Herb Formulas Notebook

Dian Kuang Meng Xing Tang

Decoction to Wake from the Nightmare of Insanity

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Source: Correction of Errors Among Physicians (1830)
Author: Wang Qing-Ren

Category: Formulas that Regulate Blood

Pattern: Qi stagnation forming Phlegm that obstructs the Blood

Key Symptoms: Mania that persists for an extended period of time, agitation, restlessness, incoherent speech and constant anger, bizarre behaviour.
Secondary Symptoms: Dark complexion, pain and fullness of the chest and flanks, headache, palpitations

Tongue: Purple
Pulse: Wiry and fine, or rough and fine

Tao Ren 24g
Chai Hu 9g
Xiang Fu 6g
Mu Tong 6g
Chi Shao 9g
Zhi Ban Xia 6g
Da Fu Pi 9g
Qing Pi 6g
Chen Pi 9g
Sang Bai Pi 9g
Zi Su Zi 12g
Gan Cao 6g

In the UK Mu Tong must be substituted with Qu Mai.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Invigorates the Blood, transforms stasis, regulates the Qi, transforms Phlegm

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