Jie Biao method also known as sweat method, it is using medicines of sweating functions to prevent the body from being attacked by exogenous factors. General approaches are as the following:
1. Xin Wen Jie Biao
Apply to common cold, the manifestations noted：Fever, headache and neck pain, body aches, floating and tense pulse or adiapneustia, etc. Corresponding medical herbs are herba Ephedrae, Ramulus Cinnamomi, Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii, Radix Saposhnikoviae, Radix Angelicae Dahuricae, Folium Perillae, etc. If the body is cold outside and have no sweat, use ephedra; if the body ishot inside, then complement with Xin Liang, such as the Prescription of Daqinglong Tang; If the body sweat and fear of wind, then apply with Ramulus Cinnamomi.
2.Xin Liang Jie Biao
Applied to symptoms derived from exogenous wind-heat or dryness, manifestations as fever, headache, slight aversion to wind and cold, sweating, thirsty, throat pain and other symptoms. Common drugs such as Flos Lonicerae and Fructus Forsythiae, Folium Mori, Flos Chrysanthemi, Herba Menthae, Arctium Fructus Arctii, Powder of Lonicera and Forsythia is the representative of prescription.
3. Zi Yin Jie Biao
Apply to disease by exogenous factors and deficiency of Yin blood. Due to deficiency of Yin blood, sweat resource is affected, if the body feeling the pathogenic factors but cannot relieve the symptom, he must use Zi Yin medicine and Jie Biao medicine so the body’s fluid can be refilled and the sweat out the pathogen. Commonly used medications such as Rhizoma Polygonati Odorati, Radix Rehmanniae, Radix Ophiopogonis, onions, fermented soybean, Radix Puerariae.
4. Zhu Yang Jie Biao
When Yang Qi lacks, the ouside pathological factors will attack. Yang boosting medicine and Jie Biao medicine should be used together to generate the sweat and swept out the illness. Common drugs such as Radix Aconiti Lateralis Praeparata, ginseng, Radix Astragali, along with Radix Saposhnikoviae, Herba Ephedrae, Herba Asari, Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii. Representative is the Prescription of Mahuang Xixin Fuzi Tang.
5. Li Qi Jie Biao
Apply to the syndrome of qi stagnation. Due to the disorder of qi in body, the illness is permeating into the body, so we have to do both to alleviate the completed disease. Common drugs are rhizoma cyperi, pericarpium citri reticulate, use with Jie Biao drugs together.
6. Hua Yin Jie Biao
Apply to exogenous and phlegm syndromes. Once the patients was attacked by pathogenic factors, he should use Jie Biao drug and Hua Yin drugs(aim at promoting expectoration and dispelling the superficial evil). Common used drugs as: Rhizoma Pinelliae, Rhizoma Zingiberis, Herba Asari, use together with Jie Biao medicine. Representative prescription as: The Prescription of Xiao Qinglong Tang.
7. Tou Zhen Jie Biao
Apply early early poliomyelitis. For it is at the first stage of the disease, the illness positions are on the surface of the body so the Jie Biao method could cure the disease before it invade into the body. The condition can be quickly brought under control. Common drugs named as: Rhizoma Cimicifugae, Radix Puerariae, Herba Schizonepetae, Arctium Fructus Arctii, etc. Representative prescription is Sheng Ma Ge Gen soup.