English: Kudzu Decoction Plus Pinellia
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Puerariae Ge Gen 8-12g Releases the exterior, and releases the muscle layer (especially of the upper back and neck) by bringing fluids to the area.
With Ma Huang, Gui Zhi and Bai Shao, for Wind-Cold with stiffness and tension in the upper back and neck.
Hb. Ephedrae Ma Huang 4-9g
Strongly releases the exterior, disperses Cold, moves Lung Qi and stops wheezing.
With Gui Zhi for Wind-Cold excess conditions with fever and chills but no sweat and Wind-Cold-Damp Bi.
Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 3-9g Releases the Exterior, warms the channels and collaterals to relieve pain, warms and facilitates the flow of Yang Qi in the chest, warms and facilitates the flow of Blood through the vessels and releases the muscle layer.
With Ge Gen, releases the exterior and relieves the muscle layer.
With Bai Shao, warms and tonifies the Middle Jiao for External Wind-Cold with disharmony between the Ying and Wei, with spontaneous sweating, fever and chills.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 3-9g Adjusts the Ying and Wei, preserves Yin by preventing excessive diaphoresis.
With Gan Cao, relieves muscle spasms and therefore helps relieve neck and back stiffness.
With Gui Zhi, Sheng Jiang and Gan Cao, for Wind-Cold with Deficiency and perspiration.
Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 1-9g Releases the Exterior, disperses Cold, warms the Middle, stops vomiting, stops cough and reduces the toxicity of other herbs.
With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting due to many causes including Stomach Cold.
With Gui Zhi, warms and dispels thin mucus in the Stomach with nausea, hiccup, Stomach pain, acid reflux or vomiting of clear fluid.
With Ma Huang, strongly creates sweating to treat all externally contracted Wind-Cold disorders, especially those in which Wind-Cold has constrained Lung Qi with cough and wheezing and the failure of Lung Qi to descend causing nausea and vomiting.
(Rz. Zingiberis) (Gan Jiang) (1-6g) (In some sources, used instead of Sheng Jiang).
Fr. Zizyphi Jujube Da Zao 3-12g Moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs
With Sheng Jiang, protects the Ying and harmonizes and protects the Stomach
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 2-6g Moderates and harmonizes the properties of other herbs.
Rz. Pinelliae Preparata Zhi Ban Xia 3-9g Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, descends Rebellious Qi, harmonizes the Stomach. and stops vomiting.
  • Releases Wind-Cold in the Exterior and muscle layer
  • Generates Fluids
  • Relieves muscle-ache of the neck
  • Stops vomiting
  • Simultaneous Tai Yang - Yang Ming stage
  • Tai Yang stage with vomiting but no diarrhea
  • Chills and fever
  • Anhidrosis
  • Stiff and rigid neck, shoulders and upper back
  • Intolerance of Wind
  • Dislike of Cold
  • Inflammation
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle spasms
  • Mucosal swelling
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sensitivity to dust
  • Headache
  • Wind-Cold Bi (few joints affected, intense but short lived, changes over days or weeks)
  • Inflammation
  • T: Normal
  • C: Thin and white
  • P: Floating and tight