Herb Formulas Notebook

Liu Mo Tang

Six Milled Decoction

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Source: Indispensable Tools for Pattern Treatment (1602)
Author: Wang Ken-Tang

Category: Formulas that Regulate Qi

Pattern: Constraint and clumping of Liver Qi

Key Symptoms: Constipation, belching, abdominal distention and pain

Pulse: Wiry

Bing Lang 9g
Chen Xiang 3-6g
Wu Yao 6-9g
Mu Xiang 9g
Zhi Ke 6-9g
Da Huang 6g

In UK Bing Lang must be replaced with Zhi Shi and Yu Li Ren.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Promotes movement of Qi, directs rebellious Qi downwards, expands the chest, dissipates clumping

Contraindications: Long term, significant deficiency of normal Qi

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