Gua lou gui zhi tang
gui zhi 9 bai shao 9 sheng jiang 9 da zao 6 zhi gan cao 6 gua lou gen 6
In tai yang disease, the pattern is fully present, the body is rigid, and tight, but the pulse is deep and slow, this is a convulsion pattern, for gua lou gui zhi tang governs.
When in tai yang disease, there is heat effusion and thirst without aversion to cold, this is warm disease. Use gua lou gui zhi tang.
The deep pulse is because of the sweating so the pulse drops, this is an exception in tai yang disease.
This is a version of gui zhi tang with gua lou gen. It treats soft convulsions, which is a drying out of muscles and flesh, there could be an arched back, gua lou tonifies flesh, it is slightly cooler than gui zhi tang formula, it treats hot dry tightness.
Tian hua fen, Trichosanthis radix is sweet, bitter and cold. It is bitter draining of congested phlegm and heat in the chest while moistening the lungs.
Tian hua fen is also known as gua lou gen and is sweet nourishing of fluids. It is bitter draining of excess warm fluids. It nourishes and drains fluids to clear the channels. It clears congested phlegm heat in the chest while moistening the lungs. It clears without the bitter taste meaning it does not damage fluids.
Gui zhi, Cinnamomi cassiae ramulus is pungent sweet and warm dispersing of the imperial and ministerial fire. It warms and tonifies the shao yin and jue yin. In doing so it warms and tonifies the whole body.
Gui zhi is the emperor because it warms the Wood to stir the imperial Fire. It warms the blood which tonifies the heart yang. Warm pungent to free the muscles and open the surface, warming and opening the channels allowing the cold evils at the surface to be dispersed.
Bai shao, Paeoniae radix lactiflora is sour, bitter and cool. It is sour collecting of yin fluids and blood. It is bitter descending of heat. It nourishes dryness in yang ming and the jue yin. It descends Earth and Metal and calms Wood wind.
If gui zhi is the emperor then bai shao is the empress. Bai shao is primary pain herb with fu zi second. It replenishes the nutritive ying qi layer and clears deficient heat while moistening tendons and connective tissue.
Sheng jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma recens is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. Sheng jiang is pungent dispersing of dampness and cold in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. Sheng jiang is pungent connecting of the tai yin with the tai yang. It supports raising of the clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Sheng jiang is pungent warm dispersing and is supporting gui zhi in warming the interior and surface.
Da zao, Jujubae fructus is sweet tonifying and moderating. It tonifies and nourishes the stomach domain, spleen, lungs, and heart. It directly nourishes the shao yin heart.
Gui zhi, da zao and zhi gan cao tonify and nourish the heart. Da zao calms excessive movement of Wood wind.
Sweet and neutral it tonifies qi of the middle and Earth. It tonifies the stomach and spleen. It mainly tonifies the spleen qi. It also nourishes the heart qi and blood
The combination of da zao and sheng jiang tonifies the spleen and harmonizes the stomach. Da zao combined with bai shao strengthens the creation of fluids through sweet and sour.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart.
Zhi gan cao is sweet and mildly warm tonifying and nourishing of yin fluids. It nourishes yin fluids in the tai yin and shao yin. It calms wind in the jue yin.
It balances the pungent gui zhi and sheng jiang with its sweet moderation and nourishing.