Li Zhong Wan (Regulate the Middle Pill)
Formula 7 of 10 in Formulas that Warm Interior Cold
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- Formulas that Warm the Channels and Disperse Cold
- Middle Jiao (SP, ST) Yang deficiency with cold
- Warms the Middle Jiao and dispels cold
- Strengthens the Spleen and Stomach.
- Watery diarrhea, undigested food in the stool, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, lack of thirst, abdominal pain that is relieved by warmth, poor appetite, and fatigue
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Pale tongue with white coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Deep, slow, and weak pulse
- Acute and Chronic Gastroenteritis
- Gastro-Duodenal Ulcers
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic Colitis
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Oral Herpes
- Functional Uterine Bleeding
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- This formula is warm and drying it should not be used in cases with Yin deficiency and heat
- Do not use in cases where external pathogens are present.
- Pills. Grind all herbs into an even powder and use honey to form into pills. Take in 9 gram doses 2-3 times a day.
- In all but acute cases Dang Shen is substituted for Ren Shen.
- This formula can also be prepared as a decoction.
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Lungs, Stomach, Spleen, Heart
There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
Gan Jiang (Qty: 9 grams)
HT, LU, SP, ST
dry Rhizoma Zingiberis
Ren Shen (Qty: 9 grams)
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Bai Zhu (Qty: 9 grams)
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 9 grams)
All 12 Channels
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