Secure the Menses Pill PATTERN DISCRIMINATION Heat entering the blood aspect causing it to move frenetically outside its vessels ACTIONS Enriches yin and clears heat, secures the menses and stops bleeding INDICATIONS Functional uterine bleeding and chronic pelvic inflammatory disease SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF VACUITY HEAT ENTERING THE BLOOD ASPECT * Flooding and leaking * Very red blood * Vexatious heat in the chest * Abdominal pain * Dark urine * A red tongue with scanty, yellow fur * A fine, rapid pulse FORMULA EXPLANATION Within this formula, Gui Ban supplements yin and essence and leads fire downward to its lower source. Bai Shao constrains yin and nourishes the blood. Huang Qin and Huang Bai clear heat. Xiang Fu courses the liver and resolves depression. Combined with Bai Shao, the two medicinals harmonize the liver, thus eliminating the source of the engenderment of heat. Chun Pi secures the essence and stops bleeding.