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Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang

(Relax the Channels and Invigorate the Blood decoction)

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Source: Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases (1587)
Author: Gong Ting-Xian

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood stasis and Wind-Dampness in the Channels and collaterals

Key Symptoms: Muscle aches, joint pain, radiating pain in the leg, numbness in the lower extremities, pain in the trunk and extremities

Bai Shao 4.5g
Dang Gui 3.6g
Chuan Xiong 1.8g
Sheng Di Huang 3g
Tao Ren 3g
Cang Zhu 3g
Fu Ling 2.1g
Niu Xi 3g
Wei Ling Xian 3g
Han Fang Ji 1.8g
Qiang Huo 1.8g
Fang Feng 1.8g
Long Dan Cao 1.8g
Bai Zhi 1.8g
Chen Pi 3g
Gan Cao 1.2g
Sheng Jiang 3sl

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Unblocks and relaxes the Channels, invigorates Blood

Contraindications: Pregnancy

In the UK Han Fang Ji must be substituted with Yi Yi Ren and Hai Tong Pi.

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