Open the Heart

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Classical antecedent: Ban Xia Hou Po Tang (Pinellia-Magnolia Decoction)


A feeling of tightness and oppression of the chest and epigastrium, slight breathlessness, sighing, anxiety, sadness, depression, irritability, pale complexion, slight chest pain, a feeling of a lump in the throat.


Indications in Chinese Medicine:

Pattern: Stagnation of Lung- and Heart-Qi in the chest from emotional problems, such as sadness, worry or grief.
Action: Moves Qi in the chest, stimulates the descending of Lung- and Heart-Qi, calms the Mind, settles the Corporeal Soul.

Tongue: Perhaps slightly red in the chest area (sides of its central section).
Pulse: Slightly wiry in general, especially on the Front position, but also weak and empty.

The main emphasis of the formula is to move stagnant Heart- and Lung-Qi. Stagnation of Heart- and Lung-Qi derives from sadness and grief over a long period of time. These emotions first deplete Heart-Qi and Lung-Qi and depress the Mind and the Corporeal Soul. The depletion of Lung-Qi from sadness and grief leads to shallow breathing and poor circulation of Qi in the chest and, eventually, to stagnation of Lung-Qi in the chest. The simultaneous weakness and stagnation of Lung-Qi may also lead to Phlegm. The Lung channel influences the throat and its stagnation can cause a feeling of obstruction there.




Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparatum
Hou Po Cortex Magnoliae officinalis
Zi Su Ye Folium Perillae 
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri
Bai He Bulbus Lilii
Jie Geng Radix Platycodi
Qing Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae viride 
He Huan Pi Cortex Albiziae


Dosage: 2 tablets x 2 times a day

Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1

Unit price 17.34