English: Cinnamon Twig and Aconite Decoction
Also Known As: Gui Zhi Fu Zi Tang
Cinnamon Twig and Prepared Aconite Decoction
Cinnamon Twig, Aconite and Jujube Combination
Cinnamon Twig plus Aconite Accessory Root Decoction
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 4-12g Releases the exterior, adjusts the Ying and Wei, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, disperses Cold, unblocks Yang, transforms Qi and releases the muscle layer.
With Bai Shao, harmonizes the Ying and Wei and warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for backache due to Wind-Cold Damp Bi and chills, painful extremities and difficulty in rotating the trunk due to Yang Deficiency with Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 4-10g Alleviates pain, nourishes the Blood, astringes Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
With Gui Zhi. harmonizes the Ying and Wei in Tai Yang Zhong Feng.
With Zhi Gan Cao, for muscle spasms, especially in the calf, due to Blood Deficiency.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3-10g Helps release the exterior, treats nausea and vomiting, disperses Cold, strengthens the spreading and mobilizing actions of the other herbs and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
With Zhi Gan Cao, harmonizes and regulates the Spleen and Stomach.
With Da Zao, regulates disharmony between the Ying and Wei. and benefits the Middle Qi.
With Da Zao and Gui Zhi, benefits the Middle Qi, regulates the Ying and Wei, warms the channels and circulates Qi and Blood.
Fr. Zizyphi Jujube Da Zao 3-12g Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi, nourishes the Blood and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.
With Zhi Gan Cao, tonifies the Middle Jiao and harmonizes.
Fried Rx. Glycyrrhizae Zhi Gan Cao 2-6g Alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi 5-10g Disperses Cold-Dampness, warms the channels and reduces pain.
  • Expels Wind-Cold
  • Harmonizes the Ying and Wei
  • Restores Yang
  • Disperses Cold
  • Stops perspiration
  • Complication of Tai Yang Zhong Feng
  • Wind-Cold Invasion with underlying Yang Deficiency
  • Wind-Cold-Damp-Bi
  • Chills
  • Mild fever
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Continuous perspiration (like leaking water)
  • Difficult urination
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty with flexing and extending the legs
  • Cold limbs
  • Chest pain referring to the back
  • A feeling of oppression over the chest
  • Stiff extremities
  • Painful urination
  • Generalized aches and pains
  • Difficulty rotating the trunk
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and greasy
  • P: Superficial, big and forceless or Superficial, rough and Deficient or Deep and slow