Severe constipation according to Chinese Medicine

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Two herbal formulas that might help with severe constipation

Da Cheng Qi Tang

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 4 herbs

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

Why might Da Cheng Qi Tang help with severe constipation?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern '/tcm-education-center/patterns/heat_in_yang_brightness_organs' of which severe constipation is a symptom.

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San Wu Bei Ji Wan

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 3 herbs

Key actions: Clear Cold Stagnation.

Why might San Wu Bei Ji Wan help with severe constipation?

San Wu Bei Ji Wan has sometimes been used by TCM professionals to alleviate the symptoms of recalcitrant constipation

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Rhubarb might help with severe constipation

Why might Rhubarb (Da Huang) help with severe constipation?

Because it is a key herb in Da Cheng Qi Tang, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern '' (a pattern with severe constipation as a symptom)

Rhubarb is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Spleen, the Stomach, the Large intestine, the Liver and the Pericardium.

Its main actions are: Drains Excess Heat and eliminates Dampness, especially when in the Bright Yang stage according to the Six Stages Theory. Cools the Blood and stops bleeding. Invigorates Blood, breaks up Stasis and relieves pain. Clears Heat and toxins from Excess. Applied topically for Hot sores and Blood Stasis.

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