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Decoctions

Decoctions provide the benefits of 6-30 dried herbs in one hot concentrated drink. Decoctions provide immediate and substantial change within a few days for non critical conditions. Decoction courses once begun may be customized to the patient as the condition changes, as symptoms subside and cease. Only by decoction is it possible for a formula to advance day by day, week by week, progressing from one phase to another until disease is eradicated.

Decoctions were a primary method of ancient therapy. Ancient text, Shanghan Lun, detailed conditions and their corresponding formulas which were then varied to each manifestation of the disease and which progressed in keeping with the way the disease changed. Decoctions in this text were intended to be used for a day or a few days with the expectation that the patient would be in a different status within a few days.

Chinese hospitals and independent pharmacies continue to offer decoctions cooked up on the premises for patient convenience. The decoction of herbs in this manner allows for mass treatment of the range of ailments, from wind invasion cold to chronic ailments for which no medicine exists.

For minor ailments, 3-10 days of a decoction formula are sufficient. Decoctions taken for more critical conditions may range from 1-6 months and may be continued and modified as needed.

For the majority of commonly used herbs, the dosage range is 6-15 grams for a one day dose with an average of about 10 grams per day. Some herbs are used at considerably lower or higher dosages routinely. Some herbs are used in much higher dosage for certain applications. Decoctions are commonly made up of 8-16 ingredients, with an average of about 12 ingredients. A decoction of about 120 grams of crude herbs is usual (e.g. 12 ingredients x 10 grams per ingredient). For a one week supply of herbs, this translates to nearly 2 pounds of dried herb materials. When treating serious ailments, the dosages may be increased by approximately 50% so that a one week supply comes from nearly 3 pounds of herbs.

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An Zhong Tang or Cardamon & Fennel Formula, Decoction of
Use for epigastric distension, epigastric pain, ulcer, vomiting of blood, hyperacid stomach, stagnant blood in stomach and stagnant stomach qi with cold. Rx Ingredients: Cinnamomum (gu zhi), coryda..
$65.00
Automatic Decoction Pot
Automatic clay pot decocts prescriptions with auto heat preservation, advanced heating unit that gets your prescription right every time. Spill and overflow proof . Large 4 L capacity. ..
$80.00
Ba Xian Chang Shou Wan, Decoction of
Longevity formula treats deficient lung and kidney yin. Applicable to afternoon low grade fever, difficult breathing, dry cough, dry mouth, dry nose. Herbs: Rehmannia (shu di huang), ophiopogon (ma..
$12.00
Ba Zhen Wan, Decoction of
For Qi and blood deficient. Tonifies Qi (vital energy) and nourishes blood. Use for general fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, low appetite. Herbs:  Rehmannia Root, D..
$14.00
Ba Zheng San Wan, Decoction of
For Lin syndrome due to damp heat characterized by frequent, urgent, painful urination, dribbling of urine, turbid dark urine, retention of urine with distension and fullness in the lower abdomen, wit..
$14.00
Bai Zi Yang Xin Wan, Decoction of
To boost deficient Qi and heart blood with symptoms including palpitations, chronic anxiety, insomnia, memory loss, recurring nightmares. Ingredients: Poria sclerotium, Astragalus root, Ligusticum ..
$14.00
Bu Tiao Formula or Bu Xue Tiao Jing Tang, Decoction of
Nourish Blood, Adjust Period Decoction. Treats cold and blood stagnation in the uterus with deficient kidney qi and yang, deficient qi and blood with bleeding due to deficient qi. Useful for amenorrhe..
$150.00
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan, Decoction of
Tonifies spleen and stomach qi, invigorating qi in liver to raise yang. Treatment for poor digestion due to disharmony between liver and spleen with abdominal bloating, pain or gas with erratic stool...
$14.00
Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang, Decoction of
Bupleurum with Draconis, Ostrea Decoction for irritability, drug, smoking withdrawal with stagnant liver qi, rising liver yang, disturbed shen, deficient spleen qi, excess stomach phlegm, large intest..
$16.00
Chuan Bi Tang, Decoction of
Chianghuo & Turmeric Formula or Relieve Bi Syndrome Decoction for relief of painful arthralgia of upper limbs with wind-cold-damp obstruction, blood stagnation in the channels. Useful for arthriti..
$14.00
Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan, Decoction of
Disperses wind cold and headache (frontal, occipital, bilateral, vertical or migraine) due to wind cold invasion. Ends nasal congestion, sinusitis, rhinitis, stuffy nose, fever, chills, wind vertigo. ..
$12.00
Da Bu Yin Wan, Decoction of
Tonifies kidney yin, sedating fire deficiency. Use for severe deficient kidney yin with fire symptoms including night sweating, hot flashing, feverish palms or soles, restless insomnia, burning sensat..
$12.00
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