Herb Formulas Notebook

Jia Wei Xiao Yao San

Augmented Rambling Powder

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Source: Summary of Internal Medicine (Ming dynasty)

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Shaoyang disharmony: Liver constraint with Spleen deficiency that turns into Heat

Key Symptoms: Irritability, short temper with possible tidal fever and sweating, red eyes, dry mouth, palpitations, difficult and painful urination, increased menstrual flow or uterine bleeding
Secondary Symptoms: Subjective feelings of heat, facial flushing or flushing of the ear lobes, mouth ulcers in children, swelling and distention of the breasts and nipples, itching, ulcers due to deficiency Heat

Tongue: Pale red
Pulse: Wiry, deficient, rapid
Abdomen: Pressure in lower abdomen

Chai Hu 3g
Dang Gui 3g
Shao Yao 3g
Fu Ling 3g
Bai Zhu 3g (dry fried)
Mu Dan Pi 1.5g
Zhi Zi 1.5g (dry fried)
Zhi Gan Cao 1.5g
Bo He 0.5g
Sheng Jiang 1sl

Preparation: Decoction. Dosages may be increased to the usual range for Xiao Yao San.

Actions: Spreads the Liver Qi, strengthens the Spleen, nourishes the Blood, clears Heat

Contraindications: Purely deficient disorders

This is Xiao Yao San with additional Zhi Zi and Mu Dan Pi. Many other formulas by the same name exist with various additions or subtractions from the principal formula.

If there is significant Blood stasis Qian Cao Gen, Hong Hua or Tao Ren may be added. If the formula is being used to treat urinary dysfunction then Che Qian Shi can be added.

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