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Herbology 4 - Formula Review
Herbology Part 4
By: David Botton

Review of Formulas

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Formulas that Move Qi
Yue Ju Wan focal distention/stifling feeling in chest/abdomen
stag Qi/blood/phlegm/damp/fire/food promote movement of Qi
Xiang Fu, Chuang Xiong, Cang Zhu, Shen Qu, Shan Zhi Zi
Ban Xia Huo Po Tang plum pit sensation in throat
plumb pit Qi stagnation move Qi
Ban Xia, Hou Po, Fu Ling, Sheng Jiang, Zi Su Ye
Gua Lou Xie Bai Bai Jiu Tang chest pain freq. radiating to upper back
painful chest Bi move chest Yang Qi
Gua Lou, Xie Bai, Bai Jiu (white wine)
Liang Fu Wan epigastric pain, stifling feeling in chest, menstrual pain
LR Qi Stag w/ cold congealed in ST move Qi, warm middle
Gao Liang Jiang, Xiang Fu
Jin Ling Zi San pain aggravated with hot food/drinks
LR Qi Stag causing Heat spread LR Qi, drain heat
Chuan Lian Zi, Yan Hu Suo
Tian Tai Wu Yao San Lower abdominal pain radiating to testicles (hernia)
Cold -> LR Qi Stag scatter cold, spread LR Qi
Wu Yao, Mu Xiang, Xiao Hui Xiamg, Qing Pi, Gao Liang Jiang, Bing Lang, Jin Ling Zi, Dou
Formulas that Descend Rebellious Qi
Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang Coughing, copious clear watery sputum (ex. above, def. below)
Congested fluids, KD Def Descend Qi, warm KD
Su Zi, Ban Xia, Dang Gui, Hou Po, Qian Hu, Chen Pi, Rou Gui, Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang, Da Zao, Su Ye
Ding Chuan Tang Coughing/wheezing thick yellow sputum
wind-cold, phlegm-heat expel cold, transform and cool phlegm
Yin Xing, Ma Huang, Xing Ren, Su Zi, Ban Xia, Kuan Dong Hua, Sang Bai Pi, Huang Qin, Gan Cao
Si Mo Tang Irritability, stifling in chest, labored breathing, epig. focal dist.
LR Qi Stag affecting LU move and descend Qi
Ren Shen, Bing Lang, Chen Xiang, Wu Yao
Xuan Fu Dai Zhe Shi Tang belching, reflux, hard epigastric focal distention
SP/ST def. interior phlegm tonify SP/ST, transform phlegm
Xuan Fu Hua, Dai Zhe Shi, Ban Xia, Sheng Jiang, Ren Shen, Zhi Gan Cao, Da Zao
Ju Pi Zhu Ru Tang hiccough (chronic), nausea/dry heaves
ST. def. + heat descend Qi, augment Qi, clear heat
Chen Pi, Ren Shen, Zhu Ru, Sheng Jiang, Gan Cao, Dao Zao
Ding Xiang Shi Di Tang hiccough, vomitting, epigastric pain from cold
Cold from ST Def. warm middle jiao, augment Qi
Ding Xiang, Shi Di, Sheng Jiang, Ren Shen
Formulas that Move Blood
Tao He Cheng Qi Tang acute lower abdominal pain, incontinence, mania
blood stasis and heat in lower jiao move stasis, clear heat
Tao Ren, Dao Huang, Gui Zhi, Mang Xiao, Zhi Gan Cao
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang chest bi, piercing headache, depression, warm chest feeling
blood stasis in chest, LR Qi stag move blood and Qi stasis
Tao Ren, Hong Hua, Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Chi Shao, Niu Xi, Chai Hu, Jie Geng, Zhi Ke, Sheng Di Huang, Gan Cao
Shi Xiao San retention of lochia, post partum/menstrual pains
blood stasis in lower abdomen move stasis
Wu Ling Zhi, Pu Huang, Vinegar
Dan Shen Yin epigastric pain radiating to chest
blood/qi stasis in middle jiao move stasis
Dan Shen, Tan Xiang, Sha Ren
Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Sequelae of wind-stroke, sciatica, wei disorders
blood stasis in channels tonify qi, unblock channels
Huang Qi, Dang Gui Wei, Chuan Xiong, Chi Shao, Tao Ren, Hong Hua, Di Long
Formulas that Wam Menses and Move Blood
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan restless fetus, persistent mild dark uterine bleeding, abdominal spasms
blood stasis in womb move stasis, reduce masses
Gui Zhi, Fu Ling, Mu Dan Pi, Chi Shao Yao, Tao Ren, Feng Mi
Sheng Hua Tang retention of lochia from cold with pain
blood stasis in womb + cold move stasis, warm womb
Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Gan Jiang, Gan Cao
Wen Jing Tang mild persistent uterine bleeding, five palm heat/dryness
def. cold or ren and chang warm menses, dispel cold and stasis
Wu Zhu Yu, Gui Zhi, Dang Gui, Chuang Xiong, Shao Yao, E Jiao, Mai Men Dong, Mu Dan Pi, Ren Shen,
Sheng Jiang, Ban Xia, Gan Cao
Formulas that Treat Trauma and Move Blood
Qi Li San fixed pain from trauma, broken bones, external for bleeding
blood stagnation from trauma move stasis, reduce swelling
Xue Jie, Hong Hua, Ru Xiang, Mo Yao, She Xiang, Bing Pian, Er Cha, Zhu Sha
Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan pain in various locations w/ focus in epig./abdomen
blood in collaterals move stasis
Dang Gui, Dan Shem, Ru Xiang, Mo Yao
Formulas that Stop Bleeding and Cool Blood
Shi Hui San acute vomiting/coughing up blood
LR Fire attacking ST cool blood, stop bleeding
Da Ji, Xiao Ji, He Ye, Ce Bai Ye, Bai Mao Gen, Qian Cao Gen, Zhi Zi, Da Huang, Mu Dan Pi, Zong Lu Pi
Si Sheng Wan vomiting/coughing up blood or nosebleed/dry mouth/wiry pulse
heat in blood level cool blood, stop bleeding
Sheng Ce Bai Ye, Xian Di Huang, Sheng He Ye, Sheng Ai Ye
Huai Hua San bright-red bleeding from rectum before/after stool or in stool/hemorrhoids
hemorrhoids cools intestines, stops bleeding, disperses wind, promotes movement of Qi
Huai Hua, Ce Bai Ye, Jing Jie Sui, Zhi Ke
Xiao Ji Yin Zi bloody urination with or with out pain, urgency, burning
heat accumulation in lower jiao cools blood, stops bleeding, promotes urination, unblocks painful urinary dysfunction
Xia Ji, Ou Jie, Chao Pu Huang, Sheng Di Huang, Hua Shi, Mu Tong, Dan Zhu Ye, Zhi Zi, Dang Gui, Zhi Gan Cao
Formulas that Stop Bleeding and Tonify
Huang Tu Tang bloody stool, vomiting blood, uterine bleeding - pale red, cold extremities
SP yang def, fails to check blood warm yang, strengthen SP, nourish blood, stop bleeding
Zao Tu Tang, Bai Zhu, Fu Zi, Sheng Di Huang, E Jiao, Huang Qin, Gan Cao
Jie Ai Tang Abdominal pain with uterine bleeding, excessive menstruation/spotting
def. or Ren and Chong nourish blood, stop bleeding, regulate menstruation, calm fetus
E Jiao, Ai Ye, Sheng Di Huang, Dang Gui, Chuan Xiong, Shan Yao, Gan Cao
Formulas that Stabilize Exterior and Lungs
Yu Ping Feng San aversion to drafts, spontaneous sweating
def Wei Qi. augment Wei Qi
Mu Li San spontaneous sweating worse at night, SOB, palpitations
def. Wei Qi + HT Yin augment Qi and HT Yin
Dong Gui Liu Huang Tang Yin def fire signs
Raging fire from Yin def clear fire, tonify Yin
Formulas that Restrain Intestinal Leakage
Zhen Ren Yang Zang Tang unremitting diarrhea (pus/blood possible), lethargy, lower back pain
SP/KD Yang Def tonify SP/KD yang
Si Shen Wan daybreak diarrhea, cold limbs
SP/KD def. Cold warm and tonify SP/KD
Formulas that Stabilize the Kidneys
Sang Piao Xiao San chronic spermatorrhea, impotence
Qi def of KD/HT tonify Qi of KD/HT
Suo Quan Wan frequent clear and prolonged urination or enuresis
KD def. Cold warm and tonify KD
Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang spermatorrhea/sex dreams, palpitations/insomnia
Disharmony of KD/HT harmonze KD/HT
Shou Tai Wan restless fetus, if severe vaginal bleeding
KD Def -> instability of Chong/Ren tonify KD, pacify fetus
Formulas that Stabilize the Womb
Gu Chong Tang thin pale vaginal pouring/trickling bleeding, palpitations
SP Def can not check blood
Wan Dai Tang profuse thin white/yellow-white discharge, edema during preg.
SP Def + Damp + LR Qi Stag
Yi Huang Tang unremitting yellow viscous smelly discharge
Sp Def + Damp Heat
Formulas that Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart
Tian Wan Bu Xin Dang irritability, unable to concentrate, nocturnal emissions, dry stools
Yin def of HT/KD
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
Ding Zhi Wan apprehensiveness, fright, incessant laughter
HT Qi Def.
Gan Mai Da Zao Tang restless organ disorder, melancholy, crying spells, yawning, no self control
HT/SP Qi and Yin Def.
Formulas that Sedate and Calm the Mind
Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang fullness in chest, irritability, palpitations, unable to rotate trunk
Four Yang Stage / phlegm in LR/GB

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