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Consideration in the Interpretation of the Pyeongwi-san Prescription
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  • Journal title : Herbal Formula Science
  • Volume 23, Issue 2,  2015, pp.225-233
  • Publisher : The Korean Journal of Oriental Medical Prescription
  • DOI : 10.14374/HFS.2015.23.2.225
 Title & Authors
Consideration in the Interpretation of the Pyeongwi-san Prescription
Choe, Ung-Sik; Lee, Won-Yung; Jeong, Gi-Hoon; Seo, Young-Bae;
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Objectives : The purpose of this study was to investigate the interpretation of the Pyeongwi-san(PWS) prescription in order to obtain the evidence for clinical applications. Methods and Result : We interpreted on the PWS-related contents based on 15 classic books, analyzed it according to followed categories ; origin, indication and precaution, usage, meaning of name, physiological and pathological situation of PWS, explain about each herbs. Conclusion : 1. PWS was first mentioned in the Bakjebang, its application was enhancing appetite. Application of PWS not only expanded digestive disease, infectious disease, and pain in articular, but also used to toniyfing drug. 2. Generous application method of PWS was ‘Sujunbok(水煎服)’. Pill preparation(丸劑) and decoction with salt(鹽湯劑) were also used 3. "Pyeongwi(平胃)“ in PWS means "flatten the stomach". There are some theory about methodology to "Pyeongwi (平胃)“, one is "drain the pathogen in stomach(敦阜說)”, other is "tonifying stomach`s healthy qi(卑監說)“, the other is compromise theory. 4. Most medical literature related application situation of PWS to dampness(濕邪) in stomach. In Gangsulwongobangsunju, there are more detailed explain focused on metal qi(金氣), and fire qi(火氣) 5. Atractylodes japonica Koidz(蒼朮) drys dampness and fortifys the spleen, Magnolia officinalis Rehder(厚朴) eliminates dampness and treats fullness, Citrus reticulata Blanco(陳皮) moves and drains qi, Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch(甘草) tonify and harmonize in herbal formula
Pyeongwi-san;Prescription Comment;stomach;
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