HERB FORMULAS

English: Minor Invigorate the Channels Special Pill
Also Known As: Huo Luo Dan
Invigorate the Collaterals Special Pill
Myrrh and Aconite Formula
Minor Pills for Activating Circulation in Collateral Channels
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Rx. Aconiti Kusnezoffii Preparata Zhi Cao Wu 180g Disperses Cold, scours out Wind, overcomes Dampness and stops pain.
Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu 180g Expels Wind-Dampness, disperses Cold, warms and activates channels and stops pain.
With Mo Yao, Ru Xiang and Di Long, for Wind-Cold-Dampness or Phlegm- Dampness and Blood Stasis lingering and stagnating in the channels and collaterals.
Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum Zhi Tian Nan Xing 180g Dries Dampness, expels Phlegm, disperses Wind-Phlegm in the channels, stops spasms, reduces swelling and alleviates pain.
Myrrh Mo Yao 66g Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, alleviates pain and reduces swelling.
With Di Long and Zhi Chuan Wu, for Wind-Stroke with spasms and rigidity and Wind-Damp-Cold-Bi.
With Ru Xiang, for Wind-Cold-Damp Bi with numbness throughout the body and unresponsive extremities.
Olibanum Ru Xiang 66g Invigorates the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi, relaxes the sinews, invigorates the channels and alleviates pain.
With Mo Yao, for Traumatic injury pain.
Pheretima Di Long 180g Drains Heat, settles convulsions, extinguishes Wind, stops spasms and unblocks and promotes movement in the channels and collaterals.
With Zhi Chuan Wu, Zhi Cao Wu and Ru Xiang for Cold Bi.
With Zhi Chuan Wu and Zhi Tian Nan Xing, for Wind-Damp Bi.
  • Dispels Wind
  • Eliminates Dampness
  • Transforms Phlegm
  • Invigorates the Blood
  • Unblocks the collaterals
  • Alleviates pain
  • Warms the channels and collaterals
  • Obstruction of the channels by Wind-Cold-Dampness, Blood Stasis and Phlegm
  • Windstroke
  • Chronic pain, weakness and numbness (especially in the lower extremities) due to Windstroke
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cramps
  • Heaviness and pain in the lower back and legs
  • Fixed or migrating pain in the bones in the bones and joints with reduced range of motion
  • Long-term numbness or paralysis in the hands and feet
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and moist
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Because this formula is quite harsh, warming and drying, it should only be prescribed for those with a relatively strong constitution.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
  • Serve with grain-based liquor or Schizonepeta Jing Jie tea.
For Damp-predominant disorders: For Wind-predominant disorders:
+ Rz. Atractylodis Cang Zhu + Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae Qin Jiao
+ Rx. Aristolochiae Fangji Guang Fang Ji + Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng
+ Sm. Coicis Yi Yi Ren
For severe Cold:
For disabling pain:
+ More Rx. Aconiti Preparata Zhi Chuan Wu
+ More Olibanum Ru Xiang + More Rx. Aconiti Kusnezoffii Zhi Cao Wu
+ More Myrrh Mo Yao
For Liver and Kidney Deficiency manifesting as weakness of the joints:
For neuralgia or sciatica:
+ Pubescent Angelica and Taxillus Decoction
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
+ Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
For post-stroke complications:
+ Rz. Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong + Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
For arthritis:
Rx. Notoginseng San Qi
+ Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii Qiang Huo
For more Wind:
+ Rx. Moghaniae Yi Tiao Gen
+ Major Gentiana Macrophylla Decoction
Da Qin Jiao Tang
or
For hemilateral sweating:
+ 10g Sm. Strychni Ma Qian Zi - Pheretima Di Long
+ 10g Flos Carthami Hong Hua
For severe pain:
+ 10g Hirudo Shui Zhi + Rz. Corydalis Yan Hu Suo
+ 10g Fr. Chaenomelis Mu Gua + More Olibanum Ru Xiang
    + More Myrrh Mo Yao