Tong Guan San (Open the Gate Powder)

Tong Guan San (Open the Gate Powder)

Formula 8 of 8 in Formulas that Open the Orifices

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Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

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  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind equal parts of each herb into a fine powder.
  • A very small amount of powder is then blown up the nose to avoid the possibility of the powder entering the Lungs.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Additions to the Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa fu)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Large Intestine, Kidneys

There are 2 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Zao Jiao (Chinese Honeylocust Fruit)
Quantity = Equal Quantities
Warm Zao Jiao (Gleditsiae Sinensis Fructus)
Spicy, Warm, Slightly Toxic
Gleditsiae Sinensis Fructus
Tone Marks:
zào jiăo
Soap Thorn
Xi Xin (Chinese Wild Ginger, Asarum)
Quantity = Equal Quantities
Warm Xi Xin (Herba Asari Cum Radice)
Photo Note:
Xi Xin Gen Shown
Spicy, Warm
Herba Asari Cum Radice
Tone Marks:
xì xīn
Thin Spicy

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