English: Decoction of Aconite, Ephedra, Asari, Cinnamon and Dried Ginger
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu 10g Expels Wind-Dampness, disperses Cold, warms and activates the channels and stops pain.
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi 10g Disperses Cold and Dampness, warms the channels and stops pain.
With Gan Jiang and Gan Cao, strengthens its actions of fortifying Qi and benefiting the Yang.
With Xi Xin, disperses Cold and stops pain.
Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 10g Dispels Wind-Dampness seeping into the Lower Jiao and warms the channels.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for Cold-Damp Bi.
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 6gt Induces sweating, releases the Exterior, promotes urination, reduces edema and warms and disperses Cold pathogens.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for Wind-Cold Bi.
With Ma Huang and Zhi Fu Zi, for Exterior Wind-Cold with underlying Yang Deficiency.
Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin 3g Disperses Wind-Cold and Internal Cold and alleviates pain.
With Ma Huang, alleviates Wind-Cold-Damp Bi pain.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for Wind-Damp-Cold Bi with spasms of the joints and intolerable pain.
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 6g Releases the Exterior, assists Yang, adjusts the Ying and Wei, releases the muscle layer, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain and warms and facilitates the flow of Qi through the channels and collaterals and Blood through the vessels.
With Ma Huang , for Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for chills and painful extremities due to Yang Deficiency with Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 6g Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and guides the herbs to all twelve channels.
  • Warms the Channels
  • Dispels Wind, Cold and Damp
  • Wind-Cold Damp with Cold Predominant
  • Severe cold toe pain
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Cold extremities
  • Limited movement of the toes in the case of severe pain
  • Excruciating sharp, stabbing joint pain
  • Pain alleviated by warmth and aggravated by Cold
  • Pain with fixed location
  • Few joints are involved
  • The joints cannot be flexed or extended
  • No local redness or Heat
  • Pain worse at night and better during the day
  • Painful area often feels cold to the touch
  • Pain mostly affects low back and lower extremities
  • Pain intense but short lived
  • Pain changes over days or weeks
  • Ankylosis (stiffness) of joint
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Maybe chills with a slight fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Frequent nocturnal urination
  • T: Pink or Pale
  • C: Thin and white (thicker than for Wind-Bi)
  • P: Superficial and tight or Wiry and tight or Deep, tight and slow
For limited movement of the toe joints: For cold limbs:
+ 10g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + 6g Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
For a heavy sensation of the joints:
For chills and fever: + 10g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
+ 15g Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ 10g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + 15g Poria Fu Ling