This formula was traditionally used for the treatment of the lesser Yang syndrome (shao yang bing zheng) in acute febrile conditions due to invasion by exogenous Cold. In general, the common clinical feature may be the alternating sensations of cold and heat. The combination of warming and cooling, as well as tonifying and dispersing ingredients lend this formula it's unique and wide ranging therapeutic applications.Essentially the formula's uses fall into two categories: 1. Lesser Yang syndrome of a Cold-induced disease 2. Gallbladder Qi invasion of the Stomach. The latter syndrome may be a variant of Gallbladder stagnation with Phlegm disturbance (dan yu yan rao), which may lead to Qi stagnation in the Liver and Gallbladder. The stagnant Qi can develop into Fire, which dries the Body Fluids generating Phlegm.A common use for this formula may be for post-viral debility, in which there is a latent pathogen at the lesser Yang stage (midway between the Exterior and the Interior).
INDICATIONSTraditionally used in Chinese medicine to release ExteriorTraditionally used in Chinese medicine to expel external heatTraditionally used in Chinese medicine to soothe the stomachTraditionally used in Chinese medicine to calm the liverTCM ACTIONSHarmonises and releases Shao Yang stage disorders Harmonises the Gallbladder and Stomach.TCM SYNDROMESShao Yang stage pathogenGallbladder Qi invasion of the Stomach
8 - 12 pills, 3 times daily, half to one hour away from food.In severe cases and in the early stages of treatment (first 2 - 4 weeks) the dosage may be increased by 50-100%.Course of treatment: 3 - 6 months.
Each Pill contains: Bupleurum falcatum (Bupleurum) root equiv. to dry53.5mgCodonopsis pilosula (Codonopsis) root equiv. to dry89.2mgGlycyrrhiza uralensis (Licorice) root equiv. to dry35.7mgPinellia ternata (Pinellia) tuber equiv. to dry53.5mgScutellaria baicalensis (Baical Skullcap) root equiv. to dry71.5mgZingiber officinale (Ginger) rhizome equiv. to dry35.7mgZiziphus jujuba (Zizyphus) fruit equiv. to dry35.7mg
Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. Heparin, warfarin or aspirin).Caution for those on any type of sedative drug.Contraindicated for patients taking interferonTalk to a TCM practitioner/health professional if you are unsure if this medicine is right for you.