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Scutellaria Decoction (Huang Qin Tang)

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Huang qin is one of the few herbs that enter the so-called "pivot" of the body.
Scutellaria Decoction (Huang Qin Tang)

Huang qin is one of the few herbs that enter the so-called "pivot" of the body.

Detoxifying since 220 AD. Huang Qin Tang (Scutellaria Decoction) is a simple modification of the #1 formula in Shang Han Lun style Chinese herbalism. The Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Injury) is one of the key Chinese medicine “bibles” (or “classics” as the Chinese say). Huang Qin Tang is pronounced “wong chin tong“.

Alternative Names

  • Huang Qin Tang
  • Huang Chin Tang
  • Scute and Licorice Combination
  • 黃芩湯
  • Scutellaria Decoction
  • Huang-Qin-Tang (HQT)
  • PHY906, PHY 906

About this formula

Recently studied as a digestive aid called PHY906 (Huang Qin Tang) in those undergoing Western drug therapy.

Huang Qin Tang was traditionally used for gastrointestinal distress and detoxifying the intestines when resulting in burning crampy diarrhea with a strong odor. However it was not assumed that this diarrhea was due to an infection in the intestines, rather a toxicity issue in other locations of the body, specifically the “Shao Yang pivot.”

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Huang Qin Tang Modifications

Bupleurum and Peony Formula (jia wei xiao yao san)

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Details of Bupleurum and Peony Formula
Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

This is our most requested formula. It is really good for many forms of stress, frustration, anger and PMS.

When the (Chinese concept of the) Liver is out of balance, its function of ensuring the free-flow of qi is compromised. This free-flow of qi is many neurological functions in biomedical terms. Where there is stagnation, there is often heat. The can cause one to get angry, frustrated, or give rise to PMS.

One of the cardinal signs for Xiao Yao or Jia Wei Xiao Yao is when a person gets really angry, really suddenly over something that in reality is very small. In other words, we keep something bottled up until a little thing “sets us off”. Most of the time we use Jia Wei Xiao Yao because it clears more heat than Xiao Yao. And anger often translates as heat.

“Jia Wei” means “added ingredients (lit:flavors) and so Jia Wei is Xiao Yao with those two extra ingredients. Jia Wei Xiao Yao is Rambling Powder (Xiao Yao San) plus two herbs to “cool the blood”.

This formula also contains some Dang Gui and Bai Shao which build the blood. For that reason women especially gravitate to Jia Wei and regular Xiao Yao Wan. (Because in Chinese Medicine, women are all about the blood.)
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Anxiety Modification

Atractylodes and Pueraria Combination (Qian Shi Bai Zhu San)

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Patchouli dries up sloppy poo and stimulates taste sense by "piercing turbidity".
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Patchouli dries up sloppy poo and stimulates taste sense by "piercing turbidity".

Alternative Names

  • qian shi bai shu san
  • qian shi bai zhu san
  • chien shih pai chu san
  • qi wei bai zhu san
  • bai zhu san
  • Seven-Ingredient Powder with Atractylodes Macrocephala
  • sensi hakuzyutu to

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Digestive Support #2

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Sha Ren is a delicous aromatic herb that really firms up loose stools.
Details of Digestive Support #2

Sha Ren is a delicous aromatic herb that really firms up loose stools.

About this formula

Get there with confidence.

This formula provides herbal support for stress-induced diarrhea, tenesmus (sense of incomplete bowel movements), IBS, fatigue, and a lack of appetite due to the sense that your tummy is always full.

Other functions of this formula can apply to certain abdominal complaints that arise from the menstruation such as bloating, gas, gastrointestinal upset and even breast tenderness.

It can also have a positive effect on the moodiness and cramps of PMS, though that is sort of a secondary effect. The primary focus of this formula is in the digestive tract.

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