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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

T: pale red
P: submerged frail

B.372 C.X
Dà bŭ yuán jiān

Dx: Yuan Qi and Blood Deficiency

TxP: tonify Yin and Blood and benefits Yang and Qi


Categ: TCM IntMed
Dà(great) bŭ(tonify) yuan(primary, first) jiān(pan-fry)

Great Tonify the Basal Decoction
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

T: normal or enlarged body, light red with white or slightly yellow thin greasy fur
P: bowstring, rapid, slippery

B.130 C.269 Nat
Gān căo xiè xīn tāng

Dx: Stomach disharmony with Spleen Qi Deficiency

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

Descript: ST disharm w/ SP qi or ST defic, causing food & fluid stagn (epigast dist)

Categ: (12) III. C.3 Reg-ST Intest
Gān(sweet) căo(herb) xìe(drain; flow out swiftly as in diarrhea) xīn(heart, mind) tāng(decoction)

Licorice Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium
Sx: mental disorientation, anxiousness, impulsiveness, fretful sleep, upset, depression to point of crying, manic, very emotional, unusual behavior, insomnia, night sweats, mental illness

T: red with scanty fur
P: hollow

B.471 C.731 NatCal
Gān mài dà zăo tāng

Dx: Heart Blood Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation

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

Descript: HT Blood Def & LV Qi Stagnation

Categ: (4) VII. B.3 Sedat-Nourish
Gān(gān cǎo) mài(xiǎo mài) dà(big) zǎo(Jujubae) tāng(decoction)

Licorice, Wheat, and Jujube Decoction
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

T: greasy yellow fur
P: rapid slippery or wiry

B.785 C.X
Huáng lián wēn dăn tāng

Dx: Severe Phlegm-Heat in GB/ST

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


Categ: TCM IntMed
Huáng(yellow) lián(links, successive) wēn(warm) dăn(gallbladder) tāng(decoction)

Warm Gallbladder Decoction with Coptis
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

T: red with yellow fur
P: wiry rapid forceful

B.199 C.371 NatCal
Lóng dăn xiè gān tāng

Dx: Liver/Gallbladder Excess Heat

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

Descript: Liver/GB excess fire, w/ LJ damp heat //Lī: Liver/Gallbladder Excess Heat

Categ: (13) IV. D.3 A-Pyret-Heat Organs
Lóng(dragon) dǎn(gallbladder) xiè(drain, to flow out swiftly) gān(liver) tāng(decoction)

Gentian Decoction to Drain the Liver
Sx: enuresis, frequent and prolonged urination, dripping of urine after urination, clear urine

T: pale with white fur
P: submerged frail

B.438 C.795
Suō quán wán

Dx: Lower Jiao Deficiency Cold causing urinary disorders

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


Categ: TCM IntMed
Suō(restrict, shut, contract, withdraw) quan(fountain, spring) wán(pill)

Restrict the Fountain / Shut the Sluice Pill
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

T: pale, maybe dusky with twf
P: bowstring, thin

B.120 C.247 NatCal
Xiāo yáo săn

Dx: Liver Qi Stagnation with Blood Deficiency

TxP: smooth Liver, tonify Spleen, and harmonize Blood

Descript: LV Qi Stagn + LV Bld Deficiency

Categ: (4) III. B.2 Reg-LV SP
Xiāo(liesurly, easy going) yáo(distant, far away) săn(powder)

Rambling Powder
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

T: red dry
P: thin weak or wiry deficient

B.381 C.657 Nat
Yī guàn jiān

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

TxP: nourish Liver and Kidney Yin and smooth Liver Qi

Descript: LV KD Yin defic, LV Qi Stagnation, Blood Dryness

Categ: (22) VI. D.10 Ton-Reinf Yin
Yī(one, single) guàn(linking, to string) jiān(pan fry)

Linking Decoction
Sx: dizziness, vertigo, tremors, convulsions, spasms, heaviness of head, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loose stools, no chills or fever, stifling sensation in chest

T: white greasy fur
P: slippery wiry

B.811 C.1247 NatCal
Bàn xià bái zhú tiān má tāng

Dx: Internal Wind-Phlegm

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

Descript: SP qi defic w/ damp TO Internal Wind and Phlegm congestion

Categ: (6) XIV. E.1 PhlegmExp-ElimWindPhlg
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)

Pinellia, White Atractylodes, and Gastrodia Decoction
Sx: hemiplegia, deviation of mouth, slurred speech, drooling, confusion, maybe memory loss, atrophy, urinary and/or bowel incontinence, difficulty walking

T: deviated, dusky purple, pale enlarged scallops with white fur
P: deep weak choppy slow thin

B.568 C.905 Nat
Bŭ yáng huán wŭ tāng

Dx: Post stroke

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

Descript: Qi Def -> Blood Stasis Obstructing the Channels

Categ: (8) X. A.8 BldReg-InvigCircRem
Bŭ(tonify) yáng(yang) huán(restore) wŭ(five) tāng(decoction)

Tonify the Yang to Restore Five[-Tenths] Decoction
Sx: loose stools/diarrhea, vomiting, borborygmus, low appetite, weak extremities, weight loss, sallow complexion, epigastric/chest fullness and stifling sensation

T: pale with white greasy fur
P: thin, deep, soft, and soggy

B.314 C.535 Nat
Shēn líng bái zhú săn

Dx: Spleen Qi Deficiency with Dampness

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

Descript: SP Qi Defic causing Dampness

Categ: (3) VI. A.3 Ton-Repl Qi
Shēn(rén shēn) líng(fú líng) bái(white) zhú(atractylodis, Asteracea family incl cang zhu, e zhu) săn(powder)

Ginseng, Poria, and White Atractylodes Powder
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

T: red with geographic or peeled fur and maybe cracks
P: thin deep rapid

B.459 C.725 NatCal
Tiān wáng bŭ xīn dān

Dx: Heart Yin and Blood Deficiency and Kidney Yin Deficiency

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

Descript: KD/HT Disharmony

Categ: (3) VII. B.2 Sedat-Nourish
Tiān(heaven) wáng(emporer) bŭ(tonify) xīn(heart) dān(cinnabar, pellet)

Emporer of Heaven's Special Pill to Tonify the Heart
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

T: dusky purple
P: fine choppy

B.577 C.919 NatCal
Wēn jīng tāng

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

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

Categ: (9) X. A.9 BldReg-InvigCircRem
Wēn(warming) jīng(pass through, classics, scriptures) tāng(decoction)

Flow-Warming Decoction