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Xia Yu Xue Tang

(Purge Static Blood Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji (Zhong-Jing)

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Blood stasis in the Lower Jiao

Key Symptoms: Piercing pain in the lower abdomen that gets worse with pressure
Secondary Symptoms: Irregular menstruation, pain and inflammation in the lower body, including the lower back in modern usage.

Abdomen: May be palpable masses in the lower abdomen


Ingredients
Meng Chong 9-12g
Tao ren 6-9g
Da Huang 6g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Meng Chong must be substituted. Mu Dan Pi and Chi Shao are the standard recommendations but other Blood movers could be considered based on the presentation.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Drives out Blood Stasis, drains Heat



Notes:
Originally for abdominal pain during pregnancy, it is now used more for similar post-partum disorders and chronic lower inflammatory disorders in men and women such as PID, prostatitis and lower back disc disease.



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