Xiao Jian Zhong Tang by Blue Poppy’s Great Nature Classics is a formula that comes from Zhang Zhong-jing’s late Han dynasty Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold).
Yi Tang is a sweet medicinal that supplements the center and relaxes tension. The action of relaxing tension (huan ji) only appears in three common items in the Chinese materia medica: Yi Tang, Bai Shao, and Gan Cao.
All three of these medicinals are used together in the formula Xiao Jian Zhong Tang, which accounts for its profound ability to treat cramping pain in vacuity patterns.
The warm nature of Gui Zhi allows the formula to be suitable for cold patterns, and the sweet, supplementing action of the other medicinals makes Xiao Jian Zhong Tang suitable for vacuity patterns.
For cases with more significant qi vacuity, Huang Qi (Astragali Radix) may be added to Xiao Jian Zhong Tang. This forms the formula Huang Qi Jian Zhong Tang (Astragalus Center-Fortifying Decoction), which is also an important formula for qi vacuity patterns of abdominal pain.
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang helps with:
• Abdominal pain that responds favorably to pressure
• Lack of strength
• Lusterless facial complexion
• Pale tongue with white fur
• A thin, bowstring pulse
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang helps with these Chinese Medicine patterns:
• Expels cold
• Warms the meridians
• Promotes circulation of Qi and blood
• Relieves pain
• Warms the Middle Burner
• Disperses Cold
Actions: Harmonizes the center and supplements vacuity, harmonizes the interior and relaxes tension
Pattern: Disharmony of the spleen and stomach due to vacuity cold of the center burner
Chinese Symptomology: Tension and pain in the abdomen that responds favorably to pressure. There will also be fatigue and lack of strength. There may also be palpitations and disquieted heart spirit, with a lusterless facial complexion.
Adults take 3 capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Xiao Jian Zhong Tang Ingredients in 3 capsules:
Yi Tang (Maltosum) 562.5 mg
Gui Zhi (Cinnamomi Ramulus) 562.5 mg
Bai Shao (Paeoniae Radix Alba) 337.5 mg
Zhi Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae Radix Praeparata) 292.5 mg
Sheng Jiang (Zingiberis Rhizoma Recens) 270 mg
Da Zao (Jujubae Fructus) 225 mg