Herbs Formulas (herbal Medicine 1)

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  • 1. 
    Ingredients: Ren shen, Mai dong, Wu wei zi Actions: Augment qi, generate fluids, preserve yin and stop excessive sweating. Chief: Ren shen: (tonify the source qi and strenghthen the qi that generate fluids and calm the spirit) Deputy: Mai dong (nourish yin and moisten the lungs. Benefit stomach and generate fluids, clear heat from heart to eliminate the irritability). Modifications: For profuse sweating with dark scanty sweating, add huang qi and dang gui For severe coughing, add Kuan dong hua, bai he Indications: Chronic cough with sparse sputum that is difficult to expectorate, shortness of breath, spontaneous sweating, a dry mouth and tongue, a pale red tongue with a dry thin coating, and a deficient rapid or deficient thin pulse. Palpitations with a stifling sensation in the chest, shortness of breath, sweating, a dry mouth and thirst, poor sleep, irregular pulse.
    • A. 

      Sheng Mai San (Generate the pulse powder)

    • B. 

      Suan Zao Ren Tang (Sour jujube decoction)

    • C. 

      Tong Xie Yao Fang (Important Formula for Painful Diarrhea)

  • 2. 
    Ingredients: Chao bai zhu, Chao bai shao,  Chao chen pi, Fang feng Actions: Spread liver qi and tonify the spleen Chief: Bai zhu ( streghthen the spleen and dry dampness)           Bai shao ( soften the overactive liver and alliviate pain) Deputy: Chen pi ( harmonize the function of the middle burner, strenghthen spleen and transform dampness) Modification: For chronic diarrhea add Sheng ma Indications: Recurrent problems of borborygmus abdominal pain, diarrhea with pain, a thin white tongue coating and a wiry, or wiry thin pulse.
    • A. 

      Sheng Mai San (Generate the pulse powder)

    • B. 

      Tong Xie Yao Fang (Important Formula for Painful Diarrhea)

    • C. 

      Suan Zao Ren Tang (Sour jujube decoction)

  • 3. 
    Ingredients: Suan zao ren, Fu ling, Zhi mu, Chuan xiong, Gan cao Actions: Nourish the blood, calm the spirit, clear heat and eliminate irritability Chief: Suan zao ren (nourish the heart and liver while calming the spirit) Deputy: Chuan xiong (regulate liver blood by encouraging it to flow freely) Indications: Irritability, inability to sleep, palpitations, night sweats, dizziness and vertigo, dry throat and mouth, a dry red tongue, and a wiry or thin rapid pulse.
    • A. 

      Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Windscreen Power)

    • B. 

      Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Tonify the middle and Augment the qi Decoction)

    • C. 

      Suan Zao Ren Tang (Sour jujube decoction)

  • 4. 
    Ingredients: Huang qi, Bai zhu, Fang feng Actions: Augment the qi, stabilize the exterior, and stop sweating Chief: Huang qi (Augment the qi and stabilize the exterior) Deputy: Bai zhu ( strenghthen the spleen and augment qi) Indications: Aversion to drafts, spontaneous sweating, recurrent colds, a shiny pale tongue with a white coating, and a floating, deficient, and soft pulse.
    • A. 

      Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Windscreen Power)

    • B. 

      Suan Zao Ren Tang (Sour jujube decoction)

    • C. 

      Tong Xie Yao Fang (Important Formula for Painful Diarrhea)

  • 5. 
    Ingredients: Cang zhu 12-15 g , Hou po 9- 12 g, Chen pi 9- 12 g, Gan Cao 3- 6 g Actions: Dry dampness, promote movement of qi, improve the function of the spleen and stomach. Chief: Cang zhu - acrid, bitter and warm, dispelling dampness and strengthening the transporting function of the spleen. Deputy: Hou po - dispel dampness and disperse fullness Indications: Distension and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, loss of taste and appetite, a heavy sensation in the limbs, loose stool or diarrhea, easily fatigued, vomiting, nausea, swollen tongue with a thick, white and greasy tongue coating, and a slippery pulse.
    • A. 

      Ping Wei San (Calm the Stomach Powder)

    • B. 

      Wu Ling San (Five Ingredient Powder with Poria)

    • C. 

      Er Miao San (Two Marbel Powder)

  • 6. 
    Ingredients: Ze xie 9- 12 g, Fu ling 6- 9 g, Zhu ling 6- 9 g, Bai zhu 6- 9 g, Gui zhi 3- 6 g Actions: Promote urination, drain dampness, strengthen the sleep, warm the yang and promote the transforming function of qi Chief: Ze xie - sweet, bland and cold. Leach out dampness, clear heat and promote urination Deputy: Fu ling - particularly effective in leaching out dampness in cases of deficiency by promoting urination, strengthening the spleen and assisting the yang Indications: Headache, fever, irritability, strong thirst but with vomiting inmediately after drinking, urinary difficulty, and a floating pulse. Edema, generalized sensation of heaviness, diarrhea, urinary difficulty and possible vomiting and diarrhea. Throbbing pulsations just below the umbilicus, vomiting frothy saliva, vertigo, shortness of breath, and coughing Severe accumulation of water in the bladder and inability of the qi to transform fluids, manifested as urinary difficulty or edema.
    • A. 

      Wu Ling San (Five Ingredient Powder with Poria)

    • B. 

      Ping Wei San (Calm the Stomach Powder)

    • C. 

      Er Miao San (Two Marbel Powder)

  • 7. 
    Ingredients: Hang bai 9- 12 g, Cang zhu 6- 9 g Actions: Clear heat and dry dampness Chief: Huang bai - a bitter and cold herb, treats damp heat in the lower burner Deputy: Cang zhu - acrid, bitter and warm, dispeling dampness Indications: Pain in the lower back or extremities, weakness or  atrophy of the lower extremities, red,  swollen and painful feet or knees, a thick, yellow, foul smelling vaginal discharge, scanty yellow urine, a yellow greasy tongue coating Damp heat lodges in the lower burner. Damp heat in the sinews and bones, resulting in pain of the lower back and extremities with red, hot, swollen, and painful joints. It may also interfere with the nourishment of the sinews and bones, resulting in weakness or atrophy. Damp heat lodged in the genital region causes a thick yellow and foul smelling leucorrhea
    • A. 

      Ping Wei San (Calm the Stomach Powder)

    • B. 

      Wu Ling San (Five Ingredient Powder with Poria)

    • C. 

      Er Miao San (Two Marbel Powder)

  • 8. 
    Ingredients: Ren shen, Bai zhu, Fu ling, Gan cao. Actions: Tonify qi and strengthen spleen. Indications: Pale complexion, low voice, reduce appetite, soolse stools, weakness in limbs. Pale tongue, thin weak pulse. Chief: Ren shen ( tonify qi) Modifications: Liu jiun zi tang: add chen pi, ban xia Xiang sha liu jun zi tang: liu jun zi tang: add mu xiang, sha ren
    • A. 

      Si jun zi tang

    • B. 

      Shen ling bai zhu san

    • C. 

      Er chen tang

  • 9. 
    Category: Tonify qi Ingredients: Ren shen, Bai zhu, Fu ling, Gan cao; shan yao, baibian dou, lian zi, yi yi ren, sha ren, jie geng. Actions: Tonify qi and strengthen spleen, leach out dampness and stop diarrhea. Indications: Loose stools or diarrhea. Pale complexion, low voice, reduced appetite, weakness in limbs. Pale tongue, thin weak pulse. Chief: Si jun zi tang (tonify spleen).
    • A. 

      Er chen tang

    • B. 

      Shen ling bai zhu san

    • C. 

      Si jun zi tang

  • 10. 
    Category: To transform the phlegm Ingredients: Ban xia, chen pi, fu ling, gan cao Actions: Dry dampness, transform phlegm, regulate qi and harmonize the middle jiao. Indications: Cough with copious white sputum that is easily expectorated, focal distention and a stifling sensation in the chest and diaphragm, palpitations, nausea or vomiting, dizzines, a swollen tongue with a white, thick, geasy coating and slippery pulse. Chief: Ban xia (dry dampness, expel phlegm, and cause the rebellious stomach qi descend). Chen Pi (Revive spleen and facilitate the flow of qi in the middle jiao).
    • A. 

      Shen ling bai zhu san

    • B. 

      Er chen tang

    • C. 

      Si jun zi tang

  • 11. 
    Category: Tonify blood Actions: Tonify blood and regulate liver. Indications: Dizziness, blurred vision, lusterless (sin brillo) complexion and nails, generalized muscle tension. Irregular menstruation with little flow or amenorrhea, and lower abdominal pain. Pale tongue, thin and wiry or thin and choppy pulse. Hard abdominal masses with recurrent pain, Lochioschesis with a firm and painful abdomen and sporadic fever and chills. Restless fetus disorder Chief: Shu di huang (tonify liver and kidney, nourish yin and blood) Modifications: Jiao Ai Si Wu Tang: for restless fetus disorder with continuos bleeding from the vagina, add ai ye and e jiao Tao Hong Si Wu Tang: for concurrent blood deficiency and blood stasis leading to irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhea
    • A. 

      Si wu tang

    • B. 

      Dan gui shao yao san

    • C. 

      Shao yao gan cao tang

  • 12. 
    Category: Tonify blood Actions: Nourish liver blood, spreads the liver qi, strengthen the spleen and resolve dampness. Indications: Continuous, cramping pain in the abdomen that is not severe, urinary difficulty, and slight edema (primarily of the lower limbs) during pregnancy. Chief: Bai shao (soften liver, nourish blood and stop pain) Dang gui (tonify and envigorate blood) Chuan xiong (invigorate the blood and harmonize liver's function) Modifications; For relatively cold presentations, add gui zhi For relatively hot presentations, add mu dan pi and zhi zi For threatened miscarriage, add ai ye, e jiao
    • A. 

      Shao yao gan cao tang

    • B. 

      Dan gui shao yao san

    • C. 

      Si wu tang

  • 13. 
    Actions: Nourish liver blood, spreads the liver qi, strengthen the spleen and resolve dampness Indications: Continuos, cramping pain in the abdomen that  is not severe, urinary difficulty, and slight edema (primarly of the lower limbs) during pregnancy Chief: Bai shao ( soften the liver, nourish the blood and stop pain)           Dang gui (tonify and invigorate blood           Chuan Xion ( invigorate the blood and harmonize liver's functions)
    • A. 

      Dan gui shao yao san

    • B. 

      Shao yao gan cao tang

    • C. 

      Si wu tang