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Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo 3-10g Releases the Exterior, disperses Cold, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction, alleviates pain and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and Du channels.
With Du Huo, for Wind-Dampness.
With Cang Zhu, for a heavy-headed sensation.
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo 3-10g Dispels Wind-Dampness, releases the Exterior and alleviates pain.
With Fang Feng, for numbness in the legs.
With Qiang Huo, for joint pain and numbness.
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 9-15g Warms and facilitates the flow of Qi through the channels and collaterals and Blood through the vessels to relieve pain, releases the Exterior, assists Yang and releases the muscle layer.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 3-10g Expels Wind-Dampness and alleviates pain.
With Cang Zhu, for pain due to Wind-Dampness Bi with aching joints, heavy limbs and generalized aching discomfort.
With Qiang Huo, for Wind-Dampness.
With Qiang Huo and Dang Gui, for Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.
Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu 3-10g Strongly dries Dampness, tonifies the Spleen, induces sweating, expels Wind-Dampness and clears Dampness from the Lower Jiao.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 3-15g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood and disperses Cold.
Flos Carthami Hong Hua 3-10g Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, opens the channels and alleviates pain.
  • Expels Wind-Cold and Dampness
  • Warms the channels
  • Invigorates the Blood
  • Wind-Cold-Damp with Formation of Heat (Mixed Cold and Heat0
  • Joint redness, swelling, Heat and pain
  • Stiffness and inflexibility
  • Initially the pain eases when exposed to coolness
  • Later, coolness does not help. but warmth does
  • Dry mouth
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Parched throat
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • T: Red
  • C: Yellow or Slimy and yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid
For Cold: For Heat:
+ Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu - Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ Rx. Aconiti Kusnezoffii Zhi Cao Wu - Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
For Qi Deficiency:
+ Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu
For Blood Deficiency: + Rx. Scutellariae Huang Bai
+ Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao For a stronger Wind expelling and channel unblocking effect:
For arthritis of the upper body or upper limbs, especially the shoulders:
+ 2 or more of the following:
Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang Rx. Gentianae Qin Jiao
    Ram. Mori Sang Zhi
    Fr. Luffae Retinervus Si Gua Luo
    Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
    Cx. Erythrinae Hai Tong Pi
    Caulis Trachelospermi Luo Shi Teng
    Rz. Homalomenae Qian Nian Jian