Xiao ban xia jia fuling tang
ban xia 24 sheng jiang 12 fu ling 9
For sudden vomiting, with glomus under the heart, and water between the intestines, along with dizziness and palpitations, xiao ban xia jia fu ling tang governs.
First thirst and then vomiting, is because water stagnates under the heart, for this belongs to rheum patients, and xiao ban xia jia fu ling tang governs.
This is an obvious modification of xiao ban xia tang with fu ling.
Ban xia, Pinelliae rhizoma is pungent dispersing of the liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is pungent dispersing of the cold and dampness in the stomach domain, spleen and lung. It transforms tai yin damp phlegm generated from excessive and stagnant cold dampness and counteracts nausea and adverse flow.
Dries dampness and transforms phlegm while moving and dispersing qi congestion.
Together with sheng jiang it forms xiao ban xia tang which treats middle burner upset.
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.
Fu ling, Poria is sweet and neutral. It drains fluids but is not bitter. Fu ling is tonifying the stomach domain, spleen, kidney and bladder to move excess fluids. It moves more than it tonifies.
Fu ling drains fluids through the tai yang bladder and restores the water metabolism. Dampness is a form of yin and we move the yin with the fu ling to restore the transformation and transport aspect of tai yin. Tai yin is also the post heaven source of clear qi and yin and blood.
Fu ling frees the middle from excessive dampness by draining it out through the bladder.