Ding Chuan Tang (Arrest Wheezing Decoction)
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Ding Chuan Tang (Arrest Wheezing Decoction)

Formula 14 of 15 in Formulas that Regulate the Qi

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Promote the Movement of Qi

Actions:

  • Descends and circulates Lung Qi to stop wheezing, mildly clears heat, transforms phlegm and releases wind cold

Indications:

  • Wheezing and coughing with thick, profuse, and yellow sputum, dyspnea, and possible fever and chills

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with a greasy yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Rapid and slippery Pulse

Western Uses:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Pulmonary Emphysema

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of dyspnea or wheezing from Qi deficiency, or when internal Phlegm-Heat is not present
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Exquisite Formulas for Fostering Longevity (Fu Shou Jing Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Bladder, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Gall Bladder

There are 9 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Bai Guo (Qty: 9 grams (9 pieces))

Neutral Bai Guo (Semen Ginkgonis Bilobae)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Astringent, Neutral, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Ginkgonis Bilobae
Chinese:
白果
Tone Marks:
bái guŏ
Alt Names:
Yin Xing
Translation:
Silver Almond

Ma Huang (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Ma Huang (Herba Ephedrae)
Channels:
LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Herba Ephedrae
Chinese:
麻黄
Tone Marks:
má huáng
Translation:
Hemp Yellow

Zi Su Zi (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Zi Su Zi (Fructus Perillae Frutescentis)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Perillae Frutescentis
Chinese:
紫苏子
Tone Marks:
zĭ sū zĭ
Alt Names:
Su Zi

Gan Cao (Qty: 3 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

Kuan Dong Hua (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Kuan Dong Hua (Tussilaginis Farfarae Flos)
Channels:
LU
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Tussilaginis Farfarae Flos
Chinese:
款冬花
Tone Marks:
kuăn dōng huā
Translation:
Welcome Winter Flower

Xing Ren (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Slightly Warm Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
Channels:
LI, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Warm, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Semen Pruni Armeniacae
Chinese:
杏仁
Tone Marks:
xìng rén
Alt Names:
Ku Xing Ren

Sang Bai Pi (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori Albae)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Mori Albae
Chinese:
桑白皮
Tone Marks:
sāng bái pí
Translation:
Mulberry White Bark

Huang Qin (Qty: 4.5 grams)

Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín

Ban Xia (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

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