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Original case by: Fei Bo-Xiong (费伯雄)

When the Spleen is deficient and dampness wins out [over physiological transformation], the momentum [of the disorder] is towards Wood seizing the position of earth. Employing [a strategy] of relaxing the movement [of the qi dynamic] while separately eliminating [the various pathogenic qi] yielded results [quickly] after [the prescriptions] was taken. However, dampness is still soaking Spleen yang disabling movement and transformation. [Therefore, I once again] employ the previous strategy in order to promote a resolution [of the disorder].

  • Magnoliae officinalis Cortex (hòu pò)3g
  • Perillae Caulis (zî sü gêng)6g
  • Pogostemonis/Agastaches Caulis (huò xiäng gêng)6g
  • Artemisiae scopariae Herba (yïn chén häo)3g
  • fried Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma (bái zhú)6g
  • Amomi Fructus (shä rén)1.5g
  • Narcissus Semen (shuǐ xiān zî) (水仙子)9g
  • Aurantii Fructus immaturus (zhî shí)3g
  • Aucklandiae Radix (mù xiäng)1.5g
  • Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum (zhì bàn xià)6g
  • Citri reticulatae viride Pericarpium (qïng pí)3g
  • Citri reticulatae Pericarpium (chén pí)3g
  • Poria rubra (chì fú líng)6g
  • Massa medicata fermentata (shén qü)9g
  • Eupatorii Herba (pèi lán)3g
  • Zingiberis Rhizomatis Cortex (shëng jiäng pí)1g

Comment: This case record is listed immediately after the preceding one and thus may well be a description of a follow-up treatment. If not, it describes a case of distension where the strategy focuses almost exclusively on promoting the movement of middle burner yang qi in order to eliminate Spleen dampness.

Translated by: Volker Scheid

For more reading on Fei Bo-Xiong, please look for Volker’s upcoming book from Eastland Press. Its working title is, “Menge Medicine, Vol. 1, Fei Boxiong’s Refined Medicine Remembered with Commentaries and Fei Family Case Histories”

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