Herb Formulas Notebook

Hui Yang Jiu Ji Tang

Restore and Revive the Yang Decoction

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Source: Revised Popular Guide to the Discussion of Cold Damage (Qing dynasty)
Author: Yu Gen-Chu / He Bing-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Cold Damage attacking Taiyin, Shaoyin and Jueyin with weak Yang and impeded movement of Qi.

Key Symptoms: Chills, propensity to curl up when lying down, cold extremities, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, lethargy with a constant desire to sleep

Tongue: Pale with a white coat
Pulse: Submerged, faint or imperceptible

Zhi Fu Zi 9g
Gan Jiang 4.5g
Rou Gui 3g
Ren Shen 6g
Bai Zhu 9g (dry fried)
Fu Ling 9g
Chen Pi 6g
Zhi Gan Cao 4.5g
Wu Wei Zi 3g
Zhi Ban Xia 9g
Mai Men Dong 9g

In the UK Zhi Fu Zi must be substituted although given the severity of the condition it is probably not advisable and referral to an hospital is the best option. For a less severe presentation the best choice would be to increase Rou Gui and Gan Jiang and add Xian Mao.

Preparation: Decoction. Cook with 3 pieces of Sheng Jiang and taken with 3g of She Xiang followed by the strained decoction. In the UK She Xiang cannot be used so Shi Chang Pu and Ru Xiang can be added to the decoction.

Actions: Restores and revives the Yang, augments the Qi, revives the pulse.

This is the same as the formula by the same name in the Six Texts on Cold Damage with the addition of Mai Men Dong to make Sheng Mai San to increase its Qi augmenting potential at the risk of impeding the recovery of Yang due to its Cold 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.