English: Fire Depression Decoction
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Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rz. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma 9g Releases the exterior, vents measles, clears Heat, relieves toxicity, raises Yang and lifts Sunken Qi .
With Ge Gen, unblocks pores to vent rashes and treat Wind-Heat patterns in which Heat toxin has injured the Fluids of the Stomach with fever, chills, headache and thirst, for early-stage measles with incomplete expression of the rash with fever along with relatively superficial Yang Ming disorders.
With Chai Hu, with other Wind-expelling, exterior releasing herbs to treat continuous fever, headache and sore throat from Wind-Heat patterns constrained in the muscle layer and chronic dysenteric disorders, rectal prolapse, and uterine prolapse due to Yang Deficiency.
Rx. Bupleuri Chai Hu 9g Resolves Shao Yang disorders, reduces fever (harmonizes the Exterior and Interior), spreads Liver Qi, relieves Stagnation,.raises Yang Qi (specifically the Clear Qi of the Stomach and Gallbladder), disperses Wind-Heat and resolves Phlegm and congestion
With Bai Shao, for Liver Blood Deficiency with Liver Qi Stagnation and vertigo, dizziness, thoracic and costal pain, and menstrual irregularity due to Liver Qi Stagnation.
With Gan Cao, for hepatitis with upper right quadrant pain and Wind-Heat fever.
With Ge Gen, for Wind-Heat with neck and shoulder pain.
Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen 6g Discharges Exterior conditions, releases the muscles, especially of the neck and upper back, relieves Heat, generates fluids (relieves thirst), vents and discharges measles, raises Spleen Yang, stops diarrhea and alleviates symptoms of hypertension.
With Chai Hu, for exterior patterns where the the chills gradually improve while the fever gradually increases along with stiffening of the neck and upper back and absence of sweating.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 6g Nourishes Blood, regulates menstruation, astringes Yin, adjusts the Ying and Wei, calms Liver Yang and Liver Wind, alleviates pain and softens the Liver.
With Gan Cao, regulates the relationship between the Liver and Spleen and nourishes sinews for abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach, epigastric, hypochondriac or flank pain and muscle spasms, pain and numbness, especially in the calf, due to Blood Deficiency.
With Chai Hu, for flank pain due to Liver Qi Stagnation.
Rx. Saposhnikoviae Fang Feng 6g Releases the exterior, expels External Wind, expels Wind-Dampness, alleviates pain, Expels Internal Wind, stops spasms, relieves diarrhea and stops bleeding.
Bul. Allii Fistulosi Cong Bai 3g Releases the exterior, induces sweating, disperses Cold, unblocks the Yang and relieves toxicity.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 6g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moderates spasms, alleviates pain, clears Heat, relieves Fire toxicity and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
  • Releases the Exterior
  • Vents measles
  • Clears Heat
  • Relieves toxicity
  • Raises Yang and lifts Sunken Qi
  • Spreads Liver Qi
  • Relieves Stagnation
  • Nourishes Blood
  • Wind-Heat in the Exterior with measles
  • Five sole Heat due to Liver Stagnation
  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Thirst
  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach
  • Epigastric, hypochondriac or flank pain
  • Muscle spasms, pain and numbness
  • Chronic dysenteric disorders
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Thoracic and costal pain,
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Five Sole Heat
  • T: Red
  • C: Little or None
  • P: Thready, wiry and rapid and maybe floating
For vexatious five sole Heat with menstrual irregularities and pre-menstrual head and breast pain and distention: For vexatious five sole Heat with severe Internal Heat:
- Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu
+ 9g Rx. Cyperi Xiang Fu
+ 9g Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride Qing Pi + 6g Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qi
+ 9g Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi