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Breathe Easy
Su Zi Fructus Perillae
Sang Bai Pi Cortex Mori
Xing Ren Semen Armeniacae
Xuan Fu Hua Flos Inulae
Fang Feng Radix Saposhnikoviae
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Fu Ling Poria
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Hu Tao Rou Semen Juglandis
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Lung-Qi not descending, Lung-Qi and Kidney-Yang deficiency.
Action: Restore the descending of Lung-Qi, strengthen the Kidney’s reception of Qi.
Caution and contraindications: There are no particular cautions and contraindications associated with this remedy.
Classical antecedent: Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang Perilla Restoring Descending of Qi Decoction.

 

Chest Release
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Fu Ling Poria
Qian Hu Radix Peucedani
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae
Pi Pa Ye Folium Eriobotryae
Xing Ren Semen Armeniacae
Gua Lou Fructus Trichosanthis
Sang Bai Pi Cortex Mori
Zi Wan Radix Asteris
Zhi Shi Fructus Aurantii immaturus
Da Qing Ye Folium Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi
Gu Ya Fructus Oryzae sativae germinatus
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Pattern:Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs.
Action: Restore the descending of Lung-Qi, resolve Phlegm, clear Lung-Heat.
Caution and contraindications: Obviously the herbs contained in this remedy are cold in energy and therefore they potentially injure the Spleen. However, this remedy treats only an acute cough and it therefore would be taken for a few weeks at the most, during which time it is unlikely to damage the Spleen.
Classical antecedent: Qing Qi Hua Tan Tang Clearing Qi and Resolving Phlegm Decoction.

 

Clear Radiance
Fu Ling Poria
Zhu Ling Sclerotium Polypori umbellati
Yi Yi Ren Semen Coicis lachryma jobi
Fang Feng Radix Saposhnikoviae
Ku Shen Radix Sophorae flavescentis
Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan
Cang Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis
Ze Xie Rhizoma Alismatis
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae
Bai Xian Pi Cortex Dictami
Lian Zi Xin Plumula Nelumbinis nuciferae
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Gu Ya Fructus Oryzae sativae germinatus
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Pattern: Damp-Heat and Wind in the skin.
Action: Resolve Dampness, clear Heat, expel Wind from the skin.
Caution and contraindications: This remedy has a cooling effect and it may therefore potentially injure the Spleen. However, this is only likely to occur if the remedy is given for a long time.
Classical antecedent: Chu Shi Wei Ling Tang Eliminating Dampness Stomach 'Ling' Decoction.

 

Dry Sleep
Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Sheng Ma Rhizoma Cimicifugae
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri
Shan Yao Radix Dioscoreae
Sha Yuan Zi Semen Astragali complanati
Qian Shi Semen Euryalis
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Fu Pen Zi Fructus Rubi
Shan Zhi Zi Fructus Gardeniae
Che Qian Zi Semen Plantaginis
Suan Zao Ren Semen Ziziphi spinosae
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Deficiency and sinking of Spleen- and Kidney-Qi.
Action: Tonify and lift Qi of the Spleen and Kidneys, astringe, calm the Mind.
Caution and contraindications: There are no particular cautions and contraindications associated with this remedy.
Classical antecedent: Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Tonifying the Centre and Benefiting Qi Decoction and Suo Quan Wan Contracting the Source Pill.

 

Ear Release
Jin Yin Hua Flos Lonicerae japonicae
Lian Qiao Fructus Forsythiae
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae
Che Qian Zi Semen Plantaginis
Shi Chang Pu Rhizoma Acori tatarinowii
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri
Shan Zhi Zi Fructus Gardeniae
Dan Dou Chi Semen Sojae preparatum
Pu Gong Ying Herba Taraxaci
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Fu Ling Poria
Shan Zha Fructus Crataegi
Gu Ya Fructus Oryzae germinatus
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Chronic, residual Damp-Heat in the ears.
Action: Clear Heat and resolve Dampness from the ears.
Caution and contraindications: This remedy has a cooling effect and it may therefore potentially injure the Spleen. However, this is only likely to occur if the remedy is given for a long time.
Classical antecedent: Feng Long Fang Wind-Deafness Formula.

 

Little Sentinel
Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Shu Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae preparata
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Shan Yao Rhizoma Dioscoreae
Tai Zi Shen Radix Pseudostellariae
Huang Jing Rhizoma Polygonati
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Fu Ling Poria
Shan Zha Fructus Crataegi
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis praeparata
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Lung-, Spleen- and Kidney-Qi deficiency.
Action: Tonify Qi of Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys.
Caution and contraindications: There are no particular cautions or contraindications to the use of this remedy.
Classical antecedent: Ba Zhen Tang Eight Precious Decoction.

 

Lucid Mind
Suan Zao Ren Semen Ziziphi spinosae
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae alba
Chuan Xiong Rhizoma Chuanxiong
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae
Fu Shen Sclerotium Poriae pararadicis
Gou Teng Ramulus Uncariaem
Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Bai Zi Ren Semen Platycladi
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis preparata
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Fu Xiao Mai Fructus Tritici levis
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Gua Lo Fructus Trichosanthis
Pattern: Liver-Blood and Liver-Yin deficiency, Heart-Blood deficiency, Liver-Yang rising.
Action: Nourish Liver-Yin and Liver-Blood, nourish Heart-Blood, subdue Liver-Yang, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul (Hun), tonify the Intellect (Yi), strengthen the Mind (Shen).
Caution and contraindications: There are no specific cautions or contraindications to this remedy.
Classical antecedent: Suan Zao Ren Tang Ziziphus Decoction.

 

Resolve Phlegm
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Fu Ling Poria
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Zhu Ru Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam
Zhi Shi Fructus Aurantii immaturus
Gua Lou Fructus Trichosanthis
Zi Wan Radix Asteris
Pi Pa Ye Folium Eriobotryae
Chuan Bei Mu Bulbus Fritillariae cirrhosae
Xing Ren Semen Armeniacae
Tai Zi Shen Radix Pseudostellariae
Shan Zha Fructus Crataegi
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Residual Phlegm-Heat in the Lungs following an invasion of Wind (e.g. an acute upper respiratory infection).
Action: Clear Lung-Heat, resolve Phlegm, restore the descending of Lung-Qi, stop cough.
Caution and contraindications: This remedy has a cooling effect and it may therefore potentially injure the Spleen. However, this is only likely to occur if the remedy is given for a long time.
Classical antecedent: Wen Dan Tang Warming the Gall-Bladder Decoction.

 

Sino Relief
Jin Yin Hua Flos Lonicerae japonicae
Lian Qiao Fructus Forsythiae
Jie Geng Radix Platycodi
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae
Ma Bo Fructificatio Lasiospherae seu Calvatiae
Sheng Ma Rhizoma Cimicifugae
Shan Dou Gen Radix Sophorae subprostratae
Pang Da Hai Semen Sterculiae scaphigerae
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Fu Ling Poria
Shan Zha Fructus Crataegi
Gu Ya Fructus Oryzae germinatus
Tai Zi Shen Radix Pseudostellariae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Residual Damp-Heat in the head (sinuses, throat, adenoids and tonsils), Damp-Heat in Stomach channel.
Action: Clear Heat and resolve Dampness from the sinuses, throat, adenoids and tonsils.
Indications: Catarrh, nasal voice, swollen adenoids, swollen and inflamed pharynx, swollen tonsils, restlessness, markedly poor appetite, disturbed sleep.
Tongue: sticky coating.
Pulse: Slippery
Caution and contraindications: This remedy has a cooling effect and it may therefore potentially injure the Spleen. However, this is only likely to occur if the remedy is given for a long time.
Classical antecedent: Qing Yan Tang Clearing the Throat Decoction and Li Yan Cha Benefiting the Throat Tea.

 

Silent Night
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae alba
Suan Zao Ren Semen Ziziphi spinosae
Ye Jiao Teng Caulis Polygoni multiflori
Deng Xin Cao Medulla Junci
Huang Lian Rhizoma Coptidis
Shan Zhi Zi Fructus Gardeniae
Lian Zi Xin Plumula Nelumbinis nuciferae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Liver- and Kidney-Yin deficiency, Heart-Heat, Liver-Heat.
Action: Nourish Liver- and Kidney-Yin, clear Heart-Heat and Liver-Heat, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul (Hun).
Caution and contraindications: There are no particular cautions or contraindications associated with this remedy.
Classical antecedent: Suan Zao Ren Tang Ziziphus Decoction.

 

Throat Soothe
Da Qing Ye Folium Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi
Jin Yin Hua Flos Lonicerae japonicae
Lian Qiao Fructus Forsythiae
Jing Jie Herba Schizonepetae
Bo He Herba Menthae haplocalycis
Fang Feng Radix Saposhnikoviae
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri
Sang Ye Folium Mori
Shan Dou Gen Radix Sophorae subprostratae
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae
Niu Bang Zi Fructus Arctii
Jie Geng Radix Platycodi
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Pattern: Invasion of external Wind-Heat at the Wei Level.
Action: Release the Exterior, expel Wind-Heat, benefit the throat.
Caution and contraindications: All the herbs in this remedy are cold in nature and they may therefore injure the Spleen with prolonged use. However, this will not happen as the remedy is given only for a short time by definition. As the remedy is specific for the Wei Level of an invasion of exterior Wind-Heat, the remedy is given only for a few days: after that, either the child has expelled the Wind and recovered or the pathogenic factor has penetrated into the Interior in which case the child will need a different remedy.
Classical antecedent: Yin Qiao San Lonicera-Forsythia Powder.

 

Tummy Soothe
Xiang Fu Rhizoma Cyperi rotundi
Sha Ren Fructus seu Semen Amomi
Shan Zha Fructus Crataegi
Lai Fu Zi Semen Raphani
Gu Ya Fructus Oryzae germinatus
Zhi Ke Fructus Aurantii
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinellliae preparatum
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Fu Ling Poria
Tai Zi Shen Radix Pseudostellariae
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis preparata
Pattern: Liver-Qi stagnation, Qi stagnation in the Intestines, Retention of Food.
Action: Move Qi, dissolve Food accumulation.
Caution and contraindications: There are no particular cautions and contraindications associated with this remedy.
Classical antecedent: Bao He Wan Preserving and Harmonizing Pill.