Huang qi jian zhong tang
gui zhi 9 bai shao 18 sheng jiang 9 da zao 9 zhi gan cao 6 yi tang 30 huang qi 30
For deficiency taxation with internal urgency, and all kinds of insufficiency, huang qi jian zhong tang governs.
This is an obvious modification of xiao jian zhong tang of which there are many. It treats a taxation pattern. It treats a cold or warm pattern depending on the modification. The addition of huang qi supports the raising of clear qi to the 100 vessels.
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 emperor because it warms the Wood to stir the imperial Fire. It warms the blood which tonifies the heart yang.
Gui zhi and sheng jiang are yang herbs in that they are pungent and dispersing. Bai shao is a yin herb and keeps the yang herbs from excessive dispersing.
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.
If gui zhi is the emperor then bai shao is the empress. It nourishes the ying qi layer and clears heat while moistening tendons and muscles.
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, da zao, and zhi gan cao support tai yin in raising clear qi and nourish yin and blood.
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.
The combination of da zao and sheng jiang tonifies the spleen and harmonizes the stomach. Da zao combined with bai shao strengthens the creation of fluids through sweet and sour.
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 and sheng jiang with its sweet moderation and nourishing.
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.
Yi tang, Maltose Yi tang is used in taxation formulas because of its warm sweet nature that nourishes the nutritive and calms the internal wind causing cramping due to deficiency.
Yi tang warms the center and tonifies qi. Its sweet taste guides the herbs to the center while it nourishes.
Consider adding fu xiao mai to incorporate the formula gan mai da zao tang which for mental exhaustion and vexation