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With this understanding, the formula can be used to treat a wide variety of problems. The dosage of the remaining ingredients, and the method of preparation, are fromulas same as those of the principal formula. Depending on the intensity of the heat, the appropriate strategy would either be to focus almost entirely on enriching the yin rootor directly draining the heat from deficiency manifestation.

I66 Benefit the Stomach Decoction yi wei tang. I26 Warm the Spleen Decoction wenpitang. The two cups of liquid are then combined, and one cup is taken twice a day usually morning and eveningor two-thirds of a cup is taken three times a day upon awakening, and then an hour before lunch and dinner.

Students will be primarily concerned with these aspects of the formulas, and we therefore suggest that they read these sections carefully to prepare for class. We have included some of those mentioned in our sources to give the reader a sense of the flexibility of the formulas, and to underscore the point that their indications are only intended to serve as guidelines, and not as bebsky limitations.

These are arranged by English name and include the authors and dates of publication, when they are known. If two genera are used in Chinese medicine, only the name of the most common one is given e. This will help the reader pronounce the names of the formulas. This is known as a corrective assistant zuo’ zhi. For example, in one passage it says that there are many substances in a large formula, and few in a small; yet in another passage it says that there are few substances in a large formula, and many in a small.


They criticize the latter-day formulas for being complicated and disorganized, and lacking any clear methodology. This is like hunting for rabbits by sending out many men and horses to surround the area in the hope that, by luck, one of them will stumble upon the rabbit.

Fprmulas further examination, however, it is noted that all the symptoms improve when bebsky patient is rested, the pain responds favorably to warmth and pressure, the tongue is pale and swollen, and the pulse is frail and forceless. These are formulas which are related to the principal formulas either because they contain many of the same ingredients, or because they are used in treating similar disorders. Thus, capitalization resolves the question of which heart we are talking about.

This formula clears and drains fire from the Liver, and thereby stops vomiting. Because this type of question should not arise with respect to such terms as yin, yang, qi, deficiency, excess, cold, heat, dampness, burner, etc.

This formula is identical to Cinnamon Twig Decoction gui zhi tang except that the dosage of Radix Paeoniae shao yao has been doubled. Thus, in the example above, the type of diarrhea for which AucMandia and Betel Nut Pill mu xiang bing lm wan is indicated is marked by various benskyy of stagnation, such as pain, distention, and tenesmus. For example, instead of saying that a patient is suffering formulaz a lesser yang disorder, one could also describe it as a Minor Bupleurum Decoction xiao c h i hu tang disorder.


Additional information was drawn from many other formjlas listed in the translators’ bibliographybut these four were our principal sources. The amount of information provided about the indications varies widely from formula to formula.

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Although the term warm disease wen bing dates back to the Discussion of Cold-induced Disorders, that book does not discuss its treatment. The term is also used in Taoist alchemy where different metals are made into pills to promote longevity or spiritual attainment.

Decoctions are generally taken before meals. Remember that sweating itself is not the goal of this strategy. For example, “One chief and two deputies comprise a small formula Usually l g of an extract contains the active ingredients of g of a normal ingredient. This is a reflection of the tremendous influence which this book has exerted on traditional Chinese medicine.

More commonly, however, both the root and manifestation are addressed. Mark Sherwood was also a great help in the early stages of this project.

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Some texts also have a separate chapter for formulas that induce vomiting. The patient may present with symptoms that appear to be excessive, but in fact are formhlas of severe deficiency, and vice versa. Anne Kubota, with the assistance of Cyong Jong-Chol, also contributed background information for the section on Japanese herbal medicine in the introduction.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: There are systems based upon the nature of the disease, pattern, etiology, form of application, branch of medicine, organ, treatment strategy now the most widely usedas well as various combinations of these systems. benssky