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Home > Education > Zang Fu Formulas > Dan Shen Yin

Dan Shen Yin

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

English: Salvia Decoction

Also known as: Decoction of Salvia Root

Ingredients
    Latin Pinyin Dosage Actions
    Rx. Salviae Milt. Dan Shen 15-30g Invigorates Blood, transforms Blood Stasis and alleviates pain.

    With Sha Ren and Tan Xiang, smoothes the flow of Qi and Blood to stop pain.

    Lignum Santali Albi Tan Xiang 3-6g Dispels Cold, warms MJ, regulates Qi, alleviates pain, removes Blood Stasis and improves digestion.
    Fr. and Per. Amomi Sha Ren 3-6g Promotes Qi movement, relaxes MJ, Warms SP and alleviates pain.
Actions

Invigorates Blood, Dispels Blood Stasis, Promotes Qi Movement and Alleviates pain.

Syndromes

    Blood Stagnation in ST

Clinical Manifestations
    Abdominal or epigastric pain which may radiate upwards to the back or scapula

    Nausea

    Hiccoughs

     

    Poor appetite

    Shortness of breath

    Hypochondriac pain

    Stuffiness in chest

    Constipation

    T: Purple with purple spots
    P: Wiry and tight

Treats
    Angina pectoris

    Hepatitis

    Cholecystitis

    Primary or secondary dysmenorrhea

    Chronic gastritis

    Pancreatitis

    Peptic ulcer

    Duodenal ulcer

Contraindications

    Coughing and wheezing from Wind-Cold, Wind-Heat or Damp-Phlegm.

Modifications

    For chronic pancreatitis:

    + Cx. Moutan Radicis Mu Dan Pi
    + Fr. Crataegi Shan Zha

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