3b. Mahuang jia Zhu Tang
Mahuang 45 g, Guizhi 30 g,
Xingren 20 g, Zhi Gancao 15 g, and Baizhu 60 g.
Jin Kui Yao Luo • Jing Shi Die
Bing, paragraph 20:
For those of patients who are easy to suffer from
wetness-related diseases, and if they feel annoying pain in the
body, herbal formula Mahuang Jia Zhu Tang can be used. It would
be proper to use the sweat-stimulating therapy, not the warming
formula is used to the person with body surface-overwhelming
(not weak) constitution. The body feels annoying pain, or has
stiffness in nose, or has swelling, or difficulty in urination,
such wetness accumulation signs. This syndrome can be seen in MS
with stronger body constitution and without sweat.
condition for the use of the Mahuang Jia Zhu Tang can also be
commonly seen in summer when person stays in air-conditioned
room for a long time. The person feels tired, kind of nausea, or
sluggish. It can also be seen with CO or gas poisoning; an
environment with many people and wetness air, such as in bath
room, in old cave, or in old well. It can also be used in the
treatment of habitual abortion, empyema, or hypertrophic
formula is pretty good for the treatment of muscle pain in the
whole body. The most typical condition of such is multiple
sclerosis (MS). When used in such cases, its indication should
be distinguished with following herbal formula:
Mahuang Jia Zhu Tang: The person feels muscle pain in the body,
no sweat. The body constitution is relatively stronger.
Guizhi Xing Jia Tang: The person feels severe muscle pain and
has heavy sweat. The pulse is deep and slow.
Guizhi Fuzi Tang: Muscle pain with seat, chilly. The pulse is
floating and weak.
Baizhu Fuzi Tang: Muscle pain with sweat. Urination is frequent
and stool tends to be hard (kind of constipation).
Gancao Fuzi Tang: Sweat, muscle pain but more in small joint.
The pain could be so severe that the joint is hard to bend. The
urination is difficult.
Guizhi Qu Shao Jia Fuling Baizhu Tang: Muscle pain, but no
sweat. The urination is difficult.
formulae also commonly used are Guizhi Jia Zhu Fu Tang, Gegen
Jia Zhu Fu Tang and Yuebi Jia Zhu Fu Tang, etc.
Distinguishing diagnosis when use the Mahuang Jia Zhu Tang for
Mahuang Jia Zhu Tang is more used in the life threatening
condition due to a gas-like poisoning condition, such as CO,
terrible smell, choke hot environment, poisoning air in a deep
Single Shen Tang: This formula contains only one herbal
ingredient: Ginseng. It is used in extremely
Qi deficiency due to over-exhausting of body energy; or in
exhausting condition due to heavy loss of blood, in which the
Qi escapes along with
the loss of blood. It is kind of shock condition. The person
shows pale in face, cold in hands and feet, cold sweat, weak
breath, very weak pulse and very low blood pressure.
Wuzhuyu Tang: It is used in Shaoyin stage of Shanghan disease.
The patient has vomit, diarrhea, cold hand and feet, and feels
annoying to die. (This condition can be easily seen in acute
Mai Si Ni Tang: It is used in Shaoyin stage of Shanghan disease.
The patient has diarrhea with non-digested food in stool, cold
hands and feet. The pulse is very weak or it is hard to feel.
The body however does not dislike cold. The face is red in
color. The person may have pain in stomach, or nausea, or sour
throat, or the diarrhea stops but the pulse remains hard to
Tong Tang Jia Zhu Danzhi Tang: It is also used in Shaoyin stage
of Shanghan disease. The diarrhea continues; the patient has
cold hands and feet; the pulse is very difficult to feel; and
the patient has nausea and feels annoying.
Cheng Qi Tang: In the Saoyin stage of Shanghan disease, the
patient has diarrhea as clear water, which can be kind of blue
in tint. There must be a pain in upper stomach. The patient
feels dry in mouth. The formula is also used in Shaoyin stage
when a patient feels bloating in stomach and has no bowel
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