Formula 7 of 8 in Formulas that Harmonize
- Formulas that Harmonize Lesser Yang-stage Disorders
- Liver (Qi Stagnation) attacking the Spleen and Stomach
- Spreads Liver Qi and regulates the Spleen
- Eliminates internal heat and reduces stagnation.
- Cool or cold extremities (fingers and toes)
- Possible irritability with distension and fullness in the epigastria and chest.
- Bitter taste in the mouth and dry throat.
- Possible abdominal pain with diarrhea.
- Dysmenorrhea and distending breast pain.
Possible Tongue Appearance:
- Red or dusky tongue with a yellow coat
Possible Pulse Patterns:
- Wiry pulse, possibly rapid
- Peptic Ulcer
- Intestinal Obstruction
- Breast Fibroids
Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:
- Do not use in cases where cold extremities are due to Blood deficiency from true heat and false cold
- Use with caution in cases of excess Yin with full cold or Yang deficiency with empty cold.
Originally Appeared In:
- On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)
Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:
- Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen
There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne
Chai Hu (Qty: 9-12 grams)
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Kindling of the Barbarians
Zhi Shi (Qty: 9-12 grams)
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold
Fructus Immaturus Citri Aurantii
Bai Shao (Qty: 12-24 grams)
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
All 12 Channels
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