Yang Excess

At a glance

Preliminary reading: What is a pattern?



Common formulas: Da Cheng Qi Tang


Yang Excess is a pattern of disharmony in Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine views the human body as a complex system that tends toward harmony. A pattern of disharmony is a disorder that prevents that harmony from occurring.

Patterns aren't exactly the Chinese Medicine equivalent to Western diseases, they're rather the underlying causes behind diseases or health conditions. Here Yang Excess is thought to sometimes induce conditions such as hypertension, cholecystitis or schizophrenia (as well as fourteen others).

Diagnosing Yang Excess

Treating Yang Excess

Herbal formulas used to treat Yang Excess

Da Cheng Qi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

Key actions: Purges Heat from the Stomach and Intestines. Relieves constipation.

Formula summary

Da Cheng Qi Tang is a 4-ingredient Chinese Medicine formula. Invented in 220 AD, it belongs to the category of formulas that purge Heat accumulation.

Besides Yang Excess, Da Cheng Qi Tang is also used to treat Yang Excess or Full Yang or Heat in Yang brightness Organs.

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