Ma huang jia zhu tang
ma huang 9 xing ren 12 gui zhi 6 zhi gan cao 3 bai zhu 12
For dampness patients with vexing body aches one can give ma huang jia zhu tang, for promoting sweating is indicated for them but beware not to attack with fire.
This is a modification of ma huang tang. By adding bai zhu it treats a closed surface due to cold with dampness. A tai yang disease can manifest as wind strike, wind cold, wind damp or a combination of these three. It treats an external tai yang wind cold damp pattern.
The dampness that is causing the vexing body aches can be present before the exterior tai yang wind cold pattern arises.
Bai zhu, Atractylodis macrocephalae rhizome is sweet tonifying of the stomach domain and spleen. Bai zhu is bitter draining of excess fluids in the stomach domain, spleen, lungs and bladder.
Think about pungent cang zhu for surface damp clearing.
See ma huang tang for a full description.