Da xian xiong wan
da huang 12 mang xiao 6 xing ren 6 ting li zi 6 gan sui 3
When the disease springs from yang, yet precipitation is used, the heat enters the interior and causes chest bind. When the disease springs from yin, yet precipitation is used, the veil causes a glomus. Why the disease becomes chest bind is because precipitation was used too early. In chest bind, with nape stiffness as in soft tetany, precipitate and then there will be harmony. Da xian xiong wan is appropriate.
This formula clears chest bind so yang can descend and function is restored.
Heat has collapsed into the chest due to improper treatment of a yang or warm exterior wind strike pattern. It breaks open the chest bind with purging herbs.
Da huang, Rhei rhizoma is bitter draining of excess heat and dry stool in the stomach domain.
Da huang descends yang ming and frees Metal from Fire by opening and descending the intestines and expelling pathogens.
Mang xiao, Natrii sulfas is salty softening of hardness in the stomach domain. Mang xiao is bitter draining of stool and heat in the stomach domain.
Mang xiao is salty and cold, it clears heat and purges excess while moistening dryness and softening hardness. Mang xiao and da huang form a fierce team to purge yang ming fu organ fullness due to excessive heat and internal dryness.
Xing ren, Armeniacae semen is bitter descending of Metal. Xing ren descends lung qi, which stands into the interior exterior relation to the large intestine, allowing for a heavy Metal downward pressure on the stomach and large intestine.
Xing ren also moistens the intestines.
Ting li zi, Lepidii/Descurainiae semen is pungent dispersing of dampness in the lungs and bladder. It is bitter draining of fluids in the ings and bladder.
Very cold, pungent,and bitter ting li zi drains the lungs, reduces phlegm, calms wheezing, circulates water and reduces edema by promoting urination.
Gan sui, Euphorbiae kansui radix is cold, bitter, sweet, and toxic. It drains water downward and eliminates congested fluids and thin mucus.