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Release the Exterior - TCM Herbal Formula Category


Release the Exterior - General Formula Concepts

In TCM terminology the "exterior" refers to the first level of impact a disease has on the body. This area is protected by the "wei qi" or "defensive qi". An example of the distinction in disease is the difference between a mild cold and a cold going quickly to bronchitis. In one case the condition was left on the exterior and resolved by the immune system, in the other it was allowed to go much deeper internally and cause more significant health issues. From a treatment perspective disease is always most efficiently treated at the earliest possible stage. Appropriate treatment for acute symptoms, then, will lead to good results. As the condition is allowed to linger and deepen you must choose between release it via the exterior or treating the internal imbalance. This is an important distinction as releasing the exterior with an internal deficiency can lead to further health issues, possibly even deepening the condition. The majority of these formulas are best used for relatively acute symptoms and will encourage to varying degrees the person to release the pathogens via sweat.





(9) TCM formulas grouped as Release the Exterior

Ren Shen Bai Du Wan

  • Ginseng Detoxification Pills
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Jing Fang Bai Du Wan

  • Schizonepeta and Siler Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences
    • Early stages of disease arising from wind cold damp - common cold, flu, bronchitis, mumps.
    • Early stages of skin diseases - boils, carbuncles, eczema, dermatitis with the right underlying factors.
    • Mastitis arising from cold/damp.
  • Release Exterior Cold

Qing Bi Wan

Xin Yi Qing Fei Wan

  • Magnolia Flower Drink To Clear The Lungs
    • Colds and/or allergies with heat signs (yellow mucus and/or fever, etc.).
    • Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell.
    • Nasal polyps with the right underlying factors.
    • Difficult to resolve sinus issues with thick, sticky mucus.
    • Headaches from sinus congestion.
  • Release Exterior Disorders with Head and Neck Symptoms

Xin Yi Wan

  • Magnolia Flower Powder
    • Colds and/or allergies with cold signs (white mucus and/or no fever, etc.).
    • Chronic sinus congestions / issues, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, loss of smell.
    • Headaches from sinus congestion.
  • Release Exterior Disorders with Head and Neck Symptoms

Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan

  • Ledebouriella Pills to Sagely Unblock
    • High fever with aversion to cold.
    • Thick phlemg that may be both in sinus and chest.
    • Vertigo or dizziness that is caused by excess heat.
    • Rashes, carbuncles, and other types of skin disorders that are caused by heat.
    • Constipation and scanty or dark urine.
  • Release Exterior-Interior Excess

Xiao Qing Long Wan

  • Minor Blue Dragon Pills
    • Cold/flu like symptoms such as aversion to cold, cough, clear watery phlegm -from exterior wind cold invasion.
    • Wheezing, heavy sensation, edema due to interior water accumulation.
  • Release Exterior-Interior Excess

Ge Gen Tang Wan

Yin Qiao Wan

  • Honeysuckle and Forsythia Formula
    • Common cold or flu presenting with fever w/slight or no chills, headache, desire for fluids, cough, sore throat.
    • Acute respitory infections, acute fever, tonsillitis, canker sores.
  • Release Exterior Wind Heat



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