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Jia Jian Xiao Chai Hu Tang

(Modified Minor Bupleurum Decoction)

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Source: Six Texts on Cold Damage (1445)
Author: Tao Hua

Category: Formulas that Harmonise

Pattern: Shaoyang pathogen with Heat entering the Blood Chamber and clumping Blood

Key Symptoms: Fever and chills of set periodicity

Bie Xue Ban Chai Hu
Jiu Chao Huang Qin
Zhi Ban Xia
Sheng Di Huang
Shui Niu Jiao
Mu Dan Pi
Tao Ren
Shan Zha
Zhi Gan Cao
Sheng Jiang

In the UK Shui Niu Jiao must be substituted for Xuan Shen and Huang Lian in a 3:1 ratio.

The processing of Chai Hu in this formula is also not possible (treated with turtle blood) so additional herbs to focus the effects deeper in the body and prevent depletion of Yin may be appropriate.

Preparation: Decoction. The source text does not specify dosages.

Actions: Harmonises and releases Shaoyang disorders, cools and nourishes the Blood, dispels stasis and disperses clumps

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