Xiao Jian Zhong Tang
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Xiao Jian Zhong Tang #2030

Pin Ying Name: Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

English Name: Minor Construct The Middle Decoction

Chinese Name: 小建中湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Maltosum Yi Tang 18-30g

Tonifies the Spleen and Middle Jiao Qi, alleviates pain, disperses Cold and moderates spasmodic abdominal pain.

With Gui Zhi, warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao. With Gui Zhi and Gan Cao, for Cold abdominal pain due to Middle Jiao Deficiency. With Gui Zhi, Bai Shao, Sheng Jiang and Zhi Gan Cao, for abdominal pain that is better with pressure and somewhat alleviated by eating. due to Cold from Middle Jiao Deficiency.

Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 4-9g

Warms the Middle Jiao, disperses Cold, releases the exterior and adjusts the Ying and Wei.

With Bai Shao, harmonizes the Ying and Wei. With Zhi Gan Cao, for palpitations and shortness of breath due to injured Yang of the chest.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 6-18g

Harmonizes, protects Yin, nourishes Blood, Softens the Liver and alleviates pain.

With Gan Cao, stops spasmodic abdominal pain. With Gui Zhi, Sheng Jiang and Da Zao, for Wind-Cold with Deficiency and perspiration.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g

Tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi, moistens the Lungs, resolves Phlegm, stops cough, moderates spasms, alleviates pain and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 2-9g

Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, warms the middle and adjusts the Ying and Wei.

With Da Zao, harmonizes and protects Ying Qi and alleviates epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting, protects the Stomach Qi and reduces irritation of the gastrointestinal. tract by other herbs. With Gui Zhi, strongly induces sweating for treatment of External Wind-Cold with chills, fever, body aches and anhidrosis and warms and dispels thin mucus in the Stomach with nausea, hiccup, Stomach pain, acid reflux or vomiting of clear fluid.

Fr. Jujube Da Zao 3-5g

Strengthens the Spleen, tonifies Qi and protects and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

Formula Actions
  • Warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao
  • Replenishes Qi
  • Relieves spasmodic abdominal pain
  • Dispels Cold
  • Improves the constitution in children
  • Resolves exterior conditions
  • Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold
  • Spasmodic abdominal pain due to consumptive conditions
  • Consumptive diseases due to Yin and Yang Deficiency
  • Consumptive diseases due to high fever
  • Blood Deficiency which cannot nourish the Heart
Clinical Manifestations
  • Intermittent spasmodic abdominal pain which is better with Heat and pressure
  • Epigastric pain
  • Lusterless complexion
  • Fidgeting
  • Reduced appetite
  • Maybe low-grade fever
  • Palpitations
  • Irritability
  • Cold and sore extremities
  • Nonspecific discomfort
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Nocturnal emission
  • Five Sole heat
  • Debilitated constitution in children
  • Enuresis in children
  • Insomnia
  • Epistaxis
  • Habitual constipation
  • Maybe warm extremities
  • Night sweats
  • Tired limbs
  • Frequent urination
  • Maybe scanty urination
  • Night crying
  • Diarrhea in children
  • Habitual headache in children
  • Hernia pain in children
  • Chronic constipation
  • Purpura
  • Asthma
  • T: Pale
  • C: White
  • P: Thready, wiry and even or Thready and weak
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neurasthenia
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Autonomic dystonia
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Migraines
  • Enuresis in children
  • Hemolytic jaundice
  • Frequent urination
  • Malnutrition with a low grade fever in children
  • Hepatitis B
  • Insomnia
  • Dysentery
  • Enteritis
  • Postpartum pain
  • Infertility
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Abdominal pain
  • Oliguria
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Cold
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Gastrectasis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Nocturnal emissions
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Low-grade fever
  • Depression
  • Leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Postpartum fever
  • Gastric and intestinal spasm
  • Asthma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Neuropalpitations
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Hypotension
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Debility and chronic illness in children
  • Constant crying in children
  • Chronic constipation
  • Habitual constipation
  • Headache
  • Epistaxis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Frequent urination
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Edema
  • Night sweats
  • Gastroptosis
  • Indigestion
  • Contraindicated for those with Heat from Yin Deficiency.
  • Eliminate sweet flavor for vomiting or roundworms.
  • Modify for abdominal distention.