Common TCM Herbal Rx

Joseph Balensi OMD, Dip.Ac.
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AN GONG NIU HUANG WAN
FUNC. Clear heat, relieve toxin, open orifices, revive = unconscious
IND. Febrile diseases affecting Per. Coma, unconsciousness, high = fever
Irritability, restlessness, delirium, convulsion, early-stage = windstrike.
Red tongue, yellow coat, rapid-forceful pulse, spasms, cramps,
Appendicitis.

BA ZHEN TANG

FUNC. Nourish blood, Ton Qi
IND. Qi & blood Xu
Ba Zhen Tang =3D Si Wu Tang + Si Jun Zi Tang

BA ZHENG SAN
FUNC. Clear heat, purge fire, promote urination
IND. 1. Damp heat in L.J. (also in LI). UTI symptoms, UTI(s), =
Burning &/or frequent &/or urgenty, bloody urine, cloudy = urine
Difficult urination, Ret. of urine, lower abdominal pain, dry mouth,
Dry tongue
sticky, yellow coat
rolling, rapid
KD stones (damp heat), causes stones to pass & eliminate
Damp heat (very effective- some fast, some slow)

BAI HE GU JIN TANG
FUNC. Nourish Yin, moisten LU, resolve phlegm, relieve cough
IND. LU Yin & KD Yin Xu, dry cough, hemoptysis, sore = throat,
Dry mouth, thirst, 5 – palm heat, malar flush, tidal fever
Low-grade fever, "steaming-bone fever", night sweats, TB
red, little or no coat
thin, rapid

BAI HU TANG
FUNC. Clear heat, clear INT heat, produce Jinye
IND. 1. Febrile disease in Qi & Yang Ming Jing stages, = aversion to heat
4-BIGS =3D high fever, severe thirst, profuse sweat, big pulse
2. Diabetes / ST Fire type
use modifications
-BAI HAI JIA REN SHEN (BAI HU TANG + GINSENG)
-BAI HU TANG + TIAN HUA FEN, LU GEN, MAI MEN DONG

BAI TOU WENG TANG
FUNC. Clear heat, relieve toxins, cool blood, stop dysentary
IND. Dysentery—D.H. in LI, diarrhea, blood & pus in = stool, fever, adorous
Stools, burning anus, sweating tenesmus, scanty dark urine, wiry = rapid
P & damp signs

BAN XIA BAI ZHU TIAN MA TANG
FUNC. Dry damp, resolve phlegm, subdue wind, pacify Liv
IND. 1. Upward disturbance of wind phlegm, dizziness, vertigo
H/A-band around head, N/V, full sensation in chest, blurry vision
wiry, rolling
white sticky coat
Meniere’s Syndrome (w/tcm SySm) decoction most effective

BAN XIA HOU PO TANG
FUNC. Move Qi, resolve phlegm, descend Qi
IND. Stag Qi &/or phlegm in the throat, "Plumpit = Qi"
SnSy: Full sensation or sensation of something in throat.
Swallowing dysfunction, usually worse w/ emotional upset
Sighing, cough, N/V, tight or congested chest, pain/distesion in
Hypochondria
sticky, white coat
wiry, rolling

BAN XIA XIE XIN TANG
FUNC. Harmonize ST, descend Qi, relieve distension, Tx Pi Syn
IND. 1. Mis-Dx & use of purging for Ext Syn or Suao Yang = Syn
(heat & cold in M.J.)
SnSy: Epigastric distension, dry heaves=3DPi Syn=3DExt or
Shao Yang-deeper (feels like Qi stag)
Ret of heat & cold in ST—Mis Dx & wrongful purging of
Ext or Shao Yang Syn.
SnSy: epigastric focal distension or tightness, vomiting/ dry
Heaves, borborygmus, diarrhea, poor appetite
thin yellow sticky coat
wiry, rapid

BAO HE WAN
FUNC. Promote digestion, harmonize ST
IND. Ret. of food; epigastric pain, full sensation in ST or = abdomen
N/V, lack of appetite, loose stool, constipation
thick, sticky coat, white or yellow coat
slippery pulse

BU YANG HUAN WU TANG
FUNC. Tonify Qi, Circ blood, R-blood stag
IND. #1 Sequelan of stroke- incontinence of urine or feces.
Deviated mouth or eyes.
#2 Blood stag…Qi Xu,
T. pale purple, swollenscalloped.
P. weak, choppy

BU ZHONG YI QI TANG
FUNC. Ton M.J., ascend Yang Qi
IND. 1. SP/st Qi Xu, SP/st Qi sinking, prolapse or organs
2. fever due to Qi Xu (see Bensky formulas & strategies)
T. pale
P. weak

CHAI HU SHU GAN WAN
FUNC. Reg Liv Qi, Remove Qi stag. R-pain, Circ blood
IND. Liv Qi Stag, sl blood stag (modify dosage of
Chuan xiow 11=3Dblood stag dominates)
Irritable bowel syn.

CHUAN XIONG CHA TIAO SAN
FUNC. Eliminate wind, R-pain
IND. H/A (any type)—wind invasion

DA CHAI HU TANG
FUNC.
Harmonize Shao Yang, purge ret. heat
IND. Shao Yang & Yang Ming Syn. Together, GB disorder, = hepatitis,
Cholecystitis, gastritis, malaria, gall stones, KD stones
T: yellow coat
P: wiry, rapid, forceful

DA CHENG QI TANG
FUNC. Purge Ret. of heat-esp. intestines
IND. #1. Yang Ming Disease – Yang Ming Fu Syn. Retention of = heat excess,
Constipation, bloating, gas, distension, abdominal pain, pain on = pressure,
Hard abdominal masses, 3-5 PM Tidal fever.
#2. Accumulated heat (lasting 7-10 days), constipation and diarrhea = at
the same time. Dry hard stools, stool masses (palpable) in = intestine.
#3. Convulsions—heat, mental disorder—heat, cold hands and = feet—
heat ret. in intestine
T: red, yellow dry thick coating, thorns or dorsum
P: rolling, excess

DA HUANG MU DAN TANG
FUNC. Purge heat, remove blood stag, relieve swelling
IND. Appendicitis- excess heat type- acute uncomplicated pain = w/
Pressure, rebound pain, fever, sweating, N/V, diarrhea
Note: Appendicitis =3D intestinal abscess in China

DA JIAN ZHONG TANG

FUNC. Warm M.J., descend Qi, relieve pain
IND. Yang Qi Xu of M.J. w/excess cold
SnSy: severe abdominal pain—cold, pain w/w pressure, N/V
Cold hands & feet, Borborymus
T: white, moist/wet
P: thready, taut

DA QIN JIAO TANG
FUNC. O Wind, clear heat, nourish blood, circ blood
IND. Wind stroke attack of channels & collaterals (only
Affects exterior & limbs), stiff tongue, deviated tongue,
Deviated eyes, aphasia hemiplegia, paralysis,
+/- sensation
T: pale, white coat, deviated, stiff
P: wiry, thready, slippery

DA QING LONG TANG
FUNC. Res-Diaphoretic, R-SOB, clear heat
IND. W.C.—sl interior, high fever(int. heat), yellow = sputum.
Irritability—heat disturbed shen

DANG GUI SI NI TANG

FUNC. Warm channels, eliminate cold, Ton blood, Circ. Qi in = channels
IND. #1 Yang & blood Xu + W.C. Invasion
T: Pale, white coat
P: Deep, thready
#2 Deficient patient + W.C. Invasion of channels &
Collaterals (=3D Bi Syn) Cold low back, very cold
Extremeties (even painful), Yang Xu & blood Xu SnSy

DAN SHEN YIN
FUNC. Circ. Blood, R-blood stag. Move Qi, R-pain
IND. Pain-Qi &/or blood stag in chest &/or ST
P: wiry, choppy

DAN ZHI XIAO YAO SAN
FUNC. Liv Qi stag-(oa)-SP—blood Xu
IND. Liv Qi stag, SP Xu, heat signs
T: red, yellow coat
P: wiry, rapid

DAO CHI SAN
FUNC. Clear heat, eliminate damp, cool blood, nourish Yin
IND. HT fire, HT fire-SI, esp. painful urination, bloody urine, = tongue ulcers,
Sore tongue, insomnia, irritability, scanty dark urine

DI TAN TANG
FUNC
. Eliminate phlegm, open orifices
IND. Windstroke—phlegm disturbing the HT, aphagia, slurred = speech

DING CHUAN TANG
FUNC. Descend Qi, disperse Lu Qi, R-phlegm, R-SOB
IND. Ret or phlegm &/or heat in Lu w/wind-cold, SOB, = cough,
Wheezing, yellow frofuse sputum, difficult exhalation
Fever, chills

DU HUO JI SHENG WAN
FUNC. R- wind damp, R-pain
IND. –Bi Syn + (Liv & KD Xu, Qi & Blood Xu)
-Bi Syn for months, years
SnSy: Low back pain, limited movement, numbness, cold hands &
Feet, aversion to cold, SOB, palps, fatigue
T: pale
P: thready, weak
Caution: If Hx upsets ST take after meals

ER CHEN TANG
FUNC. Dry damp, R-phlegm, reg. Qi, harmonize M.J.
IND. Ret. of damp or phlegm, cough, SOB, full sensation in chest, = profuse
White sputum, N/V, heavy sensation, dizziness, vertigo, = palpitations,
"Band around the head", "Foggy headedness"

GE XIA ZHU YU TANG
FUNC. Circ. Blood, remove blood stasis, reg. Qi, relieve pain
IND. Blood stag below diaphragm (Dr Hao: usnaccy M.J.)
Tumors, liv-ST-pancreas cancer. Fixed, stabbing pain

GUA LUO XIE BAI BAI JIU TANG
FUNC.
Promote circ. of Yang Qi, R-pain, R-phlegm
IND. Chest Bi Syn due to phlegm, Yang Qi Xu of chest, SnSy: chest = pain
Which can radiate to either shoulder or arm, coronary HT disease,
Full sensation of chest, SOB, Palps, cough w/sputum, cold hands = &/or
Feet, clear urine.
T: pale/purple, sticky white coat. P: deep, wiry, tight

GUA LUO XIE BAI BAN XIA TANG
FUNC. Promote Circ. of Yang Qi, R-pain, R-phlegm
IND. Chest Bi Syn—phlegm, Yang Qi Xu of chest
SnSy: see Gua Huo , Xie Bai , Bai Jiu Tang

GUA LUO XIE BAI GUI ZHI TANG
FUNC. Circ. Yang Qi, R-phlegm, descend Qi
IND. Chest Bi Syn—Yang Xu w/Ret. of phlegm

GUI PI TANG
FUNC. Ton Qi, nourish blood, Ton SP, nourish HT
IND. #1 SP not controlling blood, profuse menses, early
Menses (< 21 days), bloody stool or urine, purrura,
Bruises easily T: pale

GUI ZHI TANG
FUNC. Res. Diaphoresis, harmonize Wei & Ying Qi
IND. Ext. W.-C., aversion-wind, H/A, B/A, spon. Sweat, stiff = neck,
Stuffy nose

HUANG LIAN JIE DU TANG
FUNC. Clear heat, clear fire, relieve toxins
IND. Heat toxin in all three Jiao’s
U.J.- sore throat, red eyes, ulcerated tongue
M.J.-severe thirst
L.J.-bloody stool, bloody urine

HUANG TU TANG
FUNC. Warm Yang, Ton SP, nourish blood, stop bleeding
IND. Bleeding—SP Yang Xu, bloody stool, vomiting of = blood
Nose bleeds, uterine bleeding, pale-sallow complexion
T: pale P: deep, thready, weak
HUO XIANG ZHENG QI SAN
FUNC. Res Ext. syndrome, R-damp, Reg. Qi, harmonize middle = Jiao
IND. #1 Ret. of damp + wind cold invasion, fever & chills, = H/A,
Fullness & stifling of chest, epigastric & abdominal pain, = N/V,
Diarrhea, borborgmus, no taste
T: white greasy coat P: moderate, soggy
#2 Originally for cholera

JIAN PI WAN
FUNC. Ton SP, harmonize ST, P-digestion, R-diarrhea, food = stag
IND. Ret of food—SP/st Xu, bloating, gas, distension
(also good for medical bulimia)
T: pale, thick coat, white coat P: thready, deficient

JIAO AI SI WU TANG
FUNC. Nourish blood, stop bleeding, reg. Menses, calm fetus
IND. Yin channel & Chong channel Xu, uterine bleeding, = profuse menses,
Threatened miscarriage (spotting), post-natal bleeding, abdominal
Cramps, bearing down in abdomen
P: hollow, choppy

JIN GUI SHEN QI WAN
FUNC. Tonify KD Yang
IND. cold hands & feet, cold lower back, listlessness, clear = urine, scanty
Urine, profuse urine, weak stream urine, edema (esp. at ankles),
Diarrhea (esp. A.M.- cock’s crow), diabetes, spermatorrhea, = infertility
T: pale, white coat P: deep, slow, Renal/KD failure

JIU WEI QIANG HUO TANG
FUNC. Eliminate W.C.D., clear heat
IND. Ext. W.C.D., chills, fever, H/A, B/A, thick white coat, = heavy sensation
(damp)

LI ZHONG WAN
FUNC. Warm M.J., R-cold, Ton Qi, Ton SP
IND. #1. Xu cold in M.J., abdominal pain—cold, warmth = &
Pressure relieve pain, diarrhea, loose stool, cold body,
Poor appetite, heavy sensation, edema
T: white coat P: deep, slow
#2 Any bleeding—Yang Xu (bake or fry Gan Jiang until
Black-then decoction)
#3. Chest Bi—M.J. Yang Xu

LIU JUN ZI TANG
FUNC. Ton Qi, Ton SP/st Qi, resolve damp & phlegm
IND. Qi Xu SnSy + N/V, dist of chest &/or ephgastrium,
Cough w/profuse sputum
T: pale, white thick coat P: rolling, weak

LIU WEI DI HUANG WAN
FUNC. Nourish KD Yin, nourish Liv Yin
IND. Yin Xu, KD Yin Xu , SnSy

LONG DAN XIE GAN TANG
FUNC. Clear heat, purge Liv fire, eliminate damp
IND. #1 Liv heat syndromes—glaucoma-Liv fire type, acute = conjuctivitis,
UTI’s,leucorrhea, gallstones, shingles, D.H. skin disorder
#2 Damp heat in L.J. &/or Liv &/or GB

MA HUANG TANG
FUNC. Expel W.C. (res-diapherotic)
IND. W.C.-esp. aversion to cold, tight pulse, normal tongue, = sneezing,
H/A, B/A, no sweating

MA ZI REN WAN
FUNC. Moisten intestines, purge heat, reg Qi
IND. Ret. of heat in LI, Jinye Xu, constipation, bloating, gas, = dry skin,
F.D. in later stage, hemmorrhoid—heat or D.H.
T: red body, yellow dry coat P: rapid, deep

PING WEI SAN

FUNC. Dry dampness, Ton SP, Reg Qi, harmonize ST
IND. #1. Ret. of damp in SP/st., N/V, belching, sour = regurgitation,
Heavy sensation, lassitude, sweet taste in mouth, no taste at all.
T: white, sticky, thick coat P: slow, slippery, moderate
#2. Chronic fatigue

QI JU DI HUANG WAN
FUNC. Nourish KD & Liv Yin (more Liv Yin)
IND. KD Yin Xu, Liv Yin Xu SnSy, glaucoma, poor night vision
MING MU DI HUANG WAN esp. for eye disorders
Lamb liver also good for vision, 1-2X/week


QIAN ZHENG SAN

FUNC. Dispel wind, R-phlegm, R-spasm, open channels, circ. Qi in = channels
IND. Facial paralysis, windstroke—channels & = collaterals
T: white thick coat, deviated P: wiry, superficial

QING HAO BIE JIA TANG
FUNC. Nourish Yin & clear Xu heat
IND. Xu heat & Yin Xu heat, febrile disease in later stage, = menopause,
"Bonesteaming" heat, Yin Xu heat Sx

QING QI HUA TAN WAN
FUNC. Clear heat, R-phlegm, reg. Qi, R-cough
IND. Ret. of phlegm-heat in LU, cough, SOB, yellow sputum, full = sensation
In chest, scanty yellow urine T: red, yellow sicky coating

QING WEI SAN
FUNC. Clear heat/ fire from ST
IND. ST heat or fire, scanty urination, dry stool

QING YING TANG
FUNC. Clear heat from Ying level, nourish Yin, circ blood
IND. Febrile disease in Ying level, dark red tongue, peeled
Tongue, dry tongue coat, thready- rapid pulse

QING ZAO JIU FEI TANG
FUNC. Clear external dryness, moisten LU, Eliminate dryness & = rescue the LU
IND. External dryness invading the LU, SnSy: H/A, fever, = (excess)
Dry &/or hacking cough, SOB, dry throat, dry nose, dry mouth,
"chest pain in costal region", hypochondriac pain, thirst, = irritability
T: dry, no coat P: rapid & forceless (xu pulse)

SAN AO TANG
FUNC. Disperse LU Qi, res
IND. W.C., mild chills& fever (co-existing), common cold, = flu, H/A,
B/A, cough, SOB, profuse clear sputum

SAN ZI YANG QIN TANG
FUNC. Descend Qi, R-phlegm, P-digestion
IND. Ret. of phlegm in LU & Qi stag, for all but esp. = elderly
Chronic bronchitis-W.C. type, cough, SOB, sputum, full sensation in
Chest, poor appetite
T: thick white coat P: rolling
SANG JU YIN
FUNC. Clear W.H., brighten eyes, R-SOB
IND. #1 W.H., mild fever, eye stuff, SOB
#2 conjuctivitis
#3 "allergies" i.e. eyes, sinuses, nose

SHAO FU ZHU YU TANG
FUNC. Circ. Blood, R-blood stag, move QiR-pain, warm channels = (assoc w/menses)
IND. Fixed masses, stabbing pain, utering bleeding, cancer,
Dark purple blood, infertility, blood stag—cold, fibroids
Purple spots on tongue, purple tongue
Pulse: wiry, slow, choppy

SHEN LING BAI ZHU SAN
FUNC. Ton Sp, R-damp, R-diarrhea
IND. Diarrhea—Sp/st Qi Xu. SnSy: diarrhea, loose stool, = poor
Appetite, listlessness, weak muscles, bloating, gas, distension
Pale face, visible bloating or emaciation
T: pale P: weak

SHEN TONG ZHU YU TANG
FUNC. Circ Qi, circ blood, R-blood stag, unblock collaterals, = R-pain
IND. Painful obstruction—obstruction of Qi &/or blood in = channels
&/or collaterals, shoulder arm leg low back pain, other chronic
aches & pains.

SHEN HUA TANG
FUNC. Circ blood, R-blood stag, warm uterus-move blood stag, = R-pain
IND. Basic formula post-partum for mom. Post-partum blood Xu,
Cold invasion of uterus, retention of Lochia, lower abdominal
Pain due to cold

SHENG MAI SAN
FUNC. Ton Qi, produce Jinye, consolidate (hold in) Yin, Stop = sweating
IND. #1. Qi & Yin Xu—summer heat, sunstroke (feeling = hot
Heavy sensation), lassitude, nausea, H/A, thirst w/dry mouth,
SOB
T: pale or red, dry P: faint, rapid, thin
#2 Qi & Yin Xu (usually of LU), chronic cough w/sparse sticky = sputum

SHI PI YIN
FUNC. Warm Yang, Ton SP, move Qi, promote urination, Resolve = damp
IND. Edema—SP Yang Xu, esp. Yin edema (worse below the
Waist), cold H + F, cold limbs, diarrhea, loose stool
Bloated or distended abdomen, retention of water in abdomen
T: swollen, scalloped, thick-sticky-white coat P: deep, slow

SHI QUAN DA BU TANG
FUNC. Ton Qi, nourish blood, warm yang
IND. Qi blood, Yang Xu SnSy, Qi + Blood Xu

SHI XIAO SAN
FUNC. Move blood, R-blood stag, stop bleeding, R-pain
IND. Dysmennorhea, irregular menses, retention of lochia,
Post-partum abdominal pain, acute colicky pain in lower
Abdomen, epigastric pain, blood stag in chest or abdomen
P: choppy, wiry, spinning bean (severe pain)

SHI ZAO TANG
FUNC. Harsh purging of water
IND. #1 Ascites. Abdominal bloating, distending pain, whole body = edema-
Worse in L.J., scanty urine, Ret. of urine-accompanied by jaundice,
Liver cirrousis, stool varies.
T: pale P: deep, wiry
#2 Ret. of water in chest cavity (pleurisy w/effusion), dry cough,
chest & hypochondriac pain, SOB severe: can’t lie flat, sharp = pain-
worried by cough or deep breathing, coarse breathing, dry heaves,
crackles/rails=3D lung sounds
T: sticky white coat P: deep, wiry

SI JUN ZI TANG
FUNC. Ton Qi & strengthen SP
IND. SP/ST Qi Xu, general Qi Xu, fatigue, pale face, = lassitude,
Poor appetite, loose stools/diarrhea, spon. Sweat, weak, soft voice

SI NI SAN
FUNC. Reg Liv Qi, R-stag, strengthen SP
IND. #1. Shao Yang San & cold hands & feet—Yang Qi = Stag
#2Liv Qi Stag

SI NI TANG
FUNC. Recapture/restore Yang Qi
IND. #1. Shao Yin Syn.- collapse of Yang. SnSy severe cold in = extremities,
Averse to cold, PT prefers fetal position, vomiting, diarrhea,
Abdominal pain, listlessness, somnolence – in/out of = conciousness
-a precursor pattern to separation of Yin & Yang
-pattern lasts from couple of hours to couple of days
T: wet, white coat P: faint, thready
#2. Collapse of Yang caused by Exterior Syn Tx by too much
diaphoresis.

SI WU TANG
FUNC. Nourish blood
IND. Blood Xu, SnSy: pale face-lips-nails-tongue, scanty or
Delayed menses, dys menorrhea during/after menses,
Amenorrhea, empty or dull H/A
T: pale P: thready or choppy

SU ZI JIANG QI TANG
FUNC. Descend Qi, R-SOB, R-phlegm, R-cough
IND. U.J. excess w/ L.J. deficient
Ret of phlegm/ Kd Qi + Yang Xu
Ret of phlegm/damp, cough, SOB, profuse clear or white
Sputum, full sensation in chest, low back pain, weak knees,
Heavy sensation, fatigue, lethargy, edema of leg if severe.
T: pale, swollen, scalloped, white sticky coating P: rolling,
Wiry in LU/U.J., weak in KD/L.J.

TAO HONG SI WU TANG
FUNC. Nourish blood, moves blood, regs blood, Basic formula blood = stag
any area of body
IND. Blood stag—Blood XU, short menstrual cycle w/profuse =
Bleeding of dark purple sticky blood w/wo clots
Abdominal distension &/or pain
T: Pale P: thready, choppy

TIAN MA GOU TENG YIN
FUNC. Pacify Liv Yang, subdue wind, clear heat, P-circ of blood, = nourish KD & Liv yin
IND. Hyperactivity of Liv Yang (true excess)
Preponderance of Liv Yang (relative excess)—
Liv Yin Xu & Liv Qi Stag or Liv Fire Signs

TIAN WAN BU XIN DAN
FUNC. Nourish Yin & blood, Ton HT, calm Shen
IND. #1. Yin & Blood XU
#2. Yin & Blood XU of HT
#3. Yin & Blood XU
-more Yin XU of KD
-more blood XU of HT
Insomnia, irritability, anxiety, sl. Listnessness, poor
Concentration, memory, dry stool, possible seminal emission
Ulcerated or hot tongue

TIAO WEI CHENG QI TANG
FUNC. Purge excessive heat. (mild)
IND. F.D. of Yang Ming Fu division, little pain, little = distension,
Constipation. Modern: sore throat, bleeding gums, excess heat in LI
T: mild heat P: rolling & excess

TONG QIAO HUO XUE TANG
FUNC. Circ. blood, open orifices
IND. #1. Blood stag of head, H/A, dizziness, vertigo, decreased = hearing
hair loss, alcoholic nose
ADHD – adults- post trauma, child- acupuncture better-Hx too = moving
Or Gui Pi Wan
SnSy of Brain Tumor- not a cure, seizures

TONG XIE YAO FANG
FUNC. Ton SP, smooth Liv, relieve diarrhea
IND. I.B.S.- like Syn. Liv-(oa)-SP—diarrhea, anger, = irritability,
Hypochondrial pain, intestinal pain
T: pale, swollen, white coat P: no heat signs

WU LING SAN
FUNC. Promote urination, R-damp, warm yang
IND. #1 Ret. of damp &/or fluids + W.C. invasion, H/A, fever, = chills,
Thirst w/o desire to drink, vomiting after drinking, difficult = urination
T: white coat P: superficial
#2 Ret of damp &/or fluids, edema, diarrhea, loose stool, = difficult
urination. T: swollen, white coat P: wiry, rolling
#3 Tan Yin =3D turbid fluids/phlegm
SnSy- Running piglet Qi (aka: (patient report) ghosts)
-"piglets" trapped in abdomen, try to get to chest, ie-Qi = rebelling
upwards.
-dizziness, cough, SOB, sputum, frothy saliva

WU MEI SAN
FUNC. Warm interior, (0) roundworm (anti-parasite)
IND. collapse due to roundworm (this translates to extreme cold = in H & F)
N/V, irritability, vomiting worms, diarrhea for long periods, = bloating,
Malnutrition, abdominal pain- usually around umbilicus, craving
Non-food substances
T: pale, swollen, geographic coat P: spinning bean
Lips: white spots on inner surface

WU PI SAN
FUNC. Drain damp, R- edema, reg Qi, Ton SP
IND. Ret of damp, edema—SP Qi Xu, SOB, scanty or difficult = urination
T: swollen, scalloped P: deep, slippery

XI JIAO DI HUANG TANG
FUNC. Clear heat & relieve toxins, cool blood, move blood = stag.
XIANG SHA LIU JUN ZI TANG
FUNC. Ton Qi, Ton SP/ST Qi, resolve phlegm & damp, Warm int. = M.J., move M.J. Qi
IND. Qi Xu, Qi stag, SNSY: dist of chest &/or = epigastrium,
Cough w/profuse sputum
T: pale, white sticky coat P: rolling, weak

XIAO CHAI HU TANG
FUNC. Harmonize Shao Yang division/level
IND. #1 F.D. Shao Yang Div (1/2 exterior, ½ = interior-between Tai Yang
& Yang Ming), alternating chills & fever, full sensation in = chest &
hypochondrium, poor appetite, N/V, irritability, bitter taste,
dizziness, blurred vision
T: thin white coat P: wiry

XIAO HUO LUO DAN
FUNC. (0) Wind-damp, R-phlegm, circ. Qi in channels, R-pain
IND. Bi Syn—W.C.D., Pain, spasm, deviant shape of hands
(osteoarthritis), worse w/ weather
T: purple, thick white coat P: wiry, slippery, tight

XIAO JI YIN ZI
FUNC. Cool blood, stop bleeding, promote urination
IND. Bleeding – internal, bloody urine, occult blood in = urine, painful
Urination, bright red or pinkish urine, frequent urination
T: red P: thready, rapid

XIAO QING LONG TANG
FUNC. Res, elim. Phlegm, R-SOB & cough
IND. #1. W.C. w/ret. of phlegm in LU, acute uri in = respiratory
Patients. Clear white sputum, P.- rolling-wiry-superficial
#2 Ret of phlegm in LU (ancient original (I))
Hypochondrial region pleurisy, emphysema, (shang han lun)
Chronic cough, SOB-severe, sits up to sleep, heavy sensation, edema.
T: swollen, white coat

XIAO YAO SAN
FUNC. Reg. Liv Qi, R-Liv Qi Stag, Ton SP, harmonizing, Nourish = blood
IND. Liv Qi Stag(oa)SP, Sl. Blood Xu, Amennorrhea
T: pale, swollen P: wiry, slippery, thready

XIE BAI SAN
FUNC. Clear LU heat, R-SOB & cough
IND. Ret of heat in LU

XUAN FU DAI ZHE TANG

FUNC. Descend Qi, R-phlegm, Ton Qi, harmonize ST
IND. ST Qi Xu w/ret. of phlegm, hiccup, nausea, vomiting, = belching,
Focal epigastric contraction-"like a rock", regurgitation,
Sy worse after eating
T: pale, swollen, white coat P: wiry, rolling, soft

XUE FU ZHU YU TANG
FUNC. Elim blood stag, move blood, move qi, R-pain
IND. #1 Chest Bi Syn
T: Purple, purple spots
P: Choppy, palps, stabbing pain in chest &/or arms
#2 Fever due to blood stag
-usually low grade fever
Other blood stag signs present
-Purple bleeding, bloody discharge
-Fever worse in P.M.
-Common after child birth
Caution: Lowers BP, check for Allopathic meds.

YIN CHEN HAO TANG
FUNC. Clear heat, (0) damp, Tx jaundice
IND. #1 Jaundice—damp heat (yang type jaundice), yellow eyes = & skin,
Full &/or distended abdomen, hypochondriac pain, N/V, dark = urine,
Difficult urination
#2 Hepatitis, cholecystitis, parasitic jaundice, constipation-damp = heat
NOTE: Differentiation of jaundice
TCM – must have yellow sclera
Yang jaundice – acute, bright color, orangish, damp heat
Yin jaundice – chronic, dark color, yellowish, damp cold

YIN CHEN SI NI TANG
FUNC. Warm yang, R-dampness, Tx jaundice
IND. Jaundice of Yin type (jaundice due to damp cold), = lassitude,
Listlessness, poor appetite, cold H & F,
White stool- can be jaundice, parasites, gallstone
T: pale, swollen, toothmarked P: deep, weak, slow

YIN QIAO SAN
FUNC. Res. Clear heat & wind, relieve toxin
IND. W.H., early stage febrile disease
P: rapid, superficial skin rash (wind, heat)

YU NU JIAN
FUNC. Cleat ST heat & nourish Yin
IND. #1 Originally for ST heat/fire + KD Yin Xu
#2 ST heat/fire + ST Yin Xu
-SySx of ST fire/heat, Yin Xu, ST + KD Yin Xu
-True heat predominant =3D burning pain in ST
False heat predominant =3D mild pain ST
#3 Diabetes—ST heat/fire

ZHEN GAN XI FANG TANG
FUNC. Pacify LIV Yang, subdue wind, ton yin, dispel internal = wind
IND. Preponderance Liv Yang—Liv Yin Xu, numbness, low back = pain,
5 palm heat, anxiety, irritability, night sweats, blurry vision
Stroke precursors: Numbness-esp. 1-sided or in hands, speech
Slurred or unclear, stiff tongue, upper ½ of body weak
T: normal or red P: wiry, forceful

ZHEN WU TANG
FUNC. Warm Yang, promote urination, eliminate damp
IND. Ret. of water or damp—KD + SP Yang Xu
SnSy- edema, heaviness of lower body, diarrhea, loose stool,
Heavy limbs, scanty urine, abdominal pain
T: white, swollen P: deep, slow

ZHI BAI DI HUANG WAN
FUNC. Nourish KD Yin, clear deficiency heat, Ton Yin
IND. SnSy for Liv Wei Di Huang Wan w/heat predominating
Menopause, hot flashes

ZHI GAN CAO TANG
FUNC. Ton Qi, nourish Yin, nourish blood, restore pulse
IND. #1 Qi, blood, Yang Xu, Qi + Yin Xu, palps, SOB, fatigue, = chest pain
P: knotted, hasty (rapid & irregular)
#2 Qi + Yin Xu of LU, SOB, spontaneous or night sweats, cough,
dry cough, dry mouth or throat, scanty sputum w/blood
T: Yin or Yang Xu P: thready

ZHU SHA AN SHEN WAN
FUNC. Pacify HT, calm shen, purge fire, nourish Yin
IND. Shen disturbance—hyperactive HT fire w/blood Xu + Yin = Xu
Constipation, scanty urine, dark urine
T: red, yellow coat P: thready, rapid
NOTE: 3 week MAX usage

ZUO JIN WAN
FUNC. Clear Liv fire & harmonize ST
IND. Liv fire-(oa)-ST, burning ST pain, sour regurgitation, N/V, = belching,
Full sensation or distension of ST

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