Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan - Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction

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Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "shu jing huo xue wan" , 舒經活血丸, which in english is "relax the channels and invigorate the blood decoction", is categorized within the "invigorate the blood" functional grouping and within the "invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang, Shu Ching Huo Hsieh Tang, Shu Jin Huo Xue Wan, Clematis and Stephania Combination, Chin-chui and Clemantis Combination.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • 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.

Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Generally not for long term use and use with caution if at all in deficient patients.

Our shop contains shu jing huo xue wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang - Sun Ten
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) - Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus con…
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  • Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) - Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite,…
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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Fang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler) - Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body …
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Han Fang Zi (Stephania Root) - Promotes urination, reduces edema - lower extremity edema,…
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  • Huai Niu Xi (Achyranthes Root) - Invigorates blood, expels blood stasis - dysmenorrhea, amen…
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  • Long Dan Cao (Chinese Gentian Root, Gentiana) - Drains damp-heat from the liver and gallbladder channels - …
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  • Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) - Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and…
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  • Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongu…
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  • Tao Ren (Peach Seed) - Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disord…
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  • Wei Ling Xian (Clematis Root) - Dispels wind-damp and unblocks the channels, relieves pain.…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation, liver blood stagnation and/or lung wind invasion - wind cold.

    Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: arthritis (bi syndromes), back pain, knee pain, muscle weakness, neck pain, neuralgia, neuropathy, osteoarthritis (oa), rheumatoid arthritis (ra) and/or sciatica

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding shu jing huo xue wan.

    • The underlying deficiency may arise from illness, overindulgence with alcohol or other drugs, excessive sexual activity, etc.

    As noted above, shu jing huo xue wan is within the invigorate the blood functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis", which contains the following formulas:

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  • Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan (Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction) - Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang defici…
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  • Dan Shen Huo Xue Wan (Red Sage Root Decoction for Promoting Blood Circulation) - Phlebitis, generally chronic.
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  • Fu Fang Dan Shen Wan (Saliva Compound Pill) - For a range of stagnation issues in the stomach/epigastric/…
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  • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan (Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Decoction) - For blood stasis below the diaphgram - abdominal masses, li…
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  • Huo Luo Xiao Ling Wan (Miraculously Effective Pill To Invigorate The Collaterals) - A range of pain related issues when they arise from qi and …
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  • Jin Gu Die Da Wan (Tendon and Bone Injury Healing) - Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Bro…
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  • Kang Zhong Wan (Cancer Support Pill) - A modern formula with a range of Chinese herbs that can be …
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  • Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Abdominal Stasis Relief Pills) - Qi and blood stagnation in the lower jiao - lower abdominal…
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  • Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan (Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collatera…
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  • Te Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan (Patent Neck Pain Relief Pills) - Stiffness, pain, and/or tightness of the neck.
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  • Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan (Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction) - Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/o…
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  • Wen Jing Wan (Warm the Menses Formula) - Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, excessive uterine bleed…
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  • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Blood Stasis Relief Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, phys…
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  • Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan (Corydalis Powder) - Pain of all types from qi and blood stagnation - often comb…
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  • Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan (Stroke Recovery Pills) - Bell's Palsy, facial paralysis, slurry of speech, difficult…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "invigorate the blood" are listed below.

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