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Shen Fu Tang

(Ginseng and Aconite Decoction)

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Source: Classified Compilation of Medical Prescriptions (1445)

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Cold inversion (sudden collapse of Yang, or Yang abandonment)

Key Symptoms: Cold extremities, sweating, weak breathing and shortness of breath
Secondary Symptoms: Dizziness, extremely pale

Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Faint
Abdomen: Lacking in tone, cold and sweaty


Ingredients
Ren Shen 9-12g
Zhi Fu Zi 9-15g

Subsitutions:
Neither substance can be substituted for a cheaper or, in the case of Fu Zi, a more legal (in the UK) alternative.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Restores the Yang, strongly tonifies the Source Qi, rescues the Qi from collapse due to devastated Yang

Contraindications: other types of abandonment disorders (Qi, Blood, Yin)



Notes:
This formula is included here for reference. Patients presenting with this pattern should be referred to the emergency room.


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