👉 this herbal prescription is used for
patterns with dryness in the stomach and intestines due to heat.
🤕 symptoms indicating the use of ma zi ren wan
constipation with hard stools that are difficult to expel, hemorrhoids, possibly frequent urination, dizziness, dry skin.
🤠 western interpretation of ma zi ren wan
habitual, post partum, or post surgical constipation, and hemorrhoids.
💡 explanation of the mechanism
heat and dryness in the stomach depletes the fluids in the spleen. the excess in the stomach binds the fluid-depleted spleen, which is then unable to distribute fluids to the extremities. instead, the remaining fluids seep into the bladder, causing frequent urination. the intestines then become dry, causing constipation with hard stool that is difficult to expel. the dry, yellow tongue coating reflects the depletion of fluids and slight heat in the interior. the deep, rapid pulse is a classic indication of yin deficiency. when yin deficiency is accompanied by dryness in the intestines, a floating, choppy pulse may also appear, indicating interior stagnation.
⚠️ important note: these prescriptions are not meant for self-medication and should only be prescribed by a licensed tcm practitioner upon a proper diagnosis.
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