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Gua Lou Xie Bai Bi Jiu Tang

(Trichosanthes Fruit, Chinese Garlic and Wine Decoction)

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Source: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (c. 220)
Author: Zhang Ji (Zhong-Jing)

Category: Formulas that Regulate Qi

Pattern: Lack of chest Yang causing formation of Phlegm and blockage

Key Symptoms: Pain the chest that often radiates to the upper back, wheezing, cough with copious sputum, shortness of breath

Tongue: Thick, greasy coating
Pulse: Submerged or wiry and tight

Gua Lou 12g
Xie Bai 9-12g
Bai Jiu 30-60ml

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Unblocks the Yang, promotes the movement of Qi, expels Phlegm

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