Herbal Medicine

Chinese medicinal herbs were developed over thousands of years. They are very effective and have a holistic approach. Pattern diagnosis determines which herbs will be most effective for the patient.

Unlike western medications, the balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered more important than the effect of individual ingredients. A key to success in TCM is the treatment of each patient as an individual. Chinese herbology incorporates ingredients from all parts of plants, the leaf, stem, flower, root, and also from animals and minerals. Some common herbal formulas that release the exterior are listed below. Chinese herbs are effective for both deficiencies (strengthening immunity and constitution) and excess.

Formulas that release the Exterior

Release Exterior Cold:
Formula: Diagnosis: Indications: Remarks:___________
Ma Huang Tang Exterior cold excess Headache, no sweating & body aches Sneezing, nosebleeds
Gui Zhi Tang Exterior cold from deficiency Sweat, headache, dry heaves Patient after seriously ill
Xiao Qing Long Tang Exterior cold, congestion Cough, copious sputum, chest congested Severe case edema
Jiu Wei Qiang Luo Tang Dampness, ext cold & int heat Stiff neck, headache, thirst, no sweating Toothache & ext symptom
Xiang Au San Ext cold & int heat constraint Headache, stifled chest & epigastrium Pregnancy: wind cold
Xiang Ru San Ext cold & interior dampness Heavy head, diarrhea, vomit, abd pain Summertime diarrhea

Release Exterior Heat:
Formula: Diagnosis: Indications: Remarks:___________
Sang Ju Yin Early stage warm febrile disease Cough, fever, thirst. Lung and eye problems
Yin Qiao San Qi level warm febrile disease Sore throat, headache, cough Clear heat, release ext
Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang Ext cold transforms to heat Fever, eye pain, dry nose, headache Wind heat toothache
Sheng Ma Ge Gen Tang Lung & Stomach ext heat Rash, measles, body aches, red eyes Warm febrile
Qiang Lan Tang Head and neck pain Swollen glands, sore throat Modern formula