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Home > Education > Zang Fu Formulas > Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

English: Minor Construct the Middle Burner Decoction

Also known as: Minor Cinnamon and Peony Combination or Minor Build the Center Decoction

Ingredients

    Latin

    Pinyin

    Dosage

    Actions

    Maltose

    Yi Tang

    18-30g

    Tonifies SP and MJ Qi, alleviates pain, disperses Cold and moderates spasmodic abdominal pain.

    With Gui Zhi, warms and tonifies MJ.

    With Gui Zhi and Gan Cao, for Cold abdominal pain due to MJ Xu.

    Ram. Cinnamomi

    Gui Zhi

    4-9g

    Warms MJ, disperses Cold, releases the exterior and adjusts Ying and Wei.

    With Bai Shao, harmonizes Ying and Wei.

    Rx. Paeoniae Albae

    Bai Shao

    6-18g

    Harmonizes, protects Yin, nourishes Blood and alleviates pain.

    With Gan Cao, stops spasmodic abdominal pain.

    Rx. Glycyrrhizae (fried)

    Zhi Gan Cao

    3-6g

    Moderates spasms, alleviates pain and harmonizes MJ.

    Rz. Zingiberis Recens

    Sheng Jiang

    2-9g

    Releases the exterior, disperses Cold, warms the middle and adjusts Ying and Wei.

    With Da Zao, harmonizes and protects Ying Qi and alleviates epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting.

    Fr. Zizyphi Jujube

    Da Zao

    3-5g

    Strengthens SP, tonifies Qi and protects and harmonizes MJ.

Actions

Warms and tonifies MJ, Replenishes Qi, Relieves spasmodic abdominal pain, Dispels Cold, Improves constitution in children and Resolves exterior conditions.

Syndromes

    SP and ST Xu Cold

    Spasmodic abdominal pain due to consumptive conditions

    Consumptive diseases due to Yin and Yang Xu Consumptive diseases due to high fever

Clinical Manifestations

    Intermittent spasmodic abdominal pain which is better with Heat and pressure

    Maybe low-grade fever

    Irritability

    Nonspecific discomfort

    Nocturnal emission

    Debilitated constitution in children

    Hernia pain in children

    Night sweats

    Frequent urination

    Diarrhea in children

    Asthma

    Purpura

    Lusterless complexion

    Reduced appetite

    Palpitations

    Cold and sore extremities

    Dry mouth and throat

    Five sole heat

    Enuresis in children

    Epistaxis

    Tired limbs

    Night crying

    Chronic constipation

    Habitual headache in children

    T: Pale
    C: White
    P: Thready, wiry and even

Treats

    Gastritis

    Duodenal ulcer

    Neurasthenia

    Pernicious anemia

    Fever of unknown origin

    Aplastic anemia

    Gastric and intestinal spasm

    Tonsillitis

    Gastric ulcer

    Inflammatory bowel disease

    Chronic hepatitis

    Hypoglycemia

    Leukemia

    Postpartum fever

    Asthma

    Neuropalpitations

Contraindications

    Heat from Yin Xu.

    Modify for abdominal distention.

    Eliminate sweet flavor herbs for vomiting from roundworms.

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