Classical antecedent: Wen Dan Tang (Warming the Gall-Bladder Decoction)
Anxiety, a feeling of oppression of the chest and epigastrium, palpitations, a bitter-sticky taste, sighing, feeling uneasy, phlegm in the chest, poor digestion, slight nausea, insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, dull complexion, mental restlessness, depression, jumpiness, a flustered feeling in the heart region, vomiting, dizziness, pre-menstrual tension.
Indications in Chinese Medicine:
Pattern: Phlegm-Heat obstructing the chest and Mind, Lung-Qi not descending.
Action: Resolves Phlegm-Heat, calms the Mind, opens the Orifices, relaxes the chest.
Tongue: Red or normal, swollen, sticky-yellow coating, Stomach crack or Stomach-Heart crack with rough yellow coating inside it.
Pulse: Slippery, rapid. The Heart pulse may feel relatively overflowing.
A combined Heart and Stomach crack on the tongue extends all the way to the tip, as a Heart crack would do, but it is wide and shallow in the centre, as a Stomach crack would be.
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Dosage: 2 tablets x 2 times a day
Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1