Drive Out Stasis from the Lower Abdomen Decoction
Promote the Movement of Qi

Actions: Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, warms the menses, alleviates pain.

Pattern: Cold-induced Blood Stasis accumulation in the lower abdomen.

Xiao Hui Xiang 1.5g
Gan Jiang 3g
Yan Hu Suo 3g
Dang Gui 9g
Chuan Xiong 3g
Mo Yao 6g
Rou Gui 3g
Chi Shao 6g
Pu Huang 9g
Wu Ling Zhi 6g


Indications: Palpable masses in the lower abdomen, lower abdominal pain or distention that intensifies with the onset of menstruation, dark menstrual blood with clots, backache.

Pulse: Deep and tight or rough, forceful.

Tongue: Dark body, stasis spots, distended sublingual veins, white coating.

Hara: Pain on palpation in the lower abdomen, palpable masses in the lower abdomen.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Deficiency patterns
  • Irregular periods or Blood Stasis due to Heat


  • For amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea with constipation: add Da Huang and Mang Xiao.
  • For continuous and incessant menstrual bleeding due to Heat: add Huang Qin and Huang Lian.

Western Medical Conditions:

  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Myoma


American Dragon
Bensky pg. 316
Scheid/Ellis pg. 236