Chapter 16, Jaundice
If the pulse is floating and slow, the floating pulse indicates
the Wind, and the slow pulse suggests a Bi disease. Bi disease
is not the Wind disease. The person with the Bi disease feels
continuous annoying feeling, the skin color is yellow,
indicating a stagnated Fire in the body. If the pulse in front
of the feet is tight and frequent, the frequent pulse suggests
Fire, which causes extreme hungry; the tight pulse indicates
Cold, the person feels fullness with little eat. Floating pulse
in the Chi position of the wrists suggests the damage in the
Kidney; and the tight pulse in front of the feet suggests the
damage of the Spleen. The combination and the stick together of
the Wind and the Cold cause dizzy feeling upon eating. The food
is not well digested, the inside of eh stomach is full of dirty
mass. The dirty mass flows down to block the urine. The Cold
blocks the Yinqi in the body, the Fire flows to the urine
bladder, so results in the jaundice in the body. This condition
is called Food jaundice. If the person has dark color in the
front head, has mild sweat, has hot feeling in the palm and
sole, all of which becomes severe in the early evening, urgent
urine feeling, and frequent urine, all of the conditions are
called Female labor jaundice. If the person has big and fullness
abdomen as there is water in it, in this Female labor jaundice,
it is hard to treat. If the person feels annoyed and hot in the
chest, hard to eat, and has nausea from time to time, it is
called Wine jaundice.
If the person has deep pulse, thirsty and wish to drink water,
has difficult in urine, he will have jaundice.
If the person has jaundice and feels thirsty, the jaundice is
hard to treat; if no thirsty, it may be treated. If the jaundice
is due to the reason inside of the body, the person has nausea;
if it is due to the outside Xieqi invasion, the person feels
chilly and fever.
If the person has fullness in the abdomen, the body skin is dark
yellow, and if he is annoyed and hard to fall into sleep, he has
The principle for the treatment of jaundice is the urine
therapy. However, if the pulse is floating, use sweat therapy,
using Guizhi jia Huangqi Tang.
Master: with the jaundice, the person feels fever, annoying
asthma, fullness in the chest, dry mouth. This is because the
person has Fire in the body originally, and he is given fire
therapy (such as using hot patch, toasting with fire, lying on a
hot bed, etc.), the two Fire burns the sweat. The sweat remains
in the body to cause the fever and yellow color on the skin, hot
feeling in the abdomen. A bowel-cleansing therapy is needed,
since there is Fire inside.
With jaundice, the person has fullness in the abdomen, difficult
in urine and the urine is dark red color, has his own sweat.
This condition suggests he is fine in the body surface but the
disease is inside. So, use Dahuang Xiaoshi Tang as a cleansing
Dahuang Xiaoshi Tang
Dahuang 60 gram, Huangyin 60 gram, Xiaoshi 60 gram, Zhizi 15
Add the Dahuang, Huangyin and the Zhizi and 1500 ml water into a
herbal pot. Bring to boil and keep in mild boiling until there
is 500 ml herbal tea left. Remove the residue, add the Xiaoshi
in. Continue to boiling until there is 250 ml left. Drink all
the herbal tea once.
For the jaundice disease, Yinchen Wuling San can also be used.
Yinchen Wuling San
Add Yinchen 10 parts into Wuling San 5 parts. Mix it well.
Drink the herbal powder 1.5 gram each time, three times a day.
With jaundice disease, if the urine is not yellow, and the urine
is pretty easy to go, the person feels fullness in the abdomen
with asthma, the Fire condition inside the body should be
depleted with the Cold herb therapy. Other wise, the person will
have a Ye condition (similar to the burping), that needs Xiao
Banxia Tang to solve.
Xiao Banxia Tang (see the version for phlegm)（见痰饮中）
For the treatment of the jaundice disease, it needs more than
ten days treatment to see the healing effect. If after 18 days,
the clinic condition has no improvement or even worse, the
condition is difficult to solve.
With Food jaundice disease, the person is hard to eat, has hot
or cold feeling, and feels dizzy and annoyed in the chest after
eat. After a long time, he will have jaundice. In this case, use
Yinchenhao 90 gram, Zhizi 14 badges, Dahuang 30 gram.
Add the Yinchenhao and 2500 ml water into a herbal pot. Bring to
boil and keep in mild boiling until there is 1500 ml herbal tea
left. Add the Zhizi and Dahuang in. continue to cook until there
is 750 ml left. Collect the tea. Drink one third of the tea each
time, three times a day. The urine should be easy to pass and
the urine should be as soup with red color. After overnight, the
fullness in the abdomen should be reduced and the jaundice
leaves from the urine.
In the Yangming stage, the pulse is late, the person still feels
hungry after eating. If he feels full after the eating, he will
feel dizzy and annoyed/impatience, has difficult in urine. This
condition tends to be a Food jaundice. The person will still
have fullness in the abdomen even though a bowel-cleansing
therapy has been used. This is because the pulse is late, which
indicates a Cold condition, so the food is hard to digest, so
the person feels hungry even if he just ate. After eating the
stock of the food blocks the Qi up and down movement to cause
dizzy and annoyed in chest.
With the Female Labor jaundice, the person feels chilly in the
evening. She feels urgent in urine, bloating in the lower
abdomen, jaundice and dark color in the front heat, and hot in
the sole. This condition is also called Black jaundice. The
women has big abdomen as having water in it, the stool is also
dark in color, has diarrhea from time to time, it is still the
Female Labor jaundice, not a Water disease. Use Xiaoshi Fanshi
San. If the person has fullness in the abdomen, it is hard to
Xiaoshi Fanshi San
Xiaoshi and Fangshi, equal part.
Grind the stones into powder and mix them well. Prepare barley
soup. Drink 2 gram of the powder with the drink of the barley
soup, three times a day. The disease will leave along with the
stool and urine. The mark for the effect is the dark stool and
the yellow urine.
If a man has yellow skin, but the urine is easy, this condition
is not a Fire-Wetness jaundice, but a weakness condition. In
such weakness condition, use Xiao Jianzhong Tang.
Xiao Jianzhong Tang (see the weakness condition)（见虚劳中）
With the Wine jaundice, the person may have no fever or
Chattering syndrome, but feels fullness in the lower abdomen and
dry in nose. If his
pulse is floating, use vomiting therapy first; if the pulse is
deep and string, use bowel-cleansing therapy first.
With the Wine jaundice, the person feels difficult in urine,
feels hot in the chest and sole. (Use
Zhizi Dahuang Tang).
With the Wince jaundice, the person feels hot in the
chest/heart, has willing to vomit, use vomit therapy to cure.
(Use Zhizi Chi Tang).
Zhizi Dahuang Tang
栀子 十四枚，大黄 一两，枳实 五枚，豆豉 一升
Zhizi 14 badges, Dahuang 15 gram, Zhishi 5 badges, Douchi 124
Add the herbs and 1500 ml water into a herbal pot. Bring to boil
and keep in mild boiling until there is 750 ml herbal tea left.
Collect the tea. Drink one third of the tea each time, three
times a day.
If a bowel-cleansing therapy is used for a Wine jaundice, it
will develop into a Blank jaundice. The person has dark color in
the eye and face, has burning sense in the heart as chaw garlic.
The stool is dark and the skin is numb. The pulse is floating
For various jaundice, Zhugaofa Jian can be used.
(There may have missing sentence in this paragraph).
Pig fat tissue 125 gram, human hair, as a size of chicken egg,
Add the hare into the pig fat. Bring to melting until the hair
melted. Separate the medication into small parts. Drink it three
times a day. The Xieqi will move out of the body from the urine.
For various jaundice, if the person feels fullness in the
abdomen, and has nausea, use Chaihu Tang.
 The foot Yangming meridian starts
from the nose.
 Hot feeing in the sole: the fire
in the stomach meridian.
 Note: both the Female Labor
jaundice and the Wine jaundice can develop into the Dark