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Formulas that Release Exterior Wind Attack


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Which formula treats initial stage of Wind-Heat attack with slight fever/chills, runny nose, cough and mild sore throat?
Sang Ju Yin
Which formula is indicated for a patient who has chronic Spleen Qi deficiency, fluid congestion in the interior; when a wind-cold attack occurs and creates symptoms of shortness of breath, stifling sensation in the chest, copious sputum that is difficult
Xiao Qing Long Tang
Which formula promotes sweating to relieve wind-cold, stops cough and asthma, and is contraindicated if there are yin deficienct heat signs or signs that cold is turning to heat?
Ma Huang Tang
What formula is good for Wind-Cold with sweating that does not alleviate the condition, an aversion to wind, no thirst, and a pre-existing deficiency?
Gui Zhi Tang
What formula is used for patient with underlying Qi defiency who have an attack of Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat on the exterior with symptoms of high fever, severe chills, no sweating, pain, productive coughing, a greasy white T. and floating, soft/sinking Pul
Ren Shen Bai Du San
What formula is best for dryness of the lungs, difficulty breathing, wheezing, fever, yellow tongue fur, fast pulse? This formula is a basic formula with what herb substituted to be suited for treating Heat conditions rather than Cold?
Ma Xing She Gan Tang: Is Ma Huang Tang with Shi Gao substituted for Gui Zhi, making it cooling instead of hot.
What is the best formula for Wind-Cold syndromes marked by severe pain at the nape of the neck and/or shoulders, absence of sweating, body aches, no sweat, and muscle stiffness?
Ge Gen Tang
Which formula treats the mixed pattern of Wind-Cold-Damp invasion with internal Heat in the Lungs and Stomach; with symptoms such as stiffness in the back and neck, more chills than fever, moist tongue with yellow fur, heaviness all over the body, fatigu
Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang
Which formula is best for treating the type of headache that occurs with a Wind-Cold attack and usually presents as vertex or temporal headache due to cold-phlegm obstructing flow of Qi to the head?
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San
What formula should you use when the pathogen begins to enter the interior, and there is heat in the exterior and the interior with symptoms of irritability, blood in the sputum, and acts to clear "3 level heat"?
Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang
Which formula is a modified version of a classic Wind-Cold formula, but is used for Wind-Cold with underlying Yang Qi deficiency with symptoms of extreme cold and chills inside and out?
Gui Zhi Jia Ge Gen Tang
Which is best for symptoms of dry hacking cough, heat sensations in the body and fever, thirst, headache, sticky yellow sputum and mucus, and sore throat?
Sang Ju Yin
Which formula is the best to treat excess Cold evil affecting the sinuses, with white discharge, thin white fur, and tight pulse?
Xin Yi San
Which formula is best for early stage Wind-Heat invasion with slight sweat, dry cough, slight fever, yet the condition is purely external?
Sang Ju Yin
Which is best for Wind-Heat in the Wei level with sweating, fever/chills, sore throat, red tongue with yellow fur, scanty/dry phlegm, and fast pulse?
Yin Qiao San
Which is best for symptoms of shortness of breath, pain in the lungs, epigastric discomfort due to heat in the stomach, a slippery, fast pulse, and yellow fur?
Ma Xing She Gan Tang
When Wind-Cold lingers and becomes Heat in the muscle layer, creating flu-like symptoms, irritability, restlessness, and aches and pain?
Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang
Which treats the symptoms of cold/flu but does not injure the middle jiao?
Yin Qiao San
Which is the best to choose for a patient who has more chills than fever, stifling sensation in the chest, heaviness and fatigue, a slippery pulse?
Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang
Which is better for fever and which for chills: Gui Zhi Tang and Ghi Zhi Jia Ge Gen Tang?
Gui Zhi Tang best for fever not relieved with sweating.
Gui Zhi Jia Ge Gen Tang is best for when there are more chills than fever, with pain in the muscles and severe deficiency.
Which dispels fluid congestion and which moves Qi and Blood to the head?
a. Chuang Xiong Cha Tiao San
b. Xiao Qing Long Tang
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao is moving and goes to the head to relieve headache and pain due to obstructed Qi and/or Blood;
Xiao Qing Long Tang dispels congested phlegm in the lungs and stomach, benefits digestive function, and reduces edema.
Best formulas for exterior cold and interior heat? (2) and What is the difference?
Xiao Qing Long Tang
or Ma Xing She Gan Tang:

X.Q.L.T treats hemoptysis, irritability, restlessness and pain with high fever;
M.X.S.G treats heat in the Lungs and Stomach causing similar symptoms but more rebellious Qi, thus acts to descend Qi, moisten the lung to relieve dry painful cough and asthma, and lower stomach rebellious Qi.
Best formula for exterior excess pathogen attacking a patient with chronic Qi defiency?
Ren Shen Bai Du San
Which two are best for Wind-Cold-Damp Bi Syndrome, including Arthritic type conditions, and how are they different?
Ren Shen Bai Du San treats Cold patterns with deficient Qi;

Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang treats Cold patterns with internal Heat, marked by chills, heaviness, slippery pulse, and a Bitter taste.
Patient has a moist, enlarged tongue with slippery white fur, thin, copious, watery sputum, poor digestion, and edema: which formula is best?
Xiao Qing Long Tang
For severe invasion of Wind-Heat that enters the muscle and begins to affect the interior, with high fever, hemopysis, irritability and restlessness, which formula?
Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang
Which is for Wind-Cold, harmonizes Ying and Wei, and strengthens immunity?
Gui Zhi Tang or Gui Zhi Jie Gu Gen Tang (modified is best for severe deficiency)
Lian Qiao Lu Gen Sheng Gan Cao Tang?
Gently relieves exterior wind heat and relieves heat toxin.
Describe the etiology of Wind-Heat and Wind-Cold invasion syndromes:
Cold invades Wei level, blocks pores and stops sweat, contracts and causes congestion in Lung (b/c assoc. w/skin), Lungs cannot warm nose, eyes, throat, and over time the stagnation causes heat, with symptoms of Heat presenting over those of Cold.
What is the difference in etiology of Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat attack?
Wind-Cold occurs when there is exposure to cold and/or wind, and is not typically virulent;
Wind-Heat is virulent, suppresses Wei Qi and presents as influenza which is longer in course than Wind-Cold.
Of the warm, acrid herbs: which is best at balancing Ying and Wei, and expanding the Zhong Qi to open the chest?
Gui Zhi
Which herb in diaphoretic formulas tonifies the Lung and Spleen, clears defiency heat, stops profuse sweating, and reduces edema?
Huang Qi
Which herb is cold, clears heat and toxicity from the surface and the interior, and is used in formulas to treat Wind-Heat?
Jin Yin Hua
Which herb used in formulas for Wind-Heat has the functions of clearing heat and toxins from the Lungs and Liver, lowering fever, and clearing visual obstructions?
Ju Hua
Which herb is cold, enters only the Lung, purges fire, and relieves toxicity, expels phlegm, and is contraindicated in pregnancy?
She Gan
Which blood moving herb is warm and is included in surface relieving formulas to unblock obstruction due to Wind-Cold invasion?
Chuan Xiong
What relieve Wind-Heat formula focuses on the lungs but also benefits and clears the eyes if there is pain or hay fever in addition to other symptoms?
Sang Ju Yin
In addition to relaxing the muscles, what other two internal symptoms can be treated with Ge Gen Tang?
diarhea or scanty urination
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Tang treats headache from Wind-Cold, but is contraindicated in headaches due to what syndrome?
Liver Yang Rising
What formula used for Wind-Cold is strictly forbidden in cases of external cold and internal heat; with fever and thirst and is not recommended during the summer?
Gui Zhi Tang
What herbs are added to Gui Zhi Tang to make the modified Gui Zhi Jia Ge Gen Tang and why?
One herb is added: Ge Gen;
Ge Gen is added to relax muscles; for Taiyang syndromes with stiff neck, aversion to wind, and sweating.
Which formula is essentially Ma Huang Tang and Gui Zhi Tang together with Ling Gan Wu Wei Jian Xin Tang; acting to warm the interior, transform phlegm, and treats bronchitis, stifling sensation in the chest, and in some cases floating edema?
Xiao Qing Long Tang:
Ma Huang, Gui Zhi,
Gan Jiang, Xi Xin
Wu Wei Zi, Bai Shao,
Ban Xia (*transform damp)
and Zhi Gan Cao (8 herbs)
Which formula is ideal for clearing heat, reducing toxicity, and opening the lungs; but is ineffective at treating Wind-Damp invasion unless modified?
Yin Qiao San
List the four components of every decoction in order of importance and give their role.
1. Jun - primary action
2. Chen -1. assist Jun, 2. treat secondary Sx.
3. Zuo -1. assist Jun, 2. moderate toxicity or 3. "antagonizes"/balances Jun, or 4. treats specific,isolated symptoms
4. Shi - 1. guiding herb, or 2. moderates toxicity
Herbs that decoct before others:
1. Toxic substances
2. Heavy minerals/shells
3. Light-weight herbs (can't fit in pot; cook seperately)
Which herbs are added last five minutes?
Aromatics; their delicate nature means they cannot be cooked too long or they lose their strength.
Which are never decocted?
Viscous, sticky substances
Translate the following:
"Ling Fa Feng Yao"
Ling; Differential Diagnosis
Fa; Treatment Principle
Feng; Herbal Formula
Yao; Modification (from orig.)
(describes how to choose the appropriate formula)
The following are the "9 contraindications"; translate each term:
Yan, Lin, Chuan
Niu, Xue, Han
Han, Chi Zhong Chi, Chi Zhong Chi
Yan: throat = Heat evil
Lin: urinary = Heat in UB or KD
Chuang: sores = Heat on skin
Niu: reckless bleeding, epistax.
Xue: no bleeding= blood defic.
Han: no sweat = Yang defic
Han: tight pulse= Int. Cold
C.Z.Chi: KD Xu of Qi a/or Yang
C.Z.Chen: sinking P.= KD Yang
A patient who has sweating due to Yang deficiency should not be given what formula from the diaphoretic category?
Gui Zhi Tang: is use for sweating, aversion to wind, Qi deficiency, no heat sx, and it nourishes the Yin; BUT is contraindicated in cases of Yang Xu, Spleen Qi Xu, any heat signs, bleeding, or during hot seasons.
What technique should be combined with Ge Gen Tang to alleviate neck pain and stiffness?
Cupping: UB11 and UB13 (Feng Shu and Lung Shu) - to release excess hot or cold evil from surface.
The #1 formula for Wind-Heat is Yin Qiao San: what are its ingredients:
Jin Yin Hua: clear heat, toxins
Lian Qiao: purge fire
Xing Ren: moisten Lu, lower Qi
Niu Bang Zi - clear heat
Jie Geng - guide to Lu/throat
Bo He - induce sweat, open nose
Dan Zhu Ye - clear phlegm
Lu Gen - moisten, moderate Rx
Gan Cao - moderate Rx

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