Consider Metal Element formula as a replacement.
Ingredients: Astragalus, Ginseng, Atractylodes, Tang Kuei, Bupleurum, Ginger, Jujube, Citrus, Licorice, Cimicifuga.
Combination’s Energy Level: Near Warm.
Combination’s Taste: 50% Sweet, 25% Piquant, 25% Bitter.
Main Meridians: Primarily SP, then L; secondarily S, TH, H and LI.
1. Chronic lung problems: chronic TB, asthma, and emphysema.
2. Lung cancer (refer to instruction #5 under Understanding Herbal Combinations).
3. Over-perspiration in weak people.
4. Shortness of breath.
5. Heart and spleen pancreas dysfunctions, including hypoglycemia.
6. Lung recovery, such as after impairment from injury.
7. Fungus in lungs
Disclaimer: In the herbal combinations that are listed the reader must realize that even though western pathological terms are used under commentaries, this does not mean that this site is prescribing herbal medicine. It is only a reference for the further comprehension of the reader. Please consult The Great Tao by Stephen T. Chang. These descriptions are excerpted from Dr. Chang’s translations and syntheses of ancient and current Chinese medical texts. These descriptions are not intended as medical recommendations nor as a substitute for sound medical advice. If you have a health problem, please consult a professional health practitioner. We make no claims about the effectiveness of these products. These descriptions are for educational/informational purposes only. The effectiveness of these formulas are currently unsubstantiated by Western science, whose methods of analysis are not yet applicable to understanding these complex formulas.