Little Dragon liquid formula by liaoqinmei

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									Little Dragon (liquid formula)

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Ingredients
Dan Nan Xing (bileprocessed Rhizoma Arisaematis)                                                54.5 mg
Hu Zhang (Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati)                                                           36.5 mg
Jue Ming Zi (Semen Cassiae)                                                                     36.5 mg
Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi)                                                                     36.5 mg
E Zhu (Rhizoma Zedoariae)                                                                       18 mg
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)                                                         18 mg


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Chinese Disease Diagnosis
Xiao er fei pang (pediatric obesity)


Pattern Discrimination
Phlegm heat brewing and obstructing. (Note, the word “obstruction” implies liver depression qi stagnation and possible blood stasis.)


Therapeutic Actions
Clears heat and transforms phlegm, courses the liver and rectifies the qi


Indications
Simple pediatric obesity presenting a pattern of phlegm heat brewing and obstructing. (Note, the word “obstruction” implies liver depression
qi stagnation and possible blood stasis.)


Formulator's Comments
The combination of phlegm, dampness & turbidity, stomach heat, and liver depression qi stagnation leads to the internal accumulation of
phlegm turbidity which then leads to phlegm heat brewing internally. When the medicinals in this formula are used together, they clear heat
and transform phlegm, free the flow of the bowels, disperse accumulations, and move the spleen. If phlegm heat is dispersed, the movement of
the spleen is fortified, and turbid evils are descended, then evils cannot be stored within the body.


Signs and Symptoms
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF PHLEGM, DAMPNESS, AND TURBIDITY:
        Excessive adipose tissue, being over weight, obesity
        Slimy tongue fur
        Slippery pulse
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH HEAT:
        Excessive appetite
        Rapid hungering
        No fear of cold
        Possible constipation
        Possible red face
        A red tongue with yellow fur
        A rapid pulse
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DEPRESSION QI STAGNATION:
        Irritability
        A craving for sweets
        A bowstring pulse
Formula Explanation
In Chinese medicine, adipose tissue is seen as phlegm, dampness, and turbidity, and excessive adipose tissue is mostly ascribed to overeating
in general, overeating sweet and fatty foods in particular, and insufficient exercise. However, to understand pediatric obesity and, therefore,
this formula, one must also understand some of the inherent characteristics of pediatric physiology from the Chinese medical point of view.
First of all, children’s spleen are commonly or usually insufficient. This means that children’s spleen vacuous and weak. Therefore, their
movement and transformation function easily loses its regulation. If water fluids in the body lose their normal movement and transformation,
they collect and transform into evil dampness, while if dampness lingers and endures, it congeals into phlegm. Thus, it is said that, “The spleen
is the root of phlegm engenderment.” Secondly, children’s livers commonly have a surplus. This means they easily suffer from liver
depression qi stagnation, and Nei Jing (Inner Classic) says that the sweet flavor relaxes the liver. Hence, it is common for those with a
depressed liver to crave sweets. Unfortunately, because sweet is the flavor of the spleen, overeating sweetflavored foods damages the spleen
leading to its becoming vacuous or more vacuous along with the internal engenderment of dampness. Third, children have a pure yang body
or constitution. This means that their does not control their yang adequately. Therefore, yang easily becomes hyperactive and easily
transforms heat. The combination of these three mechanisms leads to the internal accumulation of phlegm turbidity which then leads to
phlegm heat brewing internally. Further, the Nei Jing says, “[If there is] fat, the person must [have] internal heat; [if there is overeating of]
sweet, the person must [have] center fullness.” If the brewing of phlegm heat endures, the qi mechanism loses its free flow and the vessels and
passageways become inhibited. Thus there is qi and blood stasis and obstruction.

Within this formula, Dan Nan Xing (bileprocessed Rhizoma Arisaematis) is the sovereign medicinal. According to the Ben Cao Qiu Zhen (The
Materia Medica [Which] Strives for the Truth), Nan Xing “is able to resolve pediatric wind, heat, phlegm, [and] stagnation.” Hu Zhang
(Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati) is able to clear heat and disinhibit dampness, resolve toxins and transform phlegm, quicken the blood and
stabilize pain. Modern pharmacological research confirms that this medicinal has a lipidlowering effect and that it is an effective Chinese
weightloss medicinal. Jue Ming Zi (Semen Cassiae) clears heat and brightens the eyes, frees the flow of the intestines and downbears turbidity.
According to the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica Classic), “prolonged administration [of this medicinal] boosts the
essence [and] qi [and] lightens the body.” Modern pharmacological research has shown that this medicinal can lower serum cholesterol and
blood pressure. Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi) is able to disperse food and fortify the stomach, move the qi and scatter stasis. According to the
Ben Ca Gang Mu (Detailed Outline of the Materia Medica), it “transforms drink and food [and] disperses flesh, accumulations, concretions,
conglomerations, phlegm, and rheum.” Modern pharmacological research has shown that this medicinal promotes the metabolism of fat. When
all three of these medicinals are used together, their effect is to clear heat, transform phlegm, arouse the spleen, and downbear turbidity. They
are the ministerial medicinals in this formula. Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) and E Zhu (Rhizoma Zedoariae) are the assistant
medicinals in this formula. Chen Pi rectifies the qi and moves the spleen, dries dampness and transforms phlegm. Modern pharmacological
research has shown that this medicinal regulates the function of the smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines. E Zhu moves the qi, breaks
the blood, disperses accumulations, and stops pain. In terms of pharmacodynamics, it increases one’s sensation of satiation and decreases
one’s sensation of hunger. When these two medicinals are used together, they strengthen the sovereign and ministerial medicinals’
transformation of phlegm and movement of the spleen as well as prevent the other bitter, cold medicinals from damaging the stomach. When
all these medicinals are used together, they clear heat and transform phlegm, free the flow of the bowels, disperse accumulations, and move the
spleen. If phlegm heat are dispersed, the movement of the spleen is fortified, and turbid evils are descended, then evils cannot be stored within
the body.


Dosage
One or two droppers 24 times per day may be sufficient for younger children, and 34 droppers 34 times per day may be necessary for older
children. Initial dosage should be calculated based on the child's weight, age, and severity of their condition. After that, the dosage should be
adjusted either up or down depending on the child's reaction to this medication. Since pediatric obesity is a chronic condition, longterm
consistency in dosage is important. However, every eight weeks, the child should be allowed a 35 day rest to prevent habituation. 2 droppers
full = 2 grams of Chinese herbs in decoction.


Combinations
For more marked liver depression and spleen vacuity, this formula can be combined with Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan (Minor Bupleurum
Decoction Pills). For simply more marked spleen vacuity, it can be combined with Si Jun Zi Wan (four Gentlemen Pills), Liu Jun Zi Wan (Six
Gentlemen Pills), or Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan (Auklandia & Amomum Six Gentlemen Pills). For more marked food stagnation, it can be
combined with Bao He Wan (Protect Harmony Pills).


My Patient Does Have
MY PATIENT DOES PRESENT:
Phlegm, dampness & turbidity: Yes - No
Stomach heat: Yes - No
Liver depression qi stagnation: Yes - No


Product Testing
Creating a line of exceptional products for Chinese medical practitioners requires quality assurance that incorporates traditional knowledge as
well as science. At Blue Poppy, we deeply value the traditional knowledge and techniques of Chinese medicine, and we meticulously
reproduce the traditional decoction process with only the best raw herbs.
Our herbs are carefully selected by experts trained in traditional herbal quality discernment, and we rely upon a stable network of GAP farms
and trusted wholesalers for all of our raw materials. An in-house sourcing expert at our manufacturing facility evaluates the herbs with both
traditional assessment techniques and modern methods incorporating TLC and HPLC, and our own on-staff herbal expert Eric Brand
personally travels to China to verify their authenticity and quality.
Blue Poppy products undergo one of the most comprehensive testing regimes in the industry. We are the only company in the industry to use a
third-party certified FDA cGMP manufacturing facility in conjunction with third-party lab testing for every batch of every formula. We test
every formula for microbiologic contaminants, heavy metals and pesticide residue.
every formula for microbiologic contaminants, heavy metals and pesticide residue.
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