Herb Formulas Notebook

Tong Xie Yao Fang

Important Formula for Painful Diarrhoea

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

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Deficient Spleen with overcontrolling Liver

Key Symptoms: Recurrent problems of borborygmus, abdominal pain, diarrhoea with pain accompanying each urge to have a bowel movement that is relieved upon completion

Tongue: Thin, white coat
Pulse: Wiry, thin

Bai Zhu 9-12g (dry fried)
Bai Shao 6-24g (dry fried)
Chen Pi 4.5-9g (dry fried)
Fang Feng 3-6g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies the Spleen, softens the Liver, expels Dampness, stops Diarrhoea

Contraindications: Diarrhoea due to food stagnation

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