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Herbal Prescriptions


 I.Prescriptions Based on Syndrom Differnetiation | II. A Word about TCM Proprietary Medicine

I. Prescriptions Based on Syndrome Differentiation
  • Debility of vital gate fire
    Therapeutic aim: Invigorating the kidney and strengthening yang.
    Sample Prescription: Modified Yougui Bolus (kkY)

  Radix Aconiti Praeparata
  Monkshood (processed)
  Shu fu zi
  Cortex Cinnamomi
  Cassia bark
  Rou gui
  Colla Cornus Cervi
  Deer horn glue
  Lu jiao jiao
  Rhizoma Rehmanniae Praeparatae
  Rhemannia root (processed)
  Shu di
  Rhizoma Dioscoreae
  Chinese yam
  Shan yao
  Fructus Corni
  Asiatic corneliam cherry fruit
  Shan yu rou
  Fructus Lycii
  Chinese wolfberry fruit
  Gou qi chi
  Cortex Eucommiae
  Eucommia bark
  Du zhong
  Semen Cuscutae
  Dodder seed
  Tu si zi
  Radix Angelicae Sinensis
  Chinese angelica root
  Dang gui

In this prescription, monkshood, cassia bark and deer horn glue replenish the kidney essence and bone marrow as well as warm and tonify the kidneys. They are the chief ingredients. The Chinese angelica root is added to tonify the blood and nourish the liver. The rest of the ingredients are used to nourish yin, invigorate the kidneys and benefit the liver and spleen. The whole combination is especially good for treating a kidney yang deficiency with insufficiency of essence and blood. In TCM , a debility of the vital gate fire means there is an insufficient source of yang; thus the ingredients for nourishing yin and replenishing essence help firm up and tonify the kidney yang.

  • Fear and fright damaging the kidneys
    Therapeutic aim: Benefit the kidneys and make the spirit tranquil.
    Sample Prescription: Tranquilizing Bolus (wwӤY)
  Radix Codonopsis
  Tangshen
  Dang shen
  Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
  Large head atractylodes root
  Bai shu
  Poria cocos
  Indian bread
  Fu shen
  Semen Ziziphi Spinosae
  Spine date seed
  Suan zao ren
  Rhizoma Rehmanniae Praeparatae
  Rhemannia root (processed)
  Shu di
  Radix Angelicae Sinensis
  Chinese angelica root
  Dang gui
  Radix Polygalae
  Chinese senega
  Yuan zhi
  Rhizoma Acori Tatarnowi
  Grassleaf sweetflag rhizome
  Shi chang pu
  Os Draconis
  Fossil bones
  Long gu
  Concha Ostreae
  Oyster shell
  Mu li
  Radix Morindae Officinalis
  Morinda root
  Ba ji tian
  Scolopendra
  Centipede
  Wu gong

In this prescription, tangshen, large head atractylodes and Indian bread replenish the heart-qi so as to console the spirit (shen). Spine date, rhemannia and Chinese angelica enhance the blood to nourish the heart. Chinese senega and grassleaf sweetflag calm the heart and tranquilize the spirit and mental state. Fossil bones and oyster shell sedate and calm the spirit. Morinda root fortifies the kidneys, and, centipede expels the wind evils in the meridians. The whole combination benefits the qi (vital energy), nourishes the heart and tranquilizes the spirit. Furthermore, it promotes communication between the heart and kidneys, thus benefiting impotence caused by emotional factors.

  • Stagnation of liver-qi
    Therapeutic aim: Dispersing liver-qi stagnation.
    Sample Prescription: Xiaoyao Powder (p)
  Radix Bupleuri
  Chinese tororwax root
  Chai hu
  Radix Angelicae Sinensis
  Chinese angelica root
  Dang gui
  Radix Paeoniae
  White peony root
  Bai shao
  Poria
  Indian bread
  Fu ling
  Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
  Large head atractylodes root
  Bai shu
  Radix Glycyrrhizae Praeparata
  Liquorice root (processed with honey)
  Jiu gan cao
  Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens
  Ginger (stewed)
  wei jiang
  Herba Menthae
  Peppermint
  Bo he

In this prescription, tororwax root disperses the stagnation in the liver. Angelica root and peony root nourish the blood to soothe the liver. Atractylodes root and Indian bread fortify the spleen and expel dampness to facilitate the production of blood and qi (vital energy). Liquorice root, ginger and peppermint act as buffers. The whole combination not only nourishes the liver organ and enhances its functioning, but also benefits the spleen to promote the blood and qi production. Therefore, it is suitable for this type of impotence.

  • Spleen and heart deficiency
    Therapeutic aim: Fortifying the spleen and nourishing the heart.
    Sample Prescription: Decoction for Invigorating Spleen and Nourishing Heart (kʴ)
  Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
  Large head atractylodes root
  Bai shu
  Radix Astragali
  Milkvetch root
  Huang qi
  Radix Ginseng
  ginseng
  Ren shen
  Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens
  Fresh ginger
  Sheng jiang
  Fructus Ziziphi Jujubae
  Common jujube fruit
  Da zao
  Radix Glycyrrhizae Praeparata
  Liquorice root (processed with honey)
  Jiu gan cao
  Radix Angelicae Sinensis
  Chinese angelica root
  Dang gui
  Poria cocos
  Indian bread
  Fu shen
  Arillus Longan
  Longan aril
  Long yan rou
  Semen Ziziphi Spinosae
  Spine date seed
  Suan zao ren
  Radix Polygalae
  Chinese senega
  Yuan zhi
  Radix Aucklandiae
  Costus root
  Mu xiang

In this prescription, atractylodes root, milkvetch root, ginseng, ginger, jujube fruit and liquorice root fortify the spleen and benefit the qi (vital energy). Angelica root nourishes the liver to promote heart functions. Indian bread, spine date and longan aril nourish the heart and calm the spirit. Chinese senega improves communication between the heart and kidneys. Costus root acts as a buffer. The whole combination benefits the blood and qi, which regulates the heart and spleen at the same time.

  • Downward accumulation of dampness-heat
    Therapeutic aim: Clearing away heat and eliminating dampness.
    Sample Prescription: Decoction for Dampness Effusion (|N)
  Dioscorea tokoro
  Fish-poison yam
  Bi xie
  Semen Coicis
  Coix seed
  Yi yi ren
  Poria cocos
  Indian bread
  Chi fu ling
  Semen Plantaginis
  Plantain seed
  Che qian zi
  Rhizoma Alismatis
  Oriental water plantain rhizoma
  Ze xie
  Cortex Phellodendri
  Chinese corktree (bark)
  Huang bai
  Radix Bupleuri
  Chinese tororwax root
  Chai hu
  Radix Angelicae Sinensis
  Chinese angelica root
  Dang gui
  Radix Morindae Officinalis
  Morinda root
  Ba ji tian
  Scolopendra
  Centipede
  Wu gong

In this prescription, fish-poison yam and coix seed exert a detoxifying effect by clearing away heat and leaching out dampness. Indian bread, plantain seed and water plantain leach out dampness for diuresis. Corktree clears excessive heat and dries dampness. Tororwax root and angelica root disperse the liver stagnation and nourish the blood. Morinda root fortifies the kidneys and centipede expels the wind evils in the meridians. The whole combination exerts a combined action of clearing away heat, leaching out dampness, promoting diuresis (urination) and activating the blood.

  • Obstruction from blood stasis
    Therapeutic aim: Activating blood and removing obstructions.
    Sample Prescription: Decoction for Smoothing Blood Vessel (GF)
  Scolopendra
  Centipede
  Wu gong
  Rhizoma Chuanxiong
  Szechuan lovage rhizoma
  Chuan xiong
  Radix Salviae Mil. Tiorrhizae
  Red sage root
  Dan shen
  Radix Paeoniae Rubra
  Red peony root
  Chi shao
  Hirudo
  Leech
  Shui zhi
  Aspongopus
  Jiuxiang bug
  Jiu xiang chong
  Bombyx Batryticatus
  Stiff silkworn
  Jiang can
  Radix Bupleuri
  Chinese tororwax root
  Chai hu
  Radix Astragali
  Milk-vetch root
  Huang qi
  Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
  Achyranthes root
  Niu xi

In this prescription, centipede removes stagnated blood from the meridians. Lovage, red sage root, peony root, leech, jiuxiang bug and silkworm promote blood circulation to remove obstruction in the meridians. Tororwax regulates the qi movement; Milkvetch replenishes qi (vital energy) and Achyranthes fortifies the kidneys and activates blood circulation. The whole combination exerts a combined action of regulating qi and activating blood, therefore it removes obstructions in the meridians.