Brand: Kan Traditionals

Drain the Middle 1 ounce

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Drain the Middle, 1 oz

Unit Size1 oz
Chinese SymptomologyEpigastric fullness and tightness with very little or no pain; Dry heaves, vomiting, borborygmus with diarrhea; Lack of appetite; Gastroenteritis; Chronic gastritis; Early-stage cirrhosis
ActionsHarmonizes the Stomach, downbears Qi counterflow, disperses glomus and eliminates focal distension
PatternStomach and Spleen disharmony, Cold/Heat complex and glomus in the Middle Burner
TongueYellow, greasy
PulseWiry, rapid
Chinese nameBan Xia Xie Xin Tang
English nameDrain the Middle, 1 oz


Drain the Middle addresses a syndrome of simultaneous repletion and vacuity in the Middle Burner due to the improper purging of an external pathogenic factor. When a pathogenic influence has not been properly purged it will sink deeper into the body causing epigastric distention. A patient with this condition usually has an underlying Stomach Qi vacuity which allows the pathogen to take hold and create Heat which in turn causes greater vacuity and Cold. As a result, the Stomach and Spleen are no longer able to perform their functions of raising and transforming the Qi, thus the turbid Yin stagnates causing symptoms such as dry heaves, vomiting, borborygmus, diarrhea and a reduced appetite. This syndrome can arise in any patient with a Spleen and Stomach vacuity where there is a concurrent Cold-Heat complex due to the invasion of an external pathogenic influence. It is also typical that a patient with this condition will have a belly that is soft to the touch.


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