California License Exams, Pacific College Comps
Warm the Middle and Dispel Cold
Warm and tonify the Liver and Stomach, direct rebellious qi downward, stop vomiting.
Shang Han Lun (Eastern Han - approximately 200 AD)
Deficiency-cold of the stomach with turbid yin reversing upwards, causing vomiting. The presentation varies:
1) vomiting directly after eating, indeterminate gnawing hunger, and acid regurgitation,
2) dry heaves with vertex headache,
or 3) vomiting and diarrhea with cold hands and feet, and severe agitation. Tongue coat is white and slippery. Pulse is thin and slow or thin and wiry.