Hou po san wu tang
hou po 24 da huang 12 zhi shi 6
For pain with closure, hou po san wu tang governs.
Xiao cheng qi tang
hou po 6 da huang 12 zhi shi 3.
In hou po san wu tang there is more opening of the upper and middle burners.
Hou po, Magnoliae cortex is bitter and aromatic. It is bitter descending of dampness in the stomach domain, chest and lungs. It is pungent dispersing of dampness.
Warm, bitter, and aromatic hou po opens the middle and promotes the downward qi flow of the yang ming and Metal mandate.
Da huang, Rhei rhizoma is bitter draining of excess heat and dry stool in the stomach domain.
Cold bitter it clears yang ming congestion by disinhibiting bowel movement and clears the bowels of congested excessive heat.
Zhi shi, Aurantii fructus immaturus is bitter draining and descending of the stomach domain. It is bitter draining of the liver, gall bladder and san jiao.
Zhi shi widens the middle, breaks stagnation and descends yang ming dryness.