Herb Formulas Notebook

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

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

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

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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