|English:||Modified Aconite Decoction|
|Also Known As:||Modified Decoction of Sichuan Aconite|
|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
- Zhi Chuan Wu should be decocted first for about thirty to sixty minutes to reduce its toxicity, before adding the other ingredients.