Herb Formulas Notebook

Qing E Wan

Young Maiden Pill

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Source: Formulary of the Pharmacy Service for Benefiting the People of the Taiping Era (1107)
Author: Imperial Medical Bureau

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Severe lower back pain from Kidney Yang deficiency with damage from Wind-Cold-Damp or due to injury from trauma

Key Symptoms: Severe and continuous lower back pain that makes it hard to stand up from a seated position, difficult to bend forward and impossible to rotate the trunk, weakness of the legs and extreme exhaustion. All symptoms improve with bed rest.
Secondary Symptoms: Dizziness, earache, dribbling urination or vaginal discharge, cold extremities, pale and shiny complexion

Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Submerged and thin
Abdomen: Tense

Du Zhong 48g (fried in ginger juice)
Bu Gu Zhi 24g (wine fried)
He Tao Ren 15g
Da Suan 12g

Preparation: Da Suan (garlic) is crushed into a paste and combined with the other three powdered ingredients and formed into pills. Taken in 3g doses on an empty stomach with warm wine.

Actions: Tonifies the Kidneys, strengthens the lower back alleviates lower back pain

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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.