Herb Formulas Notebook

Chong He Tang

Penetrating and Harmonising Decoction

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Source: Versified Prescriptions (1694)

Category: Formulas that Release the Exterior

Pattern: Wind-Cold-Damp Taiyang invasion with internal accumulation of Heat

Key Symptoms: Fever and chills (chills predominate), absence of sweating, headache, stiff neck, generalised aches and pains
Secondary Symptoms: Slight thirst, bitter taste

Tongue: White or slightly yellow coating
Pulse: Floating

Qiang Huo 5-9g
Fang Feng 5-9g
Cang Zhu 5-9g
Xi Xin 1-3g
Chuan Xiong 3-6g
Bai Zhi 3-6g
Huang Qin 3-6g
Sheng Di Huang 3-6g
Gan Cao 3-6g
Sheng Jiang 3sl
Cong Bai 3pc

In the UK Xi Xin has to be replaced with Wei Ling Xian or Gui Zhi + Qiang Huo.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Releases the Exterior, induces sweating, dispels Dampness, drains interior Heat, unblocks the Yang

Contraindications: Warm pathogen disorders, Yin deficiency

This is really another variation of Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang with Sheng Jiang and Cong Bai added to strengthen the formulas ability to unblock the Yang and release the Exterior.

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