Herb Formulas Notebook

Fu Ling Wan

(Poria Pill)

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Source: Selected Formulas (1196)

Category: Formulas that Dispel Phlegm

Pattern: Phlegm in the middle Jiao overflowing into the Channels and Collaterals

Key Symptoms: Pain in both arms or shoulders with inability to lift the hands.
Secondary Symptoms: Numbness in both hands or superficial oedema in all for extremities

Tongue: White, greasy coating
Pulse: Submerged and thin, or wiry and slippery

Fu Ling 6g
Zhi Ke 3g
Zhi Ban Xia 9g
Mang Xiao 3g

In the UK Mang Xiao must be substituted with Yu Li Ren.

Preparation: Ground into powder and formed into pills with fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang) juice. 6g are taken daily.

Actions: Dried Dampness, moves the Qi, softens hardness, transforms Phlegm

Contraindications: Weak constitutions and long term use due to its draining nature

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.