Gout according to Chinese Medicine

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Five herbal formulas that might help with gout

Er Miao San

Source date: 1481 AD

Number of ingredients: 2 herbs

Key actions: Expels Dampness from the Lower Burner. Drains Heat from the Lower Burner.

Why might Er Miao San help with gout?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner' of which gout is a symptom.

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Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 9 herbs

Key actions: Clears Heat and inflammations. Unblocks the flow of Yang Qi and promotes movement (in areas with painful obstruction). Clears Wind and Damp. Relieves pain.

Why might Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang help with gout?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Painful Obstruction with Wind-Cold-Damp' of which gouty arthritis is a symptom.

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Xuan Bi Tang

Source date: 1798 AD

Number of ingredients: 9 herbs

Key actions: Clears and resolves Damp-Heat. Unblocks the meridians. Disbands painful obstruction.

Why might Xuan Bi Tang help with gout?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Painful Obstruction due to Damp Heat in Channels' of which gouty arthritis is a symptom.

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Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang

Source date: 1587 AD

Number of ingredients: 16 herbs

Key actions: Expels Wind Damp from the Channels. Invigorates Blood. Unblocks the channels.

Why might Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang help with gout?

Shu Jing Huo Xue Tang has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of gout

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Da Fang Feng Tang

Source date: 1107 AD

Number of ingredients: 14 herbs

Key actions: Expel Wind Damp. Relieve pain. Tonify the Liver and the Kidneys. Tonify the Blood and Qi.

Why might Da Fang Feng Tang help with gout?

Da Fang Feng Tang has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of gouty arthritis

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