Chinese: Tiao Wei Cheng Qi Tang

English: Regulate the Stomach and Order the Qi Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Discussion of Cold-induced Disorders)

Pulse: sunken, replete, rapid

Tongue: dry yellow-white fur

Abdomen: shinkahiko

Indications: This herbal formula has been used for patients with following health conditions and symptoms:

  • Constipation
  • Bloating

There are many other health conditions that may respond well to this herbal formula, in particular patients exhibiting indicative traditional diagnostic signs and symptoms.

Abdominal pattern (fukusho) of Choijyokito (from Fukusho Kiran, 1800)

Herbs in This Formula

Note: Suggested dosages of each herb in Kampo formulas are often smaller than those of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Individual dosages of herbs may be adjusted depending on each patient’s condition, constitutional patterns, quality of the herbs, and other factors involved.