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Ma Huang Tang Today, all of the ingredients are decocted together. Nowadays don't cook more than 20 mins. It is taken hot to induce sweating. Once sweating occurs, it should not be taken again.
Gui Zhi Tang Today is decocted and is cooked no more than 20 minutes, then taken hot. The patient should bundle up to help induce mild sweating. Once sweating occurs, stop administering the formula. Avoid alcohol & raw, cold, spicy, or greasy foods.
Sang Ju Yin Decoction Do not cook for more than 20 minutes.
Yin Qiao San Do not cook for more than 20 minutes. Bo He should be added 5 minutes before the end. Available from many manufacturers in tablet and powdered form. However, some tablets have been significantly modified and may contain modern pharmaceuticals.
Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang Decoction Do not cook for more than 20 minutes. The deeper the level of penetration of the pathogenic influence, the larger the dosage.
Ge Gen Tang Today only 4 pieces of Da Zao are used. Bai Shao is the type of Shao Yao that is generally used.
Ren Shen Bai Du San 2-3x the dosage of Dang Shen is usually substituted for Ren Shen. Today, this formula is often decocted with the dosage of the ingredients reduced by about 80%. (6g for everything and 3g for Gan Cao).
Bai Hu Tang Decoction. Cook until the rice is done, then strain and ingest the liquid.
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Decoction. Today the dosage of Huang Lian is generally 1/2 to 1/3 the amount specified (3 to 4.5 g used today).
Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang Today the dosage of all ingredients is reduced by about 1/2.
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Decoction. Long Dan Cao, Zhi Zi, and Sheng Di Huang are usually fried in wine to produce draining with dispersion.
Qing Hao Bei Jia Tang Decoction Qing Hao should not be exposed to high temperatures for prolonged periods since this may destroy its active properties. For this reason, it is added to the preparation at the end.
Da Cheng Qi Tang Da Huang - add near end Mang Xiao - dissolve in the strained decoction which is then brought to a boil. Today most use 6-12g of Da Huang & 12-15g of Hou Po unless there is severe focal distention; then use 24g of Hou Po. Once diarrhea induced, stop us
Xiao Chai Hu Tang Today, usually prepared as a decoction in the usual manner. 2-3x the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen. Today most reduce the dosage of Chai Hu and Ban Xia to 12 g (from the 24 g listed). Zhi Gan Cao is 6 g (vs. 12 g) and Da Z
Xiao Yao San Grind the ingredients into powder and take as a draft in 6-9 g with 6 gs of roasted Wei Jiang and 3 g of Bo He. May also be prepared as a decoction with the dosage indicated in parentheses.
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang Today it is usually prepared as a decoction, the dosage of Ban Xia is usually increased by 3g, and Zhi Gao Can is reduced by the same amount. Only 4 pieces of Da Zao are used. Reduce dosage to prevent middle burner distention.
Wu Ling San Today this is generally prepared as a decoction with the dosage increased about 4x. If decocted, it shouldn't be cooked for more than 20 mins. If the strategy includes inducing sl. sweat, it can be taken with hot water (powder) or very warm (decoction)
Zhu Ling San Prepare the first 4 ingredients as a decoction and dissolve 1/2 of E Jiao into the strained liquid. Today 2-3x the original dosage is generally used.
Wu Pi San Grind equal amounts of the ingredients into a coarse powder & take 6-9 g as a draft. May also be prepared as a decoction with the dosage specified.
Ping Wei San Grind the ingredients into a powder, add Sheng Jiang and Da Zao, and take as a draft in 6 - 9 gram dosages on an empty stomach. May also be prepared as a decoction with the dosage specified in parentheses.
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San Grind the ingredients into powder and take in 3-6 g doses as a draft with 3-6 g of Sheng Jiang & 1 piece of Da Zao. May also be prepared as a decoction over a relatively high flame for a short period of time about 10 - 20 mins.
Ba Zheng San Today it is usually prepared as a decoction with the dosage specified
Zhen Wu Tang Prepared as a decoction in the normal manner.
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang Today the normal dosage of Sang Ji Sheng is 15 to 30 g, but Xu Duan is often substituted for this herb. Dang Shen is usually substituted for Ren Shen, with twice its dosage.
Li Zhong Wan Today it is taken 2 - 3 times a day in 9 g doses. It may also be prepared as a decoction. The pill form is often taken with warm rice porridge. Except in acute cases, today Dang Shen is substituted for Ren Shen with 2 - 3 times the dosage.
Wu Zhu Yu Tang Today Dang Shen is often substituted for Ren Shen with 2 - 3 times the dosage. Most use a slightly lower dosage than specified above, and only 4 pieces of Da Zao. Dosage is reduced to prevent distention in the middle burner.
Da Jian Zhong Tang Add Yi Tang to the strained decoction. Do NOT use cane sugar as substitute. Its sweet & cold nature will cause further injury to Sp. Today 2-3x Dang Shen usually substituted for Ren Shen. The lower dosage of Chuan Jiao is used, & use 1/2 of other 2 her
Si Ni Tang Prepared as a decoction and take warm. Today the less toxic Fu Zi is almost always substituted for Sheng Fu Zi. Cook Fu Zi for 30 mins to 1 hr before adding the other ingredients. The larger the dosage, the longer it should be cooked.
Si Jun Zi Tang Today it is usually prepared as a decoction with the dosage specified in parentheses, but with 2 - 3 times the dosage of Dang Shen substituted for Ren Shen.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Take the strained liquid warm between meals. Today it is usually prepared as a decoction with the larger dosage specified in parentheses. 2 to 3x the dosage of Dang Shen is usually substituted for Ren Shen.
Sheng Mai San Generally taken 3x a day. Today the dosage is larger than that specified in the source text. If the condition is not critical, 2 to 3x the dosage of Dang Shen or Xi Yang Shen may be substituted for Ren Shen.
Si Wu Tang Today it is usually prepared as a decoction with the dosage specified in parentheses.
Gui Pi Tang Today it is usually prepared as a decoction with the dosage specified in parentheses. 2-3x the dosage of Dang Shen is generally substituted for Ren Shen & Fu Shen is substituted for Fu Ling.
Shi Quan Da Bu Tang Today it is usually prepared as a decoction with the dosage specified in parentheses.
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Grind the ingredients into powder and form into small pills with honey. Take in 9 g doses three times a day. May also be prepared as a decoction with 1/10 the specified dosage.
Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan Grind ingredients into powder & form into small pills with honey. Take 6-9 g of the pills 1-2x daily with warm water. Shu Di is almost always substituted for Sheng Di. Today, for pills, the dosage of the herbs is increased 10x. Can be decocted.
Yue Ju Wan Grind equal amounts of the ingredients into a fine powder & form into pills with water. Take 6-9 g with warm water. may also be prepared as a decoction with 6 - 12 g of each ingredient.
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang Today only 9 g (vs. 15 g) of Sheng Jiang is generally used.
Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang Today the formula is usually prepared as a decoction,& with the addition of Sheng Jiang (2 slices), Da Zao (3 pieces), and Zi Su Ye (5 leaves). You can also add Chen Pi 6-9 g. This is usually the version that is available in prepared form.
Ding Chuan Tang Decoction.
Ju Pi Zhu Ru Tang The dosage of some of the ingredients is reduced to that indicated in parentheses
Tao He Cheng Qi Tang The source text advises to bring the strained decoction to a boil after adding Mang Xiao. This is rarely done today. Wine-treated Da Huang is often used to accentuate the blood-invigorating action.
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang Decoction. Today Chuan Niu Xi is the type of Niu Xi most often used.
Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan Today the formula is either as a decoction w/ the dosage specified in parentheses (9 - 12 g for all herbs), or the ingredients are GROUND INTO A POWDER & FORMED INTO PILLS WITH HONEY, and taken in 3-6 g doses each day with WARM water.
Wen Jing Tang Decoction. Today Bai Shao is the form of Shao Yao generally used, & 2 - 3x the dosage of Dang Shen is usually substituted for Ren Shen.
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