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

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

Formula 23 of 23 in Formulas that Expel Dampness

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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:

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

There are 15 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root)
Quantity = 9 grams
Warm Du Huo (Radix Angelicae Pubescentis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Chinese:
独活
Tone Marks:
dú huó
Translation:
Self Reliant Existence
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Photo Note:
Xi Xin Gen Shown
Channels:
LU, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Herba Asari Cum Radice
Chinese:
细辛
Tone Marks:
xì xīn
Translation:
Thin Spicy
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind
Qin Jiao (Gentiana Macrophylla Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Slightly Cold Qin Jiao (Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae)
Channels:
GB, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae
Chinese:
秦艽
Tone Marks:
qín jiāo
Sang Ji Sheng (Mulberry Mistletoe Stems)
Quantity = 6 grams
Neutral Sang Ji Sheng (Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci
Chinese:
桑寄生
Tone Marks:
sāng jì shēng
Translation:
Mulberry Parasite
Du Zhong (Eucommia Bark)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis
Chinese:
杜仲
Tone Marks:
dù zhòng
Huai Niu Xi (Achyranthes Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Neutral Huai Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae)
Channels:
LIV, KID
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Chinese:
懷牛膝
Tone Marks:
huái niú xī
Alt Names:
Niu Xi
Translation:
Ox Knee from Huai
Rou Gui (Inner Bark of Saigon Cinnamon)
Quantity = 6 grams
Hot Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin:
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
肉桂
Tone Marks:
ròu guì
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6 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 (Szechuan Lovage Root)
Quantity = 6 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
Sheng Di Huang (Chinese Foxglove Root, Rehmannia)
Quantity = 6 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
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 6 grams
Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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