Build your own Chinese Medicine First Aid Kit

Most items on the list can be found on Amazon.com.  We’ve created a category page with the amazon items collected in one place.

  • Yunnan baiyao

    is the best all-around formula to stop traumatic bleeding and prevent infection. It is a must for your Chinese medicine cabinet or first aid kit. This formula both stops bleeding and removes blood clots. Yunnan baiyao comes in a vial of the powdered formula with the red pill in the cotton wadding. First clean the wound with soap and water. Pack the powder into the open cut to stop bleeding. When the wound has closed and is dry, mix the powder with saliva to make a paste. In each stage cover with a bandage.  The red pill is to be taken only for serious injuries such as stab and gunshot wounds. I do not recommend you treat serious injuries, stab or gunshot wounds yourself, although having access to lifesaving herbs is useful. Do not use if you are pregnant. Stop use and ask a doctor if condition worsens or does not improve within 3 days. Keep out of reach of children. Yunnan baiyao on amazon

  • Huo xiang zheng qi wan

    for nausea, stomach sickness, and food stagnation. Indicated when the following symptoms arise; nausea, vomiting, belching, fever and chills, a sensation of fullness and oppression in the chest, bloating and pain in the epigastrium, abdominal pain, diarrhea or sticky loose stools, headache, foggy head, loss of taste, little or no appetite, lethargy, heavy sensation in the body, or muscle aches. This formula is very effective for a condition also known as “sudden turmoil disorder,” acute sudden vomiting and diarrhea. Biomedical applications include; influenza, intestinal flu, nonspecific acute colitis, acute gastroenteritis, food poisoning, traveler’s diarrhea, motion sickness, upset stomach, indigestion, overeating and hangover. Standard dosage is 15 pills, 3 times per day and in the initial phases of treatment, dosage may be increased to 20 pills every 2-4 hours. May be used short term for a few days to a few weeks. Contra-indicated for conditions due to dryness and/or heat. Huo xiang zheng qi wan at Chineseherbsdirect.com

  • Shuinko

    burn ointment is a traditional Japanese remedy used in moxibustion therapy, mainly used as a protective barrier between the skin and burning moxa. Can be used for minor burns, skin irritations, sunburns, cracked skin and hemorrhoids. Just apply to affected area. Can be used as a lip balm: to promote healing, apply a small amount to chapped or windburned lips. Get shiunko at Golden Needle in Arden online

  • Ching wan hung

    burn ointment – Clears heat, disperses swelling, invigorates blood, relieves pain, generates tissue. Can get at amazon

  • Trauma Liniment die da jiu

    clears blockages of qi, blood, and fluids that have accumulated at the site of an injury, preventing blood from congealing in the tissues of the injured area. This is the number ine remedy for burises, contusions, sprains and fractures. Die da jiu was developed to disperse accumulations and treat sports injuries. In this formula, cooling and warming herbs are carefully  balanced so that the cooling herbs reduce inflammation and swelling as effectively as ice, while the warming herbs kill pain, promote circulation, and break up accumulations of blood and fluids.  Die da jiu at amazon

  • Resinall K

    trauma tincture is not as strong as Trauma pills are, but it is more convenient and still effective at clearing blockage. Prevents Infections, Stops Bleeding, Promotes Tissue Regeneration, Activates Blood Actions: 1. Treats pain and swelling due to traumatic injuries–sprains, strains, contusions, fractures, broken bones, torn sinews, bleeding, bruising, lacerations. 2. Treats skin disorders topically: fungal infections (ringworm, athlete’s foot), bacterial infection Dosage: Internal: 1/2 to 1 dropper under the tongue; hold under tongue until dissolved. Take between meals for pain, use as needed. External: Apply to affected area 1 to 3 times per day. Use cotton swab or cotton ball as applicator. Resinall K at amazon

  • Po sum on

    warming muscle liniment. Indications:  chest discomfort from coughing, itching from insect bites, joint and muscle aches, motion sickness,  rheumatic pains and stomachache caused by chills. Po sum on at amazon


  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Lancets
  • Rolled Gauze
  • Gauze pads
  • Adhesive Bandages
  • Cups

Chad Johnson, MS, LAc NCCAOM Diplomate, LMT |  ChadJohnsonAcupuncture.com | 828-333-5087