Tao he cheng qi tang

Tao he cheng qi tang also known as tao ren cheng qi tang

tao ren 9 gui zhi 6 da huang 12 mang xiao 6 zhi gan cao 6

When a tai yang disease is unresolved and heat binds in the bladder, the person is as if manic, and spontaneous blood descent will bring recovery. If the exterior has not been resolved, one should not yet attack, but should first resolve the exterior. When the exterior has been resolved and there is only tense bound lesser abdomen, one can attack and therefore tao he cheng qi tang is appropriate.

It treats blood build up in the lower abdomen which is caused by heat. There will be acute lower abdominal pain, incontinence of urine, night fevers, mental vexation, and thirst. The heat can arise from an external tai yang pattern that progresses to the interior and turns into heat. The heat can be in the lower abdomen, body, or bladder.

It contains tiao wei cheng qi tang, which is da huang, mang xiao, and zhi gan cao.

Tao ren, Persicae semen is bitter draining and descending of the stomach domain. It is pungent moving and breaking of liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao.

Moves the blood, descends yang ming and flushes out static local heat.

Bitter and pungent and disperses stagnation while expelling blood downward. Used in classic formulas to break through blood stagnation in the lower burner.

Gui zhi, Cinnamomi cassiae ramulus Gui zhi 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 main herb to restore the water metabolism of the tai yang fu organ. It warms the yang on the bladder channel and promotes the transformation of kidney qi as vapor from the stored fluids of the bladder.

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.

Da huang, Rhei rhizoma is bitter draining of excess heat and dry stool in the stomach domain.

Cold bitter it clears yang ming congestion by disinhibiting bowel movement and clears the bowels of congested excessive heat. Da huang breaks stasis and purges heat in the hollow organs.  

Mang xiao, Natrii sulfas is salty softening of hardness in the stomach domain. Mang xiao is bitter draining of stool and heat in the stomach domain.

Salty and cold it clears heat and purges excess from yang ming while moistening dryness and softening hardness.

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, tao ren and bitter tao ren, da huang and mang xiao with its sweet moderation and nourishing.