Clear the Soul™ Formulae

clear_the_soul The “soul” here stands for both the Po and the Hun. This formula is a variation of Wen Dan Tang Warming the Gall-Bladder Decoction which resolves Phlegm-Heat from the Lungs. Phlegm in the Lungs affects the Po because it is housed in the Lungs. It also affects the Hun as Phlegm prevents the normal “movement” of the Hun. Hence this formula “clears the soul” as the”soul” is both the Po and Hun.


Zhu Ru Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam
Yuan Zhi Radix Polygalae
Da Zao Fructus Ziziphi jujubae rubrae
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
He Huan Pi Cortex Albiziae
Shi Chang Pu Rhizoma Acori tatarinowii
Bai Zi Ren Semen Biotae
Dan Shen Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae
Zhi Shi Fructus Aurantii immaturus
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae
Yu Jin Radix Curcumae

Order Formulae


Phlegm-Heat obstructing the chest and Mind, Lung-Qi not descending.


Resolves Phlegm-Heat, calms the Mind, opens the Mind’s orifices, relaxes the chest.

Tongue: Red or normal, swollen, sticky-yellow coating, Stomach crack or Stomach-Heart crack with rough yellow coating inside it. A combined Heart and Stomach crack on the tongue extends all the way to the tip, as a Heart crack would do, but it is wide and shallow in the centre, as a Stomach crack would be.
Pulse: Slippery, rapid. The Heart pulse may feel relatively overflowing.

Classical Antecedent

Wen Dan Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in calming the Mind and settling the Po.

Acupuncture Points

Ren-15 Jiuwei, ST-40 Fenglong, P-6 Neiguan, L.I.-4 Hegu, P-7 Daling, Ren-12 Zhongwan, Ren-10 Shuifen, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, with even or reducing method. No moxa.

Clear the Soul™ is a variation of Wen Dan Tang (Warming the Gall-Bladder Decoction). The formula is aimed at addressing a background of Phlegm obstructing the chest and therefore the Lungs and Heart. The key features of this formula is a swollen tongue with a Stomach (or Heart/Stomach) crack in the centre and a thick, sticky, yellow coating, and a Slippery pulse in the middle positions.

He Huan Pi, Yu Jin, Yuan Zhi, Shi Chang Pu, Bai Zi Ren and Dan Shen are added to soothe the Liver, open the Mind’s orifices, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul.

The formula has been called “Clear the Soul™” because on the one hand it settles the Ethereal Soul by resolving Phlegm and clearing Heat and on the other it releases tension of the Corporeal Soul by relaxing the chest and the Lungs.

Clear the Soul™ can be used for Phlegm-Heat harassing upwards. When this happens, a Slippery Rapid pulse and a Red tongue with a sticky-yellow coating prevail.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.