Drain Fields™ Formulae

drain_fields“Fields” stands here for soil, the earth, the Earth element and therefore Stomach and Spleen. This formula “drains” Dampness from Stomach and Spleen as a soggy field is drained of water.


Yi Yi Ren Semen Coicis
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Huo Xiang Herba Pogostemonis
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Ze Xie Rhizoma Alismatis
Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Zhu Ling Sclerotium Polypori umbellati
Xing Ren Semen Armeniacae
Hou Po Cortex Magnoliae officinalis
Sha Ren Fructus Amomi villosi
Bai Dou Kou Fructus Amomi rotundus
Dan Dou Chi Seme Sojae preparatum
Lu Gen Rhizoma Phragmitis
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata

*Product contains soy, Dan Dou Chi (Prepared soybean) and tree nuts, Xing Ren (Almond)

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Dampness in the Centre and muscles, and Spleen-Qi deficiency.


Resolve Dampness, tonify Qi.

Tongue: Sticky-white coating.
Pulse: Slippery and weak.

Classical Antecedent

Huo Po Xia Ling Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in resolving Dampness from the space between skin and muscles with fragrant herbs, it mildly tonifies Qi (which original formula does not do).

Acupuncture Points

SP-9 Yinlingquan, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, Ren-9 Shuifen, Ren-11 Jianli, ST-22 Guanmen, BL-22 Sanjiaoshu, with even or reducing method.
Ren-12 Zhongwan, ST-36 Zusanli, BL-20 Pishu with reinforcing method. Moxa is applicable.

Drain Fields™ is a variation of Huo Po Xia Ling Tang (Agastache-Magnolia-Pinellia-Poria Decoction) used to drain Dampness. It can be used in all cases when the condition is characterized predominantly by retention of Dampness (without Heat). If the tongue has a thick-sticky coating, the pulse is predominantly slippery and full, and the pronounced retention of Dampness, it is then safe to eliminate Dampness before tonifying the body’s Qi. This formula is ideally suited to do this, as it is aimed at resolving Dampness from the muscles, from the head, and from the Stomach and Spleen.

  • Huang Qi and Bai Zhu have been added to tonify Qi
  • Sha Ren and Pei Lan are two fragrant herbs which resolve Dampness from the muscles
  • Lu Gen has been added to clear any Heat

This formula should be chosen if the full aspect predominates over the Deficiency. If the latter predominates, consider using Tonify Qi and Ease the Muscles™. If there is Damp-Heat rather than Dampness, use Ease the Muscles™.

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.