|Chinese Formula ||Actions ||Indications ||Symptoms related to acute appendicitis |
|Si Ni San
Frigid Extremities Decoction; Bupleurum and Chih-shih Decoction
|Disperses and drives out pathogenic influences;
Regulates the Spleen.
||Yang or hot-type collapse, which is most commonly due to Heat entering the Interior where it constrains the Yang Qi. This inhibits the spreading of Yang Qi to the extremities, causing cold extremities (fingers and toes), anguish, pain of the abdomen (in contrast to devastated Yang, where the entire limb is cold), and a warm body. ||Cholecystitis;
Cold fingers and toes, although the body is warm;
Fullness of the chest;
Fullness of the epigastrium;
Hernia due to lingering Heat;
Pain of the abdomen;
Red tongue, yellow coating;
Wiry pulse (Xian).
|Da Cheng Qi Tang
Major Order the Qi Decoction; Great Conducting Qi Decoction; Major Rhubarb Decoction
|Harshly purges accumulation due to Heat.
||Yang brightness organ-stage disorders which is characterized by Heat accumulating in the Interior and taking form. ||Abdomen is solid to palpation;
Fullness of the abdomen due to accumulation;
Pain of the abdomen which is worse upon pressure;
Dysentery (early stage);
Profuse sweating of hands and feet;
Red tongue, dry-yellow or dry-maroon coating;
Full-Rapid-Overflowing pulse (Shi Shu Hong).
|Da Huang Mu Dan Tang
Rhubarb and Moutan Decoction
Disperses Blood accumulation;
||Early-stage intestinal abscess, a condition of excess with interior clumping of Heat and Blood. ||Acute appendicitis;
Distension of the right lower abdomen;
Pain of the right lower abdomen;
Pain which is worse upon pressure (spasmodic spasms of the abdomen);
Pain which is worse while extending the right leg (pain responds favorably to flexion);
Chills and sweating following irregular, intermittent fever;
Induration of the abdomen (right lower quadrant);
Tongue with thin-greasy-yellow coating;
Slippery-Rapid pulse (Hua Shu); Slippery-Rapid-Wiry pulse (Hua Shu Xian).