Herbal Formula Database
The herbal formula "chen xiang hua qi wan" , 沉香化气丸, which in english is "aquilaria qi transforming pills", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "clear damp-heat" sub-category.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
For spleen qi deficiency with damp heat accumulation in the lower. The spleen system is effectively the western version of the digestive system. The spleen is responsible for extracting the energy from the food and properly breaking the food down. When the spleen is weak the overall energy tends to drop, the appetite may be poor, and the mood may also be on the down side. Furthermore, the weakness of the spleen results in the accumulation of byproducts (damp) which tend to accumulate in the lower.
Symptoms may include diarrhea, constipation, excessive gas, and abdominal distension. This formula is used to treat belching, acid reflux, poor appetite, abdominal distension, flatulence, constipation, and abdominal cramping and discomfort.
Tongue: puffy, sticky or greasy coat
Pulse: slippery, weak
Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Contraindicated during pregnancy
For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:
A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen and stomach damp heat.
Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, acid reflux disease (gerd), constipation and/or digestive issues
All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.
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