Xiao Xu Ming Tang (Minor Prolong Life Decoction)
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Xiao Xu Ming Tang (Minor Prolong Life Decoction)

Formula 5 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Wind Invasion causing Wind Stroke

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a thin white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deficient floating pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of Wind Stroke caused by internal Wind.
  • Do not use if there is hot painful obstruction.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Decoct Fu Zi for 30-60 minutes before adding the other substances.
  • Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen

Originally Appeared In:

  • Thousand Ducat Formulas (Qian Jin Yao Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Bladder, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Large Intestine, Stomach, Heart

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ma Huang (Qty: 3-6 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

Chuan Xiong (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng

Guang Fang Ji (Qty: 6-12 grams)

Cold Guang Fang Ji (Radix Aristolochiae Fangchi)
Mixed with Han Fang Ji?
Channels:
BL, SP, KI
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Aristolochiae Fangchi
Chinese:
广防己
Tone Marks:
guăng fáng jĭ
Alt Names:
Fang Ji, Mu Fang Ji

Xing Ren (Qty: 9-12 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

Fang Feng (Qty: 9-12 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

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 9-12 pieces)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Ren Shen (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

Fu Zi (Qty: 3-9 grams)

Hot Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Channels:
HT, KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Chinese:
附子
Tone Marks:
fù zi
Translation:
Appendage

Rou Gui (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Hot Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin:
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
肉桂
Tone Marks:
ròu guì

Bai Shao (Qty: 6-12 grams)

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

Huang Qin (Qty: 4.5-9 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

Gan Cao (Qty: 3-6 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

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