Recipes of Chinese herbs for headache caused by the deficiency of blood

In traditional Chinese medicine, the causes of headache include external pathogenic factors and internal factors. Blood deficiency is one of internal factors.

When headache is caused by the deficiency of blood, in addition to the pain of head, the person feels dizziness, and suffers from severe palpitations. He always feels lassitude and does not have strength. The face is pale. The tongue is pale, and the coating of the tongue is thin and white. The pulse is thin and weak.

The treatment method is to nourish Yin and blood. And the representative recipe is Jia Wei Si Wu Tang.

The recipe Jia Wei Si Wu Tang contains Bai Shao, Dang Gui, Sheng Di Huang, Chuan Xiong, Ju Hua, Man Jing Zi, Huang Qin, and Zhi Gan Cao.

In the case that the person feels lassitude and has no strength, if he feels stronger headache during physical work, he is short of breath and has no desire to speak, while he has sweat and fears wind, Huang Qi, Dang Shen and Bai Zhu can be added to the recipe.

If the person suffers from dizziness, tinnitus, vexation and insomnia, and his lower back and knees feel discomfort and weakness, Shu Di Huang, Wu Wei Zi and Shan Zhu Yu can be added to the recipe.


Jia Wei Si Wu Tang: The recipe is recorded in the book Jin Gui Yi, and it has no name but is called “newly created”. The original recipe Si Wu Tang contains Bai Shao, Dang Gui, Shu Di Huang, and Chuan Xiong.


Zhang, Boli, & Wu, Mianhua. (2017). Internal Medicine of TCM. China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


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