English: Major Saposhnikovia Decoction
Also Known As: Major Ledebouriella Decoction
Major Siler Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 3-45g Activates the Blood, regulates Qi, expels Wind-Cold and alleviates pain and is especially good for headaches.
With Dang Gui for Wind-Damp Invasion blocking the Blood vessels causing pain, numbness and paralysis.
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi 1-45g Restores Yang, tonifies Kidney Yang, warms Ming Men Fire, disperses Cold, warms the channels, warms the Spleen, dispels Dampness and relieves pain and Cold.
With Huang Qi, for spontaneous sweat and chills due to Yang Deficiency.
With Bai Zhu, for Wind-Damp Bi.
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang 3-60g Nourishes Blood and Yin and strengthens the Liver and Kidneys.
With Dang Gui and Bai Shao, for dizziness, palpitations, insomnia and menstrual dysfunction due to Blood Deficiency.
With Ren Shen, for Qi and Blood Deficiencies.
With Dang Gui, Bai Shao and Chuan Xiong, for Anemia
Rx. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 3-60g Tonifies the Spleen, tonifies Qi, dries Dampness, and stabilizes the exterior.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-60g Releases the exterior, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, stops pain, moves Qi, tonifies the Spleen and treats gout.
With Chuan Xiong, Shu Di Huang and Zhi Fu Zi, for difficulty walking due to painful legs after a dysenteric disorder and Crane's-Knee-Wind.
Rx. Angelica Sinensis Dang Gui 3-60g Nourishes, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, disperses Cold and stops pain.
With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood.
With Mi Zhi Gan Cao, moderates spasms and relieves abdominal pain.
With Shu Di Huang, for Heat symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and Devastated Blood.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 3-60g Nourishes the Blood, astringes Yin, soothes the Liver, relieves pain and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
With Dang Gui and Shu Di Huang, for dizziness, blurred vision and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Stasis.
With Mi Zhi Gan Cao, for muscle spasms, especially in the calf, due to Blood Deficiency.
W with Fang Feng and Bai Zhu, for painful diarrhea and borborygmus.
With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.
With Huang Qi and Ren Shen, restrains sweating from Deficiency.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 3-60g Consolidates Wei, replenishes Qi, strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi, raises the Yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach, stabilizes the exterior and nourishes Blood.
With Ren Shen, for Qi Deficiency with general debility, anorexia and spontaneous sweat.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for Yang Deficiency with spontaneous sweat.
With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Qi Deficiency with weakness, lassitude and loose stools.
With Dang Gui, for Qi and Blood Deficiencies with chronic non-healing sores, numbness, painful obstruction and paresthesia.
With Fang Feng and Bai Zhu, for Wei Qi Deficiency with spontaneous sweat.
Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong 3-60g Tonifies the Kidneys and Liver, strengthens the sinews and bones and aids the smooth flow of Qi and Blood (promotes circulation for weak sinews and bones).
Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo 1.5-30g Releases the exterior, dispels Wind-Cold-Dampness from the upper Tai Yang, opens the channels, vitalizes the vessels and stops pain.
With Chuan Xiong for headache and generalized body aches and pains associated with the common cold or Bi syndrome.
With Fang Feng for pain due to Wind-Dampness.
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 1.5-30g Tonifies Yuan Qi, tonifies Spleen and Stomach Qi and strengthens Wei Qi.
With Bai Zhu, strengthens the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen.
(Rx. Codonopsis) (Dang Shen) (6-45g) (May substitute for Ren Shen)
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Mi Zhi Gan Cao 1.5-30g Tonifies Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi 1.5-30g Expels Wind-Damp, invigorates the Blood, expels Blood Stasis, nourishes the Liver and Kidney Yin, benefits the joints, strengthens the sinews and bones and directs other herbs toward lower extremities.
With Du Zhong, for low back and extremity pain and weakness due to Bi syndrome or Kidney Deficiency.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1.5-30g Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, Warms the Middle, reduces the toxicity of other herbs and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
With Da Zao, protects the Stomach and harmonizes.
Fr. Jujube Da Zao 1.5-30g Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi, nourishes the Blood, calms the Shen and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.
With Sheng Jiang, regulates disharmony between the Ying and Wei and, enhances effects of other Qi and Blood tonifying herbs by facilitating their digestion and absorption.
  • Dispels Wind
  • Activates Qi and Blood
  • Tonifies Qi and Blood
  • Eliminates Cold-Dampness
  • Tonifies Yang
  • Strengthens the muscles, tendons and bones
  • Wind Bi
  • Dysenteric Wind (Li Feng)
  • Wind-Cold Dampness with Liver and Kidney Deficiency
  • Crane’s Knee Wind
  • Musculoskeletal disorders caused by severe Qi and Blood Deficiencies
  • Wandering joint pain, especially the wrists, elbows, knees and ankles
  • Chills and fever
  • Atrophy above and below the knees
  • Limited movement
  • Paralysis of knees
  • One or both knees swollen, enlarged and painful
  • Stiffness of knees
  • Legs so weak and sore after dysentery that it is difficult to walk
  • Generalized pain and numbness in the legs
  • Hemiplegia
  • Dizziness
  • Neuralgia
  • Paralysis, stiffness, swelling and pain of feet
  • Atrophy of the leg muscles
  • Chest oppression
  • Lumbago
  • Tinnitus
  • T: Pink or Pale and swollen or Red
  • C: Thin white or Greasy white
  • P: Superficial and tense or tight or Deep and thin or Deep and weak or Deep, slow and weak
  • Contraindicated for those with musculoskeletal disorders caused by Excess.
For edema: For Tai Yang Deficiency:
+ More Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ Poria Fu Ling
For strong Blood Invigoration:
+ Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie + Flos Carthami Hong Hua
for pain with Blood Stagnation:
For fibromyalgia due to Qi and Blood Stagnation:
+ Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ Cinnamon Twig, Peony, and Anemarrhena Decoction
Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang
+ Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ Ephedra, Apricot Kernel, Coicis and Licorice Decoction
Ma Xing Yi Gan Tang
+ Tangkuei Decoction to Pry out Pain
Dang Gui Nian Tong Tang
+ Ephedra, Apricot Kernel, Coicis and Licorice Decoction
Ma Xing Yi Gan Tang