Yan Hu Suo - Invigorate Blood and Relieve Pain
(LV, SP, ST, HT) - 4.5-12g (1.5-3g powder)


Yan Hu Suo

The story of "Yan who sews" boots. Yan's father was so excessive that he locked her in pain tower where she became SO energetic that she ran in circles to pass the time.

Why would he do such a thing? So she would never get pregnant (cc: pregnancy) of course!

English Name: corydalis
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Corydalis
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
pain alleviates pain
SO energetic.... run in circles invigorates blood and promotes Qi movement


       Yan Hu Suo Actions and Indications
  • Invigorates blood, promotes qi movement, alleviates pain (angina, CAD, pain due to blood stasis; qi stagnation and trauma, particularly for dysmenorrhea and pain of the chest, abdomen, epigastrium, bi syndrome; very effective for excess pain depending on combination, hernia)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
    Special Notes:
  • According to one Dr Ding Guan-Di for right sided hypochondriac pain you should combine Xuan Fu Hua and Xiang Fu. For left sided hypochondriac pain Chuan Lian Zi and Yan Hu Suo are better.

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