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow

Gan Cao (Qty: 3 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

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