The information provided here is not a replacement for a doctor. You shouldn't use it for the purpose of self-diagnosing or self-medicating but rather so you can have a more informed discussion with a professional TCM practitioner.
It results in symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, belching and hiccups.
The Stomach is a so-called "Fu" Organ. Learn more about the Stomach in Chinese Medicine
Pulse type(s): Tight (Jin) or wiry (Xian)
Tongue description: Normal
Diagnosing a pattern in Chinese Medicine is no easy feat and should be left to professional practitioners.
In particular one has to know how to differentiate between different types of pulses and tongue coatings, shapes and colors. Here patients with Stomach Qi rebelling upwards will tend to exhibit tight (Jin) or wiry (Xian) pulses.
Practitioners also learn to read from a long list of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Here patients with Stomach Qi rebelling upwards might experience symptoms like nausea, difficulty swallowing, belching and vomiting (full list here above).
Source date: 220 AD
Number of ingredients: 5 herbs
Key actions: Regulates the flow of Qi, treats esophageal spasm. Clears Phlegm.
Ban Xia Hou Pu Tang is a 5-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Crow-Dipper Rhizomes (Ban Xia) and Houpu Magnolia Bark (Hou Pu) as principal ingredients. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that promote Qi movement.
Source date: 1107 AD
Number of ingredients: 11 herbs
Key actions: Releases the Exterior. Transforms Dampness. Regulates Qi. Harmonizes the Middle Burner.
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San is a 11-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Korean Mint (Huo Xiang) as a principal ingredient. Invented in 1107 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that transform Dampness and harmonize Stomach.
Source date: 1706 AD
Number of ingredients: 4 herbs
Key actions: Augments the Qi. Warms the Middle Burner. Directs Rebellious Qi downward. Stops hiccup.
Ding Xiang Shi Di Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula with Cloves (Ding Xiang) and Persimmon Calyxes (Shi Di) as principal ingredients. Invented in 1706 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas for a rebellious Qi.
Besides Stomach Qi rebelling upwards, Ding Xiang Shi Di Tang is also used to treat Rebellious Liver Qi invading the Stomach.
Try to adopt good eating habits: take time to eat, don't work and stand up while eating and generally try to be in a relaxed mood during your meals.