Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang (Regulate the Stomach and Order the Qi Decoction)
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Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang (Regulate the Stomach and Order the Qi Decoction)

Formula 2 of 14 in Formulas that Drain Downward

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Purge Heat Accumulation

Pattern:

  • Mild Yang Ming Organ Heat

Actions:

  • Mildly purges formed heat accumulation

Indications:

  • Constipation and irritability with no abdominal fullness or focal distention
  • Also for epistaxis, swollen or bleeding gums, swollen throat, and petechiae due to Stomach heat.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with a yellow tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Slippery and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Acute Simple Intestinal Obstruction
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Constipation

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use long term
  • Use only in cases where there is constipation
  • Do not use in cases where exterior pathogens have not been completely eliminated
  • Use cautiously in weak patients.
  • Do not use during pregnancy.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Add Mang Xiao to the final strained decoction of Da Huang and Gan Cao

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Notes:

  • While there is no abdominal fullness or focal distention, there may be abdominal pain that is exacerbated with plapation.

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart, Liver, Lungs, Spleen

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Da Huang (Qty: 12 grams)

Cold Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei
Chinese:
大簧
Tone Marks:
dà huáng
Translation:
Big Yellow

Gan Cao (Qty: 6 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

Mang Xiao (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Cold Mang Xiao (Natrii Sulfas)
Channels:
ST, LI.
Properties:
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Natrii Sulfas
Chinese:
芒硝
Tone Marks:
máng xiāo

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