I brought my mother to see you on July 14th and her pulse was the following: Left superficial first, deep weak second (wiry), dong between first and second; right wiry, second big. You prescribed: Gui Zhi 9, Bai Shao 18, Sheng Jiang 9, Mai Ya 15, Da Zao 6, Zhi Gan Cao 6, Zhi Shi 3, Hou Po 12, Gua Lou 15, and Xie Bai 24. She took the formula for a few weeks. However, a couple of weeks ago I told her to stop taking the formula because her tongue coat was becoming increasingly greasy and gray, and a "stuck" feeling in her stomach more pronounced...Would you suggest that I continue giving her the same formula anyway or do you have a new one to suggest?
Currently her pulse is: Dong between first and second on both sides, but more prominent on the right, rolling up on both sides, left cun floating and soft (as well as right cun), left guan thin wiry, right guan rolling sl. hollow, both chi deep and faint. She still feels quite a bit of "stuckness" in the epigastrium sometimes after eating - seems like the Zhi Shi Xie Bai Gui Zhi Tang in the formula you prescribed would have addressed this? Thanks so much for your help!
(List of current symptoms: right lower back/hip extremely stiff/painful in morning, localized itching with a slightly darker pigmented area on mid-back, stuck feeling in epigastrium esp. after eating greasy food, sometimes uncomfortable feeling in throat - hard to describe this.)
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