Names Of Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan

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Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction
  • Pinyin Name: Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan
  • Alternate Names: Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang, Shu Ching Huo Hsieh Tang, Shu Jin Huo Xue Wan, Clematis and Stephania Combination, Chin-chui and Clemantis Combination
  • Chinese Character: 舒經活血丸
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Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan Usages and Indications

  • Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the channels and collaterals characterized by internal deficiency with external excesses - joint pain, muscle aches, numbness and/or pain in the lower extremities (may be severe).
  • Wind-cold damp bi-syndrome (i.e. arthritis) - particularly in the lower part of the body, hips, knees, lower back.
  • Sciatic pain with the correct underlying pattern.
  • Neck pain with the correct underling pattern.
  • Fractures that are reluctant to heal, particularly in the lower body.

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Generally not for long term use and use with caution if at all in deficient patients.
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  • The underlying deficiency may arise from illness, overindulgence with alcohol or other drugs, excessive sexual activity, etc.

Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan Has 16Ingredients

Dang Gui


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Chinese Angelica Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
  • Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold - important herb to stop pain due to blood stasis - abdominal pain, trauma, carbuncles due to blood stasis, chronic bi.
  • Moistens dry intestines due to blood deficiency.
  • Reduces swellings, expels pus, generates flesh - sores.

Bai Shao


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White Peony Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

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Sheng Di Huang


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Rehmannia


Appears in the Herbs That Cool The Blood category

Usages

  • Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood.
  • Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mouth, low-grade fever, constipation, throat pain from yin deficiency.
  • Cools Ascending Heart Fire (HT, LV). Mouth and tongue sores, irritability, insomnia, malar flush.
  • Wasting thirst disorder.

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Chuan Xiong


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Szechuan Lovage Root


Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category

Usages

  • 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.

Tao Ren

Peach Seed


Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category

Usages

  • Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess.
  • Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to dry intestines.

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Fu Ling


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Poria, China Root


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
  • Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
  • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.

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Cang Zhu


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Atractylodes


Appears in the Aromatic Herbs That Transform Dampness category

Usages

  • Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention, fatigue, vomiting, greasy tongue coat.
  • Expels wind-damp-cold (bi-syndrome) in extremities.
  • Clears damp-heat from lower burner (combine with clear-heat herbs, however, as this has a warm nature (for example, Er Miao San) - vaginal discharge, swollen and sore joints.
  • Induces sweating, release the exterior.
  • Improves vision.

Chen Pi

Tangerine Peel


Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category

Usages

  • Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; specifically directing it downward - good for different types of nausea/vomiting).
  • Important herb for drying dampness and the transformation of phlegm - coughs with stifling sensation in the chest/diaphragm, and copious viscous sputum (qi-level herb).
  • Prevents stagnation - prevents cloying of tonifying herbs.
  • Ju Hong is the red part of the tangerine peel - it is more drying and aromatic.

Qiang Huo


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Notopterygium Root


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and damp associated body/joint pain
  • Guiding herb for the GV and Tai Yang Channels

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Bai Zhi


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Angelica Root


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Expels wind-cold, dampness
  • Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region)
  • Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with headaches (yangming - ST), supraorbital pain, congestion
  • Useful for swollen gums and toothache

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Wei Ling Xian


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Clematis Root


Appears in the Herbs That Dispel Wind Dampness category

Usages

  • Dispels wind-damp and unblocks the channels, relieves pain.
  • Fish bone lodged in the throat.
  • Focal distention and accumulation in the middle burner.

Han Fang Zi

Stephania Root


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • Promotes urination, reduces edema - lower extremity edema, borborygmus, abdominal distention, ascites from lower jiao damp accumulation.
  • Expels wind-damp-heat, alleviates pain - fever, red, swollen, hot, painful joints.

Fang Feng


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Ledebouriella root, siler


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache)
  • Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb)
  • Trembling hands and/or feet
  • Spleen/Liver intestinal issues - painful diarrhea, bright blood in stool
  • Migraines
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Long Dan Cao


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Chinese Gentian Root, Gentiana


Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Dry Dampness category

Usages

  • Drains damp-heat from the liver and gallbladder channels - red, swollen, sore throat, eyes, and/or ears, sudden deafness, jaundice, pain, swelling or dampness in the genital region, or foul smelling vaginal discharge and itching.
  • Clears ascending liver fire - headache, red eyes; liver wind-heat with fever, spasms, convulsions, flank pain.

Huai Niu Xi


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Achyranthes Root


Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category

Usages

  • Invigorates blood, expels blood stasis - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, lochioschesis.
  • Strengthens the sinews, bones, and joints - lower back and knee issues due to deficiency (tonifies the liver and kidneys).
  • Clears damp heat in the lower burner - damp-heat pouring downward manifesting as back and knee pain, w/lin.
  • Brings blood downward - yin deficiency with fire or hot blood in the upper warmer, vomiting blood, toothache, nosebleed, dizziness, headache, blurred vision (yang rising).

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Gan Cao


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Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
  • Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
  • Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
  • Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
  • Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
  • Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
  • Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).

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