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Bai Tong Tang

(White Penetrating Decoction)

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Source: Discussion of Cold Damage (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji (Zhong-Jing)

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Shaoyin disorder with sinking of Yin and rising of Yang prior to desertion.

Key Symptoms: Diarrhoea, lassitude, cold extremities, flushed face

Pulse: Faint.

Cong Bai 4pc
Gan Jiang 3g
Sheng Fu Zi 9-15g

Currently Sheng Fu Zi is usually substituted for the less toxic Zhi Fu Zi although in the UK both are currently banned. The standard substitution in Gan Jiang and Rou Gui.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Unblocks the Yang and breaks up accumulation of Yin.

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