Herb Formulas Notebook

Tiao Zhong Yi Qi Tang

(Regulate the Middle to Augment the Qi Decoction)

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Source: Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach (13th century)
Author: Li Gao (Dong-Yuan)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Accumulation of Dampness with deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach

Key Symptoms: A sensation of heaviness in the body, irritability, pain in the joints, difficulty in flexing and extending the joints, loss of appetite, either inability to rest calmly or hypersomnia, a sensation of fullness in the chest, shortness of breath, a productive cough with sticky sputum, frequent clear urination, either frequent diarrhoea or constipation

Pulse: Flooding, moderate and wiry that is choppy when pressed hard.

Huang Qi 12-20g
Ren Shen 9-12g
Cang Zhu 9-12g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Mu Xiang 6-9g
Chen Pi 6-9g
Sheng Ma 3-6g
Chai Hu 3-9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Leaches out Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and Stomach

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