Original Case: Ye Tian-Shi (叶天士）
Shen was 43 years old with a deficient and choppy pulse. The emotions had become unsmooth and the Liver and Spleen qi and blood were excessively constrained. This had persisted without relief for half a year. Giving a drastic formula was difficult [not appropriate]. Therefore giving the official prescription, Rambling Powder (xiäo yáo sân) with Tonify the Middle to Augment the Qi Decoction (bû zhöng yì qì täng) was decided upon.
Original Chinese: 沈（四三） 脉虚涩。情怀失畅。肝脾气血多郁。半载不愈。难任峻剂。议以局方逍遥散。兼服补中益气。