Tong Xie Yao Fang (Important Formula for Painful Diarrhea)
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Tong Xie Yao Fang (Important Formula for Painful Diarrhea)

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Harmonize Lesser Yang-stage Disorders

Pattern:

  • Liver (Qi Stagnation) attacking the Spleen

Actions:

  • Soothes and spreads Liver Qi, strengthens the Spleen, and stops diarrhea

Indications:

  • Abdominal pain with diarrhea, emotional stress or overwork, flatulence

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Thin white tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where diarrhea is due to Damp-Heat

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Collected Treatises of Jing Yue (Jing Yue Quan Shu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Stomach, Spleen, Liver, Lungs, Bladder

There are 4 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

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Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú

Bai Shao (Qty: 6-24 grams (Dry-Fried))

Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony

Chen Pi (Qty: 4.5-9 grams (Dry-Fried))

Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel

Fang Feng (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind

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