Shao yao gan cao tang
bai shao 12 zhi gan cao 12
If there is still slight hyper tonicity of the lower legs, give a large dose of shao yao gan cao tang, so that the lower legs will be able to extend.
Arnaud Versluys writes; there are 24 formulas in the Shang Han Lun with this module. It follows the Neijing maxim of when the liver suffers urgency, use sweet to moderate, and when wind evils are interior, use sour to purge.
Sour bai shao and sweet zhi gan cao generate yin and blood.
Bai shao is primary pain herb with fu zi second. Meaning that bai shao relaxes cramps by nourishing yin and blood. If this does not help warming the shao yin will. It softens the liver, tonifies yin, nourishes tendons, and relieves cramping and pain. It softens the liver means that is moistens the liver body by nourishing yin.
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 replenishes the nutritive ying qi layer and clears deficient heat while moistening tendons and connective tissue.
Bai shao nourishes blood and astringes yin while buffering convulsions and pain.
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.
Tonifies middle burner qi and yin, it buffers urgency. Combined with bai shao it generates yin and replenishes fluids of the liver.