Chapter 7. herbal
formula for blood-vomit and bleeding-nose.
1. Hanjiang Tang
(Han means Cold here in Chinese; jiang: falling down)
This formula is used for the treatment of blood-spitting and
nose-bleeding. The pulse is big, slippery and long, or the pulse
can be felt as long as to the thenar muscle. This condition is
caused by the Hot in the stomach, which cannot fall down. Here
use Cold, Cool and heavy herbs to suppress the stomach Qi down,
so to stop the bleeding.
Daizheshi 18 gram (grind to powder), Banxia 9 gram, Gualuren 12
gram (fried and grind), Baishao 12 gram, Zhuru 9 gram, Niubangzi
9 gram (fried and grind), Gancao 4.5 gram.
the use of herbal formula Xiexin Tang (Xie here means depletion
in Chinese) to solve the blood-spitting and nose-bleeding due to
Heart Qi insufficiency, in which the Dahuang and Huangliang and
Huangqin are used together. Later doctor did not really
understand the meaning the Master Zhang Zhongjing in the set up
of this formula, so had many misunderstanding. They do not know
that, when talked about the “insufficiency” of the Heart Qi, it
is not really the “insufficiency”. If it was indeed
insufficiency, how it can be depleted further more? The
condition solved here by the Xiexin Tang is: the Yangming
Stomach Hot moves reverse up to push the Heart, and to cause
palpitation, appearing similar to the weakness of the Heart Qi.
The Master introduced the herbal formula by using a simple
example, by calling this condition as Heart Qi insufficiency, so
to make people easy to understand. In the book
it has clearly contributed the blood-spitting and bleeding-nose
as the not-falling of the Stomach Qi. In the Xiexin Tang, the
herb Dahuang penetrates into the Yangming stage, to suppress the
reversed Stomach Fire. The Huangqin works to clear Lung Fire, so
to promote its falling property, ans so to help the falling of
the Yangming meridian. Herb Huanglian cools the Heart Fire, to
make the Yuan Yang hidden, and to save the Shaoyin True Liquid.
All work to nourish the insufficiency by clearing the extra
condition (Fire). The Huanglian has capacity to restrain the
Large Intestine, so to stop diarrhea. It can prevent the
diarrhea side effect by over-function of the Dahuang. By this
way, if the bleeding is not caused by Cold and weakness, this
formula always works fantastic. Again, after stop of the
bleeding, the previous dead blood, or stagnated blood is also
cleared off. This formula is really good one. Even if the
bleeding is really due to the Heart Qi insufficiency and if the
condition put the life into risk, this formula should also be
used as soon as possible. After stop of the bleeding, consider
the treatment of the disease source. This is the principle in
the clinic treatment for most urgent conditions.
However, ordinary doctors
fear the strong function f the Dahuang, so they are very
hesitated to use it, or if use, only use very little of it. Once
use it, the family would also be scared and doubted. For this, I
have to set up the Hangjiang Tang here, by using large amount of
Daizheshi to replace the Dahuang. In my several experience, it
worked also well.
It might be asked:
Later edited pharmacognosy stated not to use the herb Banxia in
bleeding conditions, for its spicy and dryness property. In your
Hangjie Tang to treat the the bleeding that comes from Hot, why
do you use Banxia? You don’t worry its damage to the blood, for
its spicy and drying property? Answer: there are different
bleeding conditions. If the bleeding occurs in Xulao (exhausting
condition) cough, blood in the phlegm, the Banxia should not be
used. If the person vomits a lot of blood, or has continuous
bleeding from nose, even if it is the Xuhao condition, the
Banxia can still be used to stop the bleeding first. After stop
of the bleeding, stop the Banxia and use other proper herbal
therapy. In most cases, the blood vomit is due to the reverse up
of the Stomach Qi that coerces the Chong Qi. The bleeding nose
is due to the reverse of the Stomach Qi and the Chong Qi, both
pressing the Lung Qi up too. In the Chapter for Jueyin, in the
《Nei Jing》, it is stated: in the Yangming
Jueni condition, the person has cough, asthma, hot body, tends
to have scaring bleeding from nose and during vomit. The great
statement by ancient generations has been correct for
generations. Therefore, to treat the bleeding vomit and bleeding
nose, it should be to suppress the Yangming reversed Qi. To turn
over the reversed Stomach Qi, it is the Banxai that has to be
A kid, 14 years of old, vomited blood suddenly for whole day and
night. The condition was really dangerous to life. I was asked
to have a look. His pulse was big and long. The right side was
especially strong upon hard touch. I considered his condition
was due to the Stomach Qi not fall due to Hot, so that the blood
rushes up reversely. He was given this Hangjie Tang. One dose
stopped his bleeding. The second dose completely normalized the
A man, 18 years of
old, had vomited blood occasionally, which was not severe in the
beginning. Later, due to a wrong treatment, he had big blood
vomit. His pulse was as floating grass over the water. It was so
frequent that it is hard to count the pulse rate. This belongs
to very weak condition. His life was threatened without a proper
treatment. He was so given this Hanjie Tang, with removal of
Shanyao, but with additional of Shanyao 30 gram, and with
modification of Daizheshe to 24 gram. One dose stopped bleeding.
His pulse could not be touched at all on both sides, however. I
was terribly scared. When asked, he said he felt kind of calm in
heart, only sour, lazy and weak. I suddenly remembered a case of
skin bleeding that was treated by Mr. Lu Canzhou: the person
also had no any pulse. Mr. Canzhou said: the pulse is the wave
of blood. Now the blood is damaged by skin bleeding, so there is
no waving of the pulse and it is hard to touch it. After
disappear of the skin bleeding, the pulse recurred. I (Mr.
Canzhou) then used Baihu jia Renshen Tang to solve the skin
bleeding, and the pulse returned back again. (This case was
introduced under chapter for Qingyu Tang). Now, in the case
here, the damage of the big vomit to the blood is much stronger
than the skin bleeding, would the no-pulse be due to heavy
damage of the blood by the bleeding, so the blood cannot pump as
waving? When he vomited, his pulse was as floating-grass over
water, is it due to the pushing of the pulse by the reversed Qi
and Fire? I heard that, after visit to me and return back home
on the way, he vomited several times again. Is it due to more
loss of blood? I have considered for a long time, the decided to
use large amount of Liuwei Dihuang Wan, with reduction of Fuling
and Zexie two third, addition of Renshen and Daizheshi several
grams each. One doses made his pulse appeared. With additional
twenty doses, his condition recovered completely.
Cold or Hot can cause stagnation of Stomach Qi. The condition is
well known if it is due to Hot. But it is not commonly known
when it is due to Cold. Mr. Huang exclusively discussed the
Cold-caused reverse of Stomach Qi, for he had had experience.
There was one lady. She had Upper Jiao annoying hot, not able to
eat, had frequent vomiting of water-like saliva. Her pulse was
string, thin and weak. It was considered to be the
Spleen-Stomach Damp-Cold. It blocked the digestion function of
the Spleen-Stomach, so as to cause Yin (Damp) condition
(water-accumulation condition). When asked, he told that, in the
beginning of the disease, he had cough and lazy to eat. A local
famous doctor gave him Gualu, Beimu and Maidong. The condition
was improved very soon, but very soon again, it recurred. The
condition lasted so far for month. I prescribed him Linguizhugan
Tang, plus Ganjiang and Banxia (see Liyin Tang) and told him the
meaning of the herbs. After I left, he dared not to take it and
he turned back to the previous doctor. After month, he died. It
is just so so, of a so called famous doctor. Why not read the
Mr. Huang’s book and criticizes self!
My student, Mr. Gao, had tried one formula: use equal amount of
Daizheshi and Huashi. Grind it to thin powder. Drink it with
newly get spring or well water when the weather is hot; or drink
it with hot water when it is cold weather. Dink it 30 gram to 60
gram, it worked very well in the treatment of blood vomit or
bleeding nose due to extreme Hot. He also treated a case in
Gaoyang city. The patient had heavy blood vomit. No herbs worked
for him. His pulse was floating and strong. It was either very
frequent or slight frequent, but not strong when pressed
heavier. He was given Baoyun Hanjiang Tang first. The condition
was slightly improved, but recurred again. Mr. Gao so give
Daizheshi 60 gram, Taishen 18 gram, and Baishao 30 gram. One
dose solved his problem.
Mr. Zhang, from Qing city, Zhili province:
Mr. Cao, in
city, 25 years of old, had blood vomit from spring, which
occurred and recurred, so that he did not pay much attention.
Upon winter, the blood vomit became severe. He coughed with
hoarse voice and anemia face, had annoying hot in the chest, ate
little and felt tired. He visited doctors but no effect, so he
came to me. His left pulse was thin and weak and right one was
string and strong. I considered that his condition was due to
long time of disease, which created Hot. The Hot Qi moves
reversely up, so bring the blood up too. I prescribed him the
Hanjiang Tang. For his cough and hoarse voice, Chuan Beimu 9
gram was added. For two doses, the condition was much improved.
Additional two doses later, his blood vomit stopped, as well as
cough, harsh voice and other symptoms.
Letter from Mr. Wu, Dangyang city,
One day during a
summer, the weather was very hot. There was a man called Mr.
Tao, who was a business man and went out to buy grains every
day. In an afternoon, he vomited blood on his way. The vomit did
not stop upon home. He came to me in the early morning. His
pulse was big and slippery, which is still strong when pressed
heavier. His condition was considered to be: the Hot presses the
Stomach Qi and the Stomach Qi could not fall or move down. Since
it is recommended to use the Xiexin Tang in the book
treat the blood vomit and bleeding nose, I prescribed this
formula, with swallow of Black Zhizi powder 6 gram with the
herbal tea. After drink, the blood was not stopped, and his
pulse was still very strong. I then used this Hangjiang Tang,
with addition of Sanqi powder 9 gram. One dose solved his
2. Wenjiang Tang (Wen means warm in Chinese.
Jiang means reducing, falling down)
This formula is for the condition, in which the patient has
blood vomit, or bleeding nose. His pulse is xue, weak, ru, and
late. The food ate stops in the upper abdomen, hard to digest.
This condition is due to Cold, that makes the Stomach Qi not
falling down. This herbal formula is to warm, supply and to open
the stagnated Stomach Qi, so to stop the bleeding.
Baizhu 9 gram, Banxia 9 gram, Shanyao 18 gram, Ganjiang 9 gram,
Daizheshi 18 gram, Baishao 6 gram, Houpu 4.5 gram, and fresh
ginger 6 gram.
It might be asked:
this formula is named Wenjiang Tang. The herbs used should so be
warmed not cold herbs. Since the Ganjiang is used, why use
Shaoyao for its cooling property, and why also use fresh ginger?
Answer: the Spleen-Stomach and the Liver-Gall Bladder, are the
opposite organ couples. The Liver-Gall Bladder belongs to Wood,
which holds Xiang Fire inside. Its nature dislikes Hot herbs. To
use the Shaoyao is to prevent the Hot power of the Ganjiang into
the Liver. Again, the Liver is the storage place of blood. The
Shaoyao could nourish the Liver by cooling it down and humidify
it. By this way, the Liver is calm and restrained, the blood
would not hurry everywhere without order. When used with
Ganjiang, it can harmony the Yin and Wei, adjust and direct the
meridians, and to direct the blood within the blood vessels.
This is the reason for the combination of the Ganjiang (dried
ginger) and the fresh ginger. In the Jueyin chapter of the book
《Nei Jing》, it
said that when there is Jueni in the Yangming, there would be
blood vomit and/or nose bleeding. The so called Yangming, means
the Stomach. The so said Jueni, means the rushing reversely up
of the Stomach Qi.
functions to digest food, and to conduct the digested food down.
Therefore it is normal that the Stomach Qi should go down. If it
goes up, it is a wrong condition. The reversed Stomach Qi can
cause blood vomit and/or nose bleeding, since the blood would
also hurry up with the reversed Qi. However, though in most
cases, the reverse of Stomach Qi is due to Hot, it can also be
seen caused by Cold. A young student, 13 years of old, had nose
bleeding four times. His pulse was calm. When asked, he said no
special hot or cold feeling in his chest. I considered that, the
nose bleeding is mostly due to Hot, and the children body is
Shaoyang, and it was summer at that time, I used cooling and
blood-stopping herbs to him. His bleeding was worse and his
pulse was weaker. I so understood that his condition was due to
Cold, which turned the blood up to cause the nose bleeding.
I gave him the Wenjinag
Tang. One dose solved his problem. After several days, there was
student in another school, 14 years of old, had blood vomiting
for several days. His vomit was mostly due to cough. His pulse
was late and ru, especially on the right Guan position. I
suggested he might have Spleen-Stomach weak and Cold, which may
also damage his digestion function. Upon asked, he confirmed.
The blood vomiting is mostly due to the Stomach Qi not-falling
down. If the Stomach Qi does not go down, the food cannot be
digested. The cough is mostly due to the accumulation of
Phlegm-Damp in the lung. The poor digested food would cause more
phlegm to accumulate to store in the lung to cause cough. If the
cough makes the Qi not go down, and moves reversely up, there
would also be the bleeding. He was given this Wenjiang Tang. One
doses stopped the bleeding. After additional several doses, the
cough stopped and digestion became normal too.
Recently we have talked about this case when we were in Shenyang city. Mr. Li said, previously there
was a doctor named Dr. Xu, who treated a long term blood
vomiting case by use of formula Lizhong Tang. It is the clear
proven that the bleeding can be caused by weak and cold in
stomach. However, Dr. Li knew to use Lizhong Tang to warm and
nourish the Stomach, but not knew to use Daizheshi and Banxian
to suppress the reversed Stomach Qi. So his formula is not
perfect. Especially if the herbal formula is prepared by herb
shop, the way to prepare the formula is usually not correct. The
Banxia usually contains vitrial. To treat the bleeding vomit or
bleeding nose, it should be washed off. After wash, the depleted
weight of total herbs should be refilled with more Banxia.
In addition, Mr. Xue Lizhai has a experience to treat the
bleeding due to Cold, by use of Lizhong Tang plus Danggui. Since
he did not clear the mechanism by which the Cold could cause
bleeding, so there are argues about his formula. This suggests
that, authors of medical books need to clarify the mechanism by
which the formula or herbs work, to help the readers to
understand. Otherwise, there might be suspect.
Not only the
bleeding vomit or bleeding nose can be caused by Cold, so
bleeding bowel stool or bleeding urine, though it is not common.
Mr. Gao in another village, about 40 years of old, had bleeding
urine for a long time. His pulse was mild, weak, thin and late.
His body was weak; he felt chilly, eat very little. His
condition was considered to be due to Spleen-Stomach weak and
Cold, so the Middle Qi sink. Thi is as Dr. Huang Kunzai said:
“the reason for the loss of blood due to bleeding urine is the
inability of Taiyin.” He was then given herbs: Ganjiang 12 gram,
Baizhu 12 gram, Shanyao 18 gram, Shoudi 18 gram, Fuzi 9 gram and
Zhi Gancao 9 gram. After one dose, the blood disappeared in
urine. Continuous intake of about ten doses, the condition was
completely cured. The reason for not use herb Rougui, is the
fear that it may disturb blood.
3. Qingjinag Tang (Qing means cleansing here
in Chinese; jiang: suppress)
This formula is used to treat continuous bleeding from vomit or
nose, that causes Yin deficiency, which again cannot restrain
the Yang, and the Yang becomes Hot. The Hot again causes
inability of body in inhalation and causes asthma. In severe
case, the reversed Qi could rush up to cause hiccup or
dizziness. Due to Heart blood weakness, which cannot nourish the
body, the person feels palpitation, scaring and hard to fall
sleep, or has cough, hiccup, or sweat, and other more.
Shangyao 30 gram,
Banxia 9 gram, Shanyurou 15 gram, Daizheshi 18 gram, Niubangzi 6
gram (fried and grind), Baishao 12 gram, and Gancao 4.5 gram.
4. Baoyuan Hanjiang Tang (Baoyuan means
protest here in Chinese; Han: cold; Jiang: falling, suppressing)
This formula is for over bleeding, so that the Qi part of the
body is very weak; the person has asthma, short of breath, and
cough. The blood is to escape, so the Qi.
Shanyao 30 gram, wild Taishen 15 gram, Daizheshi 24 gram, Zhimu
18 gram, Shengdi 18 gram, Shaoyao 12 gram, Niubangzi 12 gram
(fried and grind), and Sanqi 6 gram (grind, drink with help of
the herbal tea).
A old man, 64 years of old, had Laoji (exhausting condition) for
a long time. For cough too much, he had nausea and vomited blood
several bowls. His pulse was shacking without root, or one
moved, on stopped, or for every two or three pulses, there was
one stop. This is a very weak condition for Qi and Blood, both
of which were to escape. Upon diagnosis, it is seen that the
phlegm and blood are mixed. Upon asked, he said he had hot
feeling in the chest before. He was given this Baoyuan Hanjiang
Tang. After one dose, his bleeding stopped. Several more doses
solved his pulse too.
Letter from Mr. Zhang, Qing city in Zhili province:
Mr. Qiu in Hejiang
city, 28 years of old, had cough and bleeding during cough. The
amount of blood was too much, so the Qi part of the body was
very weak. He had asthma and short of breath. He had hot feeling
in the Upper Jiao. His pulse was big but not strong, especially
on the right side. It indicates that the Blood is to escape and
the Qi too. It was hurry to give him Baoyuan Hanjiang Tang, with
addition of fresh Zhuru 9 gram and Meimendong 9 gram. After one
dose, the bleeding stopped. On the second dose, the Taishen was
replaced by American Ginseng 3 gram. The formula solved his
condition. When the herbs match the sick condition, it works
5. Baoyuan Qingjiang Tang
This formula is for blood vomiting or nose bleeding. The person
has weakness in the Lower Jiao and the Middle Qi is weak and
withered, so that the Chong Qi hushes up. The pulse was string,
hard and urgent, felt as strong.
Wild Taishen 15 gram, Daizheshi 24 gram (grind in powder),
Qianshi 18 gram, Shanyao 18 gram, Baishao 18 gram, Niubangzi 6
gram (fry and grind), Gancao 4.5 gram.
My friend, Mr. Mao,
treated a young boy with blood vomiting. He was cured by other
doctors before, but it recurred. When he came to Mr. Mao, his
pulse was string and strong. It was considered as Stomach Qi
reverse condition. To the herbal formula, used Banxia and
Daizheshi to suppress the reverse Qi, Baishao and Muli to
restrain the Chong Qi and cleansing the Hot, used Renshen to
nourish Middle Qi, to supply sufficient Qi to help other herbs
work. The doctor who previously cured the child was at the
clinic too. He suspected the use of Banxia in the formula. Mr.
Mao however insisted to use it. After one dose, the bleeding
stoppted. After the second, the pulse became calm too. The
doctor felt very supprised. Mr. Mao explained to him: “This is a
Lower Jiao deficiency condition. The Chong Qi rushes up due to
the weakness, which also presses Stomach Qi to rush up together,
so that the pulse felt strong but it was not a true strong. Mr.
Li called such pulse as: strainght from one end to another end
of the pulse. It is also called Chong Mai Zhao Zhao. If this
pulse was regarded as true Fire, so to use bitter and cold herbs
to cool his blood, the blood would be clotted due to the cold.
By this way, the bleeding can also be stopped. However, the
clotted blood would stay in the body to cause Laoji condition
(exhausting condition). In this formual, Daizheshi and Banxia
work to suppress the revesed Qi. The Baishao and Muli keep the
returned Qi calm in the Lower Jiao, not reversed up again. In
Chinese medicine, the blood is the base that the Qi works on,
and the Qi is the director of the blood. When the Qi is in calm,
the blood of course is calm. This is the way to treat the blood
disorder by not treating it directly. The function of the
Renshen in the formula is to help other herbs, making these
herbs having sufficient energy to function.
6. Mihong Dan
When the Liver Qi is stagnated, not stretched smoothly or easily
and I the person tends to be angry, the Stomach Qi would reverse
up to cause blood vomit or nose bleeding. If such condition is
hard to solve with other herbal therapy, no matter if it is
caused by Hot or Cold, use the formula here. It works fast.
Chuan Dahuang 3 gram (in powder form), You Rougui 3 gram, and
Daizheshi 18 gram (powder form). Mix the Dahuang and Rougui
powder well. Drink it with the Daizheshi tea (cooked as regular
A lady, about 30
years of old, had cough with blood in phlegm. In severe time,
the blood is heavy and she also felt hot in the chest. Her pulse
was up to 90 times per min, and it felt not solid. She was given
herbs several doses, which work to nourish Yin; stop cough and
to clearing Fire, but not use. Upon considering that, if use
herbs to stop the cough, and if the cough stops, the bleeding
should also stop. So, the herbs used were: Chuan Baimu 27 gram,
in the tea of which, added Shanyao powder 30 gram and continued
to cook the mixture as soup. This soup was eaten for two doses a
day. The cough stopped (this formula is good one to stop cough).
The bleeding also
Several days later,
she felt blood and Qi rushed up. The lung felt itch and she
started cough blood again. She said that, at night when she had
sleep, she had angry dreams, she could feel angry or cry in the
dream. Upon waked up, she would have blood vomiting. According
to her statement, her Liver Qi was in a stagnated status. So I
used herbs to release the Liver (herb Lianqiao and Bohe should
not be used in large amount) and to cleansing the Liver (such as
Longgancao and Chuanlianzi). These herbs were helped by herbs to
nourish the Liver (Boziren and Ajiao) and herbs to suppress the
Liver (Longgu and Muli). After several doses, the condition was
improved only to a small level. She still had angry dream and
had blood vomit after awake. I decided to give up, but the
family insisted to continue. After consideration again and
again, I suddenly realized that, to calm the Liver, the best
herb is Guizhi. The Liver belongs to Wood. When a wood meets
Guizhi, the wood would be withered (see, if insert a nail that
is made from the Guizhi, into a tree, the tree will withered to
die). However, if use the Guizhi alone, its side effect is Hot.
Also, the best herb to suppress the Stomach and stop bleeding is
the Dahuang (see the book
Kui》, in the formula for bleeding,
Dahuang was used in a large amount). If the Stomach Qi does not
rush up reversely, the blood would not leak either. However, the
use of the Dahuang alone has side effect of too Cold. If use
them together, they should work well to stop the bleeding but
prevent the side effect each other. Not to speak of the fact
that, in folk prescription they are used together to treat blood
vomiting. So, to use them here, they should work well. Together
with additional heavy herbs to suppress the Stomach Qi, the
formula should work much well. So, I asked to take Dahuang
powder and Guizhi powder, each for 3 gram. Mix them well and
drink the mixture with the cooked Daizheshi tea. The bleeding
stopped right away, and the angry dream also stopped. Later,
there were several other cases with blood vomiting, all are
solved with this formula. If the person’s body is strong, this
formula can be modified little: use Dahuang power 4.5 gram,
Rougui powder 4.5 gram, and Daizheshi powder 18 gram. Drink the
powder mixture, one third each time, three times a day. Repeat
the drinking every one and half hours.
7. Erxian Yin (Er means number two here in
Chinese: Xian: fresh; Yin: drinks)
This formula is
used when the person has Xulao condition (exhausting condition)
and there is blood in phlegm.
Fresh Maogeng 120
gram (chop), fresh Ou (lorus root) 120 gram (chop into pieces).
Cook the herbs as soup and drink it from time to time. After
weeks, the condition should be improved. If the stool is too
loose, reduce the amount of Maogen to half and use Shangyao
powder 30 gram to mix into the soup.
The Maogeng is good to cleansing Xue Fire without damage to
Spleen-Stomach. The Ou (lutus root) works to clear dead blood
and also promote the new blood production. Their combination is
marvelous to nourish the True Yin. The lotus root is hollow, can
help water disperse. The blood belongs to water, so the lotus
root can bring the flooding and spilling blood move down to it
original place. When the lotus root is used in the blood
condition, the red lotus root is better than the white one in
cleansing of stagnated and dead blood; the white lotus root is
better in stopping blood vomiting and nose bleeding.
50 years of old, had blood vomiting condition. He had visited
various doctors without improvement. His pulse was slippery and
frequent, with kind of shacking feeling, which felt not strong.
I was young at that time, dared not to prescribe formula to him,
so I let him prepare this simple herbal tips. He was asked to
drink this herbal tea as regular green tea for two big bowls. On
the day, his condition was much improved. After five to six
days, the disease was cured. He said, he felt pending of heart,
before drinking the herbal tea. After drinking, he could feel
the power of the herbs. He pressed the heart with hand, to
restore it into the place. This is the reason for the recovery.
8. Sanxian Yin (San means number three here
in Chinese; Xian: fresh; Yin: drinks)
This formula works for the same condition as above Erxian Yin,
but the person with Xu Hot (hot feeling).
Add fresh Xiaoji root 60 gram into the Erxian Yin formula above.
Herb Daji and Xiaoji both works to clear hot/fire in the blood.
To stop the flooding of the blood, the Xiaoji is the best. For
bleeding condition due to Blood Hot/Fire, use single Xiaoji root
tens of grams to cook herbal tea, or to grind it into juice to
drink (diluted with boiling water). Both way work well. It is
really valuable herb.
If the stem of the
Xiaoji has insect, it would produce a knob, a size as small
Chinese date. Collect such fresh knob about tens, grind it into
mud, drink it with help of boiling water dilution, is very
useful in the treatment of blood vomiting and nose bleeding. Mr.
Li in another village told me: “I had blood vomiting when I was
young. The condition was not improved with many therapies.
Later, I tried this folk tip, and one drink solved my problem.
So, I call it Qingliang Ruyi pearl (e.g. a pearl that can meet
whatever you want). It is really nice herb.”
9. Huaxue Dan (Hua means to clear, to melt,
or to make it disappear; Xue: blood; Dan: big pill)
This formula works for various bleeding condition, such as
bleeding from cough, vomit, nose, urine or stool.
Huaruishi (Ophicslcite) 9
gram, Sanqi 6 gram, Xueyutan 3 gram. Grind all the ingredients
into powder. Separate into two parts. Drink with hot water.
Ordinary doctors believed that, the herb Sanqi is a very strong
herb to stop bleeding, so it should not be used in mild
bleeding. This is not true. The herb Sanqi and Huaruishi, both
are king herbs to stop blood. They both can clear dead blood
without damage to new born blood. To treat bleeding vomiting or
nose bleeding, there is no side effect after healing. This is my
own experience from many cases, so I can say so. Even use the
Sanqi alone, 12 to 15 gram, or up to 30 gram, it works for
bleeding vomiting or nose bleeding, bleeding in urine or in
stool. Take it in a regular manner can also solve mass formed in
woman’s system (uterus, ovary, or breast). For herb Xueyutan,
its capacity in clearing dead blood is not as good as Huaruishi
and Sanqi, but it is better in supplying new blood, since it
comes from human body (Note; it is processed from hair), can
restore its source and has blood stopping function after
processed into charcoal.
I treated a child,
15 years of old. He had bleeding in stool for several months
without stop. The stool appeared as mud, mixed with oily
membrane. Doctors refused to treat. When I saw him, his pulse
was string, frequent but weak. The herbal formula I prescribed
was: grind Shanyao into power, cook it as soup, mix Xueyutan 1.8
to 2.1 gram into the soup to drink. Drink the soup twice a day.
His condition was solved after about ten days.
10. Buluo Buguan Tang (Bu means to supply,
and to repair here in Chinese; Luo: conduct; Guan: blood
It is used to treat long time of bleeding in cough or vomiting.
Longgu 30 gram (grind), Muli 30 gram (grind), Shanyurou 30 gram
(remove kernel), Sanqi 6 gram (grind, and drink with help of the
herbal tea). If the bleeding does not stop after taking this
herbs, add Daizheshi powder 15 to 18 gram.
… The herb Longgu, Muli and Shanyurou, all bear nature of
restraining, and opening. They can repair the blood vessels in
the lung and stomach, so to stop the bleeding without over block
the blood vessels to cause later side effect. They are helped by
the Sanqi, for the Sanqi being able to clear the dead blood and
produce new blood, to make the broken vessels easy to heal. In
addition, the Sanqi is good at solving bleeding problem, being
originally marvelous herb for bleeding.
It might be asked: it is said in the book《Nei
If there is Jueni in the Yangming, there would have bleeding
from vomit or nose. Western medicine said: the blood vessels in
the stomach break to cause bleeding. Are these two statements
bear similarity? Answer: In the Yangming Jueni condition, the Qi
and blood vessels in the stomach must expand, so the vessels are
easy to break. To suppress the reversed Qi, the broken blood
vessels would close naturally. If not close to heal, the herb
Longgu and Muli, for their restraining herbal nature, can repair
it and to prevent it to break. Additional Sanqi, Ruxiang and
Moyao can produce production of new muscles, so to repair the
broken blood vessels. This is the reason that the formula here
works. If the bleeding is not due to the Yangming Jueni, the
blood vessels in the stomach breaks due to other reasons, the
blood is in the stomach, will follow the food down to stool, not
spil up as bleeding vomit.
In the original formula, there was no Sanqi, but Ruxiang 4.5
gram, and Moyao 4.5 gram. One day, My friend said: “When I treat
blood vomiting, I also used this Buluo Buguan Tang, but the
Sanqi is used to replace Ruxiang and Moyao. The formula works
even faster.” I heard this, so changed the formula.
He said again: “Longgu and Muli can restrain the upper spilt Hot
to make it flow down; the upper spilt blood is also returning
down to its vessels. The Shanyurou is the valuable herb to
nourish the Liver. Whenever the bleeding is caused due to Liver
damage, Shanyurou is the one that must be used. In addition, the
function of Longgu and Muli is surprising. Even if the pulse is
very weak, daily herbal therapy showing no any improvement, or
the person is too weak to endure nourishing herbal therapy,
large amount of Lunggu and Muli still can work. I still don’t
know why.” I said: The most valuable part of body Yang is Hong,
and the most valuable part of Yin is Po.
The Longgu can calm down the Hong, and the Muli can calm down
the Po. When the Hong and the Po
are calmed down, the spirit of the body is sufficient, the
weakness would heal by itself, so that they are the marvelous
herbs to nourish the spirit.
There was a village,
where lived a patient with blood vomiting. An old doctor treated
him, by using large amount of Chishizhi 60 grams, as well as
other herbs. One dose solved the problem. His son later
described to me this story, since his father asked him: “What’s
the reason to use Chishizhi?” The son answered: “Blood vomiting
is usually caused by Xu Fire floating. The Fire in the Heart is
as the Fire in an oven. If the space beneath the oven is more
hollow and loose, the floating Fire is stronger. The large
amount of Chishizhe can pill up the Lower Jiao of the body, so
to reduce the floating of Fire.” I said: “You explanation heard
interesting and reasonable. However, it is not complete. The
nature of the Chishizhe is heavy and it is similar to the
Daizheshi, so it can suppress the up-rushing Stomach Qi down.
Also, it is sticky and restraining, similar to the Longgu and
Muli, so it can repair the blood vessels. Combination of the two
meanings is the complete answer to your father’s question. For
this reason, whenever there is a case of bleeding, no matter it
is due to trauma, of inside damage, if the bleeding continues, I
would consider there is broken of blood vessels. I would use
this Buluo Buguan Tang, with removal of Shanyurou and change the
cooked herb form into powder form without cooking, and let the
patient drink the powder by several times. By this way, the
sticky and down-suppressing property of the Longgu and Muli is
more than cooked drinks. The bleeding is fast to solve. The son
said: “When my father used this formula, I was still young and I
did not know well the reason. Now, after your explanation, I
learned a lot.
Mrs. Ma, in Cangzhou city, had bleeding cough for three years.
She tried various therapy without any improvement. If one time
there was some improvement, the condition turned back again.
When I saw her, she had sweat at night. I so used Shanyurou 30
gram, Longgu 30 gram, and Muli 30 gram, with the aim to stop the
sweat first. It was true that the sweat stopped. After second
herbal tea, the bleeding cough stopped too. The reason for her
continuous bleeding cough is due to the fine blood vessels in
the lung, or the blood vessels in the stomach have broken. The
Shanyurou, Longgu and Muli, for their restraining property, can
restrain the blood vessels to heal the opening, so the bleeding
Mr. Zhang, lived in another village, about 30 years of old, had
bleeding cough every tens fo days, or several hours. Later, it
developed into bleeding cough every day. He has tried many times
for the treatment but not effect at all. His pulse was near
calm, with mild Kong feeling. I used this formula to him. After
three doses, his problem disappeared. Later, I added herb Sanqi
powder 9 gram to the formula, but let patient drink this powder
with the help of the original herbal tea for swallow, to solve
long term of bleeding vomiting. All worked. If the bleeding
vomiting is too severe, to add Daizheshi 15 to 18 gram to cook
with the previous three herbal ingredients, with drink of the
Sanqi powder is more effective.
Mr. Zhang was poor. He had to have heavy labor work far away
home. For too hard work, he got heavy bleeding vomit. …… He felt
dizziness and palpitation and hard to get up or to walk. He felt
hungry, and he had cake with him, but felt hard to swallow. On
acasion, he picked up more than ten hawthorn. He ate them with
his cake. After eat, he felt much better and his disease healed.
In this case, the fruit is sour in taste. Sour is with
restraining property. For hawthorn, among its restraining
property, it has dead-blood-melting property too. Its function
is similar to the Buluo Buguan Tang, so he could be healed by
such surprising matter.
Letter from Mr. Cai, Chongming city, Jingsou province:
I remembered when I
got graduated from middle school, I suffered from bleeding
vomit, due to too heavy study. Though I was in a doctor family,
my condition did not solve. I visited various famous doctors,
the bleeding sometimes stopped and later recurred. Upon
graduation from university, the bleeding became worse. Doctors
advised me stop the study and live at home for healing. So I
left the study, drink the herbal tea, but the condition was not
solved. For no way to go, I picked up some stored medical books
at home. The books are so many, with valuable and not-valuable
books mixed together, so I felt disappointed very much. This
autumn, I got your published book
found the Buluo Buguan Tang. I realized that it is the formula
for my disease. I cited it out and gave it to my grandfather. He
asked to cook the herbal tea, half amount, for me. It worked.
Therefore I used the
original amount of the herbs, with addition of Daizheshi 18
gram, following the meaning of Hanjiang Tang. After three doses,
my condition was solved. Previously, my condition could recur
within half month. Now, months past and there is problem. I felt
stronger in my body and stronger in spirit too.
11. Huayu Lige Dan (Huayu: melting dead blood
mass; Lige: clear and adjust the function of diagram; Dan: big
This formula works for short of breath, which is due to heavy
labor work, which makes blood stagnated above the diagram. For
person with bleeding vomiting; with large amount intake of
nourishing herbs or cooling herbs, or using more charcoal herbs
to stop the bleed, could develop this condition. All conditions
as such can be solved by this formula.
Sanqi 6 gram (grind), Yadanzi 40 (removal of peel).
Drink these two ingredients, swallowing with help of hot water,
twice a day. When take the Yadanzi, it should not be broken. The
broken Yadanzi is very bitter to swallow. If forced to swallow,
it would be spit out or vomit out.
A child, 14 years of old, played with his friends in a summer
day. Other boys pressed his head bending to the his pants, with
his hands bending back and tied. Then he was left there. They
joked as the play of watching melon. Later, when he was saved by
others, his breath stopped. So, he was lifted in sitting
position, had his back massaged and pouched. After a long time,
he waked up, but felt filling-up in his chest, which presses his
Qi in the chest, so felt short of breath. When the condition is
severe, his breath stopped, with two eyes turning up, and body
bending backwards. This condition must be due to: when he felt
very stroke and had tried to open the tied and pressure, but
could not, so the Hot blood rushing up with his heavy trying and
stopped above the diagram. For him, he was given Sanqi 9 gram
(grinded) to drink with hot water. After two times of drinking,
his condition was solved.
One man, 47 years
of old, had long time of bleeding cough. Doctors said his body
was too weak and needed nourishing herbs. After tens of doses,
he felt tightness in the chest and the blood continued without
stop. Later, he was told a folk-tip for the bleeding: use
Dahuang 1.5 gram, and Rougui 1.5 gram, both in powder form,
drink with hot water. One dose stopped the bleeding. However,
due to mistake of the herbs previously, he felt fullness in the
chest, had reduced diet, lazy in the extremes. When I saw him,
his pulse was deep and lao (a kind of pulse feeling). I
considered his condition as there being stagnated dead blood
above the diagram. So, I asked him take herb Yadanzi 50 (with
peeling), with help of sugar water, twice a day. After several
days, his condition was solved.