Tong Qiao Huo Xue Tang
通窍活血汤

 

 

Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction

 Disclaimer    For educational purposes only.  Do not use as medical advice

AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Severe pounding headaches • Chronic epidural hematoma • Vertigo • Darkness circles under eyes
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Powder

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Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Invigorate the Blood ⌕    Subcategory: Invigorate Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis ⌕      Family:  ⌕      Source: Yi Lin Gai Cuo  ⌕       Related Formula:
Actions
Invigorates blood • Dispels blood stasis • Open orifices
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -Dark • Petechiae      Pulse -Choppy      Face/other 
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Properties
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

Herbs Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Chi Shao  Tonify Blood
3g
Tonify blood • Regulate menses • Soothes liver • Relieve pain • Preserve yin analgesic • antibacterial • anti-inflammatory • hepatoprotective • immune system boost • sedative
Chuan Xiong
3g
Tao Ren
9g
Hong Hua
9g
Cong Bai
3g
Da ZaoJujube • 大枣 Tonify Qi
7 pieces
Tonify spleen • Tonify stomach • Tonify qi • Calm the spirit • Harmonize a formula • Tonify blood  Antibacterial • Antidepressant • Anti-inflammatory • Expectorant • Hepatoprotective • Hypotensive • Sedative
Sheng JiangGinger (Raw) • 生姜 Release Exterior Wind Cold
9g
Release exterior • Stops vomiting • Relieve Nausea • Stops cough • Reduce herb toxicity • Regulate central flow of Qi Expectorant • Cough Suppressant • Digestive • Hypotensive • Antiplatelet • Stimulant • Analgesic • Anti-inflammatory • AntipyreticCholagogicAntiemetic • Antimutagenic
She Xiang
0.15g
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
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Caution
ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Bai Shao: Breast feeding • Pregnancy • Bleeding Disorder • Scheduled Surgery
Da Zao: Epigastric discomfort and bloating • Food stagnation • Damp excess • Damp Phlegm • Intestinal worms
Sheng Jiang: Lung heat • Dry cough • Phlegm heat • Full heat • Yin deficiency with heat • Vomiting from stomach heat • Gallstones • Exterior deficiency with unexplained sweating • Horse meat
Notes

 

Bibliography: [3], [8], [9], [14]

Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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