Chinese: Chai Hu Gui Zhi Gan Jiang Tang

English: Bupleurum, Cinnamon Twig, and Ginger Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: fine-bowstring

Tongue: red tip, thin, dry, white coat

Abdomen: shinkahiko, kyokyokuman, saijyoki

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

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chill
  • Neck and Shoulder tension
  • Dry mouth
  • Cough
  • Night sweat
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Depression

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 Saikokeishikankyoto (from Fukusho Kiran Yoku 1809)