Yue Ju Wan (Escape restraint pill)
Dx: Mild cases of constraint due to qi stagnation. 6 depressions (qi, xue, fire, food, phlegm, damp). Lv qi yu from frustration.
Focal Distention and a stifling sensation in the chest and abdomen, fixed p* in the hypochondria, belching (possibly w/ strong odor), vomit, acid regurgitation, mild cough w/ copious sputum, reduced appetite, indigestion
T: not noted
Chai Hu Shu Gan San (Bupleureum powder to dredge the Lv)
Dx: Classic Lv qi yu. Lv overacting on Sp.
Hypochondriac p* and alternating f&c, oppression in the chest, frequent sighing, emotional depression, irascibility, distention in the St duct and abdomen. Or premenstrual syndrome or dysmenorrhea
T: not noted
P: string like
Gua Lou Xie Bai Bai Jiu Tang (trichosanthis fruit, chinese chive and wine dec.)
Dx: painful obstruction of the chest/chest bi/xiong bi (a form of yang xu). congealing cold & stagnant qi in chest
Chest p* which often radiates to the upper back, wheezing, cough with white/clear copious sputum, sob
T: thick, greasy, white
P: deep & wiry or tight
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang (Pinellia and magnolia bark dec.)
Dx: Plum Pit Qi "Mei He Qi"-which results from emotional upset. difficulty swallowing.
A feeling of something caught in the throat that can neither be swallowed nor ejected, a stifling sensation in the chest and hypochondria. may also be cough w/ phlegm & vomiting
T: moist or greasy white
P: Wiry and slow or wiry and slippery
Hou Po Wen Zhong Tang (Magnolia bark dec. for warming the middle)
Dx: Qi stagnation from cold damp injuring the Sp/St
Epigastric and abdominal Distention and Fullness (key), loss of appetite, fatigue in the extremities, loose diarrhea. May also be abdominal p* and vomiting of clear liquid.
T: white, slippery
P: slippery, wiry
Liang Fu Wan (Galangal and cyperus pill)
Dx:Lv qi yu w/ cold congealing in the St
Epigastric p that responds favorably to warmth, stifling sensation in the chest, hypochondriac p, painful menses
T: white coat
P: not noted
Jin Ling Zi San (Melia toosendan powder)
Dx: Lv yu transforming to heat
Intermittent Epigastric and Hypochondriac P, Hernial P, or Menstrual P (Lv ch p) that is aggravated by the ingestion of hot food or beverage, and is accompanied by irritability, a bitter taste in the mouth.
T: red, yellow coat
P: wiry or rapid