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The following Chinese herbal formula(s) can treat or relief Distension of the diaphragm:

Chinese Formula Actions Indications Symptoms related to distension of the diaphragm
Er Chen Tang
Two-Cured Decoction; Two Old Decoction; Citrus and Pinellia Decoction
Transforms Phlegm and Dampness; Dries Phlegm and Dampness; Regulates Qi in the Middle Burner.   Damp-Phlegm from the Spleen failing to properly transport the fluids.  Chronic bronchitis; Chronic gastritis; Cough; Distension of the chest; Distension of the diaphragm; Dizziness; Emphysema; Goiter; Nausea; Oppression of diaphragm; Oppression of the chest; Palpitations; Profuse phlegm; Vomiting; White phlegm; Ménière's disease; Peptic ulcer; Swollen, tooth-marked tongue with a thick-greasy-white coating; Slippery-Moderate-Deep pulse (Hua Huan Chen).  
Dao Tan Tang
Guide Out Phlegm Decoction; Conducting Phlegm Decoction
Transforms Phlegm; Dries Dampness; Moves Qi; Regulates the Qi.   Collapse due to Phlegm obstructing the orifices.  Accumulation of congested fluids in the chest; Accumulation of Phlegm in the chest; Asthma; Bronchitis; Cough; Distension and fullness of the costal region; Distension of the chest; Distension of the diaphragm; Dizziness; Dyspnea; Emphysema; Headache; Loss of consciousness due to Wind-Phlegm; Poor appetite; Profuse phlegm; Restlessness while sitting or lying down; Sticky rhinorrhea; Thick rhinorrhea; Thick saliva; Tongue with a white-greasy coating; Slippery-Wiry pulse (Hua Xian).  
Xiang Lian Wan
Aucklandia and Coptis Pill
Clears Heat; Transforms Dampness; Moves Qi; Stops diarrhea.   Red and white dysentery due to Damp-Heat.  Distension of the chest; Distension of the diaphragm; Oppression of diaphragm; Oppression of the chest; Stifling sensation; Red tongue, greasy-yellow coating; Slippery-Rapid pulse (Hua Shu).  

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