Ma huang fu zi tang

Ma huang fu zi tang

ma huang 6  fu zi 6

In water disease, when the pulse is deep and small, it belongs to shao yin, floating is wind, if there is no water and only deficiency distension it is qi, for water. Just promote sweating and it will be cured. For a deep pulse ma huang fu zi tang is indicated. For a floating pulse xing zi tang is indicated, or possibly ma xing shi gan tang.

Ma huang opens the surface and disperses water, and promotes urination while fu zi warms the water layer of shao yin kidney while also dispersing the water. It is a yang formula in that it is warm pungent.

Ma huang opens the tai yin lung and strongly tonifies the shao yin heart.

Ma huang, Ephedrae herba is bitter descending of the lung. It is pungent dispersing of the imperial and ministerial fire. It enters the lung and bladder channel, it opens the surface, and dispels the cold on the surface. Further it dissipates lung qi and pacifies panting through opening the closed lung qi.

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.

Fu zi warms the yang of the shao yin heart and kidney to eliminate internal cold.  It can assist ma huang in dispersing the surface without damaging the yang qi while warming shao yin.