Free The Flow (Modified Ji Chuan Jian)
This formula is a combination of Zhang Jie-bin’s, Ji Chuan Jian (Flow the River Decoction) and Li Dong-yuan’s, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Supplement the Center & Boost the Qi Decoction) with additions and subtractions based on Bob Flaws’s personal clinical experience.
Our version is a 10:1 extract
CHINESE MEDICINE DIAGNOSIS: Bian bi (constipation)
PATTERN DISCRIMINATION: Qi, blood, yin, and yang vacuities with qi stagnation and blood stasis complicated by internal heat, which is common in perimenopausal women and older patients in general.
THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS: This is a da bu fang or greatly supplementing formula that supplements qi and yang, while nourishing the blood and enriching yin at the same time. It also clears heat from the stomach and intestines, dis-inhibits the qi mechanism by upbearing the clear and downbearing the turbid, and frees the flow of the stools.
This formula is for chronic constipation due to a combination of qi, blood, yin, and yang vacuities with qi stagnation and blood stasis complicated by internal heat. This is a common complicated scenario, especially in perimenopausal women and older patients.
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Tao Ren(Semen Persicae)
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Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Zhi Ke (Fructus Aurantii)
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