Chinese: Xiao Jian Zhong Tang

English: Minor Construct the Middle Decoction

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: fine, slight bowstring

Tongue: pale body, thin white coating

Abdomen: fukuchokukinrenkyu, fukuman, fukuhikokyu, midline lead


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

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite
  • Chills
  • Pale complexion

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 Shokenchuto (from Fukusho Kiran Yoku 1809)