Wu zhu yu tang
wu zhu yu 24 sheng jiang 18 ren shen 9 da zao 6
There is desire to vomit upon eating solids, which belongs to yang ming, and wu zhu yu tang governs.
In shao yin disease, when there is diarrhea and vomiting, reversal cold of hands and feet, and vexation and agitation with desire to die, wu zhu yu tang governs.
For dry retching, with spitting up of slime and froth, and headache, wu zhu u tang governs.
For vomiting with chest fullness wu zhu yu tang governs.
Treats counter flow qi and cold center. Originally wu zhu yu was dosed at 24 grams. This is much lower in clinic these days.
Wu zhu yu, Evodiae fructus Wu zhu yu is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is bitter draining of dampness in the stomach domain, spleen and lung.
Wu zhu yu warms jue yin Wood and tai yin Earth. It dries the stomach and spleen and expels cold contracting the liver causing abdominal pain and vomiting. Wu zhu yu treats headache by warming jue yin and shao yang channels. It relaxes the liver with warmth and so ends the attack on the stomach. Wind causes the foamy vomiting in a wu zhu yu tang pattern.
The ministerial fire fails to warm the Earth and Metal. Wu zhu yu warms and moves the jue yin blood to restore function.
Sheng jiang, Zingiberis rhizoma recens is pungent dispersing of the liver and pericardium blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. Sheng jiang is pungent dispersing of dampness and cold in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. Sheng jiang is pungent connecting of the tai yin with the tai yang. It supports raising of the clear qi to the chest and the 100 vessels.
Sheng jiang is used because it warms the middle burner and disperses the dampness to stop nausea and vomiting and by correcting the counter flow of the stomach.
Ren shen, Ginseng radix is sweet tonifying and nourishing of the spleen, lungs, heart, and kidney. It nourishes yin fluids and therefore is the foremost qi and yin tonic.
The yin fluids from ren shen moderate excessive movement by anchoring yang with yin. It raises the original qi and gathering qi. It strengthens righteous qi and righteous qi is also called true qi and is a combination of original qi and gathering qi. All are dependent on the qi of shao yin and tai yin. Which in turn are dependent on the jue yin and shao yang for the ministerial fire in all three burners.
Ren shen is mildly warm and sweet and it tonifies tai yin spleen and lung qi. Ren shen adds material to the tai yin and so also nourishes yin fluids. Used alone or in the wrong cases it can create internal dampness. Here it keeps wu zhu yu and sheng jiang from excessive drying.
Da zao, Jujubae fructus is sweet tonifying and moderating. It tonifies and nourishes the stomach domain, spleen, lungs, and heart. It directly nourishes the shao yin heart.
Sweet and neutral it tonifies qi of the middle and Earth. It tonifies the stomach and spleen. It mainly tonifies the spleen qi. It also nourishes the heart qi and blood.
This formula is another masterful solution to a complex problem with very limited herbs. This can only be achieved because each herb used has multiple characteristics.
Wu zhu yu warms the shao yang and jue yin which supports Earth and Metal which allows Fire to makes its descent into Water.
Sheng jiang warms and moves the ministerial fire which supports Earth and Metal while dispersing the fluid accumulation and counter flow qi in the stomach.
Ren shen tonifies the original qi and gathering qi while raising the clear qi from tai yin.
Da zao tonifies the Earth while nourishing the jue yin and shao yin blood.