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Zhen Ni Bai Hu Tang

White Tiger to Suppress Rebellion Decoction

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Source: Essays on Medicine Esteeming the Chinese and Respecting the Western (1918-1934)
Author: Zang Xi Chun / Shou Fu

Category: Formulas that Clear Heat

Pattern: Cold Damage or Warm-Heat disease with Heat entering the Stomach causing rebellion of stomach Qi

Key Symptoms: Fever, thirst, sweating with a feeling of fullness and a stifling oppression in the epigastrium
Secondary Symptoms: Headache, aversion to heat, irritability, red face, toothache, bleeding gums and other Yangming channel symptoms

Tongue: Likely to be red
Pulse: Flooding, forceful or slippery, rapid

Shi Gao 30-90g
Zhi Mu 45g
Zhi Ban Xia 24g
Zhu Ru 18g

In the UK Shi Gao must be substituted but no other substances really suffice in this instance, especially since the decoction already contains Zhi Mu which is the only thing that can occasionally take its place in other formulae.

Preparation: Decoction. Cook in 5 cups and boil down to make 3 caps. Take 1 cup warm. Do not take again if condition improves significantly within 2 hours. If not take another, and then the third if necessary 2 hours later.

Actions: Clears Stomach Heat and regulates the Stomach Qi.

Contraindications: Cold disorders. Should be discontinued if signs of headache, stiffness in the neck, icy-cold limbs, subjective sensations of cold or impairment of mental faculties occur

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