Gua lou xie bai ban xia tang
gou lou shi 15 xie bai 9 ban xia 12 bai jiu 50 ml rice wine
In chest obstruction with inability to lie down, and heart pain referring to the back, gua lou xie bai ban xia tang governs.
It opens the chest to drain cold dampness that is causing obstruction of movement. It is an obvious modification of Gua lou xie bai bai jiu tang and the addition of ban xia makes it even stronger in clearing phlegm and correcting counter flow qi.
See gua lou xie bai bai jiu tang for a full description.
Gua lou shi is used here for the damp accumulation that causes the chest bind.
Xie bai warm pungent transformation of phlegm to clear the chest and it also moves and regulates qi.
Ban xia, Pinelliae rhizoma is pungent dispersing of the liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the cold and dampness in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. It transforms tai yin damp phlegm generated from excessive and stagnant cold dampness and counteracts nausea and adverse flow.
Ban xia warm pungent transformation of phlegm and correcting of counter flow qi.