English: Master Wang’s Notopterygium Decoction to Overcome Dampness
Also Known As: Master Wang’s Decoction of Notopterygii for Expelling Dampness
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo 3-6g Releases the Exterior, disperses Cold, expels Wind-Damp from the upper Tai Yang, unblocks Painful Obstruction, alleviates pain and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and DU channels.
With Du Huo, for systemic Wind-Dampness.
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 Fang Feng, Gao Ben and Chuan Xiong, for Wind-Damp headache.
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo 3-6g Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, unblocks Painful Obstruction (Bi) from the lower Tai Yang alleviates pain, increases joint mobility and guides Qi to the Tai Yang and Du Channels.
With Qiang Huo, Gao Ben and Man Jing Zi for Wind-Cold-Damp headache.
With Fang Feng, for numbness in the legs.
With Qiang Huo, Fang Feng, Man Jing Zi and Gao Ben, for Wind-Cold-Dampness with headache, chills and fever and muscle and joint pain.
Rz. et Rx. Ligustici Gao Ben 1.5-6g Expels Wind-Cold and Damp and alleviates pain.
With Fang Feng, expels Wind-Dampness from the Tai Yang and reinforces Qiang Huo especially for headaches.
With Qiang Huo, for headache and stiffness of the nape of the neck due to Wind-Dampness in the Du channel.
With Fang Feng and Qiang Huo, for External Wind-Cold-Dampness.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 1.5-6g Releases the exterior, expels Wind-Cold-Dampness, stops pain, expels Internal Wind, stops spasms, Moves Qi, tonifies the Spleen and treats gout.
Rz. Ligustici Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 1-3g Activates Blood, regulates Qi, expels Wind-Cold and alleviates pain - good for headaches.
With Fang Feng, Qiang Huo and Gao Ben, for Wind-Damp lateral headache.
Fr. Viticis Man Jing Zi 0.9-6g Disperses Wind, clears Heat, Dispels Wind-Heat in the Liver channel, clears and benefits head and eyes, drains Dampness, expels Wind and relieves pain.
With Qiang Huo, Du Huo and Gao Ben, for superficial Wind-Dampness with a heavy and painful head and generalized heaviness.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 10g Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi, raises the Yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach, tonifies Wei Qi and stabilizes the exterior.
With Chai Hu and Sheng Ma, raises sinking Spleen Qi.
Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma 6g Releases the exterior, raises Yang, lifts Sunken Qi and guides other herbs upwards.
Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 6g Disperses Wind-Heat, raises Yang Qi and resolves Phlegm and congestion.
With Qiang Huo and Fang Feng, for Spleen Deficiency with Dampness.
Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 10g Tonifies the Middle Jiao, tonifies Lungs and tonifies Qi.
With Huang Qi, for Lung and Spleen Qi Deficiencies with fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea and anorexia.
Hb. Menthae Haplocalycis Bo He 3g Disperses Wind-Heat.
Hb. Asari Xi Xin 3g Releases exterior Wind-Cold, disperses internal Cold, warms the Lungs, transforms Phlegm and alleviates pain.
With Chai Hu, for headache due to trauma or Wind-Cold obstructing the channels.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 1-3g Tonifies Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
  • Dispels Wind
  • Eliminates Dampness
  • Relieves the exterior
  • Alleviates pain
  • Tonifies Qi
  • Superficial Wind-Dampness with Qi Deficiency
  • Heavy, painful head
  • Generalized sensation of heaviness
  • Back pain
  • Generalized pain or muscle ache
  • Difficulty bending or rotating trunk
  • Mild fever
  • Slight aversion to Wind and Cold
  • Dizziness
  • Anorexia
  • Anhidrosis
  • Stiffness of the neck
  • Chest oppression
  • Chills
  • No perspiration
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Lassitude
  • Back pain
  • T: Pink
  • C:White or Greasy and white
  • P: Superficial or Superficial and slow or Superficial and soft or Superficial and tight
  • Contraindicated for those with weak and Deficient Conditions.
  • Use caution for those with constitutional Yin Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with any condition with Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Wind-Heat.
  • Large doses may cause excess perspiration Common cold with perspiration and injure Fluids and Yang.
  • This condition is usually found in people who have caught cold after sweating profusely or who live in a damp environment.
  • Recent research shows this formula to be effective in relieving pain, inducing diaphoresis, activating Blood, inducing diuresis, and resisting viruses.
For Cold and Damp accumulation in Tai Yang with fever and stiff neck or lumbago: For hot, painful joints:
+ Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji + Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparatum Zhi Fu Zi + Rx. Aristolochiae Guang Fang Ji
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
+ Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji
For severe cases:
+ Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparatum Zhi Fu Zi
For nausea and vomiting:
For migraines:
+ 9g Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia + Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu
For hypertensive headaches or stiffness and pain in the head and shoulders:
+ Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin
+ Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
For Rheumatoid arthritis:
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
For Excess Dampness:
+ Rx. Stephaniae Tetrandrae Han Fang Ji
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
For sinusitis:
+ 9g Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po + Fr. Xanthii Cang Er Zi
For Wind-Cold:
For Wind-Damp-Heat Bi:
+ Hb. Schizonepetae Jing Jie + 10g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
+ Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang + 10g Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
For Wind-Damp with Qi Deficiency:
For generalized pain due to Damp-Heat:
+ 10g Rx. Astragali Huang Qi - Fr. Viticis Man Jing Zi
+ 6g Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma - Rz. et Rx. Ligustici Gao Ben
+ 6g Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu - Rz. Ligustici Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 10g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen - Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
+ 3g Hb. Menthae Bo He + 10g Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
+ 3g Hb. Asari Xi Xin + 10g Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai
For joint inflammation:
+ 10g Scl. Polypori Zhu Ling
+ Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai + 10g Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
For arthritis:
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren + Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
    + Zaocys Wu Shao She