CystiQuell (Xiao Chai Hu Tang Jia Wei)
This formula is based on a modification of Zhang Zhong-jing’s, Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bupleurum Decoction) from his late Han dynasty Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold). It was created by Gan Guo-dong and Huang Qiu-xing from the Shunde Municipal Integrated Chinese-Western Medical Hospital.
Our version is a 9:1 extract
CHINESE MEDICINE DIAGNOSIS: Niao duo (polyuria), niao ji (urinary urgency), xin ji (heart palpitations), you si (anxiety and [excessive] thinking or preoccupation)
PATTERN DISCRIMINATION: Liver-spleen disharmony with dampness pouring downward. Liver depression has resulted in depressive heat affecting the functions of the stomach, heart, and lungs, while spleen qi vacuity has resulted in non construction of the heart spirit and failure to upbear the clear. Hence there is disquietude of the spirit and urinary symptoms that are aggravated by stress or emotional upset.
THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS: Courses the liver and rectifies the qi, clears heat and eliminates dampness, supplements the qi and quiets the spirit.
A liver-spleen disharmony with dampness pouring downward resulting in urinary frequency, urgency, and possible pain. In addition, liver depression has resulted in depressive heat affecting the functions of the stomach, heart, and lungs, while spleen qi vacuity has resulted in non-construction of the heart spirit. Hence there is disquietude of the spirit and association and aggravation of the urinary symptoms with psycho-emotional stress.
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Fu Ling (Poria)
Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae)
processed Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
Niu Xi (RadixAchyranthis Bidentatae)
Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae)
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis)
Ye Jiao Teng (Caulis Polygoni Multiflori)
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali)
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Fang Feng (Radix Saposhnikoviae)
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
uncooked Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis)