The design of Golden Pearls represents a combination of the classical 2nd century remedy Guizhi Jia Gegen Tang (Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Kudzu), from Zhang Zhongjing’s herbal primer Treatise on Disorders Caused by Cold (Shanghan lun), and the effective anti-abscess formula Weijing Tang (Reed Decoction) from Sun Simiao’s 7th century encyclopedia, Essential Formulas for Emergencies Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold (Qianjin yaofang). It is designed to treat acute situations of pus development in confined spaces (sinuses, teeth, etc.) in constitutionally yang deficient individuals. This kind of person tends to be yang deficient and suffer from frequent infections, yet does not respond well to “antibiotic” cooling treatments. Guizhi Jia Gegen Tang can address the underlying microcirculation issues in yang deficient constitutions, while Weijing Tang and other added herbs gently address the acute heat phlegm situation.