Herb Formulas Notebook

Gu Biao Zhi Han Tang

(Stabilise the Exterior and Stop Sweating Decoction)

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Source: Case Histories of Huang Wen-Dong (2001)
Author: Huang Wen-Dong

Category: Formulas that Stabilise and Bind

Pattern: Heart Qi and Wei Deficiency with Yin Deficiency and Empty Heat due to chronic TB.

Key Symptoms: Chronic sweating associated with tuberculosis that does not abate despite antibiotic treatment associated with sensations of heat when lying down.

Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Thin and rapid

Huang Qi 10g
Bai Zhu 12g
Zhi Gan Cao 4.5g
Mai Men Dong 9g
Wu Wei Zi 4.5g
Qing Hao 9g
Bai Wei 9g
Mu Li 30g
Long Gu 15g
Fu Xiao Mai 30g
Nuo Dao Gen Xu 30g

In the UK the following substitutions must be made:
Mu Li == Xuan Shen + Bai Shao + Wu Wei Zi
Long Gu == Bai Shao + Wu Wei Zi

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Augments the Qi, secures the Exterior, nourishes the Heart, stops sweating

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