Tao He Cheng Qi Tang (Peach Pit Decoction to Order the Qi)

Tao He Cheng Qi Tang (Peach Pit Decoction to Order the Qi)

Formula 1 of 13 in Formulas that Invigorate the Blood

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Actions:

  • Breaks Blood stagnation and drains heat

Indications:

  • Blood stagnation in the Lower Jiao with heat: Acute lower abdominal pain, constipation, irritability, restlessness, night fevers, and thirst Amenorrhea or dysmenorrhea, and in severe cases mania or delirium.
  • Blood stagnation with heat: Severe pain caused by traumatic injury, toothache, headache and red eyes, nosebleeds or coughing of blood, and constipation.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Purple tongue with yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deep, forceful, and choppy pulse

Western Uses:

  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Acute Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Retention of Lochia
  • Intestinal Obstruction

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula moves blood and is a strong purgative, do not use during pregnancy, or in cases with diarrhea
  • If an exterior condition is present, release it before using this formula.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Wine treated Da Huang can be used to enhance the Blood invigorating properties of the formula.

Originally Appeared In:

  • On Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Tao Ren (Peach Kernel)
Quantity = 12-15 grams
Neutral Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Pruni Persicae
Chinese:
桃仁
Tone Marks:
táo rén
Da Huang (Rhubarb Root and Rhizome)
Quantity = 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
Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig, Cassia Twig)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī
Mang Xiao (Sodium Sulfate, Mirabilite, Glauber's Salt)
Quantity = 6 grams
Cold Mang Xiao (Natrii Sulfas)
Channels:
ST, LI.
Properties:
Salty, Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Natrii Sulfas
Chinese:
芒硝
Tone Marks:
máng xiāo
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 6 grams
Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

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