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Dà bŭ yuán jiān
大補元煎

J君: rén shēn, shú dì huáng, shān zhū yú, shān yào

C臣: dāng guī, dù zhòng

Z佐: gǒu qǐ zǐ

S使: zhì gān cǎo

B.372 C.X
Great Tonify the Basal Decoction

Dà(great) bŭ(tonify) yuan(primary, first) jiān(pan-fry)

Dx: Yuan Qi and Blood Deficiency

TxP: tonify Yin and Blood and benefits Yang and Qi

CTX: Unknown.
Descript:

Sx: uterine prolapse, soreness and weakness of low back and knees, severe lower abdominal distension, frequent urination worse at night, tinnitus, loss of hearing, dizziness
Gān căo xiè xīn tāng
甘草瀉心湯

J君: huáng qín, huáng lián

C臣: bàn xià, gān jiāng

Z佐: rén shēn, zhì gān cǎo

S使: dà zǎo

B.130 C.269 Nat
Reg-ST Intest
Licorice Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium

Gān(sweet) căo(herb) xìe(drain; flow out swiftly as in diarrhea) xīn(heart, mind) tāng(decoction)

Dx: Stomach disharmony with Spleen Qi Deficiency

TxP: harmonize Stomach, descend Stomach Qi downward, open channels, dissolve nodules, and tonify Spleen Qi

CTX: Distension due to Qi or Food Stagnation, or Phlegm Heat Accumulation; nausea/vomiting due to Yin Deficiency
Descript: ST disharm w/ SP qi or ST defic, causing food & fluid stagn (epigast dist)

Sx: epigastric distension/fullness/hardness, fatigue, restlessness, irritability, erosions in throat, aversion to even smell of food, dry heaves, vomiting, borborygmus, diarrhea with undigested food
Gān mài dà zăo tāng
甘麥大棗湯

J君: gān cǎo

C臣: xiǎo mài

Z佐: dà zǎo

B.471 C.731 NatCal
Sedat-Nourish
Licorice, Wheat, and Jujube Decoction

Gān(gān cǎo) mài(xiǎo mài) dà(big) zǎo(Jujubae) tāng(decoction)

Dx: Heart Blood Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation

TxP: tonify Heart, calm Shen, harmonize Middle Jiao, release Urgency, and tonify Spleen Qi

CTX: None listed
Descript: HT Blood Def & LV Qi Stagnation

Sx: mental disorientation, anxiousness, impulsiveness, fretful sleep, upset, depression to point of crying, manic, very emotional, unusual behavior, insomnia, night sweats, mental illness
Huáng lián wēn dăn tāng
黃連溫膽湯

J君: huáng lián, zhì bàn xià

C臣: zhú rú, zhǐ shí

S使: chén pí, fú líng

B.785 C.X
Warm Gallbladder Decoction with Coptis

Huáng(yellow) lián(links, successive) wēn(warm) dăn(gallbladder) tāng(decoction)

Dx: Severe Phlegm-Heat in GB/ST

TxP: Clear GB Heat. Transform Phlegm. Regulate Qi, and harmonize Stomach.

CTX: Heart Deficiency, Blood Deficiency, Yin Deficiency, Stomach Cold
Descript:

Sx: nausea, vomiting (greenish-yellow, burning sensation), acid regurgitation, large appetite, dizziness, irritability, tinnitus, headache, jaundice, bitter taste, hypochondriac pain, easily frightened, hard to make decisions, always changing mind, very sensitive, gallstones, timidity, rattled nerves, may be seizures
Lóng dăn xiè gān tāng
龍膽瀉肝湯

J君: lóng dǎn cǎo

C臣: huáng qín, zhī zǐ

Z佐: zé xiè, chē qián zǐ, mù tōng, shēng dì huáng, dāng guī

S使: chái hú, gān cǎo

B.199 C.371 NatCal
A-Pyret-Heat Organs
Gentian Decoction to Drain the Liver

Lóng(dragon) dǎn(gallbladder) xiè(drain, to flow out swiftly) gān(liver) tāng(decoction)

Dx: Liver/Gallbladder Excess Heat

TxP: clear Heat, purge Liver/Gallbladder Excess Heat, purge Lower Jiao Damp-Heat

CTX: Sp/St Deficiency, Yin, Blood, and/or Yang Deficiency, not for long term use
Descript: Liver/GB excess fire, w/ LJ damp heat //Lī: Liver/Gallbladder Excess Heat

Sx: red eyes, headache, irritability, anger, bitter taste in mouth, genital swelling/itching, hypochondriac pain, dizziness, tinnitus (high pitched), deafness, ear infection, foul smelling leukorrhea, dysuria, burning urination
Suō quán wán
縮泉丸

J君: yì zhì rén

C臣: wū yào

Z佐: shān yào

B.438 C.795
Restrict the Fountain / Shut the Sluice Pill

Suō(restrict, shut, contract, withdraw) quan(fountain, spring) wán(pill)

Dx: Lower Jiao Deficiency Cold causing urinary disorders

TxP: warm Kidneys, dispel Cold, control frequent urination, and stop enuresis

CTX: Caution: avoid spicy foods
Descript:

Sx: enuresis, frequent and prolonged urination, dripping of urine after urination, clear urine
Xiāo yáo săn
逍遙散

J君: chái hú

C臣: dāng guī, bái sháo

Z佐: bái zhú, fú líng

S使: bò hé, pào jiāng, zhì gān cǎo

B.120 C.247 NatCal
Reg-LV SP
Rambling Powder

Xiāo(liesurly, easy going) yáo(distant, far away) săn(powder)

Dx: Liver Qi Stagnation with Blood Deficiency

TxP: smooth Liver, tonify Spleen, and harmonize Blood

CTX: Purely Deficiency disorders / Caution: pregnancy
Descript: LV Qi Stagn + LV Bld Deficiency

Sx: dizziness (empty, mental fatigue), headache (dull, empty), PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, mental fatigue, poor memory, forgetfulness, hypochondriac pain, bitter taste in mouth, dry mouth/throat, poor appetite
Yī guàn jiān
一貫煎

J君: shēng dì huáng

C臣: shā shēn, mài mén dōng, dāng guī, gǒu qǐ zǐ

Z佐: chuān liàn zǐ

B.381 C.657 Nat
Ton-Reinf Yin
Linking Decoction

Yī(one, single) guàn(linking, to string) jiān(pan fry)

Dx: Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency, Blood Dryness, and Liver Qi Stagnation

TxP: nourish Liver and Kidney Yin and smooth Liver Qi

CTX: Liver Fire Rising without underlying Deficiency, Qi and Blood Stagnation, Phlegm accumulation
Descript: LV KD Yin defic, LV Qi Stagnation, Blood Dryness

Sx: hypochondriac, epigastric, and chest pain, dry and parched mouth and throat, acid reflux, dry hair, dry eyes, wrinkles, headache, bitter taste in mouth, nausea, vomiting
Bàn xià bái zhú tiān má tāng
半夏白朮天麻湯

J君: bàn xià, tiān má

C臣: bái zhú

Z佐: fú líng, jú hóng

S使: shēng jiāng, dà zǎo, gān cǎo

B.811 C.1247 NatCal
PhlegmExp-ElimWindPhlg
Pinellia, White Atractylodes, and Gastrodia Decoction

Bàn(half) xià(summer) [ie herb's harvest time] bái(white) zhú(atractylodis, Asteracea family incl cang zhu, e zhu) tiān(heaven) má(hemp) tāng(decoction)

Dx: Internal Wind-Phlegm

TxP: dry Damp, transform Phlegm, pacify Liver, and extinguish Wind

CTX: Liver and Kidney Yin Deficiency, Liver Yang Rising
Descript: SP qi defic w/ damp TO Internal Wind and Phlegm congestion

Sx: dizziness, vertigo, tremors, convulsions, spasms, heaviness of head, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loose stools, no chills or fever, stifling sensation in chest
Bŭ yáng huán wŭ tāng
補陽還五湯

J君: huáng qí

C臣: dāng guī

Z佐: chuān xiōng, táo rén, hóng huā, chì sháo

S使: dì long

B.568 C.905 Nat
BldReg-InvigCircRem
Tonify the Yang to Restore Five[-Tenths] Decoction

Bŭ(tonify) yáng(yang) huán(restore) wŭ(five) tāng(decoction)

Dx: Post stroke

TxP: tonify Qi, invigorate Blood, and open channels and collaterals

CTX: Liver Wind Rising, Yin Deficiency with Heat, Phlegm Stagnation
Descript: Qi Def -> Blood Stasis Obstructing the Channels

Sx: hemiplegia, deviation of mouth, slurred speech, drooling, confusion, maybe memory loss, atrophy, urinary and/or bowel incontinence, difficulty walking
Shēn líng bái zhú săn
參苓白朮散

J君: rén shēn, bái zhú, fú líng, zhì gān cǎo

C臣: bái biǎn dòu, yì yǐ rén, shān yào, lián zǐ

Z佐: shā rén

S使: jié gěng

B.314 C.535 Nat
Ton-Repl Qi
Ginseng, Poria, and White Atractylodes Powder

Shēn(rén shēn) líng(fú líng) bái(white) zhú(atractylodis, Asteracea family incl cang zhu, e zhu) săn(powder)

Dx: Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

TxP: tonify Qi, strengthen Spleen, drain Damp, and stop diarrhea

CTX: Cautions: pregnancy, Yin Deficiency, and Yin Deficiency with Heat/Fire
Descript: SP Qi Defic causing Dampness

Sx: loose stools/diarrhea, vomiting, borborygmus, low appetite, weak extremities, weight loss, sallow complexion, epigastric/chest fullness and stifling sensation
Tiān wáng bŭ xīn dān
天王補心丹

J君: shēng dì huáng

C臣: xuán shēn, tiān mén dōng, mài mén dōng, dān shēn, dāng guī

Z佐: rén shēn, fú líng, lóng yǎn ròu, suān zǎo rén, wǔ wèi zǐ, bǎi zǐ rén, yuǎn zhì, zhū shā

B.459 C.725 NatCal
Sedat-Nourish
Emporer of Heaven's Special Pill to Tonify the Heart

Tiān(heaven) wáng(emporer) bŭ(tonify) xīn(heart) dān(cinnabar, pellet)

Dx: Heart Yin and Blood Deficiency and Kidney Yin Deficiency

TxP: nourish Yin, tonify Blood, tonify Heart, and calm Shen

CTX: Long term use in patients with Sp/St Deficiency or Damp/Phlegm Accumulation
Descript: KD/HT Disharmony

Sx: insomnia (wakes up easily), palpitations, wet dreams, nocturnal emissions, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, constipation, scanty urination, mouth and tongue sores and ulcers, panic attacks, anxiety, thirst
Wēn jīng tāng
溫經湯

J君: wú zhū yú, guì zhī

C臣: dāng guī, chuān xiōng, bái sháo, mǔ dān pí, rén shēn, gān cǎo

Z佐: ē jiāo, mài mén dōng

S使: bàn xià, shēng jiāng

B.577 C.919 NatCal
BldReg-InvigCircRem
Flow-Warming Decoction

Wēn(warming) jīng(pass through, classics, scriptures) tāng(decoction)

Dx: Deficiency Cold causing menstrual problems/Chong and Ren Mai Deficiency Cold

TxP: warm menses, expel Cold, expel Blood Stasis, invigorate Blood, and tonify Blood

CTX: Excess Heat Blood Stasis
Descript: Def Cold -> Blood Stasis - LV Blood Def Cold Causing Irregular Menstruation/Blood Stasis (Standard Formula)

Sx: sharp fixed local stabbing lower abdominal pain during all of menstruation better with heat and pressure, menses – pale dark purple, scanty, delayed (2-6 months between periods), may be short (3 days) or long (9 days) of flow, with thin clots; dry lips and hair, dry itchy skin rashes, infertility, impotence, low libido, warm palms and soles, cold fingers and toes