Gui zhi jia fu zi tang
gui zhi 9 bai shao 9 sheng jiang 9 da zao 9 zhi gan cao 6 fu zi 15 (1 piece)
When in tai yang disease , sweating is promoted and then gives way to incessant leaking, the person is adverse to wind, had difficult urination, and limbs are slightly tensed so that they bend and stretch with difficulty, gui zhi jia fuzi tang governs.
Because the root of this disorder is the excessive loss of body fluids resulting from deficient yang failing to secure the exterior, the treatment must focus primarily on supporting yang, not on nourishing yin. Gui zhi tang harmonizes ying and wei, and fu zi warms the channels and restores yang. Once the yang qi is restored and the exterior is resolved, then the sweating will stop and yin will be preserved and the symptoms relating to fluid loss will be resolved.
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.
Wind is a yang climatic qi and as such dries the yin on the surface leading to a loss of anchoring of yang. The yin of bai shao, da zao and zhi gan cao is needed to replenish the yin but the yang must be replaced with gui zhi to restore the balance of yang in yin.
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.
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.
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, sheng jiang and fu zi with its sweet moderation and nourishing.
Gui zhi and fu zi are the yang warming herbs that warm the shao yin to warm the tai yang which restores control over the pores. Warm wei qi is needed by the lungs to open and close the pores.
Fu zi, Aconiti radix lateralis praeparata is pungent dispersing of liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the heart and kidneys. It is pungent dispersing of the tai yang channels. It is pungent dispersing of excess water.
Gui zhi and fu zi are the emperors. Gui zhi rules without causing unrest. Fu zi rules with might and action. Gui zhi nourishes and fu zi does not. Fu zi disperses more than gui zhi and needs to be controlled. Gui zhi warms the tai yang bladder to warm the shao yin kidney water. Fu zi directly warms the shao yin kindey water to create qi.