Latent Heat and the 'Mo Yuan'
- The Membrane Source or 'Mo Yuan' is the region between the diaphragm and the
pleura of the lung for the purposes of the Wen Bing. The pulse position for
evaluating this is in the distal portion of the diaphragm pulse -- look for
sensations of agitation, urgency, and/or slipperiness in this area to help
confirm latent heat in the membrane source.
A guiding prescription for this type of problem is Lei's Membrane Source
Diffusing and Outthrusting Method:
Hou po magnolia
Bing Lang areca
Cao Guo tsoakuo
Huang Qin scutellaria
Fen Gan Cao shaved licorice
Huo Xiang agastache
Ban Xia pinnellia
Wen Bing translation: Wen & Siefert. Warm Disease Theory. Paradigm Press.