Zhi zi hou po tang
zhi zi 12 hou po 12 zhi shi 9
When after precipitation has been used in cold damage, there is heart vexation, abdominal fullness, and fidgetiness whether lying or sitting, zhi zi hou po tang governs.
This formula treats middle burner qi stagnation causing fullness and vexation.
Zhi zi, Gardeniae fructus is bitter draining of heat in the heart, liver blood and the ministerial fire in the san jiao. It is bitter draining of damp and heat in all three burners but mostly heat. It is bitter draining of excess warm fluids.
Zhi zi is bitter and cold and clears damp and heat in all three burners but mostly heat.
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.
Opens the chest and descends upper burner obstruction. It transforms and moves damp phlegm, while descending upper burner phlegm stagnation thru yang ming.
Zhi shi, Aurantii fructus immaturus is bitter draining and descending of the stomach domain. It is bitter draining of the liver, gall bladder and san jiao.
Zhi shi moves the gall bladder qi downward and promotes yang ming descent. Zhi shi moves the shao yang gall bladder downward to descend yang ming stomach and large intestine qi and restores the descent of qi to eliminate stagnation and create space for the rising of clear yang of jue yin liver and tai yin spleen.