Herb Formulas Notebook

San Jin Tang

Three Gold Decoction

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Source: Differential Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (1984)

Category: Formulas that Expel Dampness

Pattern: Painful urinary dribbling due to Damp-Heat Lin (stones) in the Lower Jiao

Key Symptoms: Urgent burning and painful urination, anuria or oligouria

Guang Jin Qian Cao 60g
Jin Sha Teng 30g
Ji Nei Jin 9g
Dong Kui Guo 12g
Shi Wei 9g
Qu Mai 12g

In the UK Ji Nei Jin must be substituted. Standard substitutions would be Shan Yao and Mai Ya. Since food stagnation is not in the pattern then Mai Ya can probably be substituted for another herb that will secure the essence or dissolve stones.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Promotes urination and expels stones

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