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Si Ni Tang – improper flow of Qi to the four limbs (frigid
Shang Han Lun
(radix lateralis aconite carmichaeli
praeparata)…6-9g [cook for 30-60 minutes before
adding other herbs]
Jiang (rhizome zingiberis officinalis)…4.5g
Zhi Gan Cao (honey freid radix glycyrrhizae uralensis)…6g
Indications: very cold extremities, aversion to cold, sleeping in fetal
position to keep warm, always tired, vomiting, diarrhea with undigested food
in stool, abdominal pain, no thirst, T- pale with white slippery coat, P-
deep weak thin. This is Kidney Yang
deficiency with internal Yin Cold pathogen accumulation. This in turn creates a Spleen Yang
deficiency causing digestive problems (above). The deficiency of Yang can also easily be
observed in the spirit (dull, tired, no will or motivation, no fire). Si Ni Tang is
said to be one of the only formulas that can tonify the Fire of both the Water
and the Earth without injuring the Yin.
symptoms are quite closely related to shock,
therefore the patient may also show signs of sweating, paleness, & void
spirit (collapse of Yang). Some say to
use this formula before Yang gets too deficient.
formula may be indicated in acute myocardial infarction or cardiac failure,
gastroenteritis, hypothyroidism, adrenal deficiency, certain arthritis.
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