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Formulas that eliminate Damp

 

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Ba Zheng San

Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin

Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang

Er Miao San

Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang

Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San

Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang

Ping Wei San

Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang

San Ren Tang

Shi Pi Yin

Wu Ling San

Wu Pi Yin

Yin Chen Hao Tang

Zhen Wu Tang

Zhu Ling Tang              

 

 

 

 

Ba Zheng San – low Jiao Damp/Heat, clear Heat & Fire, promote urination to remove obstruction

Ba Zheng San - Tai ping hui min he ji ju fang

Mu Tong (caulis mutong)…3-6g

Hua Shi (talcum)…12-30g

Che Qian Zi (semen plantaginis)…9-15g

Qu Mai (herba dianthi)…6-12g

Bian Xu (herba polygoni avicularis)…6-12g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)…3-9g

Zhi Da Huang (treated radix and rhizoma rhei)…6-9g

Deng Xin Cao (medulla junci effusi)…3-6g

Gan Cao (radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…3-9g

Indications: Dark turbid scanty difficult and painful urination, dry mouth and throat, yellow greasy tongue coat, slippery rapid pulse.

 

Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin – warms Kidney Yang, remove turbid Damp

Bei Xie Fen Qing Yin - Dan Xi Xin Fa

Bei Xie (rhizoma dioscoreae hypoglaucae)…12g

Yi Zhi Ren (fructus alpiniae oxyphyllae)…9g

Wu Yao (radix linderae strychnifoliae)…9g

Shi Chang Pu (rhizoma acori graminei)…9g

Indications: frequent cloudy, dense, milky, or greasy urine.

 

Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang – tonify Liver Kidney, tonify Qi & blood, expels Wind & Damp (lower limbs)

Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang - Qian Jin Yao Fang

Du Huo (radix angelicae pubescentis)…9g

Xi Xin (herba cum radice asari)…6g

Fang Feng (radix ledebouriellae divaricatae)…6g

Qin Jiao (radix gentianae qinjiao)…6g

Sang Ji Sheng (ramulus sangjisheng)…6g

Du Zhong (cortex eucommiae ulmoidis)…6g

Niu Xi (radix achyranthis bidentatae)…6g

Rou Gui (cortex cinnamomi cassiae)…6g

Dang Gui (radix angelicae sinensis)…6g

Chuan Xiong (radix ligustici chuanxiong)…6g

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)…6g

Bai Shao (radix paeoniae lactiflorae)…6g

Ren Shen (radix ginseng)…6g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…6g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…6g

Indications: heavy and painful sensations at fixed locations in the lower back and lower extremities with weakness and stiffness, aversion to cold, palpitations, shortness of breath, pale tongue with white coat, thin weak slow pulse, may also be numbness.

 

Er Miao San – clears Heat, dries Damp

Er Miao San - Dan Xi Xin Fa

Huang Bai (cortex phellodendri)…9-12g

Cang Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis)…6-9g

Indications: scanty yellow urine and yellow greasy tongue coat.

 

Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang – tonify Qi, expel Wind, strengthen Spleen & expel water

Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang - Jin gui yao lue

Huang Qi (radix astragali membranacei)…3.8g

Han Fang Ji (radix stephaniae tetrandrae)…3g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…2.3g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…1.5g

Sheng Jiang (rhizoma zingiberis officinalis recens)…4 pieces

Da Zao (fructus zizyphi jujubae)…1 piece

Indications: sweating, heavy feeling body, superficial edema, urinary difficulty, pale tongue with white coat, floating pulse.

 

Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan – clear Heat & detoxifies, clear turbid Damp

 

Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan - Wen Re Jing Wei  (powder dosages)

Lian Qiao (fructus forsythiae suspensae)…120g

Huang Qin (radix scutellariae)…300g

Bo He (herba menthae haplocalycis)…120g

She Gan (rhizoma belamcandae chinensis)…120g

Chuan Bei Mu (bulbus fritillariae cirrhosae)…150g

Hua Shi (talcum)…450g

Mu Tong (caulis mutong)…150g

Yin Chen Hao (herba artemisiae yinchenhao)…330g

Huo Xiang (herba agastaches seu pogostemi)…120g

Shi Chang Pu (rhizoma acori graminei)…180g

Bai Dou Kou (fructus amomi kravanh)…120g

Indications: fever, achy limbs, lethargy, swollen throat, chest distension, abdominal distension, dark scanty urine, white greasy or yellow dry tongue coat, soft rapid pulse, may also be vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice or unremitting fever.

 

 

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Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San – aromatically transform Damp, elevate clear Qi, descends turbid Damp

 

Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San - Tai ping hui min he ji ju fang  (powder dosages)

Huo Xiang (herba agastaches seu pogostemi)…90g

Hou Po (cortex magnoliae officinalis)…60g

Chen Pi (pericarpium citri retuculatae)…60g

Zi Su Ye (folium perillae frutescentis)…30g

Bai Zhi (radix angelicae dahuricae)…30g

Ban Xia (rhizoma pinelliae ternatae)…60g

Da Fu Pi (pericarpium arecae catechu)…30g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…60g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…30g

Jie Geng (radix platycodi grandiflori)…60g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…75g

Indications: fever and chills, headache, sensation of fullness and oppression in the chest, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, borborygmus, diarrhea, loss of taste, white greasy tongue coat, moderate soft pulse.

 

Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang – warms & transforms Phlegm-fluids, strengthen Spleen, clear Damp

Ling Gui Zhu Gan Tang - Shang han lun

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…12g

Gui Zhi (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae)…9g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atracylodis macrocephalae)…6g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…6g

Indications: fullness in the chest and hypochondria, palpitations, shortness of breath, coughing up clear and watery sputum, dizziness, pale tongue and swollen with white slippery or greasy coat, slippery and either wiry or soft pulse.

 

Ping Wei San – dry Damp & strengthen Spleen, promote Qi flow, harmonize Stomach

 

Ping Wei San - Tai ping hui min he ji ju fang  (powder dosages)

Cang Zhu (rhzoma atractylodis)…2500g

Hou Po (cortex magnoliae officinalis)…1560g

Chen Pi (pericarpium citri retuculatae)…1560g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…900g

Indications: distension and fullness in the abdomen, loss os taste and appetite, heavy limbs, loose stool or diarrhea, fatigued, desire to sleep lots, nausea and vomiting, belching, acid regurgitation, swollen tongue with thick white and greasy coat, moderate or slippery pulse.

 

Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang – expel Wind & Damp (upper limbs)

Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Tang - Nei wai shang bian huo lun

Qiang Huo (radix and rhizoma notopterygii)…3g

Du Huo (radix angelicae pubescentis)…3g

Gao Ben (rhizoma and radix ligustici)…1.5g

Fang Feng (radix ledebouriellae divaricatae)…1.5g

Chuan Xiong (radix ligustici chuanxiong)…1.5g

Man Jing Zi (fructus viticis)…0.9g

Zhi Gan Cao (honey fried radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…1.5g

Indications: heavy and painful head and heavy body, back pain, difficulty in rotating or bending the trunk, mild fever, chills, white tongue coat, floating pulse

 

San Ren Tang – disperses Qi, regulates Qi functioning, clears Damp/Heat

 

San Ren Tang - Wen Bing Tiao Bian

Xing Ren (semen pruni armeniacae)…15g

Bai Dou Kou ( fructus amomi kravanh)…6g

Hou Po (cortex magnoliae officinalis)…6g

Ban Xia (rhizoma pinelliae ternatae)…9g

Yi Yi Ren (semen coicis lachryma-jobi)…18g

Tong Cao (medulla tetrapanacia papyriferi)…6g

Dan Zhu Ye (herba lophatheri gracilis)…6g

Hua Shi (talcum)…18g

Indications: headache, chills, afternoon fever, heavy sensation in the body, generalized pain, pale yellow complexion, chest distension, no appetite, no thirst, white tongue coat, wiry thin soft pulse.

 

Shi Pi Yin – warms Yang, strengthens Spleen, moves Qi, promotes urination

Shi Pi Yin - Shi yi de xiao fang

Fu Zi (radix lateralis aconiti carmichaeli praeparata)…30g

Gan Jiang (rhizoma zingiberis officinalis)…30g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…30g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…30g

Mu Gua (fructus chaenomelis lagenariae)…30g

Hou Po (cortex magnoliae officinalis)…30g

Mu Xiang (radix aucklandiae lappae)…30g

Da Fu Pi (pericarpium arecae catechu)…30g

Cao Guo (fructus amomi tsao-ko)…30g

Zhi Gan Cao ( honey fried radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis)…15g

Indications: generalized edema that is more severe below the waist, cold limbs, chest and abdominal fullness and distension, heavy body, no appetite, no thirst, scanty urine, loose stool, thick greasy tongue coat, deep slow or deep thin pulse.

 

 

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Wu Ling San – diuretic, drains Damp, strengthens Spleen, warms Yang, promotes Qi transformation

Wu Ling San - Shang han lun

Ze Xie (rhizoma alismatis orientalis)…4g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…2.3g

Zhu Ling (sclerotium polypori umbellate)…2.3g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…2.3g

Gui Zhi (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae)…1.5g

Indications: 1)headache, fever, irritable, strong thirst but with vomiting immediately after drinking, urinary difficulty, floating pulse.  2) edema, generalized sensation of heaviness, diarrhea, urinary difficulty, vomiting and diarrhea due to sudden turmoil.  3) throbbing pulsations just below the umbilicus, vomiting frothy saliva, vertigo, shortness of breath, coughing.

 

Wu Pi Yin – resolves Damp in lower Jiao, nourishes Kidneys, regulates Qi, Strengthen Spleen

Wu Pi Yin - Tai ping hui min he ji ju fang

Wu Jia Pi (cortex acanthopanacis gracilistyli radicis)…15g

Di Gu Pi (cortex lycii radicis)…9g

Shang Jiang Pi (cortex zingiberis officinalis recens)…6g

Fu Ling Pi (cortex poriae cocos)…15g

Da Fu Pi (pericarpium arecae catechu)…15g

Indications: focus on kidneys, generalized edema with heavy sensation, distension and fullness in the abdomen, labored and heavy breathing, urinary difficulty, white greasy tongue coat, deep moderate pulse.

 

Yin Chen Hao Tang – clear Heat & Damp to reduce jaundice, Liver Gallbladder pain

Yin Chen Hao Tang - Shang han lun

Yin Chen Hao (herba artemisiae yinchenhao)…18g

Zhi Zi (fructus gardeniae jasminoidis)…9g

Da Huang (radix and rhizoma rhei)…6g

Indications: whole body jaundice with colour that resembles a fresh tangerine, abdominal distension, urinary difficulty, thirst (only take sips), yellow greasy tongue coat, slippery rapid pulse.

 

Zhen Wu Tang – warm Yang & promote urination

Zhen Wu Tang - Shang han lun

Fu Zi (radix lateralis aconiti carmichaeli praeparata)…9g

Bai Zhu (rhizoma atractylodis macrocephalae)…6g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…9g

Sheng Jiang (rhizoma zingiberis officinalis recens)…9g

Bai Shao (radix paeniae lactiflorae)…9g

Indications: abdominal pain which is aggravated by cold, urinary difficulty, deep aching and heavy limbs, generalized edema, loose stools, dizziness, heavy head, palpitations, coughing, vomiting, pale or dark swollen tongue with tooth marks and a white slippery coat, deep thin forceless pulse.

 

Zhu Ling Tang – promotes urination, clears Heat, nourishes Yin

 

Zhu Ling Tang - Shang han lun

Zhu Ling (sclerotium polypori umbellate)…3g

Fu Ling (sclerotium poriae cocos)…3g

Hua Shi (talcum)…3g

Ze Xie (rhizoma alismatis orientalis)…3g

E Jiao (gelatinum corii asini)…3g

Indications: urinary difficulty accompanied by fever and thirst with desire to drink, diarrhea, cough, nausea, irritable, insomnia.

 

 

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Reference:

Benskey & Gamble 1993, Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas and strategies, Seattle Washington, Eastland Press Inc.

 

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