Herb Formulas Notebook

Yan Nian Ban Xia Tang

Pinellia Decoction to Extend Life

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Source: Arcane Essentials from the Imperial Library (752)
Author: Wang Tao

Category: Formulas that Warm Interior Cold

Pattern: Internal Cold leading to stagnation of fluids generating Phlegm and blocking the ascent of Qi

Key Symptoms: Pain in the chest, shoulder pain or stiffness, abdominal distention and pain. Especially indicated for symptoms on the left side including pain in the left shoulder, back, breast or hypochondrium with tightness in the left rectus abdominis muscle.
Secondary Symptoms: Tendency towards constipation, cold extremities (especially feet), aversion to cold, facial pallor, fatigue, headaches with heavy-headedness

Ren Shen 2g
Zhi Shi 1g
Wu Zhu Yu 1g
Zhi Ban Xia 5g
Gan Jiang 2g
Bie Jia 3g
Jie Geng 3g
Bing Lang 3g
Qian Hu 3g

In the UK Bing Lang must be substituted with Yu Li Ren and an increased dose of Zhi Shi.

Preparation: Decoction.


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