Ease the Muscles™ Formulae

ease_the_musclesThe name of this formula is self-explanatory: it “eases” the muscles in that it eliminates Dampness from them.


Yi Yi Ren Semen Coicis
Lu Gen Rhizoma Phragmitis
Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Hou Po Cortex Magnoliae officinalis
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Shi Chang Pu Rhizoma Acori tatarinowii
Dan Dou Chi Semen Sojae preparatum
Zhi Zi (Shan) Fructus Gardeniae
Sha Ren Fructus Amomi villosi
Huo Xiang Herba Pogostemonis
Huang Lian Rhizoma Coptidis

*Product contains soy, Dan Dou Chi (Prepared soybean) 

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Damp-Heat lurking in the Interior.


Clear Heat, resolve Dampness, regulate Qi, harmonize the Centre.

Tongue: Red or slightly red with a sticky-yellow coating. Even if the tongue is not red, the presence of a sticky-yellow coating is an essential sign for the prescription of this formula.
Pulse: Slippery, possibly only on the right side.

Classical Antecedent

Lian Po Yin

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in eliminating Dampness from the space between the skin and muscles, mildly tonify Qi (only one herb).

Acupuncture Points

SP-9 Yinlingquan, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, Ren-9 Shuifen, Ren-11 Jianli, ST-22 Guanmen, BL-22 Sanjiaoshu, L.I.-10 Shousanli, ST-31 Biguan, with even or reducing method. No moxa.
Ren-12 Zhongwan, ST-36 Zusanli, BL-20 Pishu with reinforcing method.

Ease the Muscles™ is a variation of Lian Po Yin (Coptis-Magnolia Decoction). The formula has proved highly effective in eliminating Damp-Heat. If the tongue has a thick-sticky yellow coating, the pulse is predominantly Slippery and Full, one can proceed to eliminate Damp-Heat before tonifying the body’s Qi.

The formula is ideally suited to do this, as it is aimed at resolving Dampness and clearing Heat from the muscles, from the head and from the Stomach and Spleen.

  • Huang Qi and Bai Zhu were added to introduce some tonification
  • Sha Ren and Huo Xiang are two fragrant herbs which resolve Dampness from the muscles
  • Yi Yi Ren and Fu Ling drain Dampness and were added to strengthen the overall Dampness-resolving effect of the formula

This formula should be chosen if the Excess aspect predominates over the Deficiency. If the latter predominates, consider using Tonify Qi and Ease the Muscles™. If there is Dampness without Heat, use Drain Fields™.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.