Gui zhi jia huang qi tang
huang qi 30 gui zhi 9 bai shao 18 sheng jiang 9 da zao 9 zhi gan cao 6
For yellow sweat disease, with spontaneous pain on both tibias, if there is fever, then it belongs to digit articulation disease, also if the body often displays sweating before lying down at night, then this is taxation qi. After the sweat has emitted, and there is now only fever, after prolonged periods of time, there will be complex scaling of the skin, and if the fever does not stop, there imperatively will be malicious sores. If the body feels heavy, and sweating has gradually lightened, after prolonged periods of time, there will be quivering all over the body, and upon quivering there will be pain in the chest, and also there will imperatively be sweating everywhere above the waist, and no sweat below, for there is moving pain in waist and loins, as if there is an object moving under the skin, for severe cases will have inability to take in food, with heavy bodily sensation, restlessness, and difficult urination, for this is yellow sweat, and gui zhi jia huang qi tang governs.
This formula pushes the fluids on the surface outwards and by supporting tai yin the transformation and transport function clears dampness out through the stool and urine.
Treats yellow sweat. When yang is deficient fluids accumulate at surface that then get thick and yellow. This causes swelling, cold extremities, night time sweat and joint pain.
This is a version of gui zhi jia shao yao tang which is a modified version of gui zhi tang. Huang qi enters the spleen and lung channels and ascends clear yang qi upward and so reinforces the exterior. It is a taxation herb that tonifies qi and blood.
Huang qi, Astragali radix is sweet and warm tonifying and nourishing. Huang qi connects the tai yin with the tai yang. It raises clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Huang qi is warm and sweet, and tonifies and raises qi of tai yin, nourishes yin and blood, generates fluids. It is the core taxation herb. It counters the collapse of yang and blood.
It greatly tonifies lung qi to restore control over the pores. When lung qi is firm the opening and closing of pores on the skin is controlled and sweat is contained within. It stops the uncontrolled movement of water which is sweat. We see this in yu ping feng san.
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 main herb to restore the water metabolism of the tai yang fu organ. It warms the yang on the bladder channel and promotes the transformation of kidney qi as vapor from the stored fluids of the bladder.
Gui zhi opens the vessels and promotes flow of blood, it is one of the most important herbs for moving blood. It warms the vessels and heart and moves stagnant and congealed blood.
Gui zhi is working with huang qi and sheng jiang in pushing out the fluids that are trapped at the surface and to restore normal function.
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 and huang qi 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.
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 with its sweet moderation and nourishing.