Herb Formulas Notebook


Du Shen Tang

Unaccompanied Ginseng Decoction

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Source: Miraculous Book of Ten Remedies (1348)



Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Qi collapse following loss of Blood

Key Symptoms: Acute severe blood loss or heart failure with extremely pale complexion, lethargic state, cold extremities, excessive sweating, weak breathing

Pulse: Faint or thin, almost imperceptable



Ingredients
Ren Shen 30-60g
Da Zao 5pc



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies the Yuan Qi, stabilizes collapse

Contraindications: Chronic patterns (for which Shen Fu Tang in appropriate)



Notes:
Patients presenting with this pattern should be referred to the emergency room.

It is included here as an adjunct or addition to regular care (although caution: if the patient is put on blood thinners, they interact with Ginseng), or to be modified and incorporated into other formulae if the the Yuan Qi is deficient.



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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.