liu yi san • six-to-one powder • 六一散

💡 the chinese herbal prescription liu yi san is used for

patterns with summerheat and dampness, lin syndrome, or damp-heat skin problems.

🤕 symptoms indicating the use of liu yi san

fever, sweating, thirst, irritablity, fidgeting, nausea, vomiting, urinary difficulty, painful urination, scanty dark urine, dysuria, pain from urinary stones.

🤠 western interpretation of liu yi san

upper respiratory tract infection (urti) or urinary tract infection (uti)

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💡 explanation of the mechansism

summerheat which is a yang pathogenic influence, easily disturbs the heart (yin organ), causing fever and irritability. it also causes sweating and easily injures the fluids, leading to thirst. urinary difficulty arises from a combination of summerheat injuring the qi, and dampness obstructing the interior; together these processes interrupt the transformation of bladder qi. the tongue signs reflect relatively mild damp-summerheat, as does the soggy (damp) and rapid (summerheat) pulse.

⚠️ 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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