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Shi Liu Wei Liu Qi Yin (Sixteen Ingredient Drink for Qi Flow) 十六味流氣飲


Formula Type Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores
Diagnosis Heat and/or Qi and Blood stagnation, external and internal disharmony
Action Tonifies Qi, nourishes blood, promotes movement of Qi, thrusts pus out, dissipates swelling
Indication Noxious swellings, abscesses, flat abscesses, including of breast and neck, widespread or localized swelling such as pox sores. P: flooding, moderate, submerged, slow, tight, or thin pulse
Remarks Also used for thyroid, skin, lymphatic, and eye disorders

Dang Gui (3 g)

Chuan Xiong (3 g)

Bai Shao (3 g)

Huang Qi (untested) (3 g)

Ren Shen (Organic) (Red) (3 g)

Rou Gui (untested) (3 g)

Hou Po (untested) (3 g)

Jie Geng (Organic) (3 g)

Zhi Ke (Chao) (3 g)

Wu Yao (3 g)

Mu Xiang (3 g)

Bai Zhi (3 g)

Bing Lang (3 g)

Fang Feng (untested) (3 g)

Zi Su Ye (3 g)

Gan Cao (3 g)


This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.