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Formula II Midterm


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4 herbs that have strong antibiotic action.
Huang Qin,
Chai Hu,
Yi Yi Ren,
Hou Po
This herb can deplete liver yin - so be careful...
Chai Hu
A good substitute for ma huang.
Zi Su Ye
What other organ must you tonify for Lu & St Yin Xu?
A major diuretic.
Gui Zhi
Herb that promotes urination, prevents injury to Yin by checking the drying action of herbs that drain damp, relaxes muscle spasms, restrains sweating (similar to Gui Zhi)
Bai Shao
main formula to tonify Lu Yin
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong
main formula to nourish Lu & St Yin
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong
main formula to increase body fluids
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong
main formula to eliminate dry in Lu & St Systems
Sha Shen Mai Men Dong
Primary formula for painful, burning urination.
Zhu Ling Tang
Mild wide-spectrum formula for urinary tract infections
Zhu Ling Tang
Primary formula for damp-cold stagnation in the middle jiao
ping wei san
Primary formula for muscle atrophy
Si Miao San
Most commonly used formula to warm yang, tonify spleen, & eliminate water.
Shi Pi Yin/San
Main formula to warm the Liver
Wu Zhu Yu Tang
Primary formula for cold-type abdominal pain from deficiency
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
Primary pediatric formula - tonic for children
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
Primary formula for severe abdominal pain
Da Jian Zhong Tang
Most typical warming formula
Si Ni Tang
3 Primary symptoms for using Ping Wei San.
1. Fullness in abdomen
2. White, greasy, sticky tongue coat
3. No Thirst
Primary Symptoms indicating the use of damp-heat formulas. (need 3)
1. Fever that worsens in afternoon
2. Heavy sensation in body
3. Yellow, Green tongue coat
Which burner is affected by damp-heat?
Damp heat can affect all three burners
but it tends to settle in the lower
San Ren Tang (#26) is for what type of damp-heat?
damp heat where Damp > Heat
Which 2 herbs in San Ren Tang have an antibiotic effect?
Yi Yi Ren
Hou Pou
What are the actions for Ba Zheng San (#28)?
Clear Heat, Purge Fire,
Discharge Damp,
Treat Lin Symptoms
Which of the 6 stages does Xiao Chai Hu Tang treat?

Da Chai Hu Tang?
1. Shao Yang

2. Yang Ming & Shao Yang
(Heat Excess)
Differentiat Dryness:
1. chills, headache, dry mouth & throat
2. fever, headache, thirst, irritability
1. Cool Dry

2. Warm Dryness
Formula for Lung Dryness where Dry > Phlegm
Bai He Gu Jin Tang (#15)
List 3 causes of internal dryness.
1. improper sweating or purging
2. severe vomiting
3. excessive urination
4. excessive sweat
5. excessive spicy food
What would you add to Mai Men Dong Tang (#19) for severe fluid depletion?
Sha Shen & Zhu Yu
What would you add to Mai Men Dong Tang (#19) for tidal fever?
Yin Chai Hu & Di Gu Pi
What would you add to Mai Men Dong Tang (#19) for severe cough?
Chuan Bei Mu & Gua Lou Ren
Which 6 channel presentation would indicate the use of Wu Ling San?
Tai Yang organ & channel
Greater Yang Stage
What are the actions for Wu Ling San?
Warm Yang, Activate Qi,
Dissolve Damp, Discharge Water,
What formula for Internal Damp & water stagnation?
Wu Ling San
What type of substances are in Wu Pi Yin to dry damp and leach out dampness?
dry: acrid, aromatic, & warm substances

leach out damp: sweet, bland
3 categories of formulas that harmonize.
1 harmonize shao yang stage disorders
2 harmonize the Liver & Spleen
3 harmonize the Stomach & Intestines
What are Da Chai Hu Tang actions?
Harmonizing & Purging
treats greater excess
What does Si Ni San (#5) regulate & harmonize?
Harmonize Liver & Spleen

Disperse Liver Qi & Regulate Spleen Qi
What are the actions for Xiao Yao San (#7)?
Disperse Qi & dosperse stagnation of Liver
Tonify Spleen
Harmonize Liver
Which formula to use for:
- Pain in body & sweat
- Superficial Pulse
- No Deep Symptoms
Chai Hu Zhi Jie Tang
Which formula for Liver Yin or Blood Xu & Spleen Qi Xu?
Xiao Yao San
Which formula for Liver Fire Excess?
Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San
This formula Descends or sends down Stomach qi
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang(#10)
In Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang, which herbs activate qi, break blood stasis, & move qi.
Chuan Xiang & Xiang Fu
This formula treats Liver overacting on spleen (wood overacting on earth).
Harmonize wood & earth with
Xiao Yao San
What is the primary indicator for Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (#10)?
focal distention
This formula treats:
- muscle atrophy
- severe damp stagnation injures the spleen leading to stagnation of the channels.
Si Miao San (#31)
This formula treats Kidney yang xu:
1. sweats, fever, & cold (wei qi affected)

2. yang xu with edema
Zhen Wu Tang (#34)
What 2 herbs in Bi Xie Fen Qing Tang distinguish turbidity from clear?
1. Bei Xie

2. Shi Chang Pu
What are the three categories for Warming Interior Cold formulas?
Warm channel & disperse cold

Warm middle & dispel cold

Rescue Devastated Yang
Beriberi, filariasis
Moves qi & descends turbidity
Ji Ming San (#41)
Dry Damp, harmonize earth, regulate qi, assist transformation & transportation, gastroenteritis
Ping Wei San
Enlarged prostate, wind-damp edema from xu in exterior
Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang (#23)
Edema, congestive heart failure, tonify Sp, dissolve damp, regulate qi, move edema
Wu Pi Yin/San
Heat damage, high fever, clear GB damp-heat, hepatitis
Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang
Si Miao San
+ Ch Xiao Dou
+ Long Dan
Chronic Hepatitis C, spread liver qi, harmonize blood & alleviate pain
Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
Painful diarrhea, liver overacts on spleen.
Spread liver qi & tonify spleen
Tong Xie Yao Fang
Bai Zhu Shao Yao San
Severe abdominal pain, warm & tonify middle burner xue, descend qi & alleviate pain
Da Jian Zhong Tang (#49)
Tonify Liver Yin, nourish Lu & St Yin, increase body fluids, eliminate dry Lu & St. Mild
Sha Shen Main Men Dong Tang (#14)
Primary formula to warm spleen
Warms yang, tonifies Spleen & eliminates water
Shi Pi San (#35)
Thrush, "white throat", nourish yin,
clear Lu & relieve toxicity
Yang Yin Qing Fei Tang
Bi syndrome, especially cold with fixed pain. Especially waist down. Lu & Liv qi Xu
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
Dry Cough, Lu & Ki Yin Xu
Qong Yu Gou (#18)
Painful Burning Lin
Mild, wide-spectrum formula for Urinary Tract Infections
Zhu Ling Tang
Chronic, dry-hacking cough with phlegm
Lu & St Yin xu signs
Mai Men Dong Tang (#19)
Yang so weak it flies away.
Diarrhea & vomiting
Tong Mai Si Ni Tang (#51)
Edema, tonify spleen, dissolve damp, regulate qi, move edemas
Wu Pi Yin/San (#22)
Severe Leukorrhea
Si Miao San (#33)
+ Chun Pi
+ Fu Ling
+ Qian Shi
Body pain - especially headache
Treats cold & damp stagnating in the channels & superficial regions
Qing Huo Sheng Shi Tang (#37)
Joint pain from wind-damp bi,
early joint pain
Juan Bi Tang (#39)
Warm the liver, vomit soon after meals, warm & tonify middle jiao, cold in middle & lower jiao, dry heaves, spittin up clear fluids, vertex pain
Wu Zhu Yu Tang (#43)
Cold type abdominal pain from deficiency
Tonic for children
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang (#45)
Most typical warming formula, Ki yang xu + internal cold, acute collapse, revival of Yang
Si Ni Tang (#50)
Three formulas for cold extremities:
1. hands & feet very cold
2. cold arms & legs (limbs)
3. Cold fingers & toes (warm body)
1. Dang Gui Si Ni Tang (#44)

2. Si Ni Tang (#50)

3. Si Ni San (#5)
Anti-inflammatory, liver overacting on spleen, yang or hot-type collapse
Si Ni San (#5)
Acute GB conditions, acute hepatitis, hypertension, Heat Damage
Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang (#4)
Indications for this formula include:
pronounced fever, bitter taste, spitting up bitter or sour fluids, thirst with no desire to drink
Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang
Qing Huo: vents exter aspect of shao yang
Qing Huo & Huang Qin: drain damp from Lv & GB

Dep: Zhu Ru - drain heat from GB & St, also stops vomiting

Dep: Zhi Ke, Ban Xia, Chen Pi: assist zhu ru to drain
Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang (#4)

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