TCM Herbal Formulas for Angina

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address angina, organized by formula type.

  • By Formula Type
  • Formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind
  • Formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm
  • Formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation
  • Formulas that harmonize lesser yang-warp disorders
  • Formulas that warm and open sensory orifices

All "formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind" recommended for angina

Formula Key herbs
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 1 Biota Seeds (Bai Zi Ren), Milkvetch Roots (Huang Qi)
Suan Zao Ren Tang Jujube Seeds (Suan Zao Ren)

All "formulas that dry dampness and transform phlegm" recommended for angina

Formula Key herbs
Huang Lian Wen Dan Tang Crow-Dipper Rhizomes (Ban Xia)
Wen Dan Tang Crow-Dipper Rhizomes (Ban Xia)

All "formulas that invigorate blood and dispel blood stagnation" recommended for angina

Formula Key herbs
Dan Shen Yin Red Sage Roots (Dan Shen)
Di Dang Tang Leeches (Shui Zhi), Tabanus Horseflies (Meng Chong)

Acupoints for Angina

Explore below some acupoints used to address angina, organized by meridian.

  • By Meridian
  • Bladder Channel
  • Extra Points: Lower Extremities (EX-LE)
Jueyinshu BL-14

Jueyinshu BL-14

1.5 cun lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the 4th thoracic vertebra (T4).

Duyin EX-LE-11

Duyin EX-LE-11

On the plantar aspect of the 2nd toe, at the midpoint of the transverse crease of the distal interphalangeal joint.

TCM Herbs for Angina

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address angina, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that open the orifices
  • Herbs that invigorate the blood
  • Herbs that nourish the heart and calm the spirit
  • Herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing
  • Herbs that regulate qi
  • Cool herbs that transform phlegm and stop cough
  • Tonic herbs for qi deficiency
  • Warm herbs that transform phlegm and stop cough
  • Cool/Acrid herbs that release the exterior

"Herbs that open the Orifices" recommended for angina

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Styrax (Su He Xiang) Su He Xiang Wan
Musk (She Xiang) Su He Xiang Wan
Borneol (Bing Pian) Su He Xiang Wan
Benzoin (An Xi Xiang) Su He Xiang Wan

"Herbs that invigorate the Blood" recommended for angina

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Red Sage Roots (Dan Shen) Dan Shen Yin
Leeches (Shui Zhi) Di Dang Tang
Tabanus Horseflies (Meng Chong) Di Dang Tang

"Herbs that nourish the Heart and calm the Spirit" recommended for angina

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Biota Seeds (Bai Zi Ren) Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 1
Jujube Seeds (Suan Zao Ren) Suan Zao Ren Tang