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