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.
|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|
|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|