Nourishes liver blood and yin, invigorates congested liver qi, strengthens spleen, harmonizes liver with stomach-spleen. This is a basic formula for stagnation of liver qi due to deficiency of liver blood. Symptoms are diverse and include digestive dysfunction (abdominal bloating and fullness, hiccups, poor appetite), menstrual and premenstrual disorders (cramps, irregular periods, infertility, breast distension, depression, irritability), as well as vertigo, headache, fatigue, blurred vision or red, painful eyes. Also useful in food allergies, chronic hayfever, and hypoglycemia. Source: Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang, (Formulas of the Peoples Welfare Pharmacy), Song Dynasty, 960-1279. Function: Move stuck liver qi, strengthen spleen, and nourish blood Application: Use to treat liver stagnation due to def. Liver blood. Symptoms: Hypochondrium pain on both sides, headache, vertigo, dry mouth, dry throat, fatigue, poor appetite, moodiness, possible alternating feeling of hot and cold; possible irregular menstruation, breast distension. The tongue has a slight red color. The pulse is wiry and empty. Applications are listed below: (Note, in order to use this, the patient must also have the above-mentioned symptoms.) Gynecological disorders: Irregular menstruation, pre-menstrual syndrome with abdominal pain, neurasthenia associated with menopause. When using this medicine with menstrual disorders, it is common to combine it with other patent medicines used to treat menstrual disorders, such as P161 Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan. Internal medicine: Chronic hepatitis, pleurisy, and cystic hyperplasia of the breast.
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