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Cinnamon Twig Decoction
Release Exterior Cold
Release pathogenic influences from the muscle layer, regulate nutritive and protective qi
Shang Han Lun (Eastern Han - approximately 200 AD)
Externally contracted wind-cold leading to an exterior cold deficient condition. Fever and chills with sweating, aversion to wind, headache, nasal congestion, stiff neck, dry heaves, no specific thirst. Tongue coat is thin, white, and moist. Pulse is floating and either moderate or frail.
May also be used for a similar presentation in patients recovering from serious illness or after childbirth.