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Herbology 1 - Formula Review
Herbology Part 1
By: David Botton

Extensive review of formulas from this class

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SP Qi Def - qi def = lassitude/fatigue, SP = no appetite / distention

Si Jun Zi Tang Relieve Fatigue

SP and ST Qi Def Tonifies Qi, Strengthens SP

Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, Zhi Gan Cao

Liu Jun Zi Tang Stop Vomiting

Sp Qi Def + Phlegm Tonifies Qi, Strengthens SP, Stops Vomitting

Si Jun Zi Tang + Chen Pi + Ban Xia

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang Stop Vomiting, Stop Stomach Pain

Sp Qi Def + Damp Cold in middle Jiao Strengthens SP, Harmonize ST, Regulate Qi, Alleviates pain

Liu Jun Zi Tang + Sha Ren + Mu Xiang

Shen Ling Bai Zhu Stop Diarrhea or Drain Damp

Sp Qi Def + Internal Generated Damp Tonify Qi, Strengthens SP, Leach dampness, Stop Diarrhea

Si Jun Zi Tang + Shan Yao + Bai Bian Dou + Yi Yi Ren + Lian Zi + Sha Ren + Jie Geng

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Intermittent Fever, Tends to curl self up, Counter Prolapse

Sp Qi Def + Sinking Qi Tonify Qi of middle Jiao, Raise Yang Qi to Counter Prolapse

dang gui bu xue tang + si jun zi tang - fu ling + sheng ma + chai hu + chen pi

Yu Ping Feng San Profuse sweating from Def Qi, Prevent Colds

Qi def. with invasion of Wind Augment Qi, Stabilize Exterior, Stop Sweating

Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Fang Feng

Phlegm and Dampness - mucus, nodules, edema, urinary difficulty

Er Chen Tang Stop coughing copious white mucus

Damp Phlegm from Sp Qi Def. Dries damp, transforms phlegm, regulate Qi, harmonize middle jiao

Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Fu Ling, Sheng Jiang, We Mei. Zhi Gan Cao

Ping Wei San (Acute) Stomach pain with vomitting and nausea

Sp Def, Turbid Damp Accum -> ST pain Dries damp, improve SP transport, promote Qi movement, harmon. ST

Cang Zhu, Hou Po, Chen Pi, Sheng Jiang, Zhi Gan Cao, Da Zao

Wu Ling San

1. water build up, tai yang stage 1. Relieve Headache w/ vomit after drinking

2. Sp. Qi Def. cause damp accum. 2. Promote Urination for Edema, Urinary difficulty

3. Retention of fluid rebelling upward 3. Stop throbbing pulsation below umbilicus, SOB, cough

failure of UB, Qi to transform fluid Urination, drain damp, strengthen SP, warm Yang, pro. transform of Qi

Ze Xie, Zhu Ling, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, Gui Zhi

Er Miao San Relive hot swollen knees/feet, yellow foul smelling leukorrhea

Damp Heat accumulation Clears heat and dries dampness

Huang Bai, Can Zhu

Blood Def- dizziness, blurred vision, pale lips and nails

Si Wu Tang Stop Dizziness, Blurred Vision, Irregular Menses

Blood Def. Tonifies blood, regulates LR

Shu Di Huang, Bai Shao, Dang Gui. Chuan Xiong

Dang Gui Shao Yao San Stop Abdominal Cramping, Reduce Foot Edema, Promote Urination

Blood Def + LV invading SP + Damp Ret Nourish LR Blood, Spread LR Qi, Strengthen SP, Resolve Damp

Si Wu Tang - Shu Di Huang + Bai Zhu + Fu Ling + Ze Xie

Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang Painful calf muscles and abdominal spasms

Stagnation in middle jiao Softens LR, Moderate painful spasms, Alleviates Pain

Shao Yao, Zhi Gan Cao

Qi and Blood Def- qi def = lassitude/fatigue, blood def = dizziness, blurred vision, pale lips and nails

Ba Zhen Tang fatigue and dizziness

Qi and Blood Def Supplement Qi, Nourish Blood

Si Jun Zi Tang + Si Wu Tang

Shi Quan Da Bu Tang fatigue and dizziness + Cold (esp after long illness)

Qi and Blood Def, KI Yang Def Supplement Qi, Nourish Blood, regulate Ying and Wei Qi

Si Jun Zi Tang + Si Wu Tang + Rou Gui + Huang Qi

Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang Generates Blood lost from Qi def.

Qi and Blood Def Tonify Qi to generate blood

Huang Qi + Dang Gui (5:1)

Gui Pi Tang fatigue and dizziness + insomnia, calm mind, nourish heart

Qi and Blood Def Boost Qi, Supplement Blood, Fortify SP, Nourish HT, Quiet Spirit

Si Jun Zi Tang + Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang + Suan Zao Ren + Long Yan Rou + Mu Xiang + Zhi Yuan Zhi

Disquited Spirit, HT Def - insomnia, yin or blood def.

Suan Zao Ren Tang insomnia, empty heat, night sweats, dizziness, blurred vision

Blood Def w/ heat disturbing HT Nourish LR, HT Blood, Nourish Yin, Clear Empty Heat, Quiet Spirit

Suan Zao Ren + Chuan Xiong + Zhi Mu + Fu Ling + Gan Cao

Yin Def- def. heat = rapid thin pulse, heat in hands and chest, red cheeks, weak knees

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Tonify LV and KI Yin Def w/ or w/o Def. Heat

LR and KI Yin Def Tonify Yin, Nourish Blood, Boost Qi, Secure Essence

Shu Di Huang, Shan Zhu Yu, Shan Yao, Ze Xie, Mu Dan Pi, Fu Ling

Qi Ju Di Huang Wan Liu Wei Di Huang Wan + Eye Problems

LR Yin Def affecting the eyes Nourish LR and KI, Clear LR Heat, Brighten Eyes

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan + Gou Qi Zi + Bai Ju Hua

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan Liu Wei Di Huang Want + Heat/Damp Heat/Steaming Bones

Yin Def + Heat / Damp Heat Enrich Yin, drain fire, moisten dryness, boost Qi

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan + Zhi Mu + Huang Bai

Zou Gui Yin Reduce Yin Def Heat, Stop spontaneous emissions

Yin Def + Def Heat Nourishes yin, Enriches the Kidneys

Shu Di Huang, Shan Zhu Yu, Gou Qi Zi, Fu Ling, Gan Cao

Yang Def - cold limbs, edema, urination problems

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan / Ba Wei Di Huang Wan Cold Limbs and Edema

KI Yang Def Tonify Yang,  Dispel Cold, Promote Urination

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan + Gui Zhi + Fu Zi

LR Qi Stagnation/LR and SP Disharmony - emotional problems/hypochondriac pain + digestive problems/distention

Si Ni San Warm fingers and toes

Qi Stagnation Preventing flow to limbs Expel evil (shao yin), Resolve Depression, Course LR, Rectify SP

Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang + Chai Hu + Zhi Shi

Yue Ju Wan indigestion/vomiting/fixed pain in hypochondria

6 Depressions (blood, qi, digest., damp, phlegm, fire)

Stagnation Promotes movement of Qi, releases constraint

Cang Zhu, Chuan Xiong, Xiang Fu, Shan Zhi Zi, Shen Qu

Xiao Yao San Relieve hypochondriac / abdomen pain + Fatigue/No Appetite + PMS/Menstrual Issues

Sp Qi Def + LR Qi Stagnation Supplement Qi, Nourish Blood, Resolve Depression, Course LR

Chai Hu + Dong Gui + Bai Shao + (Si Jun Zi Tang - Ren Shen) + Bo He + Wei Jiang

Da Zhi Xiao Yao San / Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Xiao Yao San + Stop Short Temper + Clear Heat

Sp Qi Def + LR Qi Stagnation + Heat Course the LR, Fortify the SP, Harmonize Blood, Regulate Menses

Xiao Yao San + Mu Dan Pi, + Zhi Zi

Hei Xiao Yao San Xiao Yao San + Blood Def, Premenstrual Cramps / Excessive Bleeding

Sp Qi Def + LR Qi Stagnation + Blood Def Spread LR Qi, Strengthen SP, Nourish Blood, Regulate Menses

Chai Hu + Dong Gui + Bai Shao + Fu Ling + Sheng Di Huang + Gan Cao

Chai Hu Shu Gan San Relieve LR Channel Pain, Digestive Problems, Harmonize Blood, PMS

LR invading SP,  Stagnation pain Course LR, Rectify Qi, Quicken Blood and Relieve Pain

(Si Ni San w/ Zhi ke) + chen pi + chuan xiong + xiang fu

Tong Xie Yao Fang Treat painful chronic diarrhea

LR Qi Stag, LR invading SP -> diarrhea Spreads LR Qi, Tonifies the SP

Bai Zhu + Bai Shao + Chen Pi + Fang Feng

Blood Stagnation - sharp pains, paralysis

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang stop chest and headache sharp pains, upper body blood stagnation

Blood stagnation upper jiao and head Quicken blood, dispel stasis, move qi, relieve pain

Tao Ren + Hong Hua + Chuan Xiong + Chi Shao + Dang Gui + Chai Hu + Sheng Di Huang

+ Jie Geng + Zhi Ke + Chuan Niu Xi + Gan Cao

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang hemiplegia, wind-stroke paralysis

Blocking of channels Supplement Qi, quicken blood, free channels and network vessels

Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang + Chi Shao + Tao Ren + Hong Hua + Di Long

Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan uterine or abdominal masses, restless fetus

Blood stagnation in uterus or abdomen Transform stasis, quicken blood, disperse accumulations

Gui Zhi + Fu Ling + Mu Dan Pi + Chi Sha Yao + Tao Ren + Feng Mi

Sheng Hua Tang sharp pains in lower abdomen, retention of lochia

Blood stagnation Quicken blood, Transform Stasis, Warm menses, relieve pain

Dang Gui + Chuan Xiong + Tao Ren + Gan Jiang + Gan Cao

(c) 2005 All Rights Reserved - David Botton