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Frequent urination (3-4x night). Dry stools (especially elderly). Constipation may be chronic. Can use after surgery, labor.
T: Dry, yellow coat P: Deep, rapid or floating

Diagnosis: Stomach Heat Binding the Spleen

Huo Ma Ren, Xing Ren, Shao Yao, Zhi Shi, Hou Po, Da Huang, Feng Mi

Ma Zi Ren Wan
(Hemp Seed Pill)

*Formulas that Drain Downward


Severe Constipation/Abdominal Pain
Fever/No Chill, Delirium, Sweat, Dry Mouth
Constipation & Diarrhea at same time
T: Dry, Yellow or dry, black with prickles
P: Submerged, Excessive

Diagnosis: Yang Ming Organ Disorder with Desicated Stool in the Intestines

Da Huang,Mang Xiao, Hou Po, Zhi Shi

Major Order the Qi Decoction (Drastic Purgative Formula)
Da Cheng Qi Tang

*Formulas that Drain Downward


Dysentery like diarrhea, tidal fever, delirium, constipation, abdominal distention, tenesmus, fullness of chest & epigastric region
T: Dirty & Dry with yellow coat
P: Slippery, Rapid

Diagnosis: Mild Yang Ming Organ Stage Disorder - Mild excess heat in the LI and ST

Da Huang, Hou Po, Zhi Shi

Minor Order the Qi Decoction
Xiao Chen Qi Tang

*Formulas that Drain Downward


Constipation, lusterless skin & nails, dry mouth with an unquenchable thirst/Long standing constipation
T: Dry
P: Thin

Diagnosis: Constipation

Huo Ma Ren, Tao Ren, Dang Gui, Sheng Di Huang, Zhi Ke

Moisten the Intestines Pill
Run Chang Wan

*Formulas that Drain Downward


Constipation, Thirst, Tidal Fever, Delirium, Skin rashes, Bleeding or sores/ulcers in mouth, throat and gums. Aversion to all Heat. Fullness in Stomach
T: Yellow Coat
P: Slippery, Rapid

Diagnosis: Mild Excess Heat in Stomach & Intestines

Da Huang, Gan Cao, Mang Xiao

Regulate the STOMACH & order the QI Decoction
Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang

*Formulas that Drain Downward


Cold Fingers and toes (body, chest warm) sometimes with irrability, Palpitation, fullness in Chest & Epig. Vomiting and diarrhea, abd. pain. Fever, bitter taste in mough
T: Red tongue, yellow coat
P: Wiry

Diagnosis: Cold Extremities d/t Yang Qi Constraint, Liver Qi Blocking MJ, LV, SP, ST Disharmony

Chai Hu, Zhi Shi, Bai Shao, Zhi Gan Cao

Frigid Extremities Powder
-Si Ni San

*Formulas that Harmonize


Alternating Chills/Fever, Bitter Mouth, Dry/Sore Throat, Blurred Vision, Chest/hypoc. fullness, NO Appetite, Irritability, Nausea, Dizzy
T: Thin, White Coat
P: Wiry

Diagnosis: Shao Yang Disharmony

Chai Hu, Huang Qin, Zhi Ban Xia, Ren Shen, Zhi Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang, Ca Zao

Minor Buplurum Decoction
Xiao Chai Hu Tang


Fullness in Stomach, Reduced Appetite, Nausea, Dry vomiting, Feeling mass or blockage in ST are, not able to find on palpationn. Dry Heaves or vomiting
T: Thin, yellow, greasy
P: Wiry, Rapid

Diagnosis: Heat & Cold Complex in Middle Jiao

Zhi Ban Xia, Gan Jiang, Huang Qin, Huang Lian, Ren Shen, Da Zao, Zhi Gan Cao

Pinellia Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium (Stomach Purging Formula)
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang

* Formulas that Harmonize


Pain in hypochondrium, irritability, dizziness, Headache, Low Appetite, Chills & Fever, Irregular Menses, fullness in hypoc, Tenderness/distention in breasts
T: Pale Red
P: Wiry, Deficient

Diagnosis: Liver Qi Congestion with Blood Deficiency (Spleen)

Chai Hu, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, Zhi Gan Cao, Pao Jiang, Bo He

Rambling Powder
Xiao Yao San

*Formulas that Harmonize


Headaches, Chest & Epi. fullness, abd. pain, loss of appetite, Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, chills & fever
T: White greasy
P: Moderate, Soggy

Diagnosis: External Wind-Cold and Internal Damp (Upper & Middle Jiao)

Agastache Powder to Rectify the Qi
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San

*Formulas that Expel Dampness


Gastric/Abdominal Indigestion, chest fullness, decreased Appetite/taste, nausea/vomiting, belching, acid regurgitation, heavy limbs, diarrhea
T: Swollen & thick white coating
P: Moderate or Slippery

Diagnosis: Damp Cold Stagnating in the Spleen & Stomach

Cang Zhu, Hou Po, Chen Pi, Zhi Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang, Da Zao

Calm the Stomach Powder
Ping Wei San

* Formulas that Expel Dampness


Frequent & Painful Urination, Incontinence, Lower abd. pain or distention, dry mouth/throat, thirst
T: Yellow Greasy coat
P: Slippery Rapid

Diagnosis: Damp Heat in Lower Jiao Causing Heat in Qi Level (UTI)

Mu Tong, Qu Mai, Che Qian, Hua Shi, Bian Xu, Zhi Zi, Da Huang, Deng Xin Cao, Gan Cao

Eight Herb Powder for Rectification
Ba Zheng San

* Formulas that Expel Dampness


Fever, headache, irritability, thirst, vomiting right after drinking, difficult urination, edema, Palpitation, dizzy
T: White Coat
P: Floating or Slippery

Ze Xie, Fu Ling, Zhu ZLing, Bai Zhu, Gui Zhi

Five Ingredient Powder with Poria
Wu Ling San

* Formulas that Expel Dampness


Edema all over Body, Palpable edema under the skin, heavy limbs, epig. and abd. distention, diffic. breathing & urinating
T: White greasy coating
P: Submerged & Moderate

Diagnosis: Skin Edema or Spleen Qi Deficiency with Damp and Pitting Edema

Fu Ling Pi, Sheng Jiang, San Bai Pi, Da Fu Pi, Chen Pi

Five Peel Powder
Wu Pi San

* Formulas that Expel Dampness


Difficult urination, Fever Worse at Night, Thirst, irritability, Insomnia, painful urination or blood lin, lower abd. distention & Pain

Diagnosis: Internal Damp Heat in Lower Jiao with some damage to Yin

Zhu Ling, Fu Ling, Ze Xie, Hua Shi, E Jiao

Polyporus Decoction
Zhu Ling Tang

*Formulas that Expel Dampness


Pain in the Neck, Shoulder, and arm. Numbness of the Extremities
T: Thick-White coat

Diagnosis: Painful Obstruction Syndrome caused by Wind Dampness & accompanied by Deficiency of Ying and Wei Qi

Qiang Huo, Fang Feng, Chi Shao, Jiang Huang, Huang Qi, Dang Gui, Zhi Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang

Remove Painful Obstruction Decoction
Juan Bi Tang

*Formulas that Expel Damp


Abdominal pain aggravated by COLD. Urinary Dificulty. Deep aching and Heaviness in the Extremities. Loose Stools, Dizzy, coughing Vomiting
T: Pale or dark swollen with tooth marks, white clippery coat
P; Submerged, Thin & Forceless

Diagnosis: Retention of Pathogenic Fluids with Kidney Yang Deficiency

True Warrior Decoction
Zhen Wu Tang

*Formulas that Expel Damp


Nausea & Vomiting right AFTER EATING, Chest/epig. fullness or pain, sour taste in mouth, acid regurgitation, noise or discomfort in ST. Cold Limbs, Vomiting/Diarrhea, vertex HA
T: White slippery coat
P: Thin, Slow or Thin, Wiry

Diagnosis: Middle Jiao Cold from Deficiency with Liver Involvement

Wu Zhu Yu, Sheng Jiang, Ren Shen, Da Zao

Evodia Decoction
Wu Zhu Yu Tang

*Formulas that Warm Interior Cold


Cold Limbs/Body, Fatigue, Chills, Aversion to Cold, Nausea, Vomiting, No Thirst, Abdominal Pain, water diarrhea with undigested food
T: Pale, white slippery coating
P: Submerged, Thin or Submerged Faint

Diagnosis: Extremely Cold Extremities Due to Yang Deficiency

Frigid Extremities Decoction
Si Ni Tang

*Formulas that Warm Interior Cold


Epigastric and Abdominal Pain (uncomfortable to touch/Cold Sensation) no Appetite, cold Limbs, Borborygmus
T: White Slippery
P: Thin, TIght or Slow

Diagnosis: Cold from Deficiency with Internal Ascendance of Cold

Hua Jiao, Gan Jiang, Ren Shen, Yi Tang

Major Construct the Middle Decoction
Da Jian Zhong Tang

*Formulas that Warm Interior Cold


Intermittent, Spasmodic Abdominal pain that responds favorably to application of Warmth and Pressure, Lusterless complexion, reduced appetite
T: Pale with white coat
P: Thin, Wiry

Diagnosis: Cold in Middle Jiao Causing SPASMODIC Abdominal Pain

Yi Tnag, Gui Zhi, Bai Shao, Zhi Gan Cao, Sheng Jiang, Da Zao

Minor Construct the Middle Decoction
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

*Formulas that Warm Interior Cold


Diarrhea, watery with Undigested food, no thirst, Cold in Abdomen, N/V, abdominal pain, bloating
T: Pale with white coat
P: Submerged, Thin

Diagnosis: Middle Jiao Coldness from Deficiency

Gan Jiang, Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Zhi Gan Cao

Regulate the Middle Pill
Li Zhong Wan

*Formulas that Warm Interior Cold


Chronic Cough, Poor Appetite, Spermatorrhea, Weak legs & Knees, Chronic Skin Ulcers, Excessive Uterine Bleeding or Dripping blood
T: Pale, dusky, thin white coat
P: Thin, Weak, Deep

Diagnosis: Qi and Blood Deficiency with Cold

Ren Shen, Shu Di Huang, Huang Qi, Rou Gui, Bai Zhu, Dang Gui, Fu ALing Bai Shao, Zhi Gan Cao, Chuan Xiong

All-Inclusive Great Tonifying Decoction
Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

*Formulas that TONIFY

Cancer, suportive therapy for chemo,/radiation, post surgical recovery, Meniere's syndrome


Pale or sallow face, dizziness, blurred vision, tired, weak limbs, weak voice, palpitation, decreased appetite
T: Pale, Thin white coat
P: Thready, Deficient

Diagnosis: Spleen Qi & Liver Blood Deficiency

Ren Shen, Shu Di Huang, Bai Zhu, Dang Gui, Fu Ling, Bai Shao, Zhi Gan Cao, Chuan Xiong

Eight Treasure Decoction
Ba Zhen Tang

*Formulas that Tonify


Pale or sallow face, Weak Voice, Weak Limbs, Poor Appetite, Loose Stools
T: Pale Tongue
P: Thin

Diagnosis: Spleen Qi Deficiency

Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, Zhi Gan Cao

Four Gentlemen Decoction
Si Jun Zi Tang

*Formulas that Tonify


Irregular Menstruation, Abd. Pain, Excessive uterine bleeding, clots with intermittent pain, dizzy, blurred vision, tinnitus, pale face & nails
T: Pale
P: Thin, Wiry or choppy

Diagnosis: Liver Blood Deficiency with Blood Stagnation

Shu Di Huang, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Chuan Xiong

Four Substance Decoction
Si Wu Tang

*Formulas that Tonify


Fatigue, SOB, dry throat, thirst, choking cough, scanty sputum, spontaneous sweating, dry mouth and tongue
T: Pale, red, dry thin coating
P: Deficient, or Rapid, Thin

Diagnosis: Lung Qi & Yin Deficiency

Ren Shen, Mai Men Dong, Wu Wei Zi

Generate the Pulse Powder
Sheng Mai San

*Formulas that Tonify


Poor appetite, indigestion, loose stools/diarrhea, vomiting, weak limbs, emaciation, chest & gastric fullness, pale sallow face, pitting edema
T: Pale, White, moist
P: Deep, Weak, slippery

Diagnosis: Spleen Qi Deficiency with Damp

Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, Fu Ling, Zhi Gan Cao, Shan Yao, Bai Bian Dou, Lian Zi, Yi Yi Ren, Sha Ren, Jie Geng

Ginseng, Poria, and White Atractylodes Powder
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San

*Formulas that Tonify


Low Back Pain and weak legs, Cold sensation in the lower body, Cold Extremities. Thirst, lower abd. crampt, diffic. or freq. urination, edema
T: Pale, Swollen, tooth-marked, moist white coat
P: Slow, Deep

Diagnosis: Kidney Yang Deficiency with Insufficient Fire at the Gate of Vitality

Zhi Fu Zi, Gu Zhi, Sheng Di Huang, Shan Zhu Yu, Shan Yao, Ze Xie, Fu Ling, Mu Dan Pi

Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet
Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

*Formulas that Tonify


Dizziness, vertigo, low back soreness, & weak knees, spermatorrhea, night sweating, desire to drink cold, dry mouth and throat
T: Shiny Red
P: Wiry & Rapid

Diagnosis: Kidney Yin Deficiency

shu Di Huang, Gou Qi Zi, Shan Zhu Yu, Lu Jiao Jiao, Gui Ban, Chuan Niu Xi, Tu Si Zi, Shan Yao

Restore the LEFT Kidney Pill
Zuo Gui Wan

*Formulas that Tonify