Angelica Pubescens and Sang-Ji-Sheng Decoction

Details of Angelica Pubescens and Sang-Ji-Sheng Decoction

Fang Feng translates to “guards against wind”. Wind is a big deal in Chinese medicine.

Alternative Names

  • Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
  • Du Huo Tang
  • Pubescant Angelica Decoction
  • Tu Huo Chi Sheng Tang
  • To-huo and Loranthus Decoction
  • Pubescent Angelica and Loranthus Decoction
  • Tuhuo and Taxillus Combination

This is the go-to formula for aches and pains. Often times, but not always, these pains are aggravated by cold and/or damp weather. The theory is that cold or damp qi from the environment get into the acupuncture channels which then prevent the free flow of qi-energy and blood (which causes pain!) Continue reading »

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Tang-kuei and Gambir Combination (qi wu jiang xia tang)

Details of Tang-kuei and Gambir Combination

Dang gui helps nourish the “Liver blood”, or neurotransmiters.

Alternative Names

  • Seven Herbs Decoction for Hypertension
  • qi wu jiang xia tang
  • Seven Agents Downbearing Decoction
  • chi wu chiang hsia tang
  • sitimotu koka to
  • shichimotsukokato

Benefits

  • supports blood health
  • supports mentle clarity
  • cools temporary hot flashes

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Cinnamon Decoction Plus Atractylodes and Aconite

Details of Cinnamon Decoction Plus Atractylodes and Aconite
Cinnamon twig helps to warm up cold digestion.

Cinnamon twig helps to warm up cold digestion.

Alternative Names

  • gui zhi jia ling shu fu tang
  • gui zhi jia zhu fu tang
  • Cassia Twig Decoction plus Atractylodes and Aconite
  • Cassia Twig Decoction plus Tuckahoe, Atractylodes and Aconite
  • Cinnamon, Atractylodes and Aconite Combination
  • kuei chih chia ling chu fu tang
  • keisi ka reizyu tu bu to
  • keishikaryojutsubuto
  • Keishi-ka-jutsubu-tō
  • 桂枝加朮附湯
  • けいしかじゅつぶとう
  • TJ18; TJ-18; TJ 18

Benefits

  • promotes joint health
  • regulates fluid metabolism
  • promotes a healthy rosy complexion
  • regulates nerves and blood flow in the limbs
  • widely used in those who are sensitive to cold and desire better digestive regulation
  • supports

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Six Major Herb Combination (liu jun zi tang)

Details of Six Major Herb Combination
Dried aged tangerine peel is great for intestinal gurgling.

Dried aged tangerine peel is great for intestinal gurgling.

Alternative Names

  • liu jun zi tang
  • liu chun tzu tang
  • pinellia and ginseng six combination
  • 6 gentleman formula
  • Six Gentleman Decoction
  • rokkunsi to
  • rikkunshito
  • TJ-43; TJ43; TJ 43
  • rikkunshi-to
  • Rikkunshi-tō
  • 六君子湯
  • りっくんしとう
  • liù jūn zǐ wán
  • 六君子丸

Benefits

  • regulates intestinal noise
  • regulates digestive functions
  • supports intestinal health

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Pinellia Combination (ban xia xie xin tang)

Details of Pinellia Combination
Pinellia is a great drying herb that also addresses nausea.

Pinellia is a great drying herb that also addresses nausea.

Alternative Names

  • ban xia xie xin tang
  • pan hsia hsieh hsin tang
  • Pinellia Heart-Draining Decoction
  • Pinellia Heart-Purging Decoction
  • han ge sya sin to
  • hangeshashinto
  • Hange-shashin-tō
  • 半夏瀉心湯
  • はんげしゃしんとう
  • TJ14; TJ-14; TJ 14

Benefits

  • supports digestive functions
  • supports intestinal health
  • supports

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Tang-kuei and Evodia Combination (wen jing tang)

Details of Tang-kuei and Evodia Combination

Dang gui helps nourish the "Liver blood", or neurotransmiters.

Alternative Names

  • wen jing tang
  • Meridian-Warming Decoction
  • Channel-Warming Decoction
  • wen ching tang
  • unkei to
  • Unkei-tō
  • 温経湯
  • うんけいとう
  • TJ106; TJ-106; TJ 106

Benefits

  • supports blood health
  • moisturizes dry lips
  • cools sensation of heat in the palms
  • cools temporary hot flashes
  • regulates fluid metabolism and warms that which is chilly. I know, it’s odd that it cools AND warms. Welcome to Chinese medicine. :) This formula is actually more warm than cool, but the sensations of heat or hot flashes arise not from internal heat, but a deficiency of cooling mechanisms in the body. When we warm up some organs, the body’s ability to regulate the fluid metabolism is improved, leading to better regulation of the cooling mechanisms (such as fluids) in the body.
  • regulates the menstrual cycle
  • calms pre-menstrual tension
  • supports vaginal health
  • supports

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Ginger and Hoelen Combination (Ling Jiang Zhu Gan Tang)

Details of Ginger and Hoelen Combination

Raw ginger expels cold from the stomach/intestines to address loose poop.

Alternative Names

  • ling jiang zhu gan tang
  • Poria, Ginger, Ovate Atractylodes and Licorice Decoction
  • ling chiang chu kan tang
  • Tuckahoe, Ginger, Largehead Atractylodes and Licorice Decoction
  • ling jiang shu gan tang
  • ling chiang chu kan tang
  • ryo kyo zyutu kan to
  • ryokyojutsukanto

Benefits

  • warms a sensation of cold in the lower back
  • supports vaginal health
  • supports bladder health
  • regualtes urination
  • supports the low back and sciatic nerve
  • supports

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Ginseng and Astragalus Combination (bu zhong yi qi tang)

Details of Ginseng and Astragalus Combination
Ren shen (ginseng) strengthens multiple organ systems.

Ren shen (ginseng) strengthens multiple organ systems.

Alternative Names

  • bu zhong yi qi tang
  • Middle-Reinforcing and Qi-Benefiting Decoction
  • Center-Supplementing Qi-Boosting Decoction
  • pu chung i chi tang
  • hotyu ekki to
  • hochuekkito
  • TJ41; TJ-41; TJ 41
  • hochu-ekki-to
  • Hochū-ekki-tō
  • 補中益気湯
  • ほちゅうえっきとう
  • bǔ zhōng yì qì wán
  • 补中益气丸

Benefits

  • supports lower abdominal muscles
  • regulates digestive functions in the stomach, abdomen, and large intestine supports energy levels
  • supports bladder health.
  • supports

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Ginseng and Tang-kuei Ten Combination (shi quan da bu tang)

Details of Ginseng and Tang-kuei Ten Combination
Ren shen (ginseng) strengthens multiple organ systems.

Ren shen (ginseng) strengthens multiple organ systems.

This is basically Da Zhen Tang with an added “kick” of some Rou Gui for warmth and Huang Qi to raise the Qi.

 

Alternative Names

  • shi quan da bu tang
  • Perfect Major Supplementation Decoction
  • Ten Strong Tonic Herbs Decoction
  • shih chuan ta pu tang
  • zyuzen taiho to
  • juzentaihoto
  • Juzen-Taiho-To
  • Si-Quan-Da-Bu-Tang
  • TJ48; TJ-48, TJ 48
  • ten significant tonic decoction
  • Jūzen-daiho-tō
  • 十全大補湯
  • じゅうぜんだいほとう
  • shí quán dà bǔ wán
  • 十全大补丸

Benefits

  • supports blood health and energizes body strength
  • regulates menstrual cycle
  • supports vaginal health
  • supports urinary strength and patience
  • supports

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Persica and Rhubarb Combination (tao he cheng qi tang)

Details of Persica and Rhubarb Combination
Peach kernel stimulates blood movement as well as lubricating intestines.

Peach kernel stimulates blood movement as well as lubricating intestines.

Alternative Names

  • tao he cheng qi tang
  • Peach Kernel Qi-Infusing Decoction
  • Peach Kernel Purgative Decoction
  • tao ho cheng chi tang
  • tao ho zheng ji tang
  • tokaku zyoki to
  • tokakujokito
  • Tōkaku-jōki-tō
  • 桃核承気湯
  • とうかくじょうきとう
  • TJ61; TJ-61; TJ 61

Benefits

  • supports blood circulation
  • cools temporary hot flashes
  • regulates the flow of poop in the large intestine
  • regulates bladder functions
  • relaxes neck and shoulder tension
  • regulates blood pressure and
  • regulates the menstrual cycle
  • supports vaginal health
  • relaxes pre-menstrual tension
  • supports bladder health
  • supports joint health
  • supports

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