[Herb-students] Ren Shen Bai Du San
alstone at beyondwellbeing.com
Tue Jan 29 15:45:28 EST 2002
Okay, I talked to my man today, though I wasn't too terribly moved by
His first answer was that the high fever and extreme chills are not the
most important diagnostic point for this formula's use. Rather the
wind-cold symptoms along with the pale or flabby tongue indicating a Qi deficiency.
I asked him how a high fever could arise with Qi deficiency and he said
that it likely won't really be that high. Not really the best answer,
but the only one that I got.
Fernando Bernall wrote:
> I still wonder about the high fever with no sweating in light that this rx is for an
> exterior pattern with underlying deficiency as Stephanie has pointed out. Could there
> be a mistake?
> Al Stone wrote:
> > > 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.
> > Fernando Bernall wrote:
> > > Perhaps the fact that this formula was originally used to treat
> > > children, may account for the high fever.
> > According to one source (namely the book on formulas that one of my
> > teachers and I created) this formula was in fact originally designed for
> > children who's upright qi was not yet fully develped.
> > Here are some other fun factz about this formula's inclusion of Ren Shen...
> > 1) For children as mentioned above.
> > 2) Ren Shen tonifies the wei qi to prevent further invasion of exogenous
> > factors (apparently not necessarily the gui zhi tang syndrome of partial sweating)
> > 3) Ren Shen nourishes the yin which supports the production of sweat
> > 4) Ren Shen protects against damage to the Yuan source qi as a result of
> > the sweating as mentioned above.
> > -al.
> > --
> > Al Stone L.Ac.
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