Recipes of Chinese herbs for hypochondrium pain caused by the stasis of liver Qi

In traditional Chinese medicine, the pain of hypochondrium has five syndromes. This article is about the syndrome caused by the stasis of liver Qi.

When a person suffers from the syndrome caused by the stasis of liver Qi, he feels swelling pain in the hypochondrium. The pain is not fixed, and the pain may involve the chest, the back, and even the shoulder and the arm. The worsening or weakening of pain depends on the changing of moods. The person feels oppression in the chest, and the swelling in the abdomen. He often belches, and after belching the swelling pain in the abdomen may be some lessened. He can’t eat much, and he feels something bitter in his mouth. The coating of his tongue is thin and white, and his pulse is taut like a string.

The treatment principle for the syndrome is to unblock the liver and regulate Qi. And the representative recipe of Chinese herbs for the syndrome is Xiao Yao San or Chai Hu Shu Gan San.

The recipe Xiao Yao San contains Chai Hu (9 g), Bai Zhu (9 g), Bai Shao (9 g), Dang Gui (9 g), Fu Ling (9 g), Zhi Gan Cao (4.5 g), Bo He (6 g) and Sheng Jiang (3 pieces).

Chai Hu Shu Gan San contains Chen Pi (6 g), Chai Hu (6 g), Zhi Ke (4.5 g), Bai Shao (4.5 g), Zhi Gan Cao (1.5 g), Xiang Fu (4.5 g), and Chuan Xiong (4.5 g).

If the pain of hypochondrium is severe, Qing Pi, Yu Jin, Mu Xiang, Yan Hu Suo and Chuan Lian Zi can be added to the recipe.

If the stasis of liver Qi is transformed into fire, the person may feel there is pulling pain in the hypochondrium. His mouth feels dry, and he may feel something bitter in his mouth. He is fidgety and is easy to be angry. His urine is yellow, and he suffers from constipation. His tongue is red and the coating of the tongue is yellow. His pulse is taut like a string, and is rapid. In this case, the recipe may be combined with Jin Ling Zi San (Jin Ling Zi 9 g, Yan Hu Suo 9 g), or the recipe may be changed to the combination of Jia Wei Xiao Yao San (Mu Dan Pi 1.5 g, Zhi Zi 1.5 g, Dang Gui 3 g, Bai Shao 3 g, Fu Ling 3 g, Bai Zhu 3 g, Chai Hu 3 g, Zhi Gan Cao 1.5 g, Sheng Jiang 1 piece, Bo He 1 g) and Long Dan Xie Gan Tang (Long Dan Cao 6 g, Huang Qin 9 g, Zhi Zi 9 g, Ze Xie 12 g, Mu Tong 6 g, Che Qian Zi 9 g, Dang Gui 3 g, Sheng Di Huang 9 g, Chai Hu 6 g, Sheng Gan Cao 6 g).

If stomach Qi can’t move downwards but abnormally move upwards, the person feels nausea and even vomits. In the case, Ban Xia, Chen Pi and Xuan Fu Hua can be added to the recipe.

If the symptoms caused by the stasis of blood are also seen, Yu Jin, Mu Dan Pi, Chi Shao, Dang Gui Wei, Yan Hu Suo and Qing Pi can be added to the recipe.

REFERENCES:

1. Zhang, Boli, & Wu, Mianhua. (2017). Internal Medicine of TCM. China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

2. Li, Ji, & Lian, Jianwei. (2016). Recipes of Traditional Chinese Medicine. China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

NOTICE:

Some medicinal materials are not allowed to use in the EU. The knowledge of the article is based on the conditions of China. The actual use of medicinal materials in the EU complies with the regulations of the EU.

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