English: Relax the Channels and Invigorate the Blood Decoction
Also Known As: Clematis and Stephania Combination
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 2.5-4.5g Nourishes the Blood, astringes Yin, adjusts the Ying and Wei, softens the Liver and relieves pain.
With Gan Cao, regulates the relationship between the Liver and Spleen and nourishes the sinews.
With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 2-3.5g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, disperses Cold and stops pain due to Blood Stasis.
With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood.
With Chuan Xiong, harmonizes, nourishes and invigorates the Blood and disperses Blood Stasis.
Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 1.8-2g Invigorates the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi, expels Wind and alleviates pain.
With Dang Gui, for Wind-Damp Invasion blocking the Blood vessels causing pain, numbness, and paralysis.
With Sheng Di Huang, Bai Shao and Dang Gui, for headache due to Blood Deficiency.
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 2-3g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin and generates fluids.
Sm. Persicae Tao Ren 2-3g Breaks up Blood Stasis and invigorates Blood circulation.
Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu 1-3g Strongly dries Dampness, tonifies the Spleen, induces sweating and expels Wind-Dampness.
Poria Fu Ling 1-2.1g Promotes urination and leaches out Dampness.
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi 2-3g Invigorates the Blood, expels Blood Stasis, nourishes the Liver and Kidney Yin, strengthens the sinews and bones and benefits the joints.
Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian 2-3g Dispels Wind-Dampness, unblocks the channels and alleviates pain.
With Qiang Huo, for Wind-Damp Bi causing joint pain, especially in the upper joints.
With Niu Xi, for Wind-Damp Bi causing joint pain, especially in the lower joints.
Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji 1-1.8g Expels Wind-Dampness, alleviates pain, promotes urination and reduces edema.
Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo 1-1.8g Expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks painful obstruction, alleviates pain and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and Du channels.
With Chuan Xiong, for headache and generalized body aches and pains associated with the common cold or painful obstruction.
With Fang Feng, for pain due to External Wind-Dampness.
With Cang Zhu, for a heavy-headed sensation.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 1- 1.8g Releases the exterior, expels External Wind, 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.
Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao 1-1.8g Drains Damp-Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder channels.
Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae Bai Zhi 1-1.8g Expels Wind, eliminates Dampness, dispels Cold and alleviates pain.
With Chuan Xiong, for headache.
With Qiang Huo, for Wind-Cold Dampness causing fever, chills and headaches.
With Fang Feng and Qiang Huo, for Wind-Cold with headache and stuffy nose.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 2-3g Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm.
With Sheng Jiang, for Cold-Dampness Obstructing the Middle.
With Cang Zhu and Fu Ling, for a thick white tongue coat with no desire to drink.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 1-1.8g Moderates spasms, alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Bai Shao, moderates spasms and alleviates pain, for painful spasms of the leg.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3g Releases the Exterior, induces perspiration, disperses Cold and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
  • Unblocks and relaxes the channels
  • Invigorates the Blood
  • Breaks up Blood Stasis
  • Dispels Wind-Dampness
  • Strengthens the tendons
  • Wind-Damp Bi with Blood Deficiency and Blood Stasis
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Radiating pain in the legs
  • Low back pain
  • Edema
  • Numbness in the lower extremities
  • Pain in the trunk and extremities
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sciatica
  • Aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Knee pain
  • T: Pale or Pink with purple spots
  • C: Normal
  • P: Choppy or Taut
  • Avoid foods that are raw, Cold or Damp in nature while taking this formulas.
  • This formula is for conditions that are primarily Excess in nature.
For pain in the upper body: For pain in the lower body:
+ Hb. Menthae Bo He + Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua
+ Ram Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong
For Qi Deficiency:
+ Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen + Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
+ Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
For Blood Deficiency:
For Phlegm:
+ More Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ Rz. Arisaematis Zhi Tian Nan Xing
+ Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia + More Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao
+ Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata Shu Di Huang
+ Rz. Arisaematis Zhi Tian Nan Xing
+ Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai + More Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
For constipation:
For soreness and pain of the lower body and legs:
+ Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi
For severe pain or paralysis of the legs:
+ Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan
+ Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua + Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ Caulis Akebiae Mu Tong
For weakness in the lower body:
+ Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai + Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
For more severe Blood Stasis:
For abdominal pain:
+ Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ Rz. Corydalis Yan Hu Suo + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ Rz. Curcumae E Zhu
For weakness and pain of the muscles and tendons:
For more severe Dampness at the surface:
+ Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo + Rx. Astragali Huang Qi
+ Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu