Tang-Kuei and Arctium Formula (xiao feng san)

Details of Tang-kuei and Arctium Formula   Alternative Names Wind Dispersing Powder xiao feng san hsiao feng san syuhu san shofusan This formula does four things that all support healthy skin. They work together to address the internal organs as well as the external skin. (This is also a very popular formula for dogs with…

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Cyperus and Atractylodes Combination (Yue Ju Wan)

Details of Cyperus and Atractylodes Combination Alternative Names Yue Chu Wan Yue Ju Wan Stagnation-Relieving Pill Xiong Zhu Wan Cyperus and Atractylodes Pill Ligusticum Chuanxiong and Atractylodes Pill Escape Restraint Pill This is the formula for the so-called “six stagnations”. Yue Ju Wan was created for “excess” types (even though they may feel tired a…

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Scutellaria Decoction (Huang Qin Tang)

Scutellaria Decoction (Huang Qin Tang) 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…

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Astragalus and Siler Formula (Yu Ping Feng San)

Details of Astragalus and Siler Formula Notes: This formula’s name suggests that, like a screen door, good air can pass through, but insects remain outside. This formula isn’t about repelling insects exactly, but it is about forming a screen to keep out other problems carried by the wind. It also promotes appropriate skin functions such…

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Minor Bupleurum Combination (xiao chai hu tang)

Details of Minor Bupleurum Combination Alternative Names xiao chai hu tang hsiao chai hu tang shosaikoto syo saiko to sho-saiko-to xiao-chai-hu-tang TJ-9; TJ9; TJ 9 shosaiko-toh Shō-saiko-tō 小柴胡湯 しょうさいことう xiǎo chái hú tāng wán 小柴胡汤丸 Availability status: in stock Order Minor Bupleurum Combination Anxiety Modification Add Long Gu (OsDraconis) and Mu Li (Concha Ostrae) for…

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Restore the Left Kidney Pill Zuo Gui Wan

Details of Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill Alternative Names Zuo Gui Wan In ancient Chinese medicine texts, the body fluids are said to arise from the left Kidney. Hence, to “restore the left” means to hydrate the body or at least support the Kidney functions to that end. The Kidneys are the body’s “root of…

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Restore the Right Kidney Pill You Gui Wan

Details of Restore the Right (Kidney) Pill Alternative Names You Gui Wan “Restore the Right Pill” is a reference to an ancient theory that the Yang-warmth of the body comes from the right Kidney (while the yin-fluids come from the left.) The Kidney yang-warmth in the body looks like metabolic heat in modern medicine. However,…

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Bupleurum and Chih-shih Formula (si ni san)

Details of Bupleurum and Chih-shih Formula Alternative Names Cold Limbs Powder Cold Extremities Powder Frigid Extremities Powder si ni san szu ni san Counterflow Cold Powder sigyaku san shigyakusan Shigyaku-san 四逆散 しぎゃくさん TJ35; TJ-35; TJ 35 sì nì sǎn wán 四逆散丸 This is the base formula for liver qi constraint/ stagnation. It forms the root…

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Fang Feng Tong Sheng San Siler and Platycodon Formula

Details of Siler and Platycodon Formula This is for pretty extreme heat symptoms and cough with constipation. There may be other symptoms such as rashes.  This formula has a wide number of applications …. American Dragon (thanks, Joel) lists these Disperses Wind Releases the Exterior Drains Heat Unblocks the bowels • Dizziness• Red, sore eyes•…

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Achyranthes and Plantago Formula (niu che shen qi wan)

Details of Achyranthes and Plantago Formula> Alternative Names Achyranthes and Plantago Kidney Qi Pill ba wei di huang wan (there are four versions of this name) niuche shenqi wan Ji Sheng Shen Qi Wan niu xi shen qi wan gusya zinki gan goshajinkigan niu-che-shen-qi-wan Gosha-jinki-gan 牛車腎気丸 ごしゃじんきがん TJ107; TJ-107; TJ 107 Availability status: in stock…

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Cyperus and Perilla Powder (xiang su san)

Details of Cyperus and Perilla Formula Alternative Names xiang su san hsiang su san xiong su san cyperus and perilla powder Cyperus and Perilla Leaft Powder koso san Kōso-san 香蘇散 こうそさん TJ70; TJ-70; TJ 70 Benefits regulates emotionsl including pent-up tension or unexpressed feelings supports digestive functions Availability status: in stock Order Cyperus and Perilla…

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Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination (chai hu gui zhi tang)

Details of Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination Alternative Names chai hu gui zhi tang chai hu kuei chih tang chai-hu-gui-zhi-tang Bupleurum and Cinnamon Twig Decoction Bupleurum and Cassia Twig Decoction saiko-keishi-to saiko keishi to Saiko-keishi-tō 柴胡桂枝湯 さいこけいしとう TJ10; TJ-10; TJ 10 Benefits relaxes tense muscles that cause a sense of dull stuffiness in the upper abdomen…

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Pinellia and Magnolia Combination (ban xia hou po tang)

Details of Pinellia and Magnolia Combination Alternative Names ban xia hou po tang pan hsia hou pu tang pinellia and magnolia bark decoction hange koboku to TJ16; TJ-16; TJ 16 hange kobuku-to Hange-kōboku-tō 半夏厚朴湯 はんげこうぼくとう bàn xià hòu pō wán 半夏厚樸丸 Benefits Addresses the sensation that there’s something stuck in the throat, but it can…

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Atractylodes and Hoelen Combination -Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang

Details of Atractylodes and Hoelen Combination Alternative Names ling gui zhu gan tang Poria, Cinnamon Twig, Ovate Atractylodes and Licorice Decoction ling kuei chu kan tang ling gui chu gan tang Benefits supports balance (the literal kind, such as what is missing when one is dizzy) supports mental clarity Availability status: in stock Order Atractylodes…

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