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Indications: this formula is used for a
Yang-hot type collapse, this means that only
the fingers and toes are cold (in a Yin-cold type collapse where the Yang
is exhausted, the area below the elbows and knees or maybe the whole limb is
cold), Heat has entered the interior which is stopping the spreading of the
Yang Qi to the extremities (hence the body is warm, and the fingers and toes
are cold). chest and abdominal fullness show the
constraint in the interior, T- red with yellow coat, P- wiry.
formula is also used for Liver Qi stagnation overacting on the Stomach. Some say that this formula is designed for
the patient with a weak Spleen that has been invaded by a pathogenic
influence. This causes a disruption in
the Spleens ability to control the limbs, causing coldness.
condition seems to relate very closely to Raynaud’s
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