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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (9): 726-730.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.09.004

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Historical evolution of formula-related patterns of Banxia Shumi Tang (Pinellia T uber and Husked Sorghum Decoction)*

Jin Jue, Xu Zihang, Chen Xiao   

  1. School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
  • Received:2018-04-02 Online:2018-09-30 Published:2018-09-30
  • Supported by:
    Doctor station program of Shanghai Education Commission (No. A182040105)

Abstract: The correspondence between formulas and patterns is a practical therapeutic method in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in clinic practice. It has a guidance value to study on the evolution of Banxia Shumi Tang (Pinellia Tuber and Husked Sorghum Decoction) in later generations in making a clear view on development history of TCM formula-related patterns, grasping the rules of this evolution, and improving inheritance and innovation of TCM theory. There is a clear rout of the changes in origin and development of Banxia Shumi Tang, which is a progressive development on the foundation of previous evolution. The changes in the composition of Banxia Shumi Tang have showed that herbal medicinals increased from the Jin Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty, and returned to the original formula recreation during the Qing Dynasty. The indications of this formula have also changed and expanded, from simple insomnia to a variety of sleep disorders and to mental discomfort, which reveals that the formula corresponds to pattern development. The knowledge on pathogenesis has also been continuously enriched, from yang failing to enter Yin to the pathogenesis changes of gallbladder and the middle energizer. That reveals the development law of TCM academy based on the characteristics of formula-related patterns utilization. The perspective on the pathogenesis of Banxia Shumi Tang has also been enriched and gradually refined.

Key words: Huangdi Neijing (the Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic), Banxia Shumi Tang (Pinellia Tuber and Husked Sorghum Decoction), formula-related patterns

CLC Number: 

  • R289.1