Herb Formulas Notebook

Sheng Xian Tang

Raise the Sunken Decoction

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Source: Essays on Medicine Esteeming the Chinese and Respecting the Western (1918-1934)
Author: Zang Xi Chun / Shou Fu

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Sinking of the Zong Qi (Gathering Qi) in the chest

Key Symptoms: Shortness of breath, difficult and rapid breathing

Pulse: Submerged, slow and frail.

Huang Qi 18g
Zhi Mu 9g
Chai Hu 4.5g
Jie Geng 4.5g
Sheng Ma 3g

For severe Qi deficiency add Ren Shen and Shan Zhu Yu.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Augments the Qi and raises what is sinking

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