Harmonizing Formulas

Harmonizing -> Shao Yang

Xiao Chai Hu Tang "Minor Bupleurum Formula"
key Sx: Alternating chills and fever, chest and hypochondria distension pain, depression, dry throat, vertigo, restlessness, bitter taste and nausea, poor appetite (T: thin white coat, P: wiry)
Action: Harmonize Shao Yang, Regulte ST and GB
Hao Qin Qing Dan Tang "Artemisia annua and Scutellaria Decoction to clear the gallbladder"
Key Sx: Alternating chills and fever, fever > chills, bitter taste, acid reflux, yellow saliva, hypochondriac pain, water metabolism problems, scanty yellow urine (T: red body with white greasy coat, P: rapid and slippery on Rt, Wiry on Left)
Action: Treats Shao Yang Syndrome (as above) with Damp-Heat.

Harmonizing -> LV and SP
Si Ni San "Frigid Extremities Powder"
Key Sx: Cold extremities, LV/SP qi stagnation (Hypochondria distension, epigastria pain, wiry pulse)
Action: Soothe LV, regulate SP, disperse obstructed qi

Chai Hu Shu Gan San

"Chai Hu's Shoe Gone Sailing"
key Sx: LV qi stagnation without SP/blood deficiency (hypochondria pain, oppressed chest, sighing, irritability, abdominal distension, P: wiry)
Action: Soothe LV qi, move blood, alleviate pain
Ingredients: Si Ni San +xiang fu, +chuan xiong, +chen pi
Xiao Yao San "Rambling Powder; Free and Easy Wanderer"
Action: soothe liver, relieve qi stagnation, strengten SP, nourish blood
key Sx: LV qi stagnation with SP/blood deficiency
   - LV qi stag (hypochondriac pain, vertigo, irregular menses, P: wiry)
   - SP def (fatigue and poor appetite, P: weak)
   - Blood Def (dry mouth and throat, P: deficient)
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San "Free and Easy Wanderer Plus"
Components: Xiao Yao San plus Dan Pi, Zhi Zi
Key Sx: As Xiao Yao San, but with heat (when stagnation is transforming into heat)
Action: Clear Liver, Regulate blood and menstruation
Hei Xiao Yao San "Black Rambling Powder"
Components: Xiao Yao San plus Sheng Di or Shu Di
Key Sx: LV/SP blood deficieny, dysmenorrhea, P: weak/wiry
Action: Soothe LV, strengthen SP, nourish blood and regulate menses
Tong Xie Yao Fang "Painful Diarrhea Essential Formula"
Key Sx: LV/SP disharmony with painful diarrhea (borborygmus, abdominal pain with diarrhea, pain relieved after defecation, P: wiry on the left, slow on the right)
Action: tonify SP, soften LV, eliminate damp, stop diarrhea

Harmonizing -> Regulate Heat and Cold
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang "Pinellia Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium"
key Sx: Heat & Cold mix with Ascending Descending Disorder (fullness, distension in epigastria, vomiting, diarrhea, T: yellow greasy coat)
Action: Harmonize the ST, directs rebellious qi downward, disperses clumping, and eliminates focal distension
Sheng Jiang Xie Xin Tang Components: Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (remove Gan jiang, add Sheng Jiang)
Key Sx: Water / Heat combination syndrome (distension and hardness in epigastria, belching with smelling, thunder sound in abdomen, diarrhea)
Action: Regulate ST, reduce distension, disperse water
Gan Cao Xie Xin Tang Components: Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang (increase dosage of Zhi Gan Cao)
Key Sx: ST qi deficiency with distension syndrome (diarrha 10 times per day, with undigested food, thunder in abdomen, distension and fullness in abdomen, nausea, restlessness)
Action: Regulate ST, tonify middle jiao, descend ST qi to eliminate distension
Huang Lian Tang Components: Huang Lian Tang (Ban Xia Xie XIn Tang, add Huang Lian and Gui Zhi but remove Huang Qin)
Key Sx: Upper Heat with Lower Cold syndrome (Chest epigastria distension, restlessness heat, nausea, abdominal pain, borborygmus, diarrhea, T: white slipppery coat, P: wiry)
Action: Regulate heat and cold; descend ST qi

Harmonizing -> Release Exterior and Interior (Syndrome in both exterior and interior)
Da Chai Hu Tang "Major Bupleurum Decoction"
key Sx: Shao Yang + Yang Ming (alternating chills and fever, fullness, and distension in chest and hypochondria, distension pain in epigastria, vomiting, constipation, T: yellow coat, P: wiry rapid and forceful)
Action: harmonize Shao Yang, purge interior heat
Fang Feng Tong Sheng San Key Sx: Wind Heat accumulation in both interior and exterior
Action: Disperse wind, release exterior, clear heat, promote defecation
Ge Gen Huang Qin Huang Lian Tang Key Sx: Heat diarrhea
Action: Release exterior, clear interior heat