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Formulas that regulate Qi & blood

Improve circulation & remove stagnation

Tao He Cheng Qi Tang drains Heat, breaks up Blood Stasis

Tao He Cheng Qi Tang - Shang han lun

Tao Ren (semen persicae)12-15g

Da Huang (radix & rhizoma rhei)12g

Gui Zhi (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae)6g

Mang Xiao (mirabilitum)6g [add to strained decoction]

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae)6g

Indications: acute low abdominal pain, incontinence, night fevers, delirious speech, irritability, restlessness, thirst, deep full or choppy pulse, manic behavior, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea.


Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang invigorates blood & move Blood Stasis in upper Jiao

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang - Yi lin gai cuo

Tao Ren (semen persicae)12g

Hong Hua (flos carthami tinctorii)9g

Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)9g

Chuan Xiong (radix ligustici chuanxiong)4.5g

Chi Shao (radix paeoniae rubrae)6g

Niu Xi (radix niuxi)9g

Chai Hu (radix bupleuri)3g

Jie Geng (radix platycodi grandiflori)4.5g

Zhi Ke (fructus citri seu ponciri)6g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)9g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)3g

Indications: pain in chest and hypochondria, chronic fixed stabbing headaches, chronic hiccups, choking sensation while drinking, dry heaves, depression, warmth in the chest, palpitations, insomnia, restless sleep, irritable, mood swings, evening tidal fever, dark red tongue with dark spots on the sides, dark or purple lips, complexion or sclera, choppy or wiry tight pulse.


Fu Yuan Huo Xue Tang - invigorates blood, moves Blood Stasis, soothes Liver Qi, unblocks Jing Luo, upper torso traumatic injury

Fu Yuan Huo Xue Tang - Yi xue fa ming

Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)9g

Tao Ren (semen persicae)9g

Hong Hua (flos carthami tinctorii)6g

Chuan Shan Jia (squama manitis pentadactylae)6g

Jiu Zhi Da Huang (wine treated radix and rhizoma rhei)30g

Tian Hua Fen (radix trichosanthis kirilowii)9g

Chai Hu (radix bupeuri)15g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)6g

Indications: unbearable pain associated with traumatic injury, especially in the chest and hypochondria.


Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang tonify Qi, invigorates blood, unblocks Jing Luo

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang - Yi lin gai cuo

Huang Qi (radix astragali membranacei)120g

Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)6g

Chuan Xiong (radix ligustici chuanxiong)3g

Chi Shao (radix paeoniae rubrae)4.5g

Tao Ren (semen persicae)3g

Hong Hua (flos carthami tinctorii)3g

Di Long (lumbricus)3g

Indications: after effects of Wind stroke (hemiplagia, paralysis, atrophy of the lower limbs, facial paralysis, slurred speech, drooling), dry stools, frequent urination, incontinence, white tongue coat, moderate pulse.


Sheng Hua Tang invigorates blood, moves Blood Stasis, warms menses, relieves pain

Sheng Hua Tang - Fu qing zhu nu ke

Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)24g

Chuan Xiong (radix ligustici chuanxiong)9g

Tao Ren (semen persicae)6-9g

Pao Jiang (quick fried rhizoma zingiberis officinalis)1.5g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)1.5g

Indications: retention of lochia with cold and pain in the low abdomen, pale purple tongue or pale tongue with purple spots, thin deep and choppy pulse.


Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan invigorates blood, moves Blood Stasis, reduces fixed abdominal masses, painful Blood Stasis in the uterus from chronic Spleen deficiency

Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan - Jin gui yao lue

Gui Zhi (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae)9-12g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)9-12g

Shao Yao (radix paeoniae)9-15g

Mu Dan Pi (cortex moutan radixis)9-12g

Tao Ren (semen persicae)9-12g

Indications: mild persistent uterine bleeding that is purple or dark during pregnancy with abdominal pain that increases with pressure, immobile masses in the low Jiao with pain and tenderness, abdominal spasms and tension, amenorrhea with abdominal distension and pain, dysmenorrhea, retention of lochia, choppy pulse.


Shi Xiao San invigorates blood, moves Blood Stasis, disperses accumulation, relieves pain

Shi Xiao San - Tai ping jui min he ji ju fang

Wu Ling Zhi (excrementum trogopteri seu pteromi)

Pu Huang (pollen typhae)

*Equal amounts of each powdered.

Indications: irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, retention of lochia, post partum abdominal pain, acute pain in the low abdomen, severe pain in the middle abdomen, epigastric pain.



Stop bleeding

Xiao Ji Yin Zi cools blood, stops bleeding, promotes urination, treats Lin Zheng


Xiao Ji Yin Zi - Ji sheng fang

Xiao Ji (herba cephalenoplos)15g

Ou Jie (nodus nelumbinis nuciferae rhizomatis)15g

Chao Pu Huang (dry fried pollen typhae)15g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)120g

Hua Shi (talcum)15g

Mu Tong (caulis mutong)15g

Dan Zhu Ye (herba lophatheri gracilis)15g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)15g

Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)15g

Zhi Gan Cao (honeu fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)15g

Indications: blood in urine, urinary frequency urgency burning pain (Xue Lin), or simple blood in urine, thirst, irritable, red tongue with thin yellow coat, rapid forceful pulse.


Shi Hui San cools blood, stops bleeding

Shi Hui San - Shi yao shen shu

Da Ji (herba seu radix cirsii japonici)9g

Xiao Ji (herba cephalanoplos)15g

He Ye (folium nelumbinis nuciferae)9g

Ce Bai Ye (cacumen biotae orientalis)9g

Bai Mao Gen (rhizoma imperatae cylindricae)30g

Qian Cao Gen (radix rubiae cordifoliae)12g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)12g

Da Huang (radix and rhizoma rhei)9g

Mu Dan Pi (cortex moutan radicis)9g

Zong Lu Pi (fibra stipulae trachycarpi)6g

Indications: vomiting, spitting or coughing up blood.


Ke Xue Fang clears Fire, transforms Phlegm, preserves Lungs, stops coughing & bleeding

Ke Xue Fang - Dan xi xin fa

Qing Dai (indigo pulverata levis)6-9g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)9g

Gua Lou Ren (fructus trichosanthis)9g

Fu Hai Shi (pumice)9g

He Zi (fructus terminaliae chebulae)6-9g

Indications: coughing up blood streaked sputum which is difficult to expectorate, bitter taste in mouth, irritability, easily angered, constipation, red cheeks, red tongue with yellow coat, wiry rapid pulse.


Huang Tu Tang warms Yang, strengthens Spleen, nourishes blood, stops bleeding

Huang Tu Tang - Jin gui yao lue

Zao Xin Tu (terra flava usta)18g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)9g

E Jiao (gelatinum corii asini)9g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)9g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrhizae uralensis)9g

Fu Zi (radix lateralis aconiti carmichaeli praeparata)9g

Huang Qin (radix scutellariae baicalensis)9g

Indications: blood in stool, vomit, nose, or abnormal uterine bleeding that is pale red and accompanied by cold extremities, dull complexion, pale tongue with white coat, deep thin forceless pulse.


Huai Hua San cools the intestines, stops bleeding, disperses Wind, moves Qi

Huai Hua San - Pu ji ben shi fang

Huai Hua (flos sophorae japonicae)9-30g

Ce Bai Ye (cacumen biotae orientalis)9-15g

Jing Jie Sui (herba seu flos schizonepetae tenurfoliae)6-9g

Zhi Ke (fructus citri seu ponciri)6-9g

Indications: bright red bleeding from rectum which precedes but may also follow the passage of stool, blood in stool, hemorrhoids with bright or dark red bleeding, red tongue, wiry rapid or soft rapid pulse.



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