Modified Eleven Flavors Warm the Gallbladder (Shi Yi Wei Wen Dan Tang Jia Jian)
This formula is a modification of Wan Ken-tang’s, Ming dynasty Shi Wei Wen Dan Tang (Ten Flavors Warm the Gallbladder Decoction) and Xu You-ling’s, contemporary Shi Yi Wei Wen Dan Tang (Eleven Flavors Warm the Gallbladder Decoction).
Our version is a 10:1 extract
CHINESE MEDICINE DIAGNOSIS: Xin ji (heart palpitations), mei he qi (plum pit qi), fan zao (vexation and agitation), shi mian (insomnia), duo meng (profuse dreaming)
PATTERN DISCRIMINATION: Heart-gallbladder qi timidity with depressive heat in the heart, liver, and possibly stomach and intestines. This is a shorthand name for a complex pattern made up of liver-spleen disharmony with depressive heat and phlegm harassing the heart spirit as well as heart qi and blood vacuity due to enduring spleen vacuity.
THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS: Supplements the heart and fortifies the spleen, courses the liver and resolves depression, clears heat and transforms phlegm, quiets the spirit and calms the mind
INDICATIONS: This formula is for heart-gallbladder qi timidity with depressive heat in the heart, liver, and possibly stomach and intestines. Heart-gallbladder qi timidity is the shorthand name for a more complex pattern. The entire pattern is made up of a liver-spleen disharmony, i.e., liver depression and spleen qi vacuity, with depressive heat and phlegm harassing the heart spirit as well as heart qi and blood vacuity due to enduring spleen vacuity. In terms of disease indications, it mainly treats insomnia, heart palpitations, anxiety, depression, PMS, and perimenopausal syndrome. However, patients with this complex set of patterns also typically have digestive complaints, possible asthma or sinusitis, TMJ syndrome, toothache, or headache, and other liver-spleen disharmony diseases. to prevent autumn attacks or at least two weeks before expected seasonal recurrences.
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Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
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Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
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Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae)
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