Herb Formulas Notebook

Tong Qiao Huo Xue Tang

Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate Blood Decoction

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

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood Stasis in the upper body

Key Symptoms: Headache and dizziness, chronic tinnitus, hair loss, dark-purple complexion, darkness around the eyes and 'brandy' nose

Chi Shao 3g
Chuan Xiong 3g
Tao Ren 9g
Hong Hua 9g
Cong Bai 3g
Da Zao 7pc
Sheng jiang 9g
She Xiang (with a small amount of white rice wine) 0.15g

In the UK She Xiang must be substituted for Shi Chang Pu and Ru Xiang.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood stasis, opens up the orifices

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