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Move Blood characteristics
pungent, bitter, warm; enter LV, HT, SP; cautions w/pregnancy & can consume Qi & Bld
tx shaoyang and vertex ha, mild to nourish blood, drying so used w/ white peony, moves blood w/ pain esp menstrual, then head and chest pain, moves qi and dispels wind
*Chuan Xiong
move blood
cool blood mover, calms shen and tx pms w/pn, affects chest and lower abdomen, regulates ht qi, mildly nourishes blood – Heart - #1 Move Blood with heat
*Dan Shen (salvia, not to be confused w/ dang shen)
move blood
harmonizes and mildly nourishes blood, tx wind damp bi, good for xu patients, blood xu w/ pain, opens channels esp extremities
Ji Xue Teng
move blood
stops pain esp abdomen, warming, moves qi and blood, tx lqs leading to blood stasis, main herb to tx pain and trauma, moves qi and blood
*Yan Hu Suo
move blood
cool blood mover, moves qi esp liv, tx stagnant heat in liv channel (can be substituted for chai hu), tx gb, cold
*Yu Jin (like tumeric)
move blood
warm, tx shoulder pain (upper body bld stasis), moves qi and blood
*Jiang Huang (like tumeric)
move blood
– #1 to regulate menses, cool blood mover, moves qi and blood, promotes urination, dispels masses, opens ren, tx gyno problems w/ heat
Yi Mu Cao
move blood
promotes menses & urination; dispels swelling & edema
Ze Lan
move blood
benefits breasts & promotes lactation
Si Gua Lou
move blood
cool blood mover, affects menses, mild to tonify yin and blood, soothes liv fire, qi and blood stasis, often used w/ or instead of bai shao (white peony)
*Chi Shao (red peony)
move blood
tx neutral, hot or cold, breaks blood stasis, moistens intestines, mildly relieves cough and asthma
*Tao Ren (peach seed)
move blood
moves blood in large doses, nourishes blood in low doses, often used w/ tao ren
*Hong Hua (safflower)
move blood
breaks blood stasis, very commonly used, mild to move qi, dispels masses, severe menstrual cramping, trauma
E Zhu
move blood
trauma – moves qi and opens channels
Ru Xiang
move blood
Mo Yao
trauma – breaks up blood stasis
move blood
tx yin xu patient w/ low back and knee pain, guides energy and blood down, tx ascending fire
Haui Niu Xi
move blood
wind damp bi affecting low back and knee, strongest to guide blood down, not as nourishing as haui niu xi
Chuan Niu Xi
move blood
breaks blood stasis, promotes lactation
Wang Bu Liu Xing (vaccaria seed, used for ear seeds)
move blood
Lu Lu Tong
Liu Ji Nu
Xue Jie
Su Mu
Know these secondary herbs are in this category
move blood
strong to break blood stasis, moves qi
Wu Ling Zhi (flying squirrel feces)
move blood
absorbs ST acid; gastric & duodenal ulcers
Wa Leng Zi
move blood
breaks blood stasis
Chuan Shan Jia
Tu Bie Chong
San Leng
move blood