[Herb-students] Ren Shen Bai Du San
fbernall at standingpost.com
Mon Jan 28 05:02:34 EST 2002
This is a good question and one I've considered in the past.
One would think that the high fever would be as a result of the qi's
battle with the external invasion. However here the qi is vacuous.
Furthermore, it seems that since the qi is weak, it would be unable to
regulate the exterior an thus lead to sweating from deficiency such as
in the "Gui Zhi Tang" pattern. Yet, this pattern is one without
sweating. Unless, one can suffer with qi vacuity that is not so severe
as to affect the ying/wei qi regulation? Although in this formula's
pattern, the qi is so vacuous that it allows the dampness to penetrate
the body rather quickly (Bensky, Barolet-pg. 53), leading me to think
that wei qi is weak. Unless the dampness has "sealed" the exterior, thus
Perhaps the fact that this formula was originally used to treat
children, may account for the high fever.
Thanks for asking and I look forward to replies.
Stephanie Duggins wrote:
> Does anyone know why the symptomatology for this formula would
> include a high fever? It is a formula for releasing the exterior with
> a pre-existing qi vacuity. Thanks in advance for any insights.
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