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DT Formulas.COMPS.1

DT formula actions/indications

QuestionAnswer
Ma Huang Jia Zhu Tang sim presentation, more body aches
Gui Zhi Tang ext C w/ W predom, "wind strike", def WC. Harmonizes ying and wei (defic sweating). Rel PFs from muscle layer. Taiyang aches (h/a, stiff neck). Runny nose & dry heaves.
Gui Zhi Jia Shao Yao Tang awesome for muscle cramping and pain
Gui Zhi Jia Fu Zi Tang if you've induced too much sweating, causing yang defic (fu zi restores yang)
Ge Gen Tang rel ext/muscle layer & gen fluids - esp stiff, rigid upper back/neck. Exc for rhinitis/sinusitis. Upper back spasm neck & pain
Xiao Qing Long Tang For ext C w/ int congested fluids and P. For lotsa thin runny mucus (PND), warms LU, rebel qi down.
Xiang Su San regs qi & rel ext WC and/or rebel ST qi
*Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San  *for h/a!* Rel ext, alleviates pain.
Sang Ju Yin For early stage, mild WH w/ cough. For WH w/ LV-H causing eye symptoms. Light, floating type formula.
Yin Qiao San throat, more toxic H pgens (e.g. flu, meningitis)
Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang rel pgens from muscle layer while clearing int H (WC >WH w/ pain); for *pain* bi (esp head, neck); for 3 Yang chan
Cang Er Zi San ↵ Great for Bi Yuan (rhinitis), face pain (esp frontal h/a), rel ext WH. *WH attacking nose*
*Ren Shen Bai Du San qi xu w/ ext excess WC and D: exhaustion and fatigue as main complaint. Also for stiffness, body/a. For post-partum women, elderly, or weak who get PF.
*Shen Su Yin qi xu w/ ext C, qi stag, and P accum. Lots of cough. Fatigue.
Ma Huang Xi Xin Fu Zi Tang for yang xu w/ ext WC. (drowsy, C symptoms.) For C (yang) edema. Severe chills, deep weak pulse.
Jia Jian Wei Rui Tang Nourishes Yin, clrs H, induces sweating, and rel ext. Yin Xu w/ ext WH (dry throat, irritab, thick sputum, lil/no sweat)
Bai Hu Tang classic clr Qi-level H; Blazing H in YangMing level stage, drains ST F; gen fluids; allev thirst; though interior d/o, remains rel superficial; *severe flu, high fever
Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang late-febrile w/ less H, but disturb HT, ST: clrs H, gen fluids; + qi, harmonizes ST; irritability/restlessness (H in HT)
Qing Ying Tang clr ying, relieve F-toxin, drain H, nourish yin, stops blding
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang H entering Bld level w/ blding; nourishes yin, dispels stasis, stops blding
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang excess H, skin infections; drains F, resolves tox; usu taken as pill
Xie Xin Tang DH w/ distension; drains DH excess w/ clumping in intestines; drains F, res toxins, dries D (diarrhea, jaundice)
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin swollen/sore throat; swelling/H attacking head and face; disperses WH
Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang H in LU (bronchitis, pneumonia); facil LU qi flow; children's bedwetting
Xie Bai San LU-H w/ cough & wheezing, nothing at wei level, that has damaged yin/fluids
Qing Wei San ST chan H* (h/a, tooth/a, blding gums, fever, bad breath); cools bld, nourishes yin
Yu Nu Jian ST H (tooth/a, thirst) w/ KI yin xu* (cause teeth to loosen) (Def and Large pulse)
Dao Chi San clrs H, promotes urination (UTI, spec HT-H transfers to SI: irritability, H in chest, red face, thirst, dk/bloody lin)
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang LV/GB F (hypo pain, h/a, red eyes, ear/hearing probs, bitter taste, vaginitis) DH in LJ (hot lin)
Zuo Jin Wan clrs LV-H; LV-F invading ST; rebel qi down (#1 GERD)
Shao Yao Tang acute bacterial dystenery w/intestinal inflammation; DH in LI (ab pain, diff poop, diarr w/ pus&bld [equal amt])
Bai Tou Weng Tang Severe toxic H and DH dysentery (more bld in stools); H searing LI&ST- bld level. For chronic/recurrent issues.
Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang nourish Yin, vent H; H smoldering in yin regions of body (latent H)
Qing Gu San deep/latent H pgen; esp for steaming bone
Xiang Ru San for exterior C w/ int D contracted in summer (cool breeze); rel ext, scatter C (chills, skin warm to touch), transform D; harmonize MJ; absence of sweating; fatigue, floating pulse.
Liu Yi San basic for SummerH w/lotsa D
Xing Su San Mild WC w/ dryness, cough, esp in fall (P and dry present); disseminates LU qi, transforms thin mucus
Sang Xing Tang WH w/ dryness; warm dryness injuring LU qi at superficial level; nourishes LU fluids
Qing Zao Jiu Fei Tang clears dryness and moistens the LU; for warm dryness w/ some qi and yin xu; LU not dispersing affects LV
Mai Men Dong Tang Benefits ST, gen fluids, directs rebel qi down (rebel ST qi scorches LU); any LU yin defic cough/wheezing; LU atrophy
Zeng Ye Tang gen fluids, moistens dryness, unblocks intestines. Post-fever constipation
Cang Er Zi San
Ling Jiao Gou Teng Tang Exc H/F in LV-chan stirring int-W; *high febrile disease, convulsions; relaxes sinews
Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang sedates LV, anchors Yang; *pt w/ strong constitution (dizzy, h/a, tinnitus, etc); anti-hypertensive, prevents stroke
Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin most famous anti-hypertensive; focus on head (h/a, HBP, eye stuff); tonifies LV and KI
Er Chen Tang basic formula for D and P; regs qi, harmonizes MJ
Wen Dan Tang for H-P w/ P accum d/t GB-ST disharmony; emotions, insomnia, palps, seizures w/ sputum, dizziness
Xiao Xian Xiong Tang for P-H w/ congestion in epigastrium and diaphragm
Bei Mu Gua Lou San *H-P in LU w/ damage to body fluids; (moistens LU; clrs H; regs qi; transf P)
Ling Gan Wu Wei Jiang Xin Tang *for C-P in LU and/or ST; warm LU, transf fluids; stifling sensation in chest
San Zi Yang Qin Tang *severe P w/ C-D and food stag, usu congested/blocked feeling in chest or epigastrium; directs qi down
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang *W-C-P causing migraines or Meniere's disease (dizzy/vertigo) w/ copious sputum, n/v. +SP, dispels D, transf P, exting W
Zhi Sou San *post URI (WC invasion) where pgen has been expelled but cough is persistent - rel ext
*Xiao Chai Hu Tang *Shang Han Lun representative formula for Shaoyang d/o. alt fever/chills, dry throat, bitter taste, fullness of hypo/chest /ribs, nausea, heartburn, vomiting sour, h/a, dizziness
Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang *DH, turbid P in Shaoyang, trapping pgen b/t wei & ying; esp w/ rebel qi (clrs GB-H, harmonizes ST, transf P)
Si Ni San cold extremities d/t qi stag; vents pgenic qi, rel constraint/ spreads qi; *most basic formula for LV-SP disharmony
Xiao Yao San spreads LV qi, strengthens SP, nourishes bld; #1 gynec Rx; constrained emotions; var of Si Ni San; LV d/o
Tong Xie Yao Fang *LV inv SP, causing diarrhea; IBS; +SP, softens LV, expels D/stops diarrhea; borborygmus (W in MJ)
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang Harmon ST, rebel qi down, disperse clumping, elim focal distension; *vomiting w/ diarrhea
Zi Xue Dan *vigorous H w/ injury to fluids, spasms, convulsions;
Da Cheng Qi Tang *Yangming Fu or YangM H w/ extreme constipation; classic SHL fomula for Yming Fu sx
Xiao Cheng Qi Tang less severe YangMing Fu syndrome
Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang less bloating than Da Cheng Qi Tang (no Hou Po)
Da Xian Xiong Tang *clumping in chest (H, accum of fluids, water; less for accum); * v. short term use - VERY strong
Da Huang Fu Zi Tang *C stag and constipation
Ma Zi Ren Wan *constip/dryness d/t H damaging fluids.
Ji Chuan Jian *ton KI yang, for yang-xu constip. Nourishes bld, augments Essence
Zhou Che Wan *ascites/distent in robust patient; harshly drives out H/water
Yue Ju Wan LV affecting SP/ST and LU; can alter amounts based on predom. stag.
Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan *PMS, breast tenderness [mod w qing pi], digest pain d/t qi stag
Shu Gan Tang *classic Rx for LV chan pain w/ qi & bld stag & H.
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang *classic Rx for plum pit qi, but other UJ sx as well (cough, throat)
Si Mo Tang *constrained/clumped qi in UJ, MJ d/t LVQS and emotional upset
Tian Tai Wu Yao San *low ab pain that radiates or testicular pain/shan d/t LVQS, poss d/t C. "C bulging d/o"/C qi clumping in low ab
Ju He Wan swollen testicle(s) d/t D-C invading LV chan > P or H, w/ supperation/ulceration
Nuan Gan Jian C bulging d/o w/ background of KI-yang and LV-bld xu (no oozing)
Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang *P-C excess above w/ KI xu below; KI unable to grasp; for chronic or sequelae of acute
Ding Chuan Tang *cough w/ external W-C, internal P-H (constitutional P-H); this clrs H and transf P - mixed pattern of int & ext EXCESS
Xuan Fu Dai Zhe Tang *unremitting belching w/ qi xu in MJ, may be LV attacking defic ST causing P (but not H)
Ju Pi Zhu Ru Tang *morning sickness/dry heaves; hiccup. This is cooling, some P-rslv but not much.
Bao He Wan #1 food stag Rx; moves qi in MJ/harmonizes
Mu Xiang Bing Lang Wan *DH food stag (can use for dysenteric, red-white diarrhea d/o, may mod.)
Zhi Shi Xiao Pi Wan *DH w/ food stag, mixed shi/xu, mixed H/C; reduces distention/fullness; + SP, harmnz ST
*Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan *HT-KI comm. HT yin and Bld xu. Great for menopausal women w/ Water/F imbalance
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang more severe HT-KI not comm; more moistening, nourishing to bld (less H-clearing)
*Suan Zao Ren Tang *most common sleep Rx; tx "defic. irritability" (LV, H) and insomnia d/t Yin & Bld xu of HT and LV > stasis & F
Ding Zhi Wan *basic Rx to ton HT-qi; pacifies timidity/apprehension; for turbid P causing constraint in HT (shi chang pu+yuan zhi)
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang *tx Shaoyin C d/o transforming into H d/o or Shaoyin H; enriches yin, desc F, elim irritability; tongue sores; H in chest
Gan Mai Da Zao Tang Nourish HT, harmonize MJ, relax hypertonicity; long-term Rx, can use to modify menopausal Rx; *"Restless organ d/o" d/t p'genic weeping/grief > loss of fluids/qi & bld
Ping Wei San *basic Rx for D stag in the MJ causing distention/fullness in epi w/ loss of taste/appetite, heavy sensation, loose stool, acid reflux (d/t D in MJ) etc.
*Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San *EPF WC w/ internal D stag, digestive Rx, "extremely effective"; releases ext., transf D, regs qi, hrmnz MJ; food poisoning
San Ren Tang *Early stage DH or SH w/ D predom, esp in UJ or MJ. Qi level H. Moves qi. Clrs DH.
Yin Chen Hao Tang #1 Hepatitis, GB infections, or acute pancreatitis Rx. Yang jaundice (fresh tangerine), ab distention, urinary difficulty.
Ba Zheng San *#1 UTI Rx, prostatitis, DH lin; clr H/F, pro pp
Er Miao San *DH in LJ (vag d/c, lin, herpes, PID, STDs); can use for atrophy of lower extremities (has Cang Zhu)
Yin Chen Wu Ling San hepatitis & jaundice, D predominant
Zhu Ling Tang pro pp, clrs H, nourishes yin.*Clr DH, turbid lin (bladder cancer, UTI) while protecting yin.
Wu Pi San *skin edema. Rslv D, reduce edema, reg qi, + SP, pro pp. Invasion W-Water w/ KI yang xu > stag D in SP & LU
Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang *WD or W-edema d/t wei qi xu & invasion of WD. + qi, dispels W, + SP, pro pp, reduce edema.
Zhen Wu Tang *diff types of edema, esp severe cases (CHF); warms yang, pro pp. KI & SP yang xu.
Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang *upper body WD causing upper body pain, h/a, back/a, heaviness, generalized pain.
Juan Bi Tang *WCD bi causing joint pain, numbness.
*Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang *#1 WD bi syndrome Rx, esp for lower body/back, tx underlying xu. Expels WD, tonifies LV-Bld and KI-yin.
Gui Zhi Shao Yao Zhi Mu Tang *swollen painful joints warm to touch (rheumatoid arthritis); unblocks yang qi, pro movement, dispel WD w/ local H
*Liu Jun Zi Tang Si Jun Si Tang plus Chen Pi and Ban Xia; tx more D & P; more common for digestive problems
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San *chronic diarrhea d/t SP/ST xi w D; tonifies SP qi, leaches out D, stops diarrhea
*Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang SP qi xu fever or sinking SP qi, common for prolapse, chronic diarrhea incontinence, and bleeding. *+SP and raise sunken yang.
Yu Ping Feng San *prevent freq colds w/ spontaneous sweating; +qi, stabilizes ext, stops sweat; do not use w/ ext invasion or URI
Sheng Mai San *concurrent qi & yin xu of LU, chronic cough; also HT disease, palps, irreg Htbeat. +qi, yin, gen fluids, stop sweat
Bu Fei Tang *LU and wei qi xu w/ SOB, cough, wheezing; + qi, stabilize exterior; asthma Rx
Si Wu Tang *#1 LV bld xu Rx; dizziness, blurred vision, muscle tension, amenorrhea, wiry/thin/choppy Pulse; tonif bld, regs LV
Dang Gui Bu Xue Tang *bld xu w/ floating yang causing H sensation in muscles &.or fever & h/a d/t loss of bld. Ton qi, generates bld, secures wei. Good for post-partum fever (but not infection)
Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang *ab pain, spasming, & cramping. Softens LV, stops spasms, allev pain. Athletes over-training.
Ba Zhen Tang *most basic Rx for qi & bld xu. Si Wu Tang (bld)+ Si Jun Zi Tang (qi).
Gui Pi Tang *forgetfulness, palps, insomnia, early periods or chronic blding (SP not holding) or SP not generating bld. Ton SP qi and nrsh HT bld
Zhi Gan Cao Tang *palps, irreg HTbeat w/ anxiety, insomnia, other qi&bld xu; consumptive d/o w/ qi&bld xu affecting HT
*Liu Wei Di Huang Wan *complex, elegant Rx for yin xu w/ pgenic D. *Classic LR/KD yin xu. Diuretics & astringents. Used as fertility Rx.
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan + Gou Qi Zi & Ju Hua for eye problems (predom LR xu)
*Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan +Zhi Mu & Huang Bai for yin xu w/ F &/or DH in LJ. *Very effective for menopausal hot flashes, night sweats
Ming Mu Di Huang Wan for eye problems w/ more excess &/or more W. + Chai Hu, Dang Gui, Wu Wei Zi, Fu Shen (sub Ling)
Zuo Gui Wan *var. of 6-Wei Di for more yin xu w/ little H. Nourishes yin, KI, fills essence, augments marrow
Zuo Gui Yin milder tonifying than prev. Always check ingred of var.
Da Bu Yin Wan *more H/F, steaming bone syndrome (H cause essence to move recklessly); enrich yin, desc F. KI pulse forceful, rapid.
Yi Guan Jian *concurrent LV/KI yin xu w/ qi stag attacking ST; enriches yin (LV/KI) & spreads LV qi
Er Zhi Wan *ton LV/KI yin, benefits eyes & hair. Not cloying.
Bai He Gu Jin Tang *v. effective Rx for chronic yin xu cough w/ P, internal dryness. DRY, hard to expec P cough. Can use for lingering cough if yin damaged. Yin xu signs.
Bu Fei E Jiao Tang *LU yin xu w/ vig H, cough w/ bld-streaked sputum; nrsh yin, +LU, stops cough, stops blding
Shen Qi Wan *classic Rx KI yang xu w/ insufficient MingMen fire; Regs fluid metabolism. Sl. yin tonifying, sl. cloying. V. balanced. Use for urinary d/o & genital d/o.
You Gui Wan *exhaustion d/t KI yang & Essence xu, waning MingMen, esp d/t chronic illness (e.g., post-chemo); also tonifies bld.
Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan *premature graying/loss of hair, loose teeth; +KI yin, nrsh yin & (LR) bld. Only mild + yang.
Er Xian Tang *menopausal sx inc hypertension, hot sweats, depression, insomnia. *KI yin&yang xu w/ flaring MingMen. Warms KI, ton Essence, drains KI-F, regs Chong & Ren.
Dang Gui Si Ni Tang *Yang xu C hands & feet, WC bi, Reynauds, frostbite. Warms chan, nrsh bld, unblocks bld vessels
Li Zhong Wan *basic Rx for C, defic MJ w/ diarrhea, n/v, or blding d/t yang xu; warms MJ, tonifies SP-ST.
Si Jun Zi Tang *classic Rx for SP qi xu; long-term too cloying (no qi movers); base of many SP tonic Rxs
Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan #1 for for H-P cough; internal clumping d/t H
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San *more H-clring; for women in peri-menopause; with Mu Dan Pi & Zhi Zi
Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang induces sweating, dispels D while simult draining int H. H/a, neck/a, and generalized bi most anywhere (even toothache)
Qing Wen Bai Du Yin extreme qi and bld level H
San Ao Tang var. of Ma Huang Tang; focus on cough and wheezing
Wu Ling San *edema, urinary difficulty. + SP, warm yang, helps T&T. For severe water accum in BL w/ inability to transf. (wind water invasion).
Wu Ling San contains Ze Xie, Fu Ling, Zhu Ling, Bai Zhu, Gui Zhi
Ba Xian Chang Shou Tang "8-Immortal Pill for Longevity" var. of Liu Wei Di Huang; yin xu cough, cough bld, tidal fever, night sweat; LU & KI yin xu (upper & lower sources of H2O transf.)
Da Chai Hu Tang "Major Bupleurum Dec." Hrmnz & rel Shaoyang; drain int clumping d/t H (Shaoyang & Yangming Fu d/o w/ H)
Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang "Tangkuei & 6-Yellow Dec" enrich yin, drain F, stabilize ext, stop sweating (raging night sweats w/ bld- & yin-xu.
Du Qi Wan "Capital Qi Pill" var. of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan; chronic wheezing; premature ejaculation d/t KI xu
Fu Yuan Huo Xue Tang "Revive Health by Invig Bld Dec" invig bld, dispels stasis, spreads LR qi, unblocks chan; for traumatic physical injury resulting in bld leaving vessels, pain!
Ge Gen Huang Lian Huang Qin Tang "Kudzu, Scutellaria, & Coptis Dec" EPF w/ simult blazing H in int. Fever w/ dysenteric diarrhea; can be d/t improper purging. Steaming muscle layer, sweat, wheezing.
Gua Lou Xie Bai Bai Jiu "Trichosanthes Fruit, Chinese Garlic, & Wine Dec" var. of Zhi Shi Xie Bai Gui Zhi Tang; unblocks yang, moves qi, exxpels P; for chest obstruction w/ pain (may rad to upper back), wheeze, cough w/ copious sputum, SOB
Gua Lou Zhi Shi Tang "Trichosanthes Fruit & Unripe Bitter Orange Dec" var. of Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan (w/ stronger effect on qi); transf & cool P-H in chest w/ severe pain in chest/diaphragm
Gui Fu Li Zhong Tang "Cinnamon & Aconite Dec. to Reg. Middle" severe C from SP-, ST-, & KI-xu. Diarrhea (maybe cock-crow), other extreme defic C signs
Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang "Poria, Cinn Twig, Atractyl, & Licorice Dec" warms & transf P, thin mucus; +SP, rslv D.
Shi Quan Da Bu Tang "All-Inclusive Great Tonifying Dec" warms & ton qi & bld. Can use for consumptive d/o, nonhealing sores.
Si Miao Wan "Four-Marvel Pill" var. of Er Miao San (adds Yi Yi Ren, Niu Xu); for atrophy d/o char by severe numb, weak in lower extrem w/ painful/swollen feet.
Tai Shan Pan Shi San "Tai Shan Bedrock Powder" ton qi, + SP, nrsh bld, quiets fetus. For qi&bld xu w/ lack of nrshment to fetus
Xin Yi Wan (SAN) "Magnolia Flower Powder" var. of Cang Er Zi San; disperses W-C & unblocks nasal passages
You Gui Yin "Restore the Right [KI] Drink" sl. Weaker than You Gui Wan
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