Herb Formulas Notebook


Ding Zhi Wan (Za Bing Yuan Liu Xi Zhu)

(Settle the Emotions Pill from the Wondrous Lantern)

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Source: Wondrous Lantern for Peering into the Origin and Development of Miscellaneous Diseases (1773)
Author: Shen Jin-Ao



Category: Formulas that Calm the Spirit

Pattern: Heart Qi deficiency and constraint caused by Phlegm turbidity

Key Symptoms: Restlessness, insomnia, palpitations, forgetfulness, dizziness, anxiety, confusion, inability to concentrate
Secondary Symptoms: Disorientation, apprehension, worry, incessant laughter and glee, nearsightedness

Tongue: Pale body with white coat
Pulse: Deep, tight, without force



Ingredients
Ren Shen
Fu Ling
Shi Chang Pu
Yuan Zhi
Fu Shen
Bai Zhu
Mai Men Dong
Zhu Sha

Subsitutions:
Zhu Sha is no longer used due to toxicity. It may be substituted with Hu Po or just omitted.



Preparation: Ground into powder and formed into pills with honey to take in 6g doses. Presently usually prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Tonifies the Heart, strengthens the resolve, calms the Shen

Contraindications: Blood or Yin deficiency without the presence of Phlegm-Dampness



Notes:
Same as Ding Zhi Wan from the Essential Formulas Worth One Thousand Gold but for more severe restlessness and insomnia.


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