- Distension and fullness of the epigastrium usually without pain.
- Borborygmus (gurgling sounds), and diarrhea if spleen qi is affected.
- Vomiting with possible dry heaves due to rebellious stomach qi.
Do not use for epigastric distention due to food stagnation. Use with caution if patient has yin deficiency.
For stomach qi disharmony and rebellious stomach qi disorders. The normal flow of the stomach qi is downward [to the spleen]. Rebellious stomach qi simply refers to the reversal of the normal flow, which often will also involve the spleen due to the close functional relationship.