HERB FORMULAS

English: Aconite Decoction
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu 9-15g Expels Wind-Dampness, disperses Cold, warms and activates the Channels and stops pain.
With Ma Huang and Bai Shao, for generalized joint pain with restrictions in range of motion.
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 6-9g Releases the exterior, induces sweating, promotes urination and disperses Cold.
With Zhi Chuan Wu, for Wind-Cold Bi.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 6-15g Alleviates pain and nourishes Blood.
With Gan Cao, for muscle spasms especially in the calf, due to Blood Deficiency.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 6-15g Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi, tonifies Wei Qi, stabilizes the Exterior and nourishes Blood.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3-9g Tonifies the Spleen, tonifies Qi, alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the properties of the other herbs.
  • Disperses Cold
  • Reinforces Yang
  • Replenishes Qi and Blood
  • Stops pain
  • Warms the channels
  • Disperses Wind
  • Wind-Cold-Damp Bi - Cold Predominant
  • Long-term Wind-Cold Dampness invades the channels
  • Cold Bi in patients with Qi Deficiency
  • Severe difficulty in flexion and extension
  • Severe pain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Fatigue
  • Loose Stools
  • Severe pain and coldness of muscles and joints
  • Severely restricted motion of joints
  • Cold extremities
  • Whole body pain, especially in the hands and feet
  • Anorexia
  • Heavy feeling in muscles
  • Catches cold easily
  • No thirst
  • T: Pale with slight teethmarks
  • C: Greasy and white
  • P: Deep and thready or Wiry, tight and slow or Slightly slippery
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Zhi Chuan Wu should be decocted first for about thirty to sixty minutes with 60g of honey to reduce its toxicity, before adding the other ingredients.
For more severe Cold: For Blood Stasis:
+ 3g Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi + Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 6g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang + Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 3g Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin + Squama Manitis Chuan Shan Jia
+ 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + Sp. Gleditsiae Zao Jiao Ci
For carpal tunnel syndrome:
+ Major Invigorate the Collaterals Special Pill
Da Hu Luo Dan
- Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang
+ 9g Ram. Mori Sang Zhi For osteoarthritis:
+ 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Fructus Luffae Retinervus Si Gua Luo For osteoarthritis with more severe Dampness:
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
For osteoarthritis with severely cold extremities:
+ 18g Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
For osteoarthritis with Blood Stasis with pricking pain:
+ 3g Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
For osteoarthritis with pain in the upper extremities:
+ 6g Olibanum Ru Xiang
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu + 6g Myrrh Mo Yao
For osteoarthritis with pain in the lower extremities:
+ 9g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
For osteoarthritis with knee pain: + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis Du Huo
+ 9g Rx, Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
For osteoarthritis with shoulder pain:
For osteoarthritis with pain in the spinal column: + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
+ 9g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
For osteoarthritis with low back pain:
For enduring osteoarthritis with Kidney and Liver Deficiency: + 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong
For periarthritis of the shoulder:
+ 9g Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan + 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ 9g Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong + 6g Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
+ 9g Rx, Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi
For chronic periarthritis of the shoulder:
For brachial plexus neuritis: - Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu
+ 12g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui + 6g Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang
+ 10g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao + 9g Rx. et Rz. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 12g Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao + 9g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 12g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen
For brachial plexus neuritis with pain radiating to the back:
+ 12g Cx. Erythrinae Hai Tong Pi
+ 12g Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin + 12g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
For brachial plexus neuritis with pain radiating to the arm and fingers: + 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 12g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + 10g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 12g Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao
+ 10g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
+ 12g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 12g Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao
+ 12g Cx. Erythrinae Hai Tong Pi
+ 12g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo + 12g Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin
+ Rx Puerariae Ge Gen
+ 12g Cx. Erythrinae Hai Tong Pi + Rz. Cibotii Gou Ji
+ 12g Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin + Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao
+ Caulis Spatholobi Ji Xue Teng
For brachial plexus neuritis with Phlegm-Damp Obstruction and occult Blood:
For neck pain and stiffness:
+ 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + 12g Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong
+ 12g Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui
+ 12g Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen
+ 9g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 10g Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao
For upper back pain:
- Rx. Astragali Huang Qi + 12g Hb. Siegesbeckiae Xi Xian Cao
+ 9g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ 9g Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao + 12g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
+ 9g Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng + 12g Cx. Erythrinae Hai Tong Pi
+ 9gm Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen + 12g Rx. Curcumae Yu Jin
For shoulder pain: + Cx. Cinnamomi Rou Gui
- Rx. Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata Zhi Cao Wu + Arisaema cum Bile Dan Nan Xing
+ Flos Carthami Hong Hua
+ 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi + Sm. Persicae Tao Ren
+ 3g Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang + Bombyx Batryticatus Jiang Can
+ Scorpio Quan Xie
For chronic shoulder pain with Qi and Blood Deficiency:
+ Zaocys Wu Shao She
   
- Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu    
- Rx. Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata Zhi Cao Wu    
   
+ 6g Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi    
+ 3g Rz. Curcumae Longae Jiang Huang    
   
+ 9g Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo    
   
+ 9g Rx Angelicae Sinensis- Dang Gui    
   
+ 9g Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen