Vomiting of fluids soon after drinking

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Vomiting of fluids soon after drinking can be the consequence of several so-called “patterns of disharmony” in Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine sees the body as a system, not a sum of isolated parts. A "pattern" is when the system's harmony is disrupted, leading to symptoms or signs that something is wrong (like vomiting of fluids soon after drinking here). It is similar to the concept of disease in Western Medicine but not quite: a Western disease can often be explained by several Chinese patterns and vice-versa.

A pattern often manifests itself in a combination of symptoms that, at first glance, do not seem necessarily related to each others. For instance here vomiting of fluids soon after drinking is often associated with aversion to cold, fever and urinary retention in the pattern “Greater Yang Accumulation of Water”.

Once identified, patterns are treated using medicinal herbs, acupuncture, and other therapies. In the case of vomiting of fluids soon after drinking we’ve identified that a herbal formula called Wu Ling San can help treat the patterns behind the symptom.

Greater Yang Accumulation of Water, a "pattern of disharmony" that can cause vomiting of fluids soon after drinking

In Chinese Medicine vomiting of fluids soon after drinking is a symptom for the pattern "Greater Yang Accumulation of Water". Below is a small explanation for it with links for more details.

Water Plantain (Ze Xie) is the king ingredient for Wu Ling San, a formula used for Greater Yang Accumulation of Water

Greater Yang Accumulation of Water

Pulse type(s): Rapid (Shu), Floating (Fu)

In addition to vomiting of fluids soon after drinking, other symptoms associated with Greater Yang Accumulation of Water include aversion to cold, fever and urinary retention.

Greater Yang Accumulation of Water is often treated with Wu Ling San, a herbal formula made of 5 herbs (including Water Plantain - Ze Xie - as a key herb). Wu Ling San belongs to the category of "formulas that promote urination and leach out dampness", which might be why it is often recommended for this pattern. Its main action as a formula is: "Promotes urination,".

Read more about Greater Yang Accumulation of Water here

A herbal formula that might help with vomiting of fluids soon after drinking

Wu Ling San

Source date: 220 AD

Number of ingredients: 5 herbs

Key actions: Promotes urination,. Warms the Yang. Strengthens the Spleen. Promotes Qi transformation function. Drains Dampness. Clears edema.

Why might Wu Ling San help with vomiting of fluids soon after drinking?

Because it is a formula often recommended to treat the pattern 'Greater Yang Accumulation of Water' of which vomiting of fluids soon after drinking is a symptom.

Other symptoms characteristic of Greater Yang Accumulation Of Water include aversion to cold, fever and urinary retention.

Read more about Wu Ling San here

Water plantain might help with vomiting of fluids soon after drinking

Why might Water Plantain (Ze Xie) help with vomiting of fluids soon after drinking?

Because it is a key herb in Wu Ling San, a herbal formula indicated to treat the pattern 'Greater Yang Accumulation of Water' (a pattern with vomiting of fluids soon after drinking as a symptom)

Water Plantain is a Cold herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Bladder and the Kidney.

Its main actions are: Causes urination and removes Damp-Heat

Read more about Water Plantain here

Other symptoms often associated with vomiting of fluids soon after drinking

Aversion to cold Fever Urinary retention