Theory

Chuan Xiong Szechuan Lovage Root - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Chuan Xiong Names

  • English Name: Szechuan Lovage Root
  • Pinyin Name: Chuan Xiong

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Chuan Xiong Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis).
  • Expels wind and alleviates pain - headache (temporal, vertex), dizziness, painful obstructions, skin issues.
  • Headache - moves qi upward and alleviates pain; headaches due to wind, heat, cold, blood deficiency.


Chuan Xiong Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-6g




Clinician Notes

 


Chuan Xiong Appears In 25 Formulas

Ba Zhen Wan

  • Eight Treasure Combination
  • Pale complexion, fatigue, low stamina, light headedness, vertigo, palpitations (may be frequent), anxiety, poor appetite, reduced energy for speaking.

    The Pulse will be thin and frail or large and weak and the Tongue will be pale with a white coat.

  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood

Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan

  • Ligusticum Tea Pills
    • Headaches, primarily from wind-cold (but used with wind-heat/wind-damp), with neck stiffness, muscle aches and/or nasal discharge.
    • In certain cases may be useful for migraines, frequent headaches - particularly when they are influenced by cold weather and/or changing from warm to cold environments.
    • Rhinitis, sinusitis.
  • Expel Wind
  • Release Wind from the Skin and Channels
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Use only with direction during pregnancy.
    • Avoid in cases of headache from liver yang rising or deficiencies of qi and/or blood.

Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan

Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan

Jiao Ai Wan

  • Ass-Hide Gelatin and Mugwort Formula
  • This formula is generally a tonifying agent with herbs to invigorate the blood it is used for excessive menstruation, excessive spotting between periods or bleeding during pregnancy.  Other uses would be uterine bleeding and restless fetus syndrome.

    The Tongue is generally pale with a thin white coat and the Pulse will be thin and frail.

  • Stop Bleeding
  • Tonify and Stop Bleeding
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in cases of beng lou (flooding and spotting) when caused by heat or accompanied with strong heat signs.

Ren Shen Bai Du Wan

Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan

Shi Quan Da Bu Wan

Si Wu Tang Wan

Te Xiao Bi Min Gan Wan

  • Specially Effective Nasal Allergy Pills
    • Generally useful for a range of allergy symptoms - seasonal allergies, rhinitis, sinusitis.  Can be used both as a preventative and as a symptomatic aid for allergies.  
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan

Xiao Huo Luo Wan

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan

  • Blood Stasis Relief Pills
    • Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, physical organ issues.
    • Coronary artery disease, angina and other cardiovascular issues.
    • Hepatitis and other liver function issues.
    • Migraines, headaches, neuralgia from most causes.
    • A range of menstrual issues including dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids - particularly with pain and/or bleeding.
    • Certain diagnostic types of psychological illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, chronic depression, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
    • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
    • Generally not for long term use.

Yu Dai Wan




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