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Ma Huang Tang

CHILLS, Fever, No Sweat, HA, generalized body aches, wheezing, dyspnea, runny nose with clear discharge
P: Floating, Tight


Gui Zhi Tang

CHILLS, Fever, Unrelieved by Sweating, Aversion to Wind, No particular Thirst, Stiff Neck, Nasal Congestion, N/V
P: Floating, Moderate/Frail
T: Thin, White Moist Coat


Ge Gen Tang

CHILLS, fever NO Sweat, Stiff Rigid neck and upper back, Muscle aches, Aversion to Wind.
2. Diarrhea, Fever w/o Sweating, aversion to Wind and
Cold, Muscle aches, body aches

Xiao Qing Long Tang

fever and chills (chills predominant), absence of sweating, cough, wheeze, sputum that is copious white stringy and difficult to expectorate, stifling sensation in the chest, generalized heaviness and body aches, moist tongue coat, floating tight pulse; if severe may be floating edema and orthopnea

Sang Ju Yin

Slight Fever, Cough, Slight thirst, possible red painful eyes
T: Thin White coat P: Floating, Rapid

Yin Qiao San

HA, Thirst, Cough, Sore Throat, Fever, Slight/no Chills; boils, sores
T: Normal/red tip + Thin White or Yellow Coat
P: Floating, Rapid

Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang

Increasing fever, decreasing Chills accompanied by HA, Stiffness in extremities, Orbital and eye pain, Dry nasal passages, Irritability, Insomnia
T: Red/Normal, Thin Yellow Coat
P: Floating, Sl. Flooding

(also for Toothache due to Wind-heat)

Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San

HA in any part of the Head, which may be accompanied by Fever, Chills, dizziness, Nasal Congestion T: TWC P: Floating

Cang Er Zi San

Copious, Purulent, and even Foul-smelling Nasal Discharge, Nasal Obstruction, Dizziness, Frontal HA,
T: Normal or Thin White or Greasy Coat
This case usually appears after unresolved case of Common cold where an external pathogen remains in the body and obstructs protective qi.

Ren Shen Bai Du San

High fever accompanied by Severe Chills and Shivering, absence of Sweating, Pain and Stiffness of the Head and Neck, Soreness and pain of the Extremities, Focal Distension and fullness of the Chest, Nasal Congestion with sonorous breathing, a Productive Cough
T: Greasy White Coat
P: Floating, Soggy

Assoc. Formulas: Jing Fang Bai Du San, Shen Su Yin

Jing Fang Bai Du San

Fever, Chills NO Sweat, Pain and stiffness of the Head and Neck, generalized body aches and pain (with No underlying Qi Def)
T: Thin White Coat P: Floating

This is a more severe presentation than that for Ren Shen Ba Du San, and occurs in those with no underlying Qi deficiency

Jia Jian Wei Rui Tang

Fever and Slight Chills, little or no sweating, HA, dry throat, Cough, Sputum which is difficult to expectorate, Thirst, Irritability
T: Dark-red tongue P: Rapid (not floating b/c preexisting Yin Def)

Da Chai Hu Tang

Alternating Fever and Chills, fullness in the Chest and Hypochondria (with or without pain), a bitter Taste in mouth, Nausea, continuous Vomiting, Hard focal distension/fullness and pain in Epigastrium, Burning Diarrhea or No BM, Melancholy, Sl. Irritability
T: Yellow Coat P: Wiry, Forceful

Ge Gen Huang Lian Huang Qin Tang

Fever, Sweating, Thirst, Dysenteric Diarrhea characterized by esp Foul Smelling Stools and burning sensation around anus, sensation of Irritability and heat in Chest and Epigastrium, possible Wheezing
T: Red Tongue, Yellow Coat P: Rapid
Also said to Tx: Early stage Dysenteric Disorder characterized by fever, foul-smelling stools, burning sensation around anus, Red tongue, yellow coat, rapid pulse. Condition is called: Lower Burner Damp-Heat with Lingering Exterior Symptoms

Bai Hu Tang

High Fever with Profuse Sweating, Aversion to Heat, Red face, Severe Thirst and Irritability, may also be HA, toothache or bleeding gums P: Flooding, Forceful or Slippery, Rapid

Bai Hu Jia Ren Shen Tang

4 Greats' (same as Bai Hu Tang) however Pulse will be Forceless instead of Big or will be generalized weakness, or person may feel Sl. aversion to Cold in Back, or have Unquenchable Thirst. All the these signs indicate the Qi has been damaged.
At present, Thirst is taken as one of the Cardinal symptoms indicating use of this formula. For this reason, Diabetes Mellitus with Stomach fire is an important disorder or which this formula is indicated in Contemporary practice.

Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang

Usually occurs during the recovery stage or aftermath of Febrile disease. Lingering fever (from febrile disease) accompanied by sweating, Vomiting, Irritability, Thirst, parched Mouth, Lips and Throat, Choking Cough, Stifling sensation in Chest; possible restlessness, insomnia
T: Red, little coat P: Deficient, Rapid

Zhi Zi Chi Tang

Fever, irritability, insomnia w/ tossing/turning in bed, Stifling sense in Chest with Soft epigastrium, Hunger without desire to Eat (this is constrained heat in the chest)
T: Sl. Yellow coat P: Sl. Rapid or Strong Floating in 1st position
• Soft Epigastrium- 'unformed heat' - not painful upon palpation
• Wide Clinical use and variations

Main symptoms: Irritability, Stifling sensation in Chest
aka Irritability from Lingering Heat

Qing Ying Tang

High Fever that worsens at Night, Severe Irritability and restlessness; Some patients are Thirsty, some delirious, and some exhibit Faint, Indistinct Erythema and Purpura
T: Scarlet, Dry P: Thin, Rapid

Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang

Fever, Various types of bleeding (including vomiting of blood, nosebleed, blood in the stool or urine, and rashes), Black and Tarry stools, Abdominal distension and fullness, Thirst with inability to swallow, possibly Delirium
T: Scarlet w/ Prickles P: Thin, Rapid

Huang Lian Jie Du Tang

High fever, irritability, Dry mouth and throat, Incoherent speech, Insomnia, Dark urine. Also for nosebleed or vomiting of blood due to heat excess; Carbuncles, deep-rooted boils, and other toxic swelling; and Dysenteric Disorders or Jaundice due to Damp-heat
T: Red w/ Yellow Coat P: Rapid, Forceful

Xie Xin Tang

Fever, Irritability and restlessness, Flushed face, Red eyes, Dark urine, Constipation. In severe cases Delirious speech. Also for epigastric focal distension, jaundice, diarrhea and dysenteric disorders; or vomiting of blood or nosebleed; or red and swollen eyes and ears; or ulcerations of the tongue and mouth; or abscesses
T: Greasy Yellow coat

Key Indicators: must include Dark Urination, Constipation, Bitter taste, Yellow coat, rapid pulse

Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin

Strong Fever and Chills, Swelling, and Burning pain of the Head and face, Inability to open the Eyes, Dysfunction of the Throat, Dryness and Thirst T: Red Tongue, Powdery White or Yellow Coat
P: Floating, Rapid and Forceful

Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin

All types of boils and carbuncles with localized Erythema, swelling, heat, and pain accompanied by fever, chills; Esp. useful for deep-rooted and hard lesions, which are said to resemble nails or chestnuts
T: Red tongue w/ Yellow coat P: Rapid

Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang

Fever with or without Sweating, Thirst, Wheezing, Coughing, Labored breathing, Nasal Flaring and pain T: Thin Coat that is White or Yellow
P: Rapid, Floating or Slippery

Prescribed for Taiyang disorders after Sweating when Gui Zhi Tang is inappropriate, if there is sweating and wheezing w/out Intense Heat

Variation of Ma Huang Tang, Substitute Shi Gao for Gui Zhi
For Stubborn Asthma: + Ban Xia, Chen Pi, Gua Lou, Zhi Shi, Sheng Jiang

Xie Bai San

Coughing, Wheezing and Fever with Skin that feels hot to the Touch, all of which worsen in the late afternoon (when LU Qi is at its most Yin time.) Also Dry Mouth, Little or Difficult-to-expectorate Sputum
P: Thin, Rapid T: Red tongue, Yellow Coat

Qing Wei San

Toothache (esp when pain extends into Head), Facial Swelling, Fever, Bad Breath, Dry Mouth. Also indicated for Bleeding and Sores of Gums, Swollen painful tongue, Lips or Jaw
T: Red, little coat P: Slippery, Large, Rapid
Very effective formula in the treatment of Toothache. Swollen Gums and bleeding Gums due to Stomach Fire

Yu Nu Jian

Toothache, Loose Teeth, Bleeding Gums, Frontal Headache, Irritability and Fever, Thirst with a desire to Drink Cold beverages
T: Dry, Red tongue, Yellow Coat
P: Floating, Slippery, Deficient, and Large

this formula is related to Bai Hu Tang

Dao Chi San

Irritability with a sensation of Heat in the Chest, Thirst with a desire to drink cold beverages, Red face, possibly Sores around the mouth. Also used for Dark, Scanty, Rough and painful Urination, or even clearly visible blood in Urine
T: Red P: Rapid

Long Dan Xie Gan Tang

Pain in Hypochondria, Headache, Dizziness, Red and Sore Eyes, Hearing Loss, Swelling in the Ears, Bitter Taste in Mouth, Irritability, Short Temper. Also for difficult and painful Urination with sensation of Heat in the Urethra, Swollen and Pruritic External Genitalia, or Foul-Smelling Leukorrhea. In Women, menstrual cycle will be Shortened and menstrual blood will be Reddish-purple in Color
P: Wiry, Rapid, Forceful T: Red Tongue, Yellow Coat

Shao Yao Tang

Abdominal Pain, Tenesmus, Difficulty with Defecation, Diarrhea with Pus and Blood (EQUAL Amounts), a Burning Sensation around the Anus, Dark, Scanty Urine
T: Greasy, Sl. Yellow Coat P: Rapid

Bai Tou Weng Tang

Abdominal pain, Tenesmus, a Burning sensation around the Anus, Diarrhea containing MORE BLOOD than Pus, Thirst
T: Red, Yellow Coat P: Wiry, Rapid

The presence of Damp-heat is reflected in the consistency of the Stools and esp. by the Presence of Pus. Bai Tou Weng principle herb in Materia Medica for treating Dysenteric Disorder; Clears Damp-heat and Resolves Fire Toxicity form LI

Da Cheng Qi Tang

1. Heat Excess in Yangming Organs: Severe Constipation and Flatulence, Focal Distension and Abdominal Fullness, Abdominal pain that INCREASE WITH PRESSURE, a Tense Firm Abdomen. Severe cases there may be Tidal Fever, Delirious Speech, Profuse Sweating from Palms and Soles
T: Dry Yellow or Dry Black Coat w/ Prickles
P: Submerged, Excessive
2. Heat Clumping with Circumfluence: Green Watery, Foul-Smelling Diarrhea accompanied by Same Abdominal s/s above. T: Dry Body and Coat
P: Rapid, Slippery
3. Internal Heat Excess manifesting with Heat Inversion: Fever, Cold Extremities, Thirst, Sweating form the Head, Constipation, Scanty Dark Urine, Disorientation, Delirious Speech, Cracked Lips
T: Red tongue P: Submerged, Excessive Forceful

Xiao Cheng Qi Tang

Tidal Fever, Constipation, Focal Distention, and Abdominal fullness, Abdominal Pain that DOES NOT INCREASE with Pressure
P: Slippery Rapid
T: Old-looking (dirty, dry) Yellow Coat

Zeng Ye Cheng Qi Tang

(Severe Constipation) Dry Stools that cannot be expelled even with a Purging Formula, Distention and fullness of the Epigastrium and Abdomen, Dry mouth and lips
T: Dry Tongue , Thin Yellow coat or Burnt Yellow Coat P: Rapid, Thin

Da Huang Fu Zi Tang

Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Hypochondriac pain, chills, Low-Grade Fever, Cold hand and Feet
T: White Greasy coat P: Submerged, Tight, Wiry

Ma Zi Ren Wan

Constipation with Hard Stool that is difficult to expel, normal to frequent urination
T: Dry Yellow Coat P: Submerged, Rapid or Floating, Choppy

Ji Chuan Jian

Clear and Copious Urine, Lower back pain and a cold sensation in back

Also for constipation due to Liver Blood problems or essence depletion

Run Chang Wan-dr shen

Constipation, Lusterless Skin and nails, Dry Mouth with unquenchable thirst,
T: Dry P: Thin

Run Chang Wan-dr li

This type of constipation includes aspects of Blood Deficiency, Blood Stasis, and Wind (due to Blood deficiency). Generation of Wind further dessicates the Intestines, thereby aggravating Constipation.

Xiao Chai Hu Tang

Alternating Fever and Chills, Dry Throat, Bitter Taste, Irritability, Fullness in the Chest and Hypochondria, Nausea and Vomiting, being downcast with no desire to Eat
T: Thin White Coat P: Wiry

Hao Qin Qing Tang

Mild Chills alternating with Pronounced fever, Bitter taste in mouth, Stifling sense in chest, Spitting up Bitter or Sour fluids (or vomiting yellow, brackish fluids or, in severe cases dry heaves) Thirst with or without a desire to drink, distention and pain in the Chest and Hypochondria
P: Rapid, Slippery on left, Wiry on Right
T: Red tongue, Thick, greasy coating that is usually white (can be yellow or combination of two)

Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang

Fullness in Chest, irritability, palpitations, Urinary difficulty, Constipation, Delirious speech, sensation of Heaviness
T: Red tongue, Slippery coat P: Wiry, Rapid

Si Ni San

Cold fingers & toes while the body & head are warm. May have sensation of irritability & fullness in chest & epigastrium, cough, urinary difficulty, abd. pain & severe diarrhea T: Red body, Yellow Coat P: Wiry

Xiao Yao San

Hypochondriac Pain (usually spasmodic), H/A, vertigo, bitter taste in mouth, dry mouth & throat, fatigue, reduced appetite, May also have alt. fever & chills, irregular menses, or distended breasts T: Pale, Red body P: Wiry, Deficient

Jia Wei Xiao Yao San

Irritability, short temper w/ possible tidal fever & sweating, red eyes, dry mouth, palpitations, lower abd. pressure, difficult painful urination, increased menstrual flow or uterine bleeding.

Tong Xie Yao Fang

Recurrent problems of borborygmus, abd. pain, diarrhea with pain (which starts with the urge to defecate and subsides after completion)

Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang

Epigastric focal distention, fullness, and tightness with very slight or no pain, dry heaves or frank vomiting, borborygmus with diarrhea, reduced appetite

Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang

Night Fever w/ Morning Coolness, No sweat as fever recedes, Emaciation with No Loss of Appetite
T: Red Tongue, Little Coat P: Fine, Rapid

Qing Gu San

Afternoon tidal fever or unremitting, chronic low grade fever, Night Sweats, Emanciation, A sensation of heat in the bones but the flesh is not warm to the touch, irritability, insomnia, LETHARGY, red lips, DARK RED CHEEKS, Thirst, Dry Throat T: Red Coat, little coat P: Thin & Rapid

Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang

Fever, Night Sweats, red face, dry mouth and parched lips. Irritability, dry stools, dark & scanty urine T: Red, dry P: Rapid

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