Da Jian Zhong Tang

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Da Jian Zhong Tang – warms & tonifies mid Jiao deficiency, redirects rebel Qi, relieves pain


Da Jian Zhong Tang – major construct the middle soup

Jin gui yao lue- classic dosages

Chuan Jiao (pericarpium zanthoxyli bungeani)…3-9g

Gan Jiang (rhizome zingiberis officinalis)…12g

Ren Shen (radix ginseng)…6g

Yi Tang (maltose)…18-30g (add to the strained decoction)

Indications: very severe abdominal pain, does not tolerate touch, epigastrium also feels cold, may be severe vomiting (can’t keep food down), borborygmus, T- white slippery coat, P- thin tight, or slow wiry.  This is deficient Cold and interior Yin Cold pathogen.  It is said to eat congee after taking this formula to nourish the Spleen.

For many, a lower dosage of Chuan Jiao would be appropriate, this is up to the discretion of the practitioner.


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