English: Major Construct the Middle Decoction
Also Known As: Major Zanthoxylum Combination
Major Decoction for Restoring the Normal Function of the Middle Burner
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Per. Zanthoxyli Chuan Jiao 2-9g Stimulates the Yang of the Middle Jiao, attacks and dispels Cold, disperses accumulations, stops pain and kills worms.
With Gan Jian, Ren Shen and Yi Tang, for Coldness and pain in the chest with vomiting and inability to eat.
Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang 5-12g Warms the Middle Jiao, expels Interior Cold, rescues Devastated Yang and transforms Phlegm.
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 3-9g Tonifies Spleen and Stomach Qi.
With Yi Tang, tonifies and strengthens the middle Qi, ameliorating painful spasms.
Maltosum Yi Tang 18-60g Tonifies the Spleen and moderates spasmodic abdominal pain and Coldness.
With Chuan Jiao, Ren Shen and Gan Jiang, for Middle Jiao Yang Deficiency with ascendant Yin marked by chest and abdominal pain, cold limbs and vomiting.
  • Warms and tonifies Middle Jiao Yang
  • Directs rebellious Qi downward
  • Relieves pain
  • Middle Jiao Yang Deficiency with Cold retention.
  • Jue Yin Cold
  • Excruciating epigastric and abdominal pain to the point of not being able to to be touched
  • May be borborygmus.
  • Vomiting to the point of not being able to eat
  • Superficial skin pulsations throughout the abdomen
  • May be fluid sounds
  • May be cold limbs
  • Strong sensation of Cold in the chest and epigastrium.
  • Severe pain in the head and feet
  • T: Pale or Dark purple
  • C: White and greasy or Slippery
  • P: Thin and tight or slow and wiry or Deep and thready or Hidden
  • Contraindicated for those with Internal Stagnation.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Deficiency.
For roundworms: For strengthening the pain relieving actions of formula:
+ Less Maltosum Yi Tang + Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae Dan Shen
+ Fr. Mume Wu Mei + Rz. Corydalis Yan Hu Suo
+ Sm. Arecae Bing Lang + Rx. Aucklandiae Mu Xiang
+ Fr. Quisqualis Shi Jun Zi
For numb hands and feet:
For nausea and vomiting:
+ Ram Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
+ Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia
For cold extremities:
+ Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang + Ram Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
For constipation:
+ Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin
+ Rz. et Rx. Rhei Da Huang
For Blood Stagnation:
+ Natrii Sulfas Mang Xiao + Rz. Sparganii San Leng
For Qi Stagnation:
+ Rz. Curcumae E Zhu
+ Fr. Amomi Sha Ren
For severe Cold and pain in the chest and epigastric regions:
+ Lignum Santali Albi Tan Xiang + Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi
For Cold and pain in the abdomen:
+ Hb. cum Rx. Asari Xi Xin
+ Construct the Middle Decoction
Li Zhong Tang
For fullness and pain in the abdomen:
For nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain:
+ Cx. Magnoliae Officinalis Hou Po
+ Pinellia Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium
Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang
+ Sm. Armeniacae Xing Ren
For headache due to Cold:
+ Fr. Evodiae Wu Zhu Yu