Dao Chi San

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Dao Chi San clears Heart & Small Intestine meridian Heat, promotes urination

Dao Chi San - Xiao Er Yao Zheng Zhi Jue

Guide out the Red powder

Sheng Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae)15-30g*

Mu Tong (caulis mutong)3-6g**

Dan Zhu Ye (herba lophatheri gracilis)3-6g***

Gan Cao Shao (tips of radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)3-6g****

Indications: Heat in the Heart and Small Intestine meridians. This causes irritability and Heat in the chest, thirst for cold drinks, red face, cankers of the tongue, painful urination (Heat transferring to the SI) that may be difficult or contain blood. T- red, P- rapid. This formula does not damage the Yin or the Stomach.

This formula is said to treat nightmares, stomatitis, urethritis, cystitis, glomerulonephritis.

If the Heat is excess one can add Huang Lian. If the Heat is deficient one can add Shi Hu and Zhi Mu.

In comparison to Ba Zheng San, Dao Chi San clears Heat from the Heart and upper Jiao (Ba Zheng San from the low Jiao), nourishes the Yin (Ba Zheng San does not), and has a weaker effect at treating painful urinary problems than does Ba Zheng San. Xiao Ji Yin Zi (a modification of Dao Chi San, cools Blood and stops bleeding in the urine secondarily to draining Fire. Xiao Ji Yin Zi also moves Blood Stasis.


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Benskey & Gamble 1993, Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies, Seattle Washington, Eastland Press Inc.


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