Herb Formulas Notebook


Xiao Huo Luo Dan

(Minor Invigorate the Collaterals Special 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 Expel Wind

Pattern: Channel obstruction after Wind-Stroke

Key Symptoms: Chronic pain, weakness and numbness (especially in lower extremities) that is aggravated by cold

Tongue: White, moist coat


Ingredients
Zhi Cao Wu 180g
Zhi Chuan Wu 180g
Zhi Tian Nan Xing 180g
Mo Yao 66g
Ru Xiang 66g
Di Long 180g

Subsitutions:
In the UK most of this formula needs to be substituted. Some suggestions are:
Cao Wu == Xian Mao + Yin Yang Huo
Chuan Wu == Xian Mao + Gui Zhi
Di Long == Xi Xian Cao + Gou Teng



Preparation: Original instructions are to grind into powder and form into pills with honey, then take 3g twice per day on an empty stomach with wine or a decoction of Jing Jie.

Actions: Dispels Wind, eliminates Dampness, transforms Phlegm, invigorates the Blood, unblocks the Channels, alleviates pain


Reference Notes: (click to display)

These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.