What are the ingredients of Má Huáng Tāng ?
Má huáng, guì zhī, Xìng Rén, Zhì Gān Cǎo
What is the English name for Má Huáng Tāng?
What are the clinical indications for Má Huáng Tāng?
Fever and chills(chills predominant) without sweating / headache / generalized body aches / wheezing(sob)(xiao chuan) / a thin white tongue coat / floating tight pulse
What is the pattern for Má Huáng Tāng?
wind- cold attacking the exterior where it fetters constrains bottles up the wei qi
What is the pathomechanism for Má Huáng Tāng?
wind opens the pores / cold blocks the pores and sweating stops (blocks the movement of yang qi and pain ensues / blocks the movement of Lu qi)
What actions does Má Huáng Tāng have?
Release the exterior and induce sweating
When is Má Huáng Tāng contraindicated?
patients with debility and profuse urination / prone to bleeding esp from the nose / caution in cases of hypertention
What is the chief herb of Má Huáng Tāng?
What is the Deputy of Má Huáng Tāng?
What are the assistants of Má Huáng Tāng?
Bei Xìng Rén
What is the envoy of Má Huáng Tāng?
Zhì Gān Cǎo
What function does Má Huáng have in the formula Má Huáng Tāng?
Strong diaphoretic that also disseminates the Lung qi and stops wheezing
What is the function of Guì Zhī in the formula Má Huáng Tāng?
diaphoretic that releases the exterior(esp muscle layer for body ache) and warms and facilitates the flow in the channel
What is the function of Xìng Rén in the formula Má Huáng Tāng?
Directs the lung qi downward to help arrest wheezing and expel pathogenic influence. the oily nature of the herb moderates the acidic nature of the chief and assistant
What is the function of Zhì Gān Cǎo in the formula Má Huáng Tāng?
harmonizes the action of the other herbs / moderates the diaphoretic action of ephedra and moderates the toxicity of Xìng Rén
Dosage of Má Huáng in Má Huáng Tāng?
Dosage of Guì Zhī in Má Huáng Tāng?
Dosage of Xìng Rén in Má Huáng Tāng?
70 pieces or 9 - 12 grams
Dosage of Zhi Gan Cao in Má Huáng Tāng?
How long do we cook Má Huáng Tāng?
cook 15 to twenty mins. max. there is a tradition to skim the surface of the decoction before drinking.
How often do we take the formula Má Huáng Tāng?
One to two doses
What are the common Biomedical representation for Ma Huang Tang?
Upper respiratory track infections(common cold / pneumonia / otitis media, ear ache)
Pain syndromes (periarthritis shoulder / rheumatiod arthritis / trigeminal neuralgia)
Wheezing (true asthma / COPD)
Dermitilogical disorders (dry itching skin brought on by cold / bring warmth to the surface)
Dieureses (benigne prostactic hypertrophy / acites / Glomerulo nephritis)
What are the common modifications of Ma Huang tang?
San Ao Tang remove Gui zhi
Zhi Gan Cao is Gan Cao.