Wang bu liu xing san
wang bu liu xing zi 24 yin chen hao 24 sang bai pi 24 zhi gan cao 24 shu jiao 9 gan jiang 6 hou po 6 huang qin 6 bai shao 6
For disease of Metal sores, wang bu liu xing san governs.
Metal problems, therefore think skin, intestines and lung. It treats cuts, and can be used post-surgery, or postpartum and for wounds.
Wang bu liu xing zi is best understood by looking at the Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing. Wang bu liu xing is of bitter flavor and neutral. It governs the treatment of metal sores, stops bleeding, drives out pain, expels thorns, and eliminates wind obstruction and internal cold.
Wang bu liu xing zi, Vaccariae semen is bitter draining of phlegm and so softens masses. It frees the circulation of the ministerial fire. It moves blood and unblocks the channels allowing warm blood to circulate to restore function at the surface.
Neutral, bitter it drains phlegm and so softens masses, it unblocks obstruction in the channels to restore function at the surface.
Yin chen hao, Artemisiae scopariae herba is bitter draining of damp and heat in the stomach and spleen. It is bitter draining of heat in the liver blood and ministerial fire. It is the core herb for jaundice, it clears heat and percolates dampness.
Yin chen hao is the core herb for jaundice, it clears heat and drains dampness allowing proper circulation of healthy blood.
Sang bai pi, Mori cortex is sweet tonifying, nourishing and cooling of the lungs.
Sweet, cold and drains heat from the lungs to stop panting and protect the lung tissue.
The Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing writes; Sang bai pi is of sweet flavor and cold. It governs the treatment of damage to the center, the five taxations, and the six extreme deteriorations and emaciations, it treats internal collapse and vessel expiry, it tonifies deficiency and benefits qi.
It drains heat from the lung but it also disperses heat and drains damp heat and reduces swelling allowing proper circulation of blood.
Zhi gan cao, Glycyrrhizae radix prep zhi gan cao is used at a high dose to clear the 100 toxins allowing proper circulation to return.
Zhi gan cao is sweet tonifying and nourishing of all organs but especially the heart.
Shu Jiao, Pericarpum zanthoxyli bungeani is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the heart and kidneys.
Shu jiao directly warms the Fire element. It works with gan jiang in warming cold that is causing cramping.
Gan jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma, dried is warm (or hot) pungent and astringent. Gan jiang is the main herb to warm the tai yin level and treat excessive dampness by introducing yang ming dryness in tai yin dampness.
Hou po, Magnoliae cortex is bitter and aromatic. It is bitter descending of dampness in the stomach domain, chest and lungs. It is pungent dispersing of dampness.
Warm, bitter, and aromatic hou po opens the middle and promotes the downward qi flow of the yang ming and Metal mandate.
Huang qin, Scutellaria radix is bitter draining and cooling of heat in the san jiao, stomach domain, lungs, liver, gall bladder, and bladder.
Cold and bitter it is the great cleaner. It clears heat and dampness, in all three burners, and in yang ming, tai yin, shao yang, and jue yin. By clearing dampness and heat it allows free movement of the ministerial fire.
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 while stopping cramping and pain.