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2 Used for exterior conditions such as common colds, fevers, and flu s. Many of these formulas induce sweating. This category can be subdivided into formulas the release cold or heat. Traditionally there are 25 formulas for very specific exterior conditions.

3 Ma Huang Tang: Ma Huang Gui Zhi Xing Ren Zhi Gan Cao Pattern: Excess Wind Cold Actions: Promotes sweating, releases the exterior, and disperses wind cold Indications: Excess Wind Cold condition Chills and fever, no sweating, body aches, headache, wheezing, runny nose with clear discharge. Tongue: Thin white tongue coat Pulse: Floating and tight pulse Western Uses: Common Cold Asthma Cough

4 Gui Zhi Tang: Gui Zhi Bai Shao Yao Sheng Jiang Da Zao Zhi Gan Cao Pattern: Exterior Wind-Cold from Deficiency Actions: Harmonizes the Ying and Wei Qi, releases the muscle layer Indications: Deficient Wind Cold condition, chills and fever that are not alleviated by sweating, stiff neck, headache, aversion to wind Tongue: Thin white tongue coat Pulse: Floating and Moderate or Frail pulse Western Uses: Common Cold, Influenza, Postpartum Care, Morning Sickness, Skin Diseases such as Frostbite, Eczema, and Tinea

5 Yin Qiao San: Jin Yin Hua, Lian Qiao Jie Geng Niu Bang Zi, Bo He, Dan Dou Chi, Jing Jie Dan Zhu Ye, Lu Gen Gan Cao Pattern: Exterior Wind-Heat with heat toxins Actions: Releases the exterior and clears Wind Heat, Relieves interior heat toxins Indications: Fever with slight chills or no chills, Cough, sore throat, headache, and thirst, Sores or boils, No sweating or difficulty sweating. Tongue: Red tip tongue with a thin yellow or thin white coat Pulse: Floating and rapid pulse Western Uses: Influenza, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Acute Bronchitis, Acute Endometriosis, Measles, Acute Tonsillitis, Epidemic Encephalitis B or Meningitis, Parotitis

6 Formulas that Clear Heat from the Qi Level: Bai Hu Tang, Zhi Zi Dou Chi Tang, Zhu Ye Shi Gao Tang Formulas that Clear Heat from the Ying and Cool the Blood: Qing Ying Tang, Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang Formulas that Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity Huang Lian Jie Du Tang, Xie Xin Tang, Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin Formulas that Clear Heat from the Organs: Bai Tou Weng Tang, Dao Chi San, Long Dan Xie Gan Tang, Qing Wei San, Xie Bai San, Yu Nu Jian Formulas that Clear Heat from Deficiency: Qing Gu San, Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang Formulas that Relieve Summerheat Gui Ling Gan Lu Yin, Liu Yi San, Qing Luo Yin, Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang

7 Bai Hu Tang: Shi gao, Zhi mu, Zhi Gan cao, Geng mi Pattern: 6 Stages: Yang Ming Channel Heat 4 Levels: Qi Level Heat Actions: Clear Yang-Ming and Qi Level excess heat Generates fluids and stops thirst. Drains Stomach fire. Indications: High fever, excess thirst, profuse sweating, irritability, dry mouth, and aversion to heat Tongue Appearance: Dry tongue Pulse: Forceful, Slippery and Rapid

8 Long Dan Xie Gan Tang: Long Dan Cao, Huang Qin, Zhi Zi, Mu Tong, Che Qian Zi, Ze Xie, Chai Hu, Sheng Di Huang, Dang Qui, Gan Cao Pattern: Excess Heat in the Liver and/or Gallbladder Channels Liver Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao. Actions: Drains excess heat/fire from the Liver and Gallbladder Drains Damp and clears Heat from the lower burner. Indications: Liver and Gallbladder Fire: Headache, tinnitus, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability and short temper, hypochondriac pain, red painful eyes, dizziness, deafness, and swelling of the ears Damp Heat in the Lower Jiao: Difficult urination with pain and heat sensation in the Urethra, turbid urine, foul smelling thick yellow leukorrhea, swollen and pruritus of the external genitalia, impotence, short menstrual cycle with dark flow.

9 Tongue: Red tongue with a greasy yellow coat Pulse: Wiry, rapid, and forceful pulse Western Uses: Migraine Headaches, Intercostal Neuralgia, Gallstones, Acute Conjunctivitis, Acute Otitis Medial, Hypertension, Acute Hepatitis, Acute Cholecystitis, Herpes Zoster, Herpes Simplex, Acute Pyelitis, Acute Cystitis, Urethritis, Acute Pelvic Inflammation, Acute Prostatitis, Swollen Testes

10 Qing Wei San: Huang Lian, Sheng Ma, Mu Dan Pi, Sheng Di Huang, Dang Qui Pattern: Stomach heat Actions: Clears heat from the stomach, cools the blood, nourish yin and blood. Indications: Burning pain in stomach, acid reflux, bad breath, bleeding or sores gums, excessive hunger, stomach ulcers Tongue: Red tongue with scanty coat Pulse: Large, slippery, and rapid pulse

11 Xie Bai San: Sang Bai Pi, Di Gu Pi, Zhi Gan Cao, Geng Mi Sang Bai Pi Herbs that relieve cough and wheezing DI Gu Pi Herbs that cool blood Zhi Gan Cao Herbs that tonify qi Geng Mi Rice Herbs that tonify qi. Used to tonify LU qi Treats the following lung heat symptoms: Cough, Cough-Dry, Fever- Afternoon, Nose-Bleeding, Tongue Pain, Shortness of Breath, Skin-Steaming Heat, Sweating-Spontaneous, Thirst Pattern: Excess lung heat

12 Xie Xin Tang: Da Huang, Haung Lian, Huang Qin Da Huang Purgative Clears heat and excess, Yang ming syndrome, excess intestinal heat w/ constipation, fever, abdominal fullness Pattern: Excess heat, damp heat Actions: Drains Fire, Relieves Toxicity, Dries Dampness Indications: fever, irritability, restlessness, flushed face, red eyes, dark urine, *constipation, epigastric focal distention, delirious speech, jaundice, diarrhea, dysentery, red eyes, swollen eyes, abscesses, ulcerations of the tongue and mouth Tongue: Thick Yellow Coat Pusle: Rapid and Rolling

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