Herb Formulas Notebook

Er Zhu Tang

Dual Atractylodes Decoction

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Source: Restoration of Health from the Myriad Diseases (1587)
Author: Gong Ting-Xian

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Pain in the upper arm due to Phlegm-Dampness in the upper Jiao that enters the Channels and Collaterals

Key Symptoms: Pain and immobility in the upper arm

Tongue: Slippery coating
Pulse: Slippery

Cang Zhu 4.5g
Bai Zhu 3g
Zhi Tian Nan Xing 3g
Chen Pi 3g
Fu Ling 3g
Xiang Fu 3g
Huang Qin 3g (wine fried)
Wei Ling Xian 3g
Qiang Huo 3g
Gan Cao 3g
Zhi Ban Xia 6g
Sheng Jiang 3sl

Can be used for pain anywhere in the body due to Phlegm-Dampness by adding the appropriate guide herbs.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, dispels Wind, dredges the Channels and Collaterals

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