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B14. Labor induction



1. 催产膏催产 (Cuichang Gao for labor induction or hasten parturition)

龟板 30 克,川芎 15 克,当归 15 克,头发灰 10 克,蝉蜕 7个(烧成灰),蛇蜕 一条(烧灰),车前子末 15 克,葱汁,芝麻油少量。

Guiban 30 gram, Chuanxiong 15 gram, Danggui 15 gram, Human hair ash 10 gram, Chantui seven (burn into ash), Shetui one (burn into ash), Cheqiancao seeds (powder form) 15 gram, Leek juice and sesame oil, some.

将龟板,川芎,当归研细末。加入麻油熬数滚,再将后四样加入同熬。取药膏 30 克,敷于肚脐上。包扎固定。让孕妇闭目静卧一小时左右。一般一次胎儿即可分娩出。

Add the Guiban, Chuanxiong and Danggui into the sesame oil. Bring to boiling for several min. Add other powder and ash in. Continue for additional 15 to 20 min. Take the herbal mud out. After cooling down, apply onto the naval. Fold and seal with gauze and medical tape. Let the woman lie down quiet with eyes closed for one hour. Usually, it needs only one time application to start the labor birth.

2. 龟板麻仁麝香外敷方引产催产 (Guiban Maren, Musk application for labor induction or hasten parturition)

醋龟板 3 克,火麻仁 7 个,麝香 0.3 克。

Vinegarized Guiban 3 gram, Huomaren seven, Musk 0.3 gram.


Grind the herbs into mud. Apply on to Qihai point under the naval.

3. 乌梅胡椒巴豆方(Wumei Hujiao Badou paste for labor induction)

乌梅一粒,白胡椒 7 粒,巴豆 3 粒

One Wumei, Seven Baihujiao (peper), Three Badou


Grind all into powder. Add liquor to make it into mud form. Apply the paste onto the Sanyinjiao point on the inside of the leg, above the inside ankle.

4. 鲜猪肉催生保胎 (Fresh Pork to induce labor)

鲜猪肉 1 公斤。

One kg fresh pork.


Chop the pork into big block, add to water. Bring to big boiling for half hour to one hour. Remove the floating oil, Let the pregnant woman drink the soup as much as possible.

5. 大麻子外敷方 (Hemp paste for labor induction or hasten parturition)



Hemp seeds

Peel the skin of hemp. Grind into mud form. Apply it on to the Yongquan point on the bottom of the feet. Usually, it can induce regular uterus movement after 10 to 20 min of application, and after 3 to 4 hours, the effect reduce.

6. 立圣丹 (Lisheng Dan for hasten parturition)

寒水石 200 克(其中生用 100 克,锻红 100 克,研细末)朱砂少许。

Hanshuishi (Calcitum) 200 gram (100 gram is original form, another 100 gram is processed form), Zhusha (Cinnabar) little.

研细末混匀。取1.5 克,用井水调成糊状,敷肚脐。干后再贴。用于引产,产难横逆恶侯,或死胎不下等。

Grind all into fine powder. Take 1.5 gram, mix with well water into mud form. Apply it on to the naval. It is used for hard delivery due to severe mal-position of fetus, or due to dead fetus.

朱砂可用硼砂 15 克代替。其余步骤相同。

For this formula, the Zhusha can be replaced by Pengsha (Borax) 15 gram. Other procedures are the same.

7. 百草霜白芷外敷方 (Baicaoshuang Baizhi paste for labor induction)


Baicaoshuang, Baizhi, equal amount.


Grind into powder. Add vinegar to make it into mud. Apply the mud on to the naval. This formula is used for difficulty in labor.


8. 蒲黄五灵脂方治疗交骨不开之难产 (Puhuang Wulingzhi fang for difficulty in labor due to the sex bone not relax  to open)

蒲黄5 克,五灵脂 5 克,醋龟板 15 克,血余炭 1 块。

Puhuang 5 gram, Wulingzhi 5 gram, Cu Guiban 15 gram, Xueyutan one (10 gram)


Cook in water. Drink the water extract.


9. 保产无忧散治疗过期妊娠 (Baochang Wuyou San for overdated pregnancy)

当归 12 克,川芎 12 克,荆芥 9 克,黄芪 9 克,白芍 15 克,菟丝子 9 克,川贝母 6 克,枳壳 20 克, 厚朴 6 克,羌活 6 克,甘草 6 克,艾叶 6 克,生姜 6 克。

Danggui 12 gram, Chuanxiong 12 gram, Jingjie 9 gram, Huangqi 9 gram, Baishao 15 gram, Tusizi 9 gram, Chuanbeimu 6 gram, Zhike 20 gram, Houpu 6 gram, Qianghuo 6 gram, Aye 6 gram, Shengjiang 6 gram.


Cook in water. Drink the water extract. It is used for over dated pregnancy.


10. 参芪启宫汤治疗过期妊娠 (Shen Qi Qi Gong Tang for over dated pregnancy)

黄芪 40 克,党参 20 克,当归 20 克,牛膝 20 克,血余炭 20 克,川芎 15 克,炙龟板 40 克,王不留行 15 克。

Huangqi 40 gram, Dangshen 20 grma, Danggui 20 gram, Niuxi 20 gram, Xueyutan 20 gram, Chuanxiong 15 gram, Zhi Guiban 40 gram, Wangbuliuxing 15 gram.


Cook in water. Drink the water extract. This formula is used for over dated pregnancy. If the condition is due to early broken of fetal membrane or due to dead fetus, add herb Maidong and Xuanshen.


11. 黄芪催生汤 (Huangqi Cuisheng Tang for over dated pregnancy)

黄芪 30 克,党参 10 克,白术 10 克,当归 10 克,川芎 10 克,生地 10 克,枳壳 9 克,木通 6 克,甘草稍 6 克。

Huangqi 30 gram, Dangshen 10 gram, Baizhu 10 gram, Danggui 10 gram, Chuanxiong 10 gram, Shengdi 10 gram, Zhike 9 gram, Mutong 6 gram, Gancao shao 6 gram.


Cook in water. Drink the water extract. It usually needs only one to three doses.


12. 乌龟甲壳烧灰治疗难产催生 (Tortoise shell ash for labor induction)

乌龟甲壳一个,黄酒 5 克。

One tortoise shell, 5 gram of cooking wine.


Burn the shell into ash. Drink it with help of some warmed cooking wine.


It is used to solve difficulty in labor. It can hasten the birth delivery.


13. 螃蟹脚爪催产下胎 (Crab feet for labor induction)

螃蟹脚爪 50-100 克,黄酒适量。

Crab feet 50-100 gram, cooking wine some.


Add the two into water to cook. Drink the water extract once for all.


This formula is used for women, who has weakness in uterus contraction, or the amniotic fluid is broken but the baby not out, or the dead fetus is not out, or the placenta is not out.


14. 鸡蛋醋方治疗胎盘不下 (Egg yolk and vinegar for expelling of placeta)

鸡蛋黄三个,陈醋 50 毫升

Chicken egg yolk three, old vinegar 50 ml.


Stir the yolk well. Bring the vinegar to boiling. Add the vinegar into the yolk, mix well. Drink all once. This formula works to expel out the placenta.


15. 芒硝牛膝汤治疗胎盘不下 (Mangxiao Niuxi Tang to expel the placenta)

芒硝 6 克,牛膝 10 克,童便少量

Mangxiao 6 gram, Niuxi 10 gram, little child urine.


Cook the herbs in water. Drink the water extract. Upon drink, add little child urine (boy urine). The placenta will come out.



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