Open the Heart 60 Tablets x 500mg Herbal Extract
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparatum
Hou Po Cortex Magnoliae officinalis
Zi Su Ye Folium Perillae
Da Zao Fructus Jujubae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae uralensis
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri
Bai He Bulbus Lilii
Jie Geng Radix Platycodi
Qing Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae viride
He Huan Pi Cortex Albiziae
Pattern: Stagnation of Lung- and Heart-Qi in the chest from emotional problems, such as sadness, worry or grief.
Action: Moves Qi in the chest, stimulates the descending of Lung- and Heart-Qi, calms the Mind, settles the Corporeal Soul.
Tongue: Perhaps slightly red in the chest area (sides of its central section).
Pulse: Slightly wiry in general, especially on the Front position, but also weak and empty.
The main emphasis of the formula is to move stagnant Heart- and Lung-Qi. Stagnation of Heart- and Lung-Qi derives from sadness and grief over a long period of time. These emotions first deplete Heart-Qi and Lung-Qi and depress the Mind and the Corporeal Soul. The depletion of Lung-Qi from sadness and grief leads to shallow breathing and poor circulation of Qi in the chest and, eventually, to stagnation of Lung-Qi in the chest. The simultaneous weakness and stagnation of Lung-Qi may also lead to Phlegm. The Lung channel influences the throat and its stagnation can cause a feeling of obstruction there.
Classical antecedent: Ban Xia Hou Po Tang (Pinellia-Magnolia Decoction).