Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

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Xiao Jian Zhong Tang warm & tonifies mid Jiao, moderate spasmodic abdominal pain


Xiao Jian Zhong Tang minor construct the middle soup

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Yi Tang (maltose)18-30g

Gui Zhi (Ramulus cinnamomi cassiae)9g

Bai Shao Yao (radix paeoniae)18g

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

Sheng Jiang (rhizome zingiberis officinalis recins)9g

Da Zao (fructus zizyphi jujubae)12 pieces

Indications: intermittent spasmodic abdominal pain from mid Jiao deficient Cold, likes warmth and massage. dull complexion, no appetite, T- pale with white coat, P- wiry moderate. When there is deficiency of the Spleen Qi there can be a result of lack of Qi and Blood, this can lead to disharmony between the Wei and Ying levels causing poor regulation between Yin and Yang resulting in a low grade fever, cold sore limbs, dry throat, thirst for warm drinks.

The ingredients of this formula are simply Gui Zhi Tang + Yi Tang (with modifications to the dosages).

When there is intermittent abdominal pain that is due to deficient Cold of the Mid Jiao, and the patient likes warmth and massage, think Xiao Jian Zhong Tang.

Do not use for Yin deficient patients.

Also see Da Jian Zhong Tang


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