herbs to solve epilepsy
1. Jiawei Cizhu Wan
This formula is for
Cishi 60 gram
(grind to very fine powder, using water to collect it, avoid
fire), Daizheshi 60 gram, Banxia 60 gram, Zhusah 30 gram.
Grind the herbs into powder. Add 125 gram of wine fermenting
agent. Grind it to powder too, filtrate through a sieve, to
collect about 120 gram. Fry halfof it, mix with another halt not
fried and other ingredients, prepare them into pills, a size of
1 cm in diameter. Drink the pills with cutler water, 6 gram
pills each time, once a day.
is the mixture of iron and oxygen, is rich in magnetic nature.
Its Qi contracts the stuff with the opposite Qi, but refuses the
stuff with the same Qi, so it can contracts iron. If the Cishi
is burned, it will damage its magnetic nature, loss the
contracting nature, so loss its healing ability. It is stone,
and it is very hard. When to use in herbs, it must be grind into
very fine powder, together with water-floating technique to
collect the most fine powder part. Or, grind it with water,
collect the powder from the cutler water, the similar way as I
introduced to prepare Luganshi in the Moyi San formula.
The Zhusha is not toxic, but toxic after burning. From chemistry
point of view, it is the compounds of Liuhuang (brimstone) and
Shuiyin (mercury). So, in old herb books, it is always said that
the Zhusha contains true mercury. If burned, the brimstone and
the mercury are separated, so it becomes toxic.
In the original formula, Shenqu (medicated leaven) is used. Its
change to the wine fermentation is because the folk prepared
Shenqu is with kind of sour taste. However, the preparation of
the wine fermenting agent is much professionalized. The healing
effect is much better than the medicated leaven.
Cizhu Wan is originally introduced in the book《Qian
the treatment of blurry vision. Mr. Li Pinghu explained: the
Cishi is associated to the Kidney, can nourish the True Yin in
the Kidney, to make the Kidney Water not spilled. The Zhusha is
associated to the Heart, can nourish the Heart blood, to prevent
the Heart Fire from floating up. The Shenqu helps to digest the
stagnated Qi, and to nourish the nutrition Qi of the
Spleen-Stomach. However, it is not known before that this
formula can also solve epilepsy. After Dr. Ke Yunbo said that,
the Cizhu Wan is excellent in the treatment of epilepsy, I tried
and it really works, though the addition of Daizheshi and Banxia
could make it work much better. The addition of these two
ingredients is for the reason that the epilepsy is always caused
by reversed Qi up, together with the Phlegm. The use of these
two herbs together can clear the Phlegm,
and to suppress the reversed Qi.
The reason to use the cutler water to cook the herbal tea is
that the Xiang Fire is located in the Liver-Gall Bladder. The
insurrection is related to the Liver-Gall Bladder. The
Liver-Gall Bladder belongs to Wood and the Wind. The start of
inside Wind is always from the Liver-Gall Bladder. The iron rust
is the residue of Metal. To use it means to use the Metal to
conflict against the Wood, the Liver, so as to expel the inside
Wind; also for the reason that iron can conduct the electricity
(the Fire), and that the heavy Metal can bring down the Xiang
The brother of my
friend Mr. Qi had epilepsy. None of regular herbs worked for
him. Later he got a formula: take gall bladder stone of bear,
size of soy bean; rinse it in cold water to open it, and to take
it (use warm water in winter and hot water in summer). Repeated
several times, his condition was cured. Mr. Qi described the
case to me. I tried and it worked.
(Tongbian here means to change, and to modify, in Chinese; Hei means black
color; Xi means metal tin; Dan means big pills).
This formula is
used for epilepsy.
Lead powder 60 gram (grind to powder), Lead sulfide 30 gram
(grind), wheat fermenting agent 45 gram (fried).
Prepare the ingredients into pills with water, 1 cm in diameter
each. Take five to six pills each time, up to ten pills each
time. Drink the pills with mirabilite (1.2 gram) water. After
take the pills, and if there is constipation, (since the lead
and lead sulfide both can cause constipation), add the amount of
In the history, there is a formula called Heixi Dan. It used
brimstone and lead, to treat the upper-hot and lower-cold
condition. It works well. It is however not perfect since it has
grass-wood herbs in it, which have floating property, not easy
to fall down to the lower part of the body. I have tried to
modify it before, by using the pills made from only the lead
sulfite and cooked wheat fermenting agent. It works well for
epilepsy that recurs once every several days. It has been
continued for several months and it has to be stopped due to hot
feeling of patient, so that the epilepsy might recur again. So I
modified it by adding more lead residue and less lead sulfite.
It is no longer to cause the hot side effect. After continuous
intake of it for several months, the epilepsy can be cured. With
addition of more herbs to nourish the Spleen, to clear Phlegm,
to smooth the meridians, and to clear Fire, the formula is more
The way to collect the lead residue: take lead several kg. After
melting, there would have floating ash on the surface. Collect
it. Repeat the melting and collection.
The way to prepare
lead sulfite: Take black lead 120 gram, melt it in iron pot.
Pour brimstone powder 120 gram over the melted lead. The
brimstone will burn, stir the mixture with iron material. The
lead will become knob by this way, so to form sands. Remove it
out to cool. Press on the mixture and remove the cake formed
part (e.g. the not completely melted part), but collect the sand
part, which is again grind into very fine granules.
3, Yiwei Tianyang Tang (Yi here means number
one in Chinese; Wei: one ingredient; Tie: iron; and Yang:
This formula is to treat epilepsy, as well as the outbreak of
Liver Fire. The person feels pain on the side of abdomen,
headache, and dizziness; or has short of breath, asthma and
vomit; or has annoying Hot in the Upper Jiao, as well as every
Upper-Hot but Lower-Cold conditions.
Use the herbal solution to cook other herbs, it can nourish the
blood (for anemia).
Cutler rust iron with water. Collect its water, red in color.
Use it cook to drink.
Chemistry terms the rust as the compounds of the ferric and
oxygen. It is good at to suppress the Liver, since it is the
residue of Metal and the Metal conflicts against the Wood. For
its heavy falling property, it is good to rebalance the
Upper-Hot and Lower-Cold condition, since it is good to bring
the floating Xiang Fire down. The Xiang Fire is the Fire in the
Yin, similar to the electricity, e.g. the iron can conduct the
electric. For its smell as similar to a blood, it can also
nourish the blood, for the similar-to-nourish-similar natural
law. The body blood is red color, for it contains oxygen. The
rust is the compound of iron with oxygen, so it can nourish the
blood. In the western medicine, they also use iron-wine to solve
A girl, 6 years of old, has epilepsy once every several months.
Later it recurred several times a day. She became slippery
without clear wake up. The two eyes turned up to show white
color of the eyes, appearing as chronic scare. She was tried to
use herbal formula introduced in the book
You Pian》 to solve her chronic scare, the
eyes were no longer as turning as white. Later the movement I
tried to solve the epilepsy, I remembered there is a formula to
use cutler water to treat ulcer, since the rust can suppress the
Liver. So the rust water should be able to suppress the
up-rushing Liver Fire, so as to calm down the inside Wind. The
cutler water was stored in a pot. The person who prepared the
cooking thought that the herbs were already in the rust water.
The cutler water was cooked as usual and the girl was asked to
drink it. After drink, the epilepsy cured! Later it was known
that the herbs were not cooked yet, and the family was to cook
it. I said, the herbs was no need any more, since the cutler
water had already worked. The cutler water was drunk twice a day
for several days, the epilepsy stopped.
A man, 30 years of old, had epilepsy for tens of years. It
recurred every night. He was given the Cizhu Wan. The epilepsy
stopped. Several years later, it recurred again, though no as
severe as before. After drinking the rust water, the disease was
One of my relatives, 60 years of old, suddenly had headache and
vomit at night and had strong palpitation, with sweat on the
upper body. The family thought she got cholera. Her pulse was
floating and big on the Chong position, which also felt as
shacking. She was given the cutler water urgently to drink.
After drink, the condition was calmed down.
My friend Mr. Han treated a man. The patient got very angry and
the body turned straight and fall backwards. His breath was
almost to stop. This condition repeated several times a day. Mr.
Han felt his pulse floating and weak. So he used Shanyurou
(removal of kernel), Longgu and Muli and Baishao. The herbs were
cooked with cutler water. The person was asked to drink the tea,
two doses a day. The disease almost disappeared.
To treat epilepsy,
western medicine uses medication that works to anesthesia the
nerves, so to suppress the function of the brain cells. It is
rare to cure. However, if the epilepsy occurs very strong and
frequent, and the body is very weak, hardly to endure the
treatments, the western medication can also be taken twice a
day, to reduce the frequency and the level of the outbreak.
Then, use the herbs to nourish Spleen, clear the phlegm, conduct
the meridian and nerves, and to cleanse the Fire. When the body
is stronger, stop the western medication but continue the herbs,
with the addition of herbs to calm down spasm (herbs such as
Zhusha and Cishi), to expel Wind (such as Wugong and Quanxie),
and that to conduct the nerves (such as Shexiang and Niuhuang).
By this way, the disease can be cured too.