Herb Formulas Notebook

Zhen Ren Huo Ming Yin

True Man's Decoction to Revitalise Life

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Source: Medical Formulas Collected and Analysed (1682)
Author: Wang Ang / Ren An

Category: Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores

Pattern: Abscesses and sores due to accumulation of Fire Toxins and Stagnation of Qi and Blood or Phlegm-Fire

Key Symptoms: Early stage sores and carbuncles with red, swollen, hot and painful lesions
Secondary Symptoms: Fever, mild chills, headache

Tongue: Normal colour with thin white or yellow coating
Pulse: Rapid and forceful

Bai Zhi 3g
Zhe Bei Mu 3g
Fang Feng 3g
Dang Gui Wei 3g
Gan Cao 3g
Zao Jiao Ci 3g (charred)
Chuan Shan Jia 3g
Tian Hua Fen 3g
Mo Yao 3g
Ru Xiang 3g
Jin Yin Hua 9g
Chen Pi 9g

In the UK Chuan Shan Jia must be substituted. It is usually substituted with Wang Bu Liu Xiang or Mu Dan Pi.
The dosages of Zao Jiao Ci and Zhe Bei Mu are usually increased.

Preparation: Cooked in one part water and one part wine to increase the the Blood invigorating effects. The dregs may be applied topically.

Actions: Clears Heat, eliminates Toxins, reduces swelling, softens hardness, activates Blood circulation, stops pain

Identical to Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin with the exclusion of Chi Shao which Taiwanese practitioners avoid in skin formulas because they believe it "fans the flames".

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