Charts of symptoms

This page will link you to a number of charts and suggestions for the following conditions and symptoms.

Joint Health: –

TIP: With Joint Health, what you want to find is the amount of dampness and heat and the location that each of these formulas addresses. Also check to see if you are deficient or excess: deficiencies are more common in the elderly and those with chronic illnesses.

Du Huo Learning Garden Ingrid Schneider

Du Huo – photo courtesy of the Learning Garden – Ingrid Schneider – We don’t use the flower but the root.



click for Anxiety chart

Tips: Anxiety can be a tough one but we are actually pretty good at it in Chinese Medicine. Looking at the tongue can be helpful as well as really defining the symptoms . The red tongue and symptoms that get worse at night point towards Ginseng and Longan (Tian Wan Bu Xin Dan). A tongue with a lot of coating and fuzzy thinking points towards the 11 Ingredients to Warm the Gallbladder (Wen Dan Tang). A lot of heat in the stomach and a kind of manic behavior suggests Cinnabar Sedative Digestive Cleanser (Zhu Sha An Shen Wan). Tiredness and overwork often can be helped with (Ginseng and Longan) Gui Pi Tang. And don’t forget our Super Calm at the side of the page. But check them all out and see which one fits. For example, the Cinnamon and Dragon Bone (Gui Zhi Jia Long Gu Mu Li) has a symptom of fluttering around the top of the stomach. Its not something people usually associate with anxiety but its often there.


 Click for Insomnia Chart

TIPS: Insomnia is a real drag. Of course, you want to look at all the sleep hygiene issues like not working on the computer too late (guilty!). Also some people find that having a digestive formula like Bao He Wan can help. You may want to look at the Anxiety formulas above. Again, take a look at Super Calm. Super Calm has Suan Zao Ren Tang in it which is our first choice for insomnia. If you are older, and I hate to say it but… female- Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan can moisten that Yin so the Yang has a place to settle in at night.




Tips: Look for the type of constipation you have. The choices are many- Da Cheng Qi Tang will purge you but may not be effective after a few days. It is kind of an emergency medicine. Bao He Wan is for those who simple eat too much but perhaps don’t move their bodies enough. Huang Qi Wan is for those with little energy. Frankly, I don’t see many people have this as their problem.

Xiao Yao Wan is great for those who are having stress issues. Another possibility for those with constipation (especially after chemotherapy) is Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan. This is a very moistening function throughout the body. Of course, one should try different foods such as half a bag of raisons during the day and the old stand-by prunes and “plum juice”.

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Nausea Click for Nausea Chart

TIPS: The first formula I go to for nausea is Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Tang. It is safe for pregnancy (although you should be in contact with your doctor during this time). If it is worse with stress then look toward Shu Gan Wan – especially if there is pain. A “dull” nausea may be helped with Er Chen Wan.


Loose Stools Click for Loose Stools Chart


TIPS: For most people bloating will want to look at the food stagnation formulas such as Bao He Wan and Ping Wei San – especially if the bloating goes away 3 or 4 hours after eating. If the bloating is constant look towards Xiang Sha Lui Jun Zi Tang. If there is heat then the Lian Po Wan and Huang Qin Tang are good, especially if the bowels are involved. Bloating is most always a “spleen Qi Deficiency” and you want to stay away from cold drinks and foods – even a lot of salads.

Bloating – Click for Bloating Chart


Vaginal Discharge Click for Vaginal Discharge Chart

Tips: Most women know that antibiotics can really help with discharge at certain times. However, often the antibiotics help for a little bit and then things come back again. Antibiotics clear heat according to the principles of Chinese Medicine. If the heat is cleared then the problem isn’t heat anymore and the antibiotics won’t work. What you want to look for in your formula is the amount of Heat that your symptoms show. The left hand (blue) side is for no heat while the right hand formulas (orange) are about that heat (burning etc.)


Nocturnal Emissions Click for Nocturnal Emissions Chart


Premature Ejaculation click for list of formulas for Premature Ejaculation




Preventer- Special Formula

  • Yu Jin
  • Xia Ku Cao
  • Xian He Cao
  • Bai Hua She She Cao
  • Huang Qi
  • Ban Bian Lian
  • Bai Zhu
  • Fu Ling
  • Pu Gong Ying
  • Tai Zi Shen
  • Sheng Di Huang
  • Zhi Mu
Ban Bian Lian Learning Garden Ingrid

Ban Bian Lian – photo courtesy of the Learning Garden – Ingrid Schneider – We don’t use the flower but the root.

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Kampo Japanese


This page is dedicated to more about Kampō medicine (漢方医学 Kanpō igaku).


Here is a list of some of the formulas that are used as Kampo.

Bupleurum and Chih-shih Formula (si ni san)


Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination (chai hu gui zhi tang)

  • saiko keishi to
  • Saiko-keishi-tō
  • 柴胡桂枝湯
  • さいこけいしとう
  • TJ10; TJ-10; TJ 10

Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian

Details of Jiang Dan Gu Chun Pian

Shan Zha Frustus Crataegi
He Shou Wu Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii Chinensis
Huang Jing Rhizoma Polygonati
Ling Zhi Ganoderma Japonicum
Ze Xie Rhizoma Alismatis Orientalis
Jiang Huang Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Hong Hua Flos Carthami Tinctorii
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chuan Xiong Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong

This formula has some darn expensive herbs in it. Sorry, ’bout that.

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days

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Xin Nao Xue Shuan Wan

Details of Xin Nao Xue Shuan Wan

Dan Shen Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Chuan Xiong Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Huang Qi Radix Astragali Membranacei
Xia Ku Cao Spica Prunellae
Niu Xi Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Gou Teng Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
Yu Jin Radix Curcumae
Tian Ma Rhizoma Gastrodiae Elatae
Sang Ji Sheng Lacti Herba Taxilli
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae

This formula has some darn expensive herbs in it. Sorry, ’bout that.

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days

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Cordyceps Dong Chong Xia Cao

Dong Chong Xia Cao, powder, unsulfured

Cordyceps mycelium (biomass) powder


This is a very powerful herb. It is considered a tonic for the lung and kidney systems in Chinese medicine. It is gentle and may take a while to kick in (unlike Ren Shen which is quicker but shorter acting). The traditional form of cordyceps is very hard to gather and is very, very expensive. Our cordyceps (because it is a fungus) is grown in a hay-like material. No animals or insects were harmed in this biomass process. And quite frankly if you are paying a whole lot for traditionally grown cordyceps you probably are getting a fake, unless you really know the source.


I shouldn’t do this but here is a web-page that is pretty good at describing Cordyceps. We at Eagle Herbs disavow any disease claims (particularly the cancer ones) but here it is… Cordyceps>

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