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Chapter 14, Thirsty, hard urine


If it in Jueyin stage, if the person feel very thirsty, feels air-pushing up to the heart, burning pain in the chest, very hungry but has no willing to eat, and vomit worm after eat. He also has continuous diarrhea after a bowel-cleansing therapy.

(This paragraph tells the main parameter for the diagnosis of Jueyin stage. The meaning of the thirsty here is different from the thirsty in various other disease conditions. So it should not be listed here).


(This paragraph should be in weak and Lao disease, not here)


If the pulse felt on the front of the feet is floating and frequent, it is Stomach Fire, so the person feels hungry and eat lot and the stool is hard. Overwhelming Qi exhausts the water, so the urine is frequent. The thirsty, hungry, hard stool and frequent urine all indicate the Xiaoke disease. [1]


(This paragraph is the same meaning as above one).


If a man feel terrible thirsty, drinks lot, and urine a lot too, his urine is as much as the mount of drinking, the condition belongs to Xiaoke, use Shenqi Wan.


(Shenqi Wan: see version for women disease).


If the pulse is floating, the person feels hot (but no sweat), feels difficult in the urine, slight hot and heavy thirsty, the principle in the treatment is the urine therapy and sweat therapy. Use Wuling San.


(Wuling San, check the version for Water-accumulation)


If the pulse is floating, the person has fever (and sweat), feels thirsty and drink lot of water, has difficult in urine, use Zhuling Tang. [2]


Zhuling Tang


Zhuling 15 gram, Fuling 15 gram, Ajiao 15 gram, Huashi 15 gram, Zexie 15 gram


Add the herbs (except the Ajiao) and 1000 ml water into a herbal pot. Bring to boil and keep in mild boiling until there is 500 ml herbal tea left. Remove the reside, add the Ajiao in and stir to melt it well. Drink one third of the tea each time, three times a day.


If the person feels thirsty and want to drink water, feels dry in mouth, use Baihu jia Renshen Tang.


Baihu jia Renshen Tang (see the version for Ye disease)


If the person feels thirsty and wants to drink water, but has vomiting after drinking, the condition is called Reverse-water, use Wuling San.[3]


If the thirsty continues so that the person drinks water again and again, use Wenge San.


Wenge San

文蛤  五两[5]

Wenge 78 gram


Grind the herb into powder. Drink 1.5 gram each time with the help of 75 ml of boiling water for swallow.


If the person has difficult in urine, it is a Shuiqi condition[6]. The person also feels annoying thirsty. In this case, use Guolu Jumai Wan.  


Gualugen Jumai Wan

栝蒌根(即花粉)二两,茯苓三两,薯蓣二两,附子(炮)一枚,瞿麦  一两,

Gualugen (Tianhuafeng) 30 gram, Fuling 45 gram, Shuyu 30 gram, Fuzi (processed) 30 gram, Jumai 15 gram.


Grind the herbs into powder and make it into pills with honey, a size of 0.5 cm in diameter. Drink 3 pills each time, three times a day. If the person has no healing effect, increase the number of pills to seven to eight each time to make the urine easier. The healing effect means warm in the abdomen.


With difficulty in urine, use Puhui San, Huoshibaiyu San, or Fuling Rongyan Tang. (The person should have no thirsty).  


Puhui San


Puhui 7 parts, Huashi 3 parts.


Grind into powder, drink 1 gram each time, three times a day.


Huashi Baiyu San


Huashi 2 parts, human hair (burned) 3 parts, White color fish 2 parts.


Grind into powder, drink 0.7 gram each time, three times a day.


Fuling Rongyan Tang


Fuling 125 gram, Baishu 30 gram, Rongyan 1 badge (1 cm in diameter size)


Add the herbs and 1250 ml water into a herbal pot. Bring to boil and keep in mild boiling until there is about 750 ml herbal tea left. Drink one third of the remaining tea each time, three times a day.


It is a Lin disease [7]if the person’s urine looks as a rice soup and he has spasm pain in the lower abdomen which attracting to the naval.


With the Lin disease, the person should not be given a sweat therapy. Other wise, he will have bleeding in stool.

[1] The clinic condition for a type I diabetes is included in the Xiaoke disease here.

[2] Pay attention to the difference in the conditions for the Wuling San and the Zhuling Tang. For Wuling San, the person is mild hot without sweat; for the Zhuling Tang, the person has fever and sweat.

[3] There is water accumulation in the stomach, so the drinking water cannot go down but reverse up to vomit.

[4] If the person feels thirsty, drinks water but vomit the water, it is Wuling San condition. If he feels thirsty and dry mouth, it is Baihu jia Renshen Tang condition. Here, he feels thirsty, but no vomiting or dry mouth, it is Wenge San condition.


[6] The water is accumulated in the urine bladder. The person should have no fever and the pulse is deep.

[7]There are different Lin disease in TCM: the stone Lin disease (kidney or bladder stone), the blood Lin disease (there is blood in the urine), Wet-Hot Lin disease (kind of infections in the urinary tract) and Qi Lin disease (mostly pain in the urine tract).