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Formulas for Wind

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Formulas for Wind

 

External wind

Xiao Feng San disperse Wind & stop itch, clear Heat & Damp

Xiao Feng San - Wai ke zheng zong

Jing Jie (herba seu flos schizonepetae tenuifoliae)3g

Fang Feng (radix ledebouriellae divaricatae)3g

Chan Tui (periostracum cicadae)3g

Niu Bang Zi (fructus arctii lappae)3g

Cang Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis)3g

Ku Shen (radix sophorae flavescentis)3g

Mu Tong (caulis mutong)1.5g

Shi Gao (gypsum)3g

Zhi Mu (radix anemarrhenae asphodeloidis)3g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)3g

Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)3g

Hei Zhi Ma (semen sesami indici)3g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)1.5g

Indications: oozing, itchy, red skin lesions over a large part of the body, yellow or white tongue coating, forceful, floating and rapid pulse.

Herbal analysis: Jing Jie, Fang Feng, Niu Bang Zi, and Chan Tui (kings) expel external wind from the skin thus relieving itching. The ministers Cang Zhu dries Damp, Ku Shen clears Damp/Heat, and Mu Tong drains Damp/Heat through diuresis. Other ministers Shi Gao and Zhi Mu clear Heat in the Qi level which inhibits the condition from going deeper. Sheng Di Huang (cools blood), Dang Gui (nourishes and invigorates blood), and Hei Zhi Ma (nourishes the blood and moistens) are all the assistants. Gan Cao is the deputy, it clears Heat and toxicity while harmonizing the actions of the other herbs.

 

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San disperse Wind (cold or Heat) & relieve pain, take with green tea

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San - Tai ping hui min he hi hu fang

Bo He (herba menthae haplocalycis)240g

Chuan Xiong (radix ligustici chuanxiong)120g

Bai Zhi (radix angelicae dahuricae)60g

Qiang Huo (radix & rhizoma notopterygii)60g

Xi Xin (herba cum radice asari)30g

Jing Jie (herba seu flos schizonepetae tenuifoliae)120g

Fang Feng (radix ledebouriellae divaricatae)45g

Gan Cao (radixglycyrrhizae uralensis)60g

*To be taken with green tea.

Indications: headache in any part of the head with fever and chills, dizziness, nasal congestion, thin white tongue coat with floating pulse.

Herbal Analysis:

 

Cang Er Zi San expel Wind & relieve nasal congestion

Cang Er San - Ji sheng fang

Cang Er Zi (fructus xanthii sibirici)7.5g

Xin Yi Hua (flos magnoliae)15g

Bai zhi (radix angelicae dahuricae)30g

Bo He (herba menthae heplocalycis)1.5g [add near end if decocting]

Indications: large amounts of pussy bad smelling nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, dizziness, frontal headache, normal or yellow tongue coat, floating rapid pulse.

 

Qian Zheng San dispels Wind, transforms Phlegm, stops spasms, facial paralysis

 

Qian Zheng San - Yang Shi jia zang fang

Bai Fu Zi (rhizoma typhonii gigantei)

Jiang Can (bombyx batryticatus)

Quan Xie (buthus martensi)

*All equal amounts, powder and take 3g doses with warm water.

Indications: sudden facial paralysis with deviation of the eyes and mouth with facial muscle spasming.

 

Xiao Huo Luo Dan invigorates blood, unblocks Luo, dispel Damp, transforms Phlegm

Xiao Huo Luo Dan - Tai ping hui min he ji ju fang

Zhi Cao Wu (radix aconiti kusnezoffii praeparata)180g

Zhi Chuan Wu (radix aconiti carmichaeli praeparata)180g

Tian Nan Xing (rhizoma arisaematis)180g

Mo Yao (myrrha)66g

Ru Xiang (gummi olibanum)66g

Di Long (lumbricus)180g

Indications: Chronic pain, weakness and numbness in lower limbs due to Wind stroke, fixed or migrating pain in the bones and joints with low range of motion due to Wind/Cold/Damp Bi, symptoms aggravated by cold, white moist tongue coat.

 

 

Internal wind

Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang cools Liver, extinguishes Wind, increases fluids, soothes sinews

Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang - Chong ding tong su shang lian lun

Ling Yang Jiao (cornu antelopes)4.5g

Gou Teng (ramulus cum uncis uncariae)9g

Sang Ye (folium mori albae)6g

Ju Hua (flos chrysanthemi morifolii)9g

Bai Shao (eadix paeoniae lactiflorae)9g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)15g

Chuan Bei Mu (bulbus fritillariae cirrhosae)12g

Zhu Ru (caulis bambusae in taeniis)15g

Fu Shen (sclerotium poriae cocos pararadicis)9g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)2.4g

Indications: persistent high fever, irritable, restlessness, dizziness, twitching and spasms of the extremities, deep red dry tongye with prickles, wiry rapid pulse, possible loss of consciousness.

 

Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang anchors Liver Yang, stop Liver Wind

Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang - Yi Xue zhong zhong can xi lu

Huai Niu Xi (eadix achyranthis bidentatae)30g

Zhi Shi (haematitum)30g

Long Gu (os draconis)15g

Mu Li (concha ostreae)15g

Gui Ban (plastrum testudinis)15g

Xuan Shen (radix scrophulariae ningpoensis)15g

Tian Men Dong (tuber asparagi cochinchinsnsis)15g

Bai Shao (Radix paeoniae lactiflorae)15g

Yin Chen Hao (herba artemisiae yinchen hao)6g

Chuan Lian Zi (fructus meliae toosendan)6g

Mai Ya (fructus hordei vulgaris germinantus)6g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)4.5g

Indications: dizziness, distension in the eyes , tinnitus, feverish sensation in head, headache, irritable, flushed face, wiry long forceful pulse, may be belching, progressive motor dysfunction of the body or development of facial asymmetry that occurs over a period of a few hours to a few days, severe dizziness, loss of consciousness, mental confusion.

 

Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin clear Heat, eliminate Phlegm, soothe Liver, stop Wind, anchors Yang

Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin - Za bing zheng zhi xin yi

Tian Ma (rhizoma gastrodiae elatae)9g

Gou Teng (ramulus cum uncis uncariae)12-15g

Shi Jue Ming (concha haliotidis)18-24g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)9g

Huang Qin (radix scutellariae baicalensis)9g

Yi Mu Cao (herba leonuri heterophylli)9-12g

Chuan Niu Xi (eadix cyathulae officinalis)12g

Du Zhong (cortex eucommiae ulmoidis)9-12g

Sang Ji Sheng (ramulus sangjusheng)9-24g

Ye Jiao Teng (caulis polygoni multiflori)9-30g

Fu Shen (sclerotium poriae cocos pararadicis)9-15g

Indications: headache, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, heat rising to the head, insomnia with many dreams, red tongue, wiry rapid pulse, if severe: numbness, spasming of the limbs, hemiplagia.

 

Da Ding Feng Zhu nourishes Yin, extinguishes Wind

Da Ding Feng Zhu - Wen bing tiao bian

Ji Zi Huang (chicken egg yolks)2

E Jiao (gelatinum corii acini)9g

Bai Shao (eadix paeoniae lactiflorae)18g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried eadix glycyrrhizae uralensis)12g

Wu Wei Zi (fructus schisandrae chinensis)6g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)18g

Mai Men Dong (tuber ophiopogonis japonici)18g

Huo Ma Ren (semen cannabis sativae)6g

Gui Ban (plastrum testudinis)12g

Bie Jie (carapax amydae sinensis)12g

Mu Li (concha ostreae)12g

Indications: weariness, muscle spasms with alternating flexion and extension of the extremities, weak/faint pulse, deep red tongue with scanty or peeled coat.

 

Di Huang Yin Zi tonify Kidney Yin & Yang (marrow), opens orifices, eliminate Phlegm, internal Wind

Di Huang Yin Zi - Huang Di su wen xuan ming lun fang

Shan Zhu Yu (fructus corni officinalis)

Rou Cong Rong (herba cistanches deserticolae)

Shu Di Huang (eadix rehmanniae glutinossae conquitae)

Ba Ji Tian (eadix morindae officinalis)

Fu Zi (eadix lateralis aconiti carmichaeli praeparata)

Rou Gui (cortex cinnamomi cassiae)

Mai Men Dong (tuber ophiopogonis japonici)

Shi Cheang Pu (rhizoma acori graminei)

Yuan Zhi (radix polygalae tenuifoliae)

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)

Wu Wei Zi (fructus schisandrae chinsnsis)

*Equal parts of each, make decoction with ginger, dates, and peppermint.

Indications: stiffness of the tongue with and inability to speak, paralysis of the lower limbs, dry mouth without thirst, greasy yellow tongue coat, deep slow thin frail pulse.

 

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Reference:

Benskey & Gamble 1993, Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas and strategies, Seattle Washington, Eastland Press Inc.

 

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