- Epigastric and or abdominal fullness or painful distention after meals.
- Acid reflux, belching, vomiting with possible aversion to food due to food stagnation.
- This formula can also be used for acute food poisoning.
Use with caution with weak or qi deficient patients.
For food stagnation/indigestion and overeating. In this context overeating does not necessarily mean eating large meals or overindulgence rather it refers to eating in excess of what your spleen and stomach systems are able to process. Poor eating habits such as large fluctuations in meal size, inconsistent eating schedule, eating very poor quality foods, and eating too many types of foods at once can all lead to food stagnation. Additionally food stagnation may result from a deficiency of the spleen and stomach systems due to their inability to break down and convert food. This formula can be used both for chronic food stagnation due to deficiency and for acute stagnation due to overindulgence.