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Home > Education > Zang Fu Formulas > Yi Wei Tang

Yi Wei Tang

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

English: Benefit the Stomach Decoction

Ingredients

    Latin

    Pinyin

    Dosage

    Actions

    Rx. Aden. seu Glehniae

    Sha Shen

    6-9g

    Nourishes ST, generates Fluids, moistens LU and clears Heat.

    With Mai Men Dong and Yu Zhu, for ST Yin Xu.

    With Sheng Di Huang and Mai Men Dong, for ST Yin Xu.

    Tub. Ophiopogonis

    Mai Men Dong

    6-15g

    Nourishes ST Yin, moistens LU and Intestines and generates Fluids.

    With Sha Shen and Yu Zhu, for ST Yin Xu.

    Rx. Rehmanniae (raw)

    Sheng Di Huang

    9-15g

    Clears Heat, cools Blood, nourishes Yin and generates Fluids.

    Rz. Polygonati Odorati

    Yu Zhu

    4.5-9g

    Nourishes Yin and moistens Dryness.

    With Mai Men Dong and Sha Shen, for dry mouth, thirst and a red tongue due to ST Yin Xu.

Actions

Benefits ST, Generates Fluids and Replenishes ST and LU Yin.

Syndromes

    ST Yin Xu

    Qi Level or Yang Ming Stage Heat where perspiration occurs after purging, injuring ST Yin

Clinical Manifestations

    Dry mouth and throat

    Dry lips

    Nausea and vomiting

    Abdominal pain

    Dry stools

    Epigastric upset

    Night sweats

    Afternoon fever

    Hunger with no appetite

    Hiccoughs

    Malar flush

    Five sole heat

    Hard stools

    T: Red and dry
    C: Thin
    P: Thready and rapid

Treats

    Influenza

    Hiccoughs

    Conditions with more fluid depletion and less Heat

Modifications

    For constipation:
    + Sm. Trichosanthis Gua Lou Ren
    + Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen

    For a very bitter, dry in mouth:
    + Rz. Coptidis (1-2g.) Huang Lian

    For Xu Heat with night sweats:
    + Cx. Lycii Di Gu Pi

    For severe abdominal pain:
    + Rx. Paeoniae Albae Bai Shao
    + Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao

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