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HERB FORMULAS

English: Astragalus and Cinnamon Twig Five-Substance Decoction
Also Known As: Five Ingredients Decoction with Astragalus and Cinnamon
Astragalus and Cinnamon Five Herb Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 3-30g Tonifies Qi and Blood, strengthens the Spleen, Tonifies Wei Qi, stabilizes the exterior, raises the Yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach and relieves numbness and pain.
With Gui Zhi, for Qi and Blood Deficiencies and Ying and Wei Deficiencies with numbness and painful obstruction of the musculature.
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 3-12g Releases the exterior, assists the Yang, adjusts the Ying and Wei, releases the muscle layer, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, warms and facilitates the flow of Qi through the channels and collaterals and Blood through the vessels, assists the Heart Yang and warms and facilitates the flow of Yang Qi in the chest.
With Bai Shao, for External Wind-Cold with disharmony between the Ying and Wei (Tai Yang Zhong Feng), with spontaneous sweating, fever and chills warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 3-30g Nourishes the Blood, astringes Yin, adjusts the Ying and Wei, calms Liver Yang and Liver Wind and alleviates pain.
With Gui Zhi, Sheng Jiang and Da Zao, for Wind-Cold with Deficiency and perspiration.
With Huang Qi, Gui Zhi, Sheng Jiang and Da Zao, for Bi syndrome.
Fr. Jujube Da Zao 3-12g Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi, nourishes the Blood, calms the Spirit and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Sheng Jiang, adjusts the Ying and Wei for treatment of Tai Yang Zhong Feng.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3-18g Releases the Exterior, induces perspiration, disperses Cold, warms the Middle, normalizes the flow of Qi at the center and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Gui Zhi, strongly induces sweating for treatment of External Wind-Cold with chills, fever, body aches and anhidrosis.
With Da Zao, for External Wind-Cold.
  • Tonifies Qi and Blood
  • Warms and harmonizes the channels and collaterals
  • Harmonizes the Ying and Wei
  • Unblocks painful obstruction
  • Warms the Middle Jiao
  • Dispels Cold
  • Alleviates pain
  • Harmonizes Yin and Yang
  • Bi syndrome of the Blood
  • Blood Stagnation due to a Mild Attack of Wind-Cold with Qi Deficiency
  • Consumptive diseases due to Yin and Yang Deficiencies
  • Relatively superficial numbness without pain
  • Paresthesias and numbness of the skin and flesh
  • Paresthesias of the shoulders
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness and pain
  • Abdominal pain alleviated by warmth and pressure
  • Pale complexion
  • Hemiplegia
  • Stiff tongue
  • Flaccidity if the extremities
  • Migratory pain
  • Pain, weakness, tightness or spasms of the extremities
  • Spontaneous sweating
  • Shortness of breath
  • Aphasia
  • Excess salivation
  • Aversion to Wind
  • T: Normal or Thick
  • C: White or Smooth and white or White and greasy
  • P: Faint, choppy and tight or Slightly rough and tight or Large and weak or Slow and large
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For Raynaud's disease: For more pronounced Qi Deficiency:
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao + More Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Flos Carthami Hong Hua + Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
+ Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
For Blood Deficiency:
+ Pheretima Di Long + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For Yang Deficiency with frigid extremities:
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
For spasms of the sinews, numbness and painful obstruction:
For dispersing an more severe Wind pathogen:
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + Zaocys Wu Shao She
+ Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji
For Blood Stasis:
For weak arms and hands:
+ Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ Twice as much Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
For weak knees and legs:
For weak tendons:
+ Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi + Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
For Yuan Qi Deficiency:
For hemiparalysis affecting the left side:
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For hemiparalysis affecting the right side:
For numbness of the body:
+ Twice as much Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For painful extremities:
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
For Numbness and pain due to Wind Obstruction:
+ Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji
+ Prolong Life Decoction
Xu Ming Tang
For more Wind:
For postpartum pain or post menstrual pain:
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji + Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
For periarthritis of the shoulder:
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ 5g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For periarthritis of the shoulder with severe Cold pain:
+ 5g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 5g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo + 5g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 5g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + 5g Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + 5g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
For periarthritis of the shoulder in elderly patients with Kidney and Liver Deficiencies:
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 5g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 3-6g Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu
+ 5g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 3-6g Rx. Aconiti Kusnezoffi Zhi Cao Wu
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
For periarthritis of the shoulder with stiff joints and limited range of motion:
+ 5g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + 5g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + 5g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 9g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan + 5g Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
+ 9g Cx Eucommiae Du Zhong + 5g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
For periarthritis of the shoulder with chronic arthritis:
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 5g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 15g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ 5g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 12g Hb. Lycopodii Shen Jin Cao
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
For synovitis of the knees:
+ 5g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 5g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For neck and shoulder stiffness and pain with stiff muscles and limited mobility:
+ 9g Pheretima Di Long + Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ 30g Zaocys Wu Shao She
For neck and shoulder stiffness and pain with numbness:
For neck and shoulder stiffness and pain with dizziness:
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua + Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
For Bi syndrome due to Wind-Cold with Yang Deficiency:
For flaccidity and atrophy of the limbs:
+ Rz. Drynariae Gu Sui Bu + Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao
+ Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
For peripheral neuritis:
+ Cx Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ Hb Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For peripheral neuritis with the appearance of dark purple skin:
For peripheral neuritis with severe pain:
+ Hb Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
+ Hb Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Sm Persicae Tao Ren + Myrrh Mo Yao
For peripheral neuritis with swelling:
For peripheral neuritis with neuritis in the upper limbs:
+ Hb Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
+ Hb Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren + Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
For peripheral neuritis with neuritis in the lower limbs:
For peripheral neuritis with Yang Deficiency and Cold Obstruction:
+ Ginseng Decoction to Nourish the Nutritive Qi
Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Hb Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng + Hb. Asari Xi Xin
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For peripheral neuritis with Blood Deficiency:
For peripheral neuritis with Damp-Heat:
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
- Ram Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Caulis Lonicerae Ren Dong Teng + Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
+ Medulla Tetrapanacis Tong Cao
For diabetic neuropathy:
+ Pheretima Di Long + Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can
For diabetic neuropathy with burning sensations at the affected area:
+ Scorpio Quan Xie
+ Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can + Scolopendra Wu Gong
+ Scorpio Quan Xie + Pheretima Di Long
+ Scolopendra Wu Gong
or
+ Pheretima Di Long + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Ram. Mori Sang Zhi + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For diabetic neuropathy with Cold sensations at the affected area:
+ Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can + Rz. Dioscoreae Shan Yao
+ Scorpio Quan Xie + Fr. Corni Shan Zhu Yu
+ Scolopendra Wu Gong + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Pheretima Di Long
For frostbite:
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For frostbite of the face:
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For frostbite of the lower limbs:
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
For frostbite of the upper limbs:
+ Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For frostbite with bruises and swelling:
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Rz. Curcumae Longae Jian Huang + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
For frostbite with blisters:
+ Sm Persicae Tao Ren
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng + Squama Manitis Chuan Shan Jia
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi + Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Poria Fu Ling
For frostbite with severe pain:
+ Zaocys Wu Shao She + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
+ Sm. coicis Yi Yi Ren + Hb. Asari Xi Xin
For frostbite with numbness:
+ Olibanum Ru Xiang
+ Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng + Bul Allii Fistulosi Cong Bai
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
For frostbite with swelling, redness and pain :
+ Pheretima Di Long + Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ Caulis Piperis Kadsurae Hai Feng Teng + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
+ Scorpio Quan Xie + Rz. Smilacis Glabrae Tu Fu Ling
For restless leg syndrome:
+ Caulis Sargentodoxae Hong Teng
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang + Hb. Patriniae Bai Jiang Cao
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao
For restless leg syndrome with numbness and weakness of the extremities with Qi and Blood Deficiencies:
+15g Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong - Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui - Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 3g Hb. Asari Xi Xin +15g Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 12g Pheretima Di Long + 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 15g Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi + 3g Hb. Asari Xi Xin
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 12g Pheretima Di Long
For restless leg syndrome with numbness and weakness of the extremities with Qi Deficiency and Blood Stagnation:
+ 15g Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
- Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang + 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao + 30g Rx. Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+15g Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 30g Caul. Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For restless leg syndrome with Cold extremities with Yang Deficiency:
+ 3g Hb. Asari Xi Xin - Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
+ 12g Pheretima Di Long - Fr. Jujube Da Zao
+ 15g Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi +15g Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao + 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 60g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + 3g Hb. Asari Xi Xin
+ 9g Flos Carthami Hong Hua + 12g Pheretima Di Long
+ 9g Sm. Persicae Tao Ren + 15g Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi
For Deficient Qi and Blood Bi:
+ 6g Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + 12g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
   
    + 6g Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang