Herb Formulas Notebook


Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang

Regulate the Stomach and Order the Qi Decoction

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji / Zhong-Jing

Category: Formulas that Drain Downward

Pattern: Mild Clumped Heat in the Stomach and Intestines (Yangming)

Key Symptoms: Mild constipation with absence of focal distention and abdominal fullness, irritability
Secondary Symptoms: Nosebleed, swollen gums and throat, petechiae

Pulse: Slippery, rapid

Da Huang 12g
Gan Cao 6g
Mang Xiao 9-12g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Mildly purges clumped Heat

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

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