Classic Chinese Formulae
The following are classical Chinese formulae with the corresponding Three Treasures® formula.
The formulae can be classified into the following categories:
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- Nourishing (for Empty conditions)
- Nourishing and Clearing (for combinations of a Full and Empty condition)
- Clearing (for Full conditions with pathogenic factors)
- Calming the Mind
- Releasing the Exterior
Within each category, each formula addresses the disharmony of a specific “Organ” (figuratively speaking). However, the innovative aspect of the Three Treasures® formulae is that, rather than being generic formula, each one addresses a specific, clinically common, pattern within a particular “Organ’s” sphere. For example, there are specific formulae which affect “Liver-Blood” either by nourishing it or by combining its nourishing with some elimination for specific clinical situations.
- Liver-Blood deficiency giving rise to Liver-Yang rising (Bend Bamboo®) or Deficient Liver-Blood not nourishing the eyes (Brighten the Eyes™);
- Deficient Liver-Blood not nourishing the sinews (Brocade Sinews™);
- Liver-Blood deficiency associated with Liver-Qi stagnation (Freeing the Moon®) or Liver-Blood deficiency in chronic skin issues (Glorious Sea™);
- Liver-Blood deficiency leading to insomnia (Root the Spirit and Nourish the Soul™) or Liver-Blood deficiency resulting from radiotherapy (Radio-Support™)
Thus, the clinical application process for the Three Treasures™ formulae is different from that for generic tonic formulae. It relies on the practitioner making a fundamental differentiation between the need to i) tonify only, ii) the need to clear only, or iii) the need to tonify and clear simultaneously. We can represent the different processes that lead to the choice of a formula in this example for Liver-Blood deficiency, illustrated in Figures 1 and 2:
Similarly, Spleen-Qi deficiency hardly ever occurs on its own in chronic conditions as it is more frequently accompanied by Dampness, Damp-Heat or Qi Stagnation. Two more diagrams can illustrate the difference between a generic formula to tonify Spleen-Qi and the various Three Treasures® formulae to tonify Spleen-Qi. See Figures 3 and 4:
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The formulas aforementioned are food supplements. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not to replaced a varied diet. References to organs have been capitalised to reflect their symbolic meaning; not to be interpreted in a literal meaning.
Nourishing & Clearing
Calming the Mind
Releasing the Exterior
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang
Action: Subdue Liver-Yang, extinguish Liver-Wind, resolve Phlegm, nourish Blood, tonify Kidney-Yang, tonify Spleen-Qi.
Ban Xia Hou Po Tang
Open the Heart™
Action: Moves Qi in the chest, stimulates the descending of Lung-Qi and Heart-Qi, calms the Mind, settles the Corporeal Soul.
Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin
Separate Clear and Turbid™
Action: Tonify Qi, resolve Dampness, eliminate turbidity, open the Water passages of the Lower Burner, tonify the Kidneys.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Action: Tonify and lift Qi, move Qi, lift the Spirit, open the Mind’s orifices.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Tonify Qi and Ease the Muscles™
Action: Tonify Lung- and Spleen-Qi, raise Yang, lift depression, resolve Dampness from the muscles.
Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
Break Into a Smile™
Action: Regulates Qi, eliminates stagnation, harmonizes the Liver.
Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San
Freeing the Sun™
Action: Move Qi, pacify the Liver, nourish Blood, tonify Spleen-Qi, clear Liver-Heat, calm the Mind, settle the Hun.
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
Invigorate the Root™
Action: Expel Wind and resolve Dampness from the channels, tonify Kidney-Yang, tonify Spleen-Qi, nourish Blood.
Gan Mai Da Zao Tang
Soothe the Shen™
Action: tonifies Qi, nourishes Blood and Yin, moves Qi, opens the Mind’s orifices. *Contains Gluten and wheat
Gui Pi Tang
Calm the Shen™
Action: Tonify Spleen-Qi and Spleen-Blood, tonify Heart-Qi and Heart-Blood, calm the Mind, open the Mind’s orifices, stimulate the Spleen’s holding of Blood.
Gui Zhi Tang
Children's Herbal Sentinel™
Action: Tonify Qi, consolidate the Exterior, raise immunity, resolve Dampness and dissolve food accumulation. *Contains Gluten and wheat
Lian Po Yin
Ease the Muscles™
Action: Clear Heat, resolve Dampness, regulate Qi, harmonize the Centre. *Contains Soy
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
Action: Drain Liver-Fire, drain Heart-Fire, clear Heat, resolve Dampness, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul.
Mu Xiang Shun Qi Wan
Action: Moves Qi in the Middle Burner, subdues rebellious Stomach-Qi, resolves Dampness. *Contains Gluten and wheat
Qing Qi Hua Tan Tang
Action: Resolve Phlegm™, clear Heat, restore the descending of Lung-Qi.*Contains almond
Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang
Action: Nourish Stomach-, Spleen- and Lung-Yin, clear Stomach Empty Heat.
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San
Action: Tonify Stomach and Spleen-Qi, nourish Stomach and Spleen-Yin, resolve Dampness, tonify Lung-Qi.
Su Zi Jiang Qi Tang
Action: Restore the descending of Lung-Qi, expel Wind. *Contains almond and walnut
Suan Zao Ren Tang
Nourish the Soul™
Action: Nourish Liver-Yin, Kidney-Yin and Heart-Yin, clear Empty Heat, calm the Mind, settle the Hun.
Wen Dang Tang
Clear the Soul™
Action: Resolves Phlegm-Heat, calms the Mind, opens the Orifices, relaxes the chest.
Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang
Soothe the Centre™
Action: Tonify Qi, nourish Stomach-Yin, resolve Dampness and move Qi in the Centre. *Contains Gluten and wheat
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
Action: Move Blood, eliminate stasis, move Qi, stop pain, calm the Mind and open the Mind’s orifices.
Yi Yi Ren Tang
Action: Drain Dampness, expel Wind, clear Heat, benefit the joints, invigorate Blood.
Yin Mei Tang
Root the Spirit™
Action: Nourish Liver-Blood and Liver-Yin, settle the Ethereal Soul, calm the Mind.
Yin Qiao San + Sang Ju Yin
Action: Release the Exterior, expel Wind-Heat. *Contains soy and almond
You Gui Wan
Strengthen the Root™
Action: Tonify and warm Kidney-Yang, stoke up the Fire of the Gate of Vitality, fill the Essence, nourish Blood, strengthen the Will-Power.
Yu Ping Feng San + Gui Zhi Tang
Action: Tonify Lung- and Spleen-Qi, consolidate the Exterior, bolster the Defensive-Qi.
Yue Ju Wan
Action: Regulate Qi, eliminate stagnation, pacify the Liver. *Contains Gluten and wheat.
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Action: Resolve Dampness and clear Heat from the Bladder, tonify the Kidneys, lift Qi.
Zuo Gui Wan
Nourish the Root®
Action: Nourish Kidney-Yin and Essence, strengthen the will-power (Zhi).
The following is a list of Three Treasures® formulae without a classical antecedent.
Action: Tonify Kidney-Yang, tonify Heart-Qi, stimulate the descending of Heart-Qi, drain Damp-Heat, calm the Mind.
Benefit the Sinews™
Action: Invigorate Blood, resolve Phlegm, expel Wind-Dampness, dry Dampness. *Contains Gluten and wheat
Action: Moves Liver-and Heart-Qi, calms the Mind, resolves Phlegm, opens the Mind’s orifices, stimulates the movement of the Hun.
Action: Nourish Liver-Blood and Liver-Yin, benefit sinews, expel Wind-Dampness from the joints.
Action: Release the Exterior, expel Wind-Heat, clear Lung-Heat at Qi Level, clear Ying, benefit fluids.
Clear the Root™
Action: Tonify Qi, nourish Kidney-Yin, drain Damp-Heat, move Blood, separate the clear from the turbid, soften hardness (masses), resolve Toxic Heat.
Action: Nourish Liver-Blood, tonify the Kidneys, nourish the skin, resolve Dampness, cool Blood.
Harmonize the Centre™
Action: Tonify Qi and Yin of Stomach and Spleen, resolve Dampness, nourish Liver and Kidneys, resolve Phlegm, invigorate Blood.
Herbal Sentinel - Yin™
Action: Tonify Lung-Qi, nourish Yin, consolidate the Exterior, bolster Defensive-Qi.
Nourish the Root & Clear Wind™
Action: Nourishes Kidney-Yin and Liver-Yin, expels Wind-Dampness from the joints.
Action: Clear Liver-Fire, subdue Liver-Wind, resolve Phlegm, clear Heat, cool Blood, move Blood.
Action: Tonifies Kidney-Yang, nourishes Liver-Blood, promotes the movement of the Ethereal Soul, strengthens Will-Power (Zhi). *Contains Gluten and wheat
Settling the Soul™
Action: Drain Fire™, open the Mind’s orifices, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul, resolve Phlegm.
Action: Tonify Spleen-Qi, move Qi, pacify the Liver, harmonize Liver and Spleen, resolve Dampness from the Intestines, move the stools. *Contains Gluten and wheat
Action: Expel Wind, clear Heat, resolve Toxic Heat, drain Dampness, open the nose orifices, tonify Qi.