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A13. Synovitis


1. 消肿热敷方 (Xiaozhong Refu Fang for Synovitis)

川芎 20 克,红花 20 克,土鳖虫 20 克,牛膝 20 克,穿山甲 20 克,伸筋草 20 克,大黄 20 克,乳香 20 克,没药 20 克,桃仁 15 克,甘草 10 克。

Chuanxiong 20 gram, Honghua 20 gram, Tubiechong 20 gram, Niuxi 20 gram, Chuanshanjia 20 gram, Shenjincao 20 gram, Dahuang 20 gram, Ruxiang 20 gram, Moyao 20 gram, Taoren 15 gram, Gancao 10 gram.


Grind the herbs into fine powder. Make the mixture into mud by addition of vinegar. The vinegar is added until there is herbal juice drops down, when pressed with hands on the herbal mixture. Heat the mixture until there is herbal steam happen. Fold the herbal mixture with cotton sheet. Apply the herbal bag onto the knee, when the herbal bag is still warm. This is one-day dose. Apply it three times a day after warm it each time. Keep the warm herbal bag on the knee for 30 to 60 min. Change new bag every day.  Continue to use this way for 7 to 10 days.

2. 鸡血藤膏 (Jixueteng Gao for synovitis)

鸡血藤 30 克,苏木 20 克,蒲公英 20 克,紫花地丁 20 克,威灵仙 15 克,秦艽 15 克,黄柏 15 克,桑枝 15 克,木通 15 克,泽泻 15 克,透骨草 15 克,牛膝 15 克,乳香 15 克,没药 15 克,桂枝 10 克,土鳖虫 10 克,艾叶 5 克,红花 5 克,冰片 5 克。

Jiexueteng 30 gram, Sumu 20 gram, Pugongyin 20 gram, Zihuadiding 20 gram, Weilingxian 15 gram, Qinjiao 15 gram, Huangbo 15 gram, Sangzhi 15 gram, Mutong 15 gram, Zexie 15 gram, Tougucao 15 gram, Niuxi 15 gram, Ruxiang 15 gram, Moyao 15 gram, Guizhi 10 gram, Tubiechong 10 gram, Aye 5 gram, Honghua 5 gram, Bingpian 5 gram.


Grind the herbs into fine powder. Store in a bottle tightly. Upon use, make the powder into herbal mud with addition of half part of vinegar and half part of liquor. Apply the herbs on to the knee. Fold with gauze and seal with medical tape. Change the herbal mud everyday. Seven-day is one healing period.

本方治疗50 例,治愈 35 例,显效 10 例,有效 4 例,无效 1 例。

This formula has been used in 50 patients with synovitis. Among them, 35 were cured, 10 were much improved, 4 were improved to some level, and 1 case failed.

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