Huang qi gui zhi wu wu tang also known as Huang qi wu wu tang
huang qi 30 gui zhi 9 bai shao 9 sheng jiang 18 da zao 6
For blood impediment with dual debilitation of yin and yang, faint pulses at the inch opening and bar position, small and tight pulses at the cubit position, and the external sign of generalized numbness resembling that of wind impediment, huang qi gui zhi wu wu tang is indicated.
It restores the normal function of yang and yin on the surface through tai yin. It treats tai yang, tai yin and shao yin. It raises clear qi while nourishing yin and blood to fill the 100 vessels.
It is based on gui zhi tang or gui zhi jia huang qi tang. Zhi gan cao has been removed to enhance the upwards movement of yang and yin to the surface.
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.
Huang qi enters spleen and lung channels and tonifies tai yin qi as well as ascends spleen yang upward and outward thus reinforcing the exterior and lifting the interior. It is a qi as well as a blood herb. Strongly tonifies qi of spleen and lung qi to revive the motion of the extremities as well as replenish qi and blood or the organs to fill up the depleted channels. When qi is abundant, new blood is created and moved.
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 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.
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.
It tonifies liver yin to soften the liver and to buffer liver wind caused by dryness of the liver leading to convulsions and spasms of tendons and muscles.
Gui zhi and bai shao are the yang and yin couple to restore the wei qi and ying qi on the surface.
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.
Sheng jiang supports the dispersing action of tai yin in raising clear qi to the surface and works together with huang qi to treat the numbness.
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.
Da zao adds material to the tai yin middle to generate heart blood while building spleen qi to strengthen lung and heart qi to revive the pulse beat.