Dissipation Soft Plaster #3 by Spring Wind contains agents that dissipate swelling and move qi and blood. Since powerful dissipating agents are warm and pungent the formula includes huang bo to clear heat and resolve toxin.
This current formula is a modification of zi jing pi san, which was first mentioned in a Ming dynasty treatise on external medicine. This application can be used to treat the swelling and pain associated with first-stage sinew damage. Since it does not substantially clear heat, it must be combined with formula that clear heat such as Double-cooling Soft Plaster #4.
Contraindications: Do not apply to open wounds. Avoid contact with eyes. This soft plaster will stain fabric.
Chinese Symptomology: Swelling and pain due to trauma
Actions: Dissipates swelling, relieves pain, moves qi, and quickens blood.
Pattern: Qi and blood stasis due to trauma.
Ingredients: Sesame Oil; Beeswax; Huang Bo (Cortex Phellodendri); Cao Wu (Radix Aconiti Kusenzoffi Szechuanensis); Da Huang (Rhizoma Rhei); Tian Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis Praeparatum); Ban Xia (Rhizoma Rinelliae Ternatae); Chuan Wu (Tuber Aconiti Mutou); Zi Jing Pi (Cortex Cercis Chinensis); Dang Gui (Radix Angelica Sinensis); Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae); Chuan Xiong (Radix Ligustici); Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis); Wu Yao (Radix Linderae Strychnifoliae); Ru Xiang (Gummi Olibanum); Mo Yao (Myrrha); Xue Jie (Sanguis Draconis); Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae Coryfoliae); Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae); Tao Ren (Semen Persicae); Liu Ji Nu (Herba Artemisiae); Hong Hua (Flos Carthami Tinctorii); Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae); Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori Albae); Zi Cao Gen (Radix Lithospermi seu Arnebiae).