Theory

Reduce Food Stagnation - TCM Herbal Formula Category


Reduce Food Stagnation - General Formula Concepts

Food stagnation arises from excessive drinking and/or excessive eating particularly of fried, fatty foods, and/or excessive meat. Over a long period of indulgence tremendous harm can be done to the stomach and spleen system in Chinese Medicine leading to a breakdown in the ability to properly digest and transform food into energy. It can also arise in a more acute fashion from eating contaminated foods.




(2) TCM formulas grouped as Reduce Food Stagnation

Bao He Wan

  • Preserve Harmony Pills
    • 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.

Jian Pi Wan

  • Strengthen Spleen Pills
    • For stomach and spleen qi deficiency with dampness that has potentially generated mild interior-heat - diarrhea, abdominal pain, poor appetite, epigastric pain.
    • May be used in early pregnancy for more deficient patients particularly with a tendency towards miscarriage.
    • May be used with pediatric patients for poor appetite and looser stools.



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