HERB FORMULAS

English: Cinnamon Twig Decoction
Also Known As: Cinnamon Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 4-9g 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.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 4-9g Astringes the Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3-9g Helps release the exterior, treats nausea and vomiting. 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.
Fr. Zizyphi Jujube Da Zao 3-12g Helps Bai Shao regulate the Ying and Wei.
With Gan Cao, tonifies and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 2-6 Resolves Phlegm, stops cough, clears Heat and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of the other herbs.
  • Releases Wind-Cold from the muscle layer
  • Regulates and harmonizes the Ying and Wei
  • Wind-Cold attacking the Exterior with deficiency of Ying and Wei
  • Tai Yang Zhong Feng
  • Fever and chills unrelieved by sweating
  • Headache
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Decreased body resistance
  • Aversion to Wind
  • Nasal congestion
  • No thirst
  • Dry heaves
  • Stiff neck
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and moist
  • P: Floating and moderate or Floating and weak or slow
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Exterior Cold with Interior Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Tai Yang Shang Han.
  • Contraindicated for those who drink alcohol frequently.
  • Use caution during the summer or spells of hot weather.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Porridge should be consumed with this formula to strengthen the Interior.
For more fever that chills: For shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and rough breathing:
+ Gypsum Fibrosum Shi Gao + 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ Rz. Anemarrhenae
+ 9g Sm. Armeniacae
For a swollen, heavy sensation in the head:
For Wind-Cold Damp Bi:
+ Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua
+ Rz. Curcumae Longae
+ Periostracum Cicadae
+ Hb. Asari Xi Xin
For profuse sweating:
+ Rx. Clematidis
+ More Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + Hb. Asari Xi Xin
+ 1/3 less Ram. Cinnamomi
For severe headache:
+ 1/3 less Glycyrrhizae Zhi Gan Cao
- Rx. Paeoniae Alba
+ Rx. Astragali
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + Rz. and Rx. Ligustici Gao Ben
For joint pain in the extremities accompanied by fatigue (Dampness):
For severe vomiting:
+ Rx. and Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + more Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + more Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang
For imbalance or Deficiency of Yin and Yang with nocturnal emission, excessive dreams, coldness of the external genitalia and a Deficient pulse:
+ Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi
+ Fossilia Ossis Mastodi Long Gu + Cx. Magnoliae Hou Po
+ Concha Ostreae Sheng Mu Li
For psoriasis due to Wind-Cold:
For aversion to Cold, and anhidrosis:
+ 3g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang + I3g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen - Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
For neck and shoulder pain and severe body aches:
+ 12g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 9g Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
For headache:
+ 12g Cx. Dictamni Bai Xian Pi
+ Rz. et Rx. Ligustici Gao Ben + 6g Rx. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 6g Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi + 6g Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren
For profuse white Phlegm:
For sneezing, runny nose and nasal obstruction:
- Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao + Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
- Fr. Jujube Da Zao + Flos Magnoliae Xin Yi Hua
+ Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
or
+ Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi + Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
For convalescing patients:
+ Flos Magnoliae Xin Yi Hua
+ Minor Bupleurum Decoction
Xiao Chai Hu Tang
+ Hb. Schizonepetae Jing JIe
For incessant sweating:
For habitual Qi Deficiency:
+ 6g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi + 12g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
For habitual Yin Deficiency:
or
+ 12g Rz. Polygoni Odorati Yu Zhu + 6g Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen
For bronchial asthma:
For atrioventricular block:
+ Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po + Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
For atrioventricular block with palpitations:
For atrioventricular block with a feeling of chest oppression:
+ Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Suan Zao Ren + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
For testicular pain:
+ Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin
+ Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi + Per. Trichosanthis Gua Lou Pi
+ Rz. Dryopteris Guan Zhong
For severe testicular pain:
For testicular pain with redness, swelling and a burning sensation:
+ Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi
+ Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi + Rz. Dryopteris Guan Zhong
+ More Rz. Dryopteris Guan Zhong + Sm. Citri Reticulatae Ju He
+ Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao + Rz. Corydalis Yan Hu Suo
+ Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong
For testicular pain due to trauma with Blood Stagnation:
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu + Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi
For testicular pain with fatigue:
+ Rz. Dryopteris Guan Zhong
+ Fr. Toosendan Chuan Lian Zi + Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ Rz. Dryopteris Guan Zhong + Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen + Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang
For sciatica:
For sciatica with Cold lower extremities:
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua + Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
For sciatica with Qi Deficiency:
+ Rz. Rz. Aconiti Lateralis Preparatum Zhi Fu Zi
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua + Hb. Asari Xi Xin
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
For sciatica with severe lower back pain:
For sciatica with chronic pain or Blood Stagnation:
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua + Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
+ Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For allergic purpura:
+ Pheretima Di Long + Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
For itching:
+ Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
For frostbite:
+ Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + Grain-based alcohol  
For frostbite with Excess Cold:
For frostbite with Qi Deficiency:
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Grain-based alcohol   + Grain-based alcohol  
+ Rx. Ephedrae Ma Huang + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Hb. Asari Xi Xin
For frostbite with Excess Cold:
For frostbite with Yang Deficiency and aversion to Cold:
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Grain-based alcohol  
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ Grain-based alcohol  
+ Rz. Aconiti Lateralis Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia + Flos Carthami Hong Hua

+ topical application of Lasiosphere/Calvatia
Ma Bo
mixed with sesame oil

+ Hb. Asari Xi Xin
+ More Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
For enuresis:
For enuresis in children:
+ 15g Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae Yi Zhi Ren
+ Shut the Sluice Pill
Suo Quan Wan
+ 15g Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi
For with dysmenorrhea and fever:
+ 10g Rx. Linderae Wu Yao
+ Minor Bupleurum Decoction
Xiao Chai Hu Tang
+ 2pcs Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
For coughing and/or panting:
For severe body aches:
+ 9g Ginger-fried Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Jiang Hou Po + 9g Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ 6g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
+ 9g Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren
For incessant sweating:
For hemilateral sweating with a weak constitution:
+ 6g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
+ Engender the Pulse Powder
Sheng Mai San