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Constipation

Yang Ming Heat (Yang Ming Fu-L.I.)

Clinical manifestations

  • Fever, constipation, abdominal discomfort,
  • Dislikes palpation
  • Feels mass in abdomen
  • P: Deep, strong and slow due to stagnation

Treatment Principle

  • Purge heat and stagnation

Formula

  • Da Cheng Qi Tang

Qi Stagnation

Clinical manifestations

  • Constipation
  • Depression, easily angered, chest congestion discomfort in hypochondrium
  • Distention and discomfort in breast, water retention (due to digestive problems, secondary to the stagnation)

Formula

  • Chai Hu Su Gan Tang + lubricative herbs such as Tao Ren or Huo Ma Ren

Qi Deficiency

Clinical manifestations

  • Constipation, sometimes loose
  • Extreme fatigue especially after a bowel movement
  • Weak voice
  • Possible rectal prolapse
  • T: Pale with white coat
  • P: Weak

Formula

  • Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

Blood and Yin deficiency

Clinical manifestations

  • Chronic, old age patients
  • Constipation, emaciation, dry skin
  • Palpitations, pale complexion
  • T: Pale, or Red or Narrow
  • P: Thready and rapid

Herbs:

  • Dang Gui, Sheng Di Huang, Rou Cong Rong

Formula

  • Wu Ren Wan

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