Chronic Hepatitis and
"Blood Activating and Stasis Expelling" Therapy- Part 2
Carthami Flos, Persicae Semen, Angelicae
Radix, Cnidii Rhizoma, Rehmanniae Radix, Paeoniae Rubra Radix, Achyranthis
Radix, Citri Aurantii Fructus, Bupleuri Radix, Glycyrrhizae Radix,
Wang Qing Ren, one of most famous figures in TCM, developed the Persica
& Achyranthes Combination (Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang) and Persica &
Cnidium Combination (Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang) over 300 years ago. These
formulas have been used to treat blood stagnancy and typical symptoms
include headache, chest pain, palpitation, insomnia, anxiety, dark or
purplish tongue, cold hands and feet, dark rings around the eyes, liver
palm, spider moles, dry and itchy skin, rashes, lumps, and pain, upper
abdominal discomfort, tight pulse, etc.
We use the active
ingredients of herbs contained in these formulas to create a more potent
and stabilized form of the herbs. Modern pharmacological studies have
since been conducted to explore the precise physiological actions of these
two ancient formulas and found that they have many beneficial effects. The
following is a list of the results:
1. Improvement of microcirculation - The formulas can noticeably
ameliorate acute micro-circulation disorder induced by macromolecular
dextran in rats. It dilates the micro-capillaries, accelerates the
blood flow and opens additional micro-capillary networks. The result
is increased blood infusion to the tissues which can stop the pathology
caused by the micro-circulation disorder and increase the functionality of
the tissues. It can clear the clotting factors in DIC (diffused
intravenous clotting) and stop the progress of DIC. For liver tissue
damaged by chronic inflammation, the increased blood infusion can bring in
more fresh oxygen and nutritional supply. This will help clear waste
metabolites more efficiently and promote tissue regeneration.
2. It will not prolong the P.T.T. and the Prothrombo time. It can
suppress the clustering of platelets and improve various blood rehological
(liquidity) parameters, such as the viscosity of the blood, packed red
cell volume, blood plasma specific viscosity, and fibrin. The improvement
of these parameters will also help release the pain caused by blood
3. It can promote the phagocytosis of the macrophages and promote the
immune function of reticular endothelial system. It can also regulate the
cellular and humeral immunity.
4. It can noticeably suppress granuloma (fibrosis activities) formation
and is especially important for preventing the progression of fibrosis in
chronic liver diseases.
The Tianjing Institute of Emergency Medicine in Tianjing, China, used them
to treat 18 cases of ascites caused by cirrhosis and found its
effectiveness to be 94%. It helped to improve the
microcirculation in the liver and promote the absorption of the ascites.
my clinical work, we use the circulation formulas to promote the healing
of inflamed tissue resulting from Lyme Disease, arthritis, and psoriasis.
For chronic hepatitis, it is used in conjunction with other liver
supportive herbs to improve overall blood circulation, restore liver
functions, and reduce liver and spleen enlargement.