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The following Chinese herbal formula(s) can treat or relief Painful limbs:

Chinese Formula Actions Indications Symptoms related to painful limbs
Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang
Bupleurum and Kudzu Decoction to Release the Muscle Layer; Bupleurum-Pueraria Relaxing the Tendons Decoction
Releases the Exterior; Eliminates internal Heat; Eliminates Pathogenic Qi from the muscle layer.   Unresolved exterior Wind-Cold which has become constrained and is transforming into Heat.  Headache; Increasing fever and decreasing chills; Influenza; Painful limbs; Stiffness of the limbs; Bitter taste; Dry nose; Insomnia; Irritability; Night blindness; Ocular pain; Stiffness of the extremities; Toothache; Red tongue, thin-yellow coating; Floating-Rapid pulse (Fu Shu) that transforms into Slippery-Rapid-Overflowing pulse (Hua Shu Hong).  
Yue Bi Jia Zhu Tang
Maidservant from Yue Decoction plus Atractylodes
Promotes sweating; Releases Wind-Damp from the Exterior; Disperses Lung-Qi; Moves Body Fluids; Diuretic.   Wind oedema.  Arthritis; Chills; Fever; Generalized oedema; Heaviness of the limbs; Nephritis; Oedema of eyelids; Oliguria; Painful limbs; Swollen tongue; Floating-Slippery-Soft pulse (Fu Hua Ru); Floating-Slippery-Deep pulse (Fu Hua Chen) if generalized oedema.  
Shen Rong Hu Gu Wan
Ginseng, Deer Antler and Tiger Bone Pill; Ginseng-Cornu Cervi-Os Tigris Pill
Tonifies Qi and Blood; Strengthens the sinews and bones; Disperses Wind-Cold-Damp.   Weakness of the loins and knees due to Liver-Qi Deficiency, Blood and Yang Deficiency, together with Wind-Cold-Damp.  Bone deformities in the joints; Chronic rheumatism (long-term illness, especially); Fatigue; Joint pain; Numbness in the lower back; Numbness of the limbs; Pain in the lower back; Painful limbs; Sensation of cold in the limbs; Sensation of cold in the lower back; Swelling of joints; Pale tongue; Weak pulse (Ruo).  

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