Pills for Relieving Epilepsy
The Prescription of 定痫丸
The book Yi Xue Xin Wu
- Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae) 30 g,
- Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae) 30 g,
- Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae) 30 g,
- Fu Ling (Poria) 30 g,
- Fu Shen (Poria cum Ligno Hospite) 30 g,
- Dan Nan Xing (Arisaema cum Bile) 15 g,
- Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii) 15 g,
- Quan Xie (Scorpio) 15 g,
- Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) 15 g,
- Jiang Can (Bombyx Batryticatus) 15 g,
- Hu Po (Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis) 15 g,
- Deng Xin Cao (Medulla Junci) 15 g,
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 22 g,
- Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae) 22 g,
- Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae) 60 g,
- Mai Dong (Radix Ophiopogonis) 60 g,
- Zhu Sha (Cinnabaris) 9 g.
Zhu Li: Clearing away heat, eliminating phlegm, relieving convulsion, calming the mind, working together with ginger juice to exert the potency of resolving phlegm to induce resuscitation.
Dan Nan Xing: Clearing away heat, resolving phlegm, tranquilizing the mind, relieving epilepsy.
Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Chuan Bei Mu, Fu Ling and Mai Dong:
Eliminating phlegm, checking upward adverse flow of Qi and protecting Yin from being damaged.
Dan Shen and Shi Chang Pu: Resolving stasis for resuscitation.
Quan Xie and Jiang Can: Calming endogenous wind and relieving muscle spasm.
Tian Ma: Calming the liver to tranquilize endogenous wind so as to eliminate wind-phlegm.
Zhu Sha, Hu Po, Yuan Zhi, Deng Xin Cao and Fu Shen: Relieving convulsion, calming the mind so as to aid in relieving muscle spasm and epilepsy.
Gan Cao: Invigorating Qi to strengthen body resistance, tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.
The Effect of 定痫丸
Eliminating phlegm to induce resuscitation, calming endogenous wind to relieve epilepsy.
Syndrome of epilepsy and depressive psychosis due to phlegm-heat, marked by sudden loss of consciousness leading to falling down, rigidity of the muscles, convulsion and white frothy saliva or laryngeal rales, coming to within a short time, or irritability, reddened tongue with yellowish or whitish greasy coating, and taut slippery or slippery rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as depressive psychosis, schizophrenia, manic-depressive psychosis, etc.
All the drugs are ground into fine powder. Another 120 g of Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae) is decocted in an appropriate amount of water and condensed into a paste. The powder, the paste, 100 ml of Zhu Li (Succus Bambusae) and 50 ml of ginger juice are mixed evenly into pills. 6 g of the pills is taken with warm boiled water each time, twice daily. With their amounts reduced according to their proportions in the original prescription, the drugs may be decocted in water for oral use.