Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Plum Pit Qi

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Ban Xia Hou Po Wan (Pinellia & Magnolia Pills)

Clinical Usages

  • Plum pit qi (globus hystericus) and/or difficulty with swallowing from liver qi stagnation.
  • Coughing, hiccups, nausea¬†and possible vomitting from rebellious qi and phlegm.

    Clinical Categorization


      Use with caution in yin deficiency or with patients with signs of liver yang rising

        Jia Wei Gui Pi Wan (Augmented Restore The Spleen Decoction)

        Clinical Usages

        • A combination of jia wei xiao yao wan and gui pi wan - similar effects but with more spleen qi and blood tonification.
        • A range of stress related issues - essentially mixes of stagnation with underlying deficiencies.
        • Potential uses with immune / idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and other bruising/bleeding issues with appropriate diagnostic factors.

          Clinical Categorization

          Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer Pills)

          Clinical Usages

          • Derived from the base formula, xiao yao wan, an important formula for liver qi stagnation with herbs added to clear heat.
          • Liver qi stagnation - menstrual issues, painful cycles, irregular cycles, breast distention, PMS, acne.
          • A range of mild to moderate psychological issues arising from liver qi stagnation such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, insomnia, anger issues, etc.
          • Physical symptoms from liver qi stagnation such as headaches, tightness in the chest, cold hands and feet, various eye issues.

            Clinical Categorization

            Yue Ju Wan (Escape Restraint Pill)

            Clinical Usages

            • An important formula for plum pit qi and related issues arising from qi stagnation (from many factors)¬†- an oppressive sensation in the chest and/or diaphgram, gerd, reflux, indigestion, nausea, belching with a fetid odor.
            • Gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, intercostal neuralgia, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis.
            • Infectious hepatitis.
            • Migraines when the underlying factor is that of stagnation.
            • Besides a range of digestive issues, the formula may be used for a wide range of psychiatric conditions including depression, schizophrenia, panic disorder, etc. when the underlying factor is chiefly stagnation.

              Clinical Categorization


                • Generally should be avoided in cases where the issues are arising from predominately deficiency syndromes (weakness, loose stools, no appetite).

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