The Prescription of Tiantai Wuyao San
The book Yi Xue Fa Ming
- Wu Yao (Radix Linderae) 12 g,
- Chuan Lian Zi (Fructus Toosendan) 12 g,
- Gao Liang Jiang (Rhizoma Alpiniae Officinarum) 9 g,
- Bing Lang (Semen Arecae) 9 g,
- Mu Xiang (Radix Aucklandiae) 6 g,
- Xiao Hui Xiang (Fructus Foeniculi) 6 g,
- Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride) 6 g,
- Ba Dou (Semen Crotonis) 70 particles.
Wu Yao: The principal drug, promoting the circulation of Qi to soothe the liver, dispersing pathogenic cold to alleviate pain.
Bing Lang: Acting directly on the lower-Jiao to promote the circulation of Qi, thus removing stagnancy and resolving masses.
The Effect of Tiantai Wuyao San
Promoting the flow of Qi to soothe the liver, expelling pathogenic cold to relieve pain.
Shan syndrome of cold-type due to stagnation of Qi, marked by hernia of the small intestines, pain in the lower abdomen referring to the testis, pale tongue with whitish coating, and deep slow or taut pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as external abdominal hernia, dysmenorrhea, and disorder of the testis.
Chuan Lian Zi and Ba Dou are parched until they look dark, and Ba Dou is removed to get Chuan Lian Zi. All the ingredients except Ba Dou are decocted in water for the decoction. The decoction is taken twice daily with adequate amount of millet uine.