L O W E R . P A L A C E . T A B L E T S

General Activity
vitalise blood, warm the abdomen, alleviate pain

Sample Indications for Use
blood stasis in the abdomen, including menstrual pain, abdominal lumps, hernia, and injuries

To Personalise, Add
Corydalis 5 for abdominal pain
Lindera 15 for menstrual irregularities
Tang Kuei Tablets for blood deficiency with stasis
Chih Ko & Curcuma, Cinnamon /Rehmannia, Turtle Shell Tablets, Sparganium 12, or Zedoaria Tablets for abdominal masses
Dry Ginger Tablets for severe internal cold

After treatment for two weeks, if the user feels warmer, it is a sign that the formula is having the desired effect; alleviation of pain or masses will take longer.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered, leonurus extract is added, and the mixture is formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
The Lower Palace Tablets formula is similar to Shaofu Zhuyu Tang (Decoction for Getting Rid of Blood Stasis in the Lower Palace) and Gexia Zhuyu Tang (gexie = below the diaphragm) by Wang Qingren, who is well-known for his blood vitalising formulas. The traditional formulas, and this version, warm the abdomen and vitalise blood circulation. The Chinese theory is that coldness can cause the blood to “sludge”, meaning that it becomes thickened and does not as easily flow, leading to pain or development of masses. This situation is similar to the one in which moisture congeals in the abdomen due to cold form ovarian cysts or other soft swellings (see explanatory notes for Cinnamon/Rehmannia). Lower Palace Tablets can be used for a wide range of abdominal disorders when there are indicators of cold (pale tongue, slow pulse, chilly feet, cold sensation in the abdomen) and blood stasis. The most common applications are for menstrual disorders, including menstrual cramping, irregular menstrual cycle (mainly a long cycle, which is another indicator of cold, or amenorrhea, an indicator of blood stasis) and masses on the reproductive organs. In cases where there is less cold or more problem with qi stagnation, Lindera 15 can substitute. After successful treatment of a cold syndrome, continued therapy might be best carried out with Lindera 15, which regulates qi as well as vitalising blood but is not as strongly warming and dispersing. The pair of typha and pteropus in the form of a powder comprises the traditional formula called Shixiao San, which is named for its ability to treat lower abdominal pain, allowing one to smile once again. These herbs, along with corydalis, are also key components of Corydalis 5, which treats acute pain and spasm.

Typha, Pteropus, Corydalis, Artemisia, Cyperus, Tang kuei, Red peony, Cnidium, Fennel, Leonurus (e), Cinnamon bark
Pin Yin
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