Theory

Di Long Earthworm - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Di Long Names

  • English Name: Earthworm
  • Pinyin Name: Di Long

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Functional Groupings



Di Long Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Drains liver heat, stops spasms an convulsions - high fever with convulsions and seizures.
  • Clears lung heat - wheezing.
  • Clears heat in the channels and promotes movement - swollen, painful joints with limited range of motion, sequelae of wind-stroke.
  • Clears heat and promotes urination - hot painful urinary dysfunction, edema.
  • Hypertension associated with liver yang rising.


Di Long Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 4.5-12g




Di Long Appears In 4 Formulas

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan

  • Great Yang Restoration Pills
    • Fatigue, weakness, with pale complexion due to chronic qi and blood deficiency.
    • Hemiplegia, slurred speech or involuntary muscle control due to blockage of the channels and collaterals.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Do not use for patients with liver wind or severe yin deficiency.

Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan

  • Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction
    • Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang deficiency - post-stroke symptoms, paralysis, atrophy of the limbs, drooling, slurred speech, etc. 
    • Other potential uses with the correct underlying diagnosis in any blood stasis patients - MS, reynauds, ALS, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid in pregnancy.  See staff clinician notes for more details on proper usage.

Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan

  • Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills
    • Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collaterals - pain in the extremities, shoulder pain, elbow pain, leg pain.
    • With the right underlying patterns - possibly useful for fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, etc.
    • Arthritic conditions - rheumatoid, neuralgia.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.

Xiao Huo Luo Wan




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