Herb Formulas Notebook

Wei Ling Tang

(Calm the Stomach and Poria Decoction)

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Source: Essential Teachings of Dan-Xi (1481)
Author: Zhu Dan-Xi

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Cold-Dampness encumbering the Spleen causing accumulation of fluids

Key Symptoms: Characterised by the following four patterns:
1) Watery diarrhoea with frequent movements that resemble water
2) Oedema that in more pronounced in the lower extremities
3) Focal distension in the epigastrium and abdomen with reduced appetite andsemi-liquid stools
4) Heaviness of the extremities

Tongue: Pale with white coating
Pulse: Relaxed

Cang Zhu 15-21g (dry fried)
Hou Po 9g (ginger fried)
Chen Pi 9g
Ze Xie 15g
Fu Ling 9g
Zhu Ling 9g
Bai Zhu 9g
Gui Zhi 6g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Sheng Jiang 2-4sl
Da Zao 2pc

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Dries and Drains Dampness, promotes urination, improves the Spleen's ability to transform and transport, warms the Yang, promotes the movement of Qi, harmonises the Stomach

This is a combination of Wu Ling San and Ping Wei San

Research Links:
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Journal of Chinese Medicine
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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.