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Chuanxiong Chatiao San

Name

Chuanxiong Mixture

  1. 川芎茶調散
  2. 川芎茶调散

The Prescription of Chuanxiong Chatiao San

Source

The book Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang

Ingredients

Explanation

Chuan Xiong, Bai Zhi and Qiang Huo: The principal drugs, dispelling wind pathogen and relieving pain.

Xi Xin: Removing cold to relieve pain.

Bo He: Being used in larger dose so as to refresh the mind and dispel wind and heat pathogens.

Jing Jie and Fang Feng: Being pungent in taste and disperse in nature, dispelling wind pathogen in the upper body.

Gan Cao: Tempering the actions of all the other ingredients.

Tea: Being bitter in flavor and cold in nature, refreshing the mind, restraining the over-warm, over-dry, over-ascending, and over-dispersing nature of drugs for treating wind syndromes so as to coordinate their ascending and descending nature.

The Effect of Chuanxiong Chatiao San

Effect

Dispelling wind pathogen and relieving pain.

Indications

Wind syndrome of head, marked by migraine, headache, or ache in the vertex, aversion to cold, fever, dizziness, stuffy nose, thin whitish tongue coating, and floating pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as chronic rhinitis, nasosinusitis and neuroheadache.

Administrations

All the ingredients are ground into fine powder, 6 g of which is taken with tea each time, twice daily.