Herb Formulas Notebook


Nei Bu Dang Gui Jian Zhong Tang

(Internally Tonifying Tangkuei Decoction to Construct the Middle)

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Source: Important Formulas Worth a Thousand Gold Pieces (650)
Author: Sun Si-Miao



Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Post-partum Middle Jiao Deficient and Cold

Key Symptoms: Post-partum emaciation and weakness with persistent tight abdominal pain, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, dry lips and mouth, a wan complexion and reduced breast milk.



Ingredients
Dang Gui 12g
Shao Yao 18g
Gan Cao 6g
Sheng Jiang 18g
Rou Gui 9g
Da Zao 10pc

Subsitutions:
For severe deficiency add 18g of Yi Tang into the strained decoction. In cases of severe blood loss or post-partum bleeding add 18g of Shu Di Huang and 6g of E Jiao (or Er Zhi Wan in the UK). Huang Qi can also be added to improve the Spleen's ability to produce Blood.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms and Middle Jiao, tonifies deficiency, relaxes hypertonicity, stops pain



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