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Gui Zhi Jia Shao Yao Tang #2161

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Pin Ying Name: Gui Zhi Jia Shao Yao Tang

English Name: Cinnamon & Peony Decoction

Chinese Name: 桂枝加芍葯湯

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Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 4-9g

Releases the exterior, assists the Yang, adjusts the Ying and Wei, releases the muscle layer, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, warms the Middle and directs Turbid Yin downward.

With Bai Shao, harmonizes the Ying and Wei and warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 6-18g

Nourishes Blood, astringes Yin and adjusts the Ying and Wei.

With Sheng Jiang, alleviates epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting by strengthening the Spleen and adjusts the Ying and Wei for treatment of Tai Yang Zhong Feng. With Gan Cao, stops abdominal pain and spasms. With Gui Zhi, Sheng Jiang and Da Zao, for Wind-Cold with Deficiency and perspiration.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 3-9g

Helps release the exterior, treats nausea and vomiting, adjusts the Ying and Wei to normalize the flow of Qi at the center and strengthens the spreading and mobilizing actions of the other herbs.

With Zhi Gan Cao, Harmonizes and regulates the Spleen and Stomach. With Da Zao, benefits the Middle Qi. With Gui Zhi, warms and dispels thin mucus in the Stomach with nausea, hiccup, Stomach pain, acid reflux or vomiting of clear fluid .

Fr. Jujube Da Zao 3-12g

Tonifies the Spleen and Stomach, augments Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

With Bai Shao, nourishes and harmonizes the Ying and Blood. With Gan Cao, tonifies the Middle Jiao and harmonizes.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 2-6g

Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moderates spasms, alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

Formula Actions
  • Releases Wind-Cold from the muscle layer
  • Regulates the Ying and Wei
  • Stops abdominal pain and spasms
  • Warms the Stomach
  • Relaxes the abdominal muscles
Syndromes
  • Tai Yang Stage improperly treated with purgatives and progressed to Tai Yin Stage
  • Tai Yin Excess
Clinical Manifestations
  • Abdominal fullness and pain
  • Abdominal spasms
  • Diarrhea
  • No thirst
  • Nausea
  • Clear frequent urination
  • Aversion to Cold
  • Perspiration
  • Fever
  • Anorexia
  • Vomiting clear fluid
  • Prefers warmth
  • Diarrhea
  • T: Pale or Pink
  • C: White.
  • P: Slow and tight or Soft
Treats
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Enteritis
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Celiac disease
  • Gastroptosis
  • Pain of peritonitis
  • Food poisoning
  • Acute or chronic gastritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Abdominal Fullness and distention
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gastrectasis
Contraindications