English: Atractylodes and Angelica Dahurica Decoction
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Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu 3-10g Induces sweating, expels Wind-Dampness and clears Dampness from the Lower Jiao.
Rz, Cimicifugae Sheng Ma 3-9g Releases the Exterior Raises Yang and lifts sunken Qi.
With Gen Gen, for relatively superficial Yang Ming disorders.
Rx, Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi 3-10g Expels Wind, eliminates Dampness, dispels Cold and alleviates pain.
With Ge Gen, for Wind-Cold trapped at the level of the muscles and interstices.
Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 3-10g Warms the Middle, expels Cold, dispels Wind-Dampness seeping into the Lower Jiao and warms the channels.
With Gan Cao, for epigastric pain and vomiting due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-10g Expels Wind-Dampness and alleviates pain.
With Cang Zhu, for pain due to Wind-Damp Bi with aching joints, heavy limbs and generalized aching and discomfort.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3-6g Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels.
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo 3-10g Disperses Wind-Cold-Dampness, releases the Exterior and alleviates pain, especially in the low back and legs.
With Fang Feng, for numbness in the legs.
Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen 4-21g Discharges Exterior conditions, releases the muscles, especially of the neck and upper back, raises Yang and lifts sunken Qi.
  • Dispels Wind
  • Warms Cold
  • Eliminates Dampness
  • Warms the Yang Ming
  • Cold Dampness in the Lower Jiao
  • Yang Ming Cold-Damp
  • Chronic cold pain in the lower back and body with a heavy sensation
  • A preference for warmth
  • Pain worse in Damp weather
  • Pain radiating downward and to the lower limbs
  • Limited movement of the lower spine
  • Severe hardness and stiffness in the lumbar area with obvious tenderness
  • A cord-like, swollen sensation of the supraspinous ligament on palpation
  • A movable cord-like sensation at the origin of the sacro-spinal muscle
  • Pain and other symptoms worsen gradually
  • A long-lasting course of illness
  • A heavy sensation in the head
  • The lower back region feels Cold to the touch
  • The pain is a deep, unremitting ache
  • The pain may be occasionally be severe
  • Twisting and bending are difficult
  • The pain is aggravated by cold weather
  • Lying down provides no improvement
  • Stiffness which is worse on rainy days
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold extremities
  • Sciatica
  • Copious urination
  • Extreme heavy sensation in the lower back
  • Absence of thirst
  • Maybe headaches
  • Nausea
  • Loose stools
  • A poor appetite
  • Maybe general body aches
  • Spontaneous contracture of the limbs
  • Maybe a feverish sensation in the upper body
  • Craves hot drinks and compresses
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Profuse, purulent leukorrhea with a foul odor
  • T: Pale
  • C: White or Greasy and white at the root
  • P: Deep, thready and moderate or Deep and slow or Moderate or Slippery and slow