Xiao jian zhong tang
gui zhi 9 bai shao 18 sheng jiang 9 da zao 6 zhi gan cao 6 yi tang 30 ml
For deficiency taxation with abdominal urgency, palpitations, nosebleed, abdominal pain, dream emission, soreness and pain of the four limbs, vexing heat of the extremities, and dryness of the mouth and throat, xiao jian zhong tang is indicated.
In cold damage, the yang pulse (left) is choppy and the yin pulse (right) is wiry, there generally is urgent pain in the abdomen, first give xiao jian zhong tang. If not cured then give xiao chai hu tang.
After two or three days of cold damage, there is palpitation in the heart with vexation, xiao jian zhong tang governs.
Treats a tai yin, shao yin and jue yin yin level pattern with a dual deficiency of yang and yin qi.
This is an obvious version of gui zhi jia shao yao tang but now with added yi tang. The yi tang makes it much sweeter and therefore more nourishing making this the representative formula for taxation. It treats all three yin levels warm yang and nourish yin.
Gui zhi, Cinnamomi cassiae ramulus Gui zhi is pungent sweet and warm dispersing of the imperial and ministerial fire. It warms and tonifies the shao yin and jue yin. In doing so it warms and tonifies the whole body.
Gui zhi and zhi gan cao tonify the shao yin heat yang.
Bai shao, Paeoniae radix lactiflora is sour, bitter and cool. It is sour collecting of yin fluids and blood. It is bitter descending of heat. It nourishes dryness in yang ming and the jue yin. It descends Earth and Metal and calms Wood wind.
Bai shao and zhi gan cao nourish yin in the shao yin and jue yin. It replenishes the nutritive ying qi layer and clears deficient heat while moistening tendons and connective tissue. Bai shao nourishes blood and astringes yin while calming cramping and pain. Bai shao also eliminates lower abdominal and lower extremity cramping by calming internal wind.
Sheng jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma recens is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. Sheng jiang is pungent dispersing of dampness and cold in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. Sheng jiang is pungent connecting of the tai yin with the tai yang. It supports raising of the clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Da zao, Jujubae fructus is sweet tonifying and moderating. It tonifies and nourishes the stomach domain, spleen, lungs, and heart. It directly nourishes the shao yin heart.
Gui zhi, da zao and zhi gan cao tonify and nourish the heart. Da zao calms excessive movement of Wood wind.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart.
Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids. It nourishes yin fluids in the tai yin and shao yin. It calms wind in the jue yin.
It balances the pungent gui zhi and sheng jiang with its sweet moderation and nourishing.
Yi tang, Maltose is used in taxation formulas because of its warm sweet nature that nourishes the nutritive and calms the internal wind causing cramping due to deficiency.
Warm the center and tonifies qi. Its sweet taste guides the herbs to the center.