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
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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