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Shi Liu Wei Liu Qi Yin

(Sixteen Ingredient Drink for Qi Flow)

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Source: Introduction to Medicine (1575)

Category: Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores

Pattern: Toxic swellings with interior and exterior deficiency

Key Symptoms: "Unnamed toxic swellings, abscesses, flat abscesses", initial stage of neck tumours, breast abscesses or "breast rocks".

Pulse: Defiecient. May be flooding, moderate, submerged, slow, tight or thin.

Dang Gui
Chuan Xiong
Bai Shao
Huang Qi
Ren Shen
Rou Gui
Hou Po
Jie Geng
Zhi Ke
Wu Yao
Mu Xiang
Bai Zhi
Bing Lang
Fang Feng
Zi Su Ye

In the UK Bing Lang must be substituted. The standard substitution would be Zhi Shi and Yi Li Ren. One version also adds Zao Jiao Ci.

Preparation: Equal amounts are to be decocted and taken warm, frequently, between meals.

Actions: Tonifies the Qi, nourishes the Blood, promotes the movement of Qi, thrusts out pus, dissipates swelling

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