Xuan fu dai zhe tang
xuan fu hua 9 dai zhe shi 3 ban xia 12 ren shen 6 sheng jiang 15 da zao 6 zhi gan cao 9
If in cold damage sweating is promoted, if then vomiting is promoted, or if purged, after resolution, there will be hard glomus under the heart, and incessant hiccups, then xuan fu dai zhe tang governs.
It descends adverse flow of qi, transforms phlegm, benefits qi, and harmonizes the middle burner. The stomach Earth is invaded by gall bladder Wood. The normal movement of the gall bladder is downward but now it is obstructed and invades the stomach. Xuan fu hua is used in place of zhi shi because the movement needs to originate from the stomach not the gall bladder.
In this formula there is the Magik Five of ban xia, ren shen, sheng jiang, da zao, and zhi gan cao to support the tai yin weakness and clear the accumulation of phlegm in the stomach.
Xuan fu hua, Inulae flos is salty softening of phlegm in the chest, lung, spleen and stomach domain. It is bitter draining of phlegm in the chest, lung, spleen and stomach domain. It is pungent dispersing of phlegm which frees the ministerial fire in the san jiao and imperial fire.
Xuan fu hua is salty and bitter which moves yang ming qi, eliminates phlegm and breaks through accumulations. It allows raising of clear yang and descending of turbid yin. It can move qi congestion and calm Wood on Earth.
Dai zhe shi, Haematitum is bitter draining of heat. It is cold and heavily brings down the upward flowing qi and directs it downward. It settles and suppresses the upward movement of qi and blood.
Dai zhe shi heavily brings down the upward flowing qi and directs it downward. It settles and suppresses the upward movement of qi and blood.
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.
Ban xia works together with sheng jiang which forms xiao ban xia tang.
Vomiting patients should normally be thirsty, for thirst is a sign that it is about to resolve, but now there adversely is no thirst, because there is poking rheum under the heart, and xiao ban xia tang governs.
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.
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.
This formula also contains the formula sheng jiang gan cao tang.
Sheng jiang gan cao tang treats lung wasting with cough and incessant salivation, dry throat and thirst.
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.
The combination of da zao and sheng jiang tonifies the spleen and harmonizes the stomach.
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.