Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies

Chinese Herbal Formulas: Treatment Principles and Composition Strategies

By Yifan Yang, MD, MSc, Private Practitioner and Lecturer, The Netherlands; Former Lecturer in Medicine, Beijing University of TCM, Beijing, China


Part I Theories and concepts in the composition of Chinese herbal formulas

Part II Syndromes and formula composition

1 Exterior syndrome and formula composition

1 Wind-Cold syndrome

2 Wind-heat syndrome

2 Accumulation syndrome and formula composition

1 Accumulation syndrome due to excess heat in the intestine

2 Accumulation syndrome due to excess cold in the Middle-Jiao

3 Syndrome of water accumulation

3 Internal heat syndrome and formula composition

Syndromes in warm-febrile diseases

1 Syndrome of heat at the Wei level (the Defensive level)

2 Syndrome of heat at the Qi level

3 Syndrome of heat at the Ying level (the Nutritive level)

4 Syndrome of heat at the Xue level (the blood level)

5 Syndrome of aftermath of warm-febrile diseases

Heat in different organs

6 Syndrome of heat in the Heart and Small Intestine

7 Syndrome of heat in the Liver

8 Syndrome of heat in the Stomach and Large Intestine

9 Syndrome of damp-heat in the Spleen and Large Intestine

10 Syndrome of heat in the Lung

11 Syndrome of heat in the Kidney and Bladder

4 The internal cold syndrome and formula composition

The internal cold syndrome

5 Deficiency syndrome and formula composition

Syndrome of Qi deficiency

1 Syndrome of Spleen-Qi deficiency

2 Syndrome of Lung-Qi deficiency

3 Syndrome of Heart-Qi deficiency

Syndrome of blood deficiency

4 Syndrome of Liver-blood deficiency

5 Syndrome of Heart-blood deficiency

Syndrome of Yin deficiency

6 Syndrome of Lung-Yin deficiency

7 Syndrome of Stomach-Yin deficiency

8 Syndrome of Heart-Yin deficiency

9 Syndrome of Liver-Yin deficiency

10 Syndrome of Kidney-Yin deficiency

Syndrome of Yang deficiency

11 Syndrome of Kidney-Yang deficiency

12 Syndrome of Spleen-Yang deficiency

13 Syndrome of Heart-Yang deficiency

6 Syndrome of abnormal discharge and formula composition

Syndrome of abnormal discharge

7 Syndrome of dampness and formula composition

1 Damp-cold syndrome

2 Damp-heat syndrome

8 Syndrome of food accumulation and formula composition

Syndrome of food accumulation

9 Syndrome of phlegm and formula composition

Syndrome of phlegm

10 Syndrome of Qi stagnation and formula composition

1 Syndrome of Liver-Qi stagnation

2 Syndrome of Qi stagnation in the Stomach, Spleen and Large Intestine

3 Syndrome of Qi stagnation in the Lung

11 Syndrome of blood stagnation and formula composition

Syndrome of blood stagnation

12 Syndrome of bleeding and formula composition

Syndrome of bleeding

13 Syndrome of disturbance of Heart-shen and formula composition

Syndrome of disturbance of Heart-shen

14 Syndrome of internal wind and formula composition

1 Syndrome of Liver-wind

2 Syndrome of internal wind due to excess heat in the Heart and Liver

3 Syndrome of internal wind generated by Yin deficiency

15 Locked-up syndrome and formula composition

Locked-up syndrome

Treatment principle

16 Syndromes caused by external wind, damp, cold or heat and formula composition

Syndromes caused by external wind, damp, cold or heat

17 Syndrome of dryness and formula composition

Syndrome of dryness

1 Syndrome of warm-dryness

2 Syndrome of cold-dryness

3 Syndrome of internal dryness

4 Syndrome of dryness in the Lung

5 Syndrome of dryness in the Stomach and Large Intestine

18 Syndrome of disharmony and formula composition

1 Syndrome of disharmony between Liver and Spleen (Stomach and Large Intestine)

2 Syndrome of disharmony at the Shao Yang level

3 Syndrome of disharmony between Ying-Qi and Wei-Qi

4 Syndrome of disharmony between the Yin, Yang, Qi and blood of internal organs

19 Yong (carbuncle) and Yang (ulceration) syndrome and formula composition

Syndrome of Yong Yang

1 Yang syndrome

2 Yin syndrome

Appendix I. Daily dosages for individual crude herbs above 6?9 grams

Appendix II. Commonly used herbal combinations and their applications

Bibliography

General index

Herbs and formulas index