ChinaMed Irritable Bowel 1 Formula 78c
This is a combination of the two classic formulas:
- ‘Important Formula for Painful Diarrhoea’ (tong xie yao fang), devised by Zhang Jie-bing (a.k.a. Zhang Jing-yue), which appears in the collection of his writings, ‘Complete Works of (Zhang) Jing-yue’ (jing yue quan shu), 1624. It is designed as a ‘branch’, or secondary aspect, (biao) treatment for painful diarrhoea that occurs due to Liver Qi invasion of the Spleen, hence the formula’s name.
- Ginseng Poria & Atractylodes Powder-Formula (shen ling bai zhu san), from the Formulary of the Tai Ping Welfare Dispensary Bureau (tai ping hui min he ji ju fang) (1151 CE), a compilation of popular and effective formulas that were used in the public dispensaries of the Song dynastic period. This formula tonifies the Spleen. In addition it promotes the astringing action of the Qi and dries Damp to alleviate diarrhea or loose stools.
Stress or prolonged emotional strain generally leads to Liver Qi constraint. In patients with pre-existing deficiency of the Spleen, this scenario readily leads to invasion of the Spleen by the Liver Qi. The resulting disruption to Spleen function causes acute diarrhoea, accompanied by spasmodic abdominal pain.
This formula effectively targets both of the above pathodynamics and thus addresses the distressing symptoms as well as the underlying organ imbalances in cases with irritable bowel syndrome that presents with recurrent episodes of diarrhea or loose stools together with cramping abdominal pain.
Each capsule contains:
- Contains gluten. Not to be used in cases with allergy to gluten.
- Avoid stimulants such as coffee, cola containing drinks, guarna etc.
- Contains Glycyrrhiza, which potentiates prednisone and corticosteroids by prolonging steroid biological half-life; caution in patients with hypertension.
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