English: Modified Aconite Decoction
Also Known As: Modified Decoction of Sichuan Aconite
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu 3g Expels Wind-Dampness, disperses Cold, warms and activates the channels and stops pain.
With Ma Huang, Bai Shao and Huang Qi, for generalized joint pain with restrictions in range of motion.
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 6g Releases the Exterior and disperses Cold.
With Zhi Chuan Wu, for Wind-Cold Bi.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for Wind-Cold Bi.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 10g Alleviates pain and nourishes Blood.
With Gan Cao, for muscle spasms especially in the calf, due to Blood Deficiency.
With Gui Zhi, harmonizes the Ying and Wei.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 12g Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi, tonifies Wei Qi, stabilizes the Exterior and nourishes Blood.
With Gui Zhi, for Qi and Blood Deficiencies and Ying and Wei Deficiencies with numbness and painful obstruction of the musculature.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3g Tonifies Qi, alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the properties of the other herbs.
Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi 3g Warms the channels, warms the Spleen and dispels Dampness.
With Gan Jiang, warms Spleen and Kidneys. benefits Yang disperses Cold and treats Cold-Damp Bi.
with ma Huang and Xi Xin, for Wind-Cold Attack with pre-existing Yang Deficiency.
With xi Xin, for Wind-Damp-Cold Bi with spasms of the joints and intolerable pain.
Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 6g Warms the Middle, expels interior Cold, and warms the Channels.
Hb. Asari Xi Xin 3g Releases Exterior Wind and Cold, disperses Internal Cold and alleviates pain.
With Ma Huang, alleviates Wind-Cold-Damp Bi pain.
With Zhi Fu Zi, Zhi Chuan Wu, Gui Zhi and Huang Qi, for painful obstruction with chills which is aggravated by exposure to Wind or Cold.
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 6g Releases External Wind-Cold from the muscle layer., harmonizes the Ying and Wei, warms the channels and collaterals, relieves pain, disperse, Cold, unblocks Yang and transforms Qi, warms and facilitates the flow of Yang Qi in the chest and warms and facilitates the flow of Blood through the vessels.
With Ma Huang, for Wind-Cold Bi.
With Bai Shao, warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao.
With Zhi Fu Zi, for chills and painful extremities due to Yang Deficiency with Wind-Cold-Damp-Bi and backache due to Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.
  • Warms the channels
  • Dispels Cold
  • Reinforces Yang
  • Disperses Wind
  • Replenishes Qi and Blood
  • Alleviates pain
  • Long-term Wind-Cold Dampness invades the Channels
  • Leg Qi
  • Cold Bi in patients with Qi Deficiency
  • Severe pain and coldness of muscles and joints
  • Severely restricted motion of joints
  • Whole body pain, especially in the hands and feet
  • Difficult flexion and extension
  • Cold extremities
  • Anorexia
  • Heavy feeling in the muscles
  • Catches cold easily
  • No thirst
  • Aversion to Cold Fatigue Loose Stools
  • T: Pale with slight teethmarks
  • C: Greasy white
  • P: Deep and thready or Wiry, tight and Slow or Slightly slippery
  • Zhi Chuan Wu should be decocted first for about thirty to sixty minutes to reduce its toxicity, before adding the other ingredients.