Chinese: Tao He Cheng Qi Tang

English: Peach Pit Decoction to Order the Qi

Source: Shanghanlun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases)

Pulse: choppy, sunken

Tongue: purple body, yellow coating

Abdomen: Shofukukyuketsu

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

  • Constipation
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Thirst
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Painful urination
  • Hemorrhoids

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

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.
Abdominal pattern (fukusho) of Tokakujyokito (from Fukusho Kiran, 1800)

Basic and Clinical Research on Tokakujyokito – Updated on Mar. 30, 2011

Inoue M. Clinical studies on effects of Tokakujoki-to for fibro-cystic disease of the breast. Nihon Toyo Igaku Zasshi (Japanese Journal of Oriental Medicine) 1992; 42: 415-8.