Chinese: Xiong Gui Tiao Xue Yin

English: Szechwan Lovage and Angelica Decoction for Regulating Blood Flow

Source: Wanbinghuichun (Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases)

Pulse: fine, choppy

Tongue: stasis spots

Abdomen:  oketsu

Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Anemia
  • Tinnitus
  • Poor appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Abdominal pain

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.

Herbs in This Formula

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Basic and Clinical Research on Kyukichoketsuin – Updated on June 16, 2012

Ushiroyama T, Sakuma K, Souen H, et al. Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin (Kyuki-chouketsu-in), a traditional herbal medicine, stimulates lactation with increase in secretion of prolactin but not oxytocin in the postpartum period. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine 2007; 35: 195-202.

Koinuma M, Narikawa H, Kamei M, et al. Meta-analysis on the usefulness in postpartum control by kyukichoketsuin with methylergometrine maleate as control. Nihon Toyo Igaku Zasshi (Kampo Medicine) 2006; 57: 45-55

Ushiroyama T, Sakuma K, Ueki M. Efficacy of the Kampo medicine Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin (Kyuki-chouketsu-in), a traditional herbal medicine, in the treatment of maternity blues syndrome in the postpartum period. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine 2005; 33: 117-26.

Ushiroyama T, Sakuma K, Souen H, et al. Therapeutic effects of Kyuki-chouketsu-in in restoring postpartum physical condition. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine 2003; 31: 437-44.

Wada H, Wada K, Motoyama K. Usefulness in postpartum control by kyukichoketsuin. Sanfujinka no Sekai (World of Obstetrics and Gynecology) 2003; 55: 1057-61.

Kawakami S, Nishimura J, Umeki M, et al. Kampo therapy for feeling of lactation deficiency. Sanfujinka Kampo Kenkyu no Ayumi (Recent Progress of Kampo Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology) 2003; 20: 140-3.

Sakuma K, Ushiroyama T, Akise D, et al. Clinical efficacy of kyukichoketsuin for regulation of puerperal psychosomatic functions. Sanfujinka no Shinpo (Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology) 2002; 54: 80-6

Takushima Y, Inoguchi H, Study on usefulness of kyukichoketsuin for control of puerperium — comparison with methylergometrine maleate (1st report). Progress in Medicine 2001; 21: 1535-42 (in Japanese).

Narimatsu A., Ito A., Usefulness of kyukichoketsuin during puerperium. Rinsho Iyaku (Journal of Clinical Therapeutics & Medicine) 2001; 17: 1329-35