English: Diffuse Constraint and Unblock the Channels Decoction
Also Known As: Dispersing Stagnation and Penetrating the Menses Decoction
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 15g Nourishes the Blood, regulates menstruation, softens the Liver and relieves pain.
With Chai Hu, for flank pain due to Liver Qi Stagnation.
With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.
With Huang Qin, for Liver Heat Attacking the Spleen and Stomach during pregnancy with nausea and vomiting.
With Gan Cao, for abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach and epigastric, hypochondriac or flank pain.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 15g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, regulates the menses, disperses Cold and stops pain due to Blood Stasis.
With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood.
With Gan Cao, moderates spasms and relieves abdominal pain.
With Chai Hu and Bai Shao, for dysmenorrhea from Liver Qi Stagnation and Blood Deficiency.
with Mu Dan Pi, Zhi Zi, Chai Hu and Bai Shao, for early menstruation, bloating during menstruation, and irritability due to Qi Stagnation with Heat.
Cx. Moutan Mu Dan Pi 15g Clears Heat, cools and harmonizes the Blood, invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis and clears Liver Fire.
With Huang Qin, Chai Hua and Bai Shao, for Heat causing pre-menstrual fevers or epistaxis during periods.
With Zhi Zi, Chai Hua and Bai Shao, for Fire from constraint leading to Liver Fire or Liver Yang Rising.
With Bai Shao and Huang Qin, for early menstruation and premenstrual fever.
Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 9g Clears Heat, reduces Fire, eliminates irritability, drains Damp-Heat, cools the Blood and relieves toxicity.
With Mu Dan Pi, for irregular menstruation, headache, red eyes, and thirst due to Liver Qi Heat from Stagnation and dysmenorrhea, headache, dry, scratchy eyes and intercostal pain due to Liver Blood Deficiency.
Sm. Sinapis Bai Jie Zi 6g Promotes Qi movement, unblocks the collaterals and alleviates pain.
Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 3g Spreads Liver Qi and relieves Stagnation.
With Huang Qi, for Heat in the Womb with fever, chills and delirium.
With Bai Shao, for vertigo, dizziness, thoracic and costal pain, and menstrual irregularity due to Liver Qi Stagnation.
With Xiang Fu, Bai Shao and Zhi Zi, for Liver Qi Stagnation with cold extremities.
With Bai Shao, Dang Gui, Xiang Fu and Mu Dan Pi, for irregular menstruation with pain and cramps.
Rz. Cyperi Xiang Fu 3g Spreads and regulates Liver Qi, regulates menstruation and alleviates pain.
With Chai Hu and Bai Shao, for pain and distention in the chest and flanks.
With Chai Hu, for Qi Stagnation and menstrual irregularity.
With Dang Gui, tonifies the Blood and moves Qi, for premenstrual symptoms, menstrual pain and irregular menstruation.
Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin 3g Invigorates Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, regulates Qi flow, alleviates pain, clears Heat and cools the Blood.
With Xian Fu, Dang Gui and Bai Shao, for pain in the abdomen and flanks associated with menstruation.
With Chai Hu, for Liver Qi and Blood Stagnation with flank pain and distention, dysmenorrhea, and irregular menstruation.
Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 3g Clears Heat, dries Dampness, drains Fire, detoxifies, cools the Blood, stops bleeding and calms ascending Liver Yang.
With Zhi Zi, for irregular vaginal bleeding due to Liver Fire.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3g Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
  • Softens the Liver
  • Releases constraint
  • Dredges the channels
  • Drains Fire
  • Liver Qi Stagnation Transforming into Fire
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Abdominal pain before or during period
  • Menses with dark red clots
  • Dark menstrual blood
  • Dry stools
  • Dry sore eyes
  • Heavy period
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Outbursts of yelling or anger
  • Thirst
  • General feeling of Heat
  • May be acne related to the period
  • T: Red body (redder on sides)
  • C: Yellow
  • P: Wiry and rapid
  • The symptoms are usually chronic without a distinctive cause marking the onset of the disorder.
  • This pattern more often occurs in young women.
For dysmenorrhea:  
- Sm. Sinapis Bai Jie Zi    
+ Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao