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Herb Formulas Notebook

Bu Yang Huan Yu Tang

(Tonify Yang to Restore Five Tenths Decoction)

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Source: Correction of Errors Among Physicians (1830)
Author: Wang Qing-Ren

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Deficiency of Qi and Yang leading to static Blood obstructing the Channels

Key Symptoms: Sequalae to stroke with hemiplegia, paralysis and atrophy of the lower limbs, facial paralysis
Secondary Symptoms: Drooling, slurred speech, dry stools, urinary frequency or incontience

Tongue: Pale, dark body, white coating
Pulse: Moderate

Huang Qi 30-120g
Dang Gui Wei 6g
Chuan Xiong 3g
Chi Shao 4.5-6g
Tao Ren 3g
Hong Hua 3g
Di Long 3g

In UK Di Long must be substituted. Some suggestions include Xi Xian Cao and Gou Teng.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies the Qi, invigorates the Blood, unblocks the Channels

Contraindications: Acute cerebral haemorrhage, Wind-stroke with a large and forceful, or firm, wiry and forceful pulse, yin deficiency, Blood heat, pregnancy

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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.