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Linking Decoction, 1 oz
Linking Decoction, 1 oz
|Brand||Alembic Herbals by Kan|
|Unit Size||1 fl oz. dropper bottle|
|Dosage||16-24 drops three times per day. May be taken more frequently (every 2-3 hours) in acute situations.|
|Chinese Symptomology||Dry mouth and throat, epigastric pain, bitter taste, chest or hypochondriac pain, bearing down sensation of lower abdomen or scrotum, premature ejaculation, sexual frustration, difficult or hesitant menstruation, sleep disorders from liver yin/blood vacuity, unstable hun/corporeal soul, diminished visual acuity, stomach ulcers, chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver, hypertension, xiao kei/yin vacuity diabetic disorder (wasting and thirsting disorder), anxiety disorders.|
|Actions||Nourishes the yin and blood of liver and kidney, unbinds liver qi depression, reduces liver/stomach fire.|
|Pattern||Liver/kidney yin vacuity with liver qi depression, or stomach yin vacuity fire.|
|Tongue||Red, dry with many small cracks. The body may be shriveled, the sides tender and red. Stomach fire patterns will show heat at the center, possibly dry yellow coat.|
|Pulse||Vacuity pulse, wiry, thready, may be rapid with heat signs. Possibly hard and woody in the middle position on both wrists.|
|Chinese name||Yi Guan Jian|
|English name||Linking Decoction, 1 oz|
|Description||Linking Decoction is a very significant formula for liver qi depression with underlying yin vacuity, and therefore addresses a very common pattern found in modern clinical practice. It appears as frequently as the liver/spleen disharmony pattern associated with dan zhi xiao yao san/Moutan and Gardenia Relaxed Wanderer Powder. Frequently, the liver yin and blood will become exhausted from stress, poor diet, use of recreational drugs and alcohol, or use of prescription medications. This will lead to feelings of stuffiness, distention or dull pain in the ribs and chest, associated with liver qi depression. Linking Decoction is also frequently indicated for patterns of stomach yin vacuity heat with acid regurgitation, stomach pain, and loss of appetite. This pattern can be found in cases with ulcer, colitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver cancer.
The pericardium/xin bao channel is the upper portion of the jue yin channel, and can be treated by this formula as well. The xin bao channel has a direct internal vessel, the bao luo, that connects directly to the uterus. Therefore, the yi guan jian/Linking Decoction can be used to treat gynecological disorders matching a pattern of liver qi depression combined with liver yin and/or blood vacuity. Linking Decoction is especially recommended for emotional/psychological patterns caused by vacuity liver heat surging upward and disturbing the xin bao/pericardium. Conditions related to this pattern that may be treated by this formula include hypertension, mood swings, manic depression, anxiety and panic disorder.
|Ingredients||shu di huang (rehmannia): 10.9% mai men dong (Ophiopogonis): 10.9% sha shen (Glehnae): 14.5% dang gui (Angelica Sinensis): 10.9% chuan lian zi (Melia Toosendan): 5.5% xiang fu (Cyperi): 7.3% nu zhen zi (Ligustri): 10.9% han lian cao (Eclipta): 10.9% huang qin (Scutellaria): 7.3% du zhong (Eucommia): 10.9%|