Classical antecedent: Dang Gui Jiang Zhong Tang, Angelica Strengthening the Centre Decoction..
Painful periods, dull pain, scanty periods with pale blood, late periods, irregular periods, dull pale complexion, feeling cold, backache, frequent pale urination, depression, tiredness, constipation.
Indications in T. Chinese Medicine:
Pattern: Kidney-Yang deficiency, Blood deficiency.
Action: Tonify and warm Kidney-Yang, nourish Blood, stop pain.
Tongue: Pale and thin or swollen, depending on whether Yang or Blood deficiency predominates.
Pulse: Weak, choppy.
This formula treats dysmenorrhoea deriving from Blood deficiency and Kidney-Yang; two patterns which
often occur simultaneously in women. This happens because the uterus stores blood but is also connected to
the kidney so that there is often an overlap between blood deficiency and a kidney deficiency.
Dysmenorrhoea occurring against a background of deficiency is characterized by dull rather than severe pain.
Although this pattern is a deficient one, there is always some stagnation of Qi and stasis of blood as, when Qi
and blood are deficient for a long time they fail to move properly and stagnation results.
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae Alba
Gui Zhi Ramulus Cinnamomi
Dang Shen Radix Codonopsis
He Shou Wu Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Du Zhong Cortex Eucommiae
Mu Xiang (Chuan) Vladimiria
Yan Hu Suo Rhizoma Corydalis
Xu Duan Radix Dipsaci
Ba Ji Tian Radix Morindae Officinalis
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae Prep.
Da Zao (Red) Fructus Jujubae
Rou Gui Cortex Cinnamomi
Dosage: 2 tablets x 2 times a day
Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1