DONGUIBOGAM; Internal Bodily Elements-Essence 精 정 (6) Simple Prescriptions 單方 단방

△ English version of 『Dongui Bogam』.

Written By Jun Heo(許浚, 1539~1615), Translated by Namil Kim, Wung Seok Cha et al., Published by Ministry of Health & Welfare (Korea)

① Decoct, make into pills, grind, or soak in alcohol for medication.

② There are 21 kinds in total.

Rehmanniae Radix Crudus 生地黃
Rehmanniae Radix Preparata (熟地黃), which was soaked in the juice of the same herb and processed using the Nine method with alcohol sprayed on it. Rehmanniae Radix is the herb that was dried in the shade, and not steamed nor dried under the sunlight. The nature of Rehmanniae Radix Preparata (熟地黃) is warm, and it replenishes the kidneys, tonifies blood, and fills bone marrow and essence. Rehmanniae Radix is placid in nature and so tonifies essence-blood. Make into pills or soak in alcohol to take and both are effective.

Cuscutae Semen / seed of Chinese dedder 兎絲子
It fills essence and bone marrow. It treats cold penis, spontaneous seminal emissions, and seminal leaking from intercourse with a ghost in a dream. Make powder or pills and the effect of both is good.

Cistanchis Herba 肉蓯蓉
It adds essence and bone marrow. It treats a leaking of semen and darkened face due to essence damage. Decoct 4 nyang of Cistanchis Herba (肉蓯蓉) thoroughly in water and grind well. Add the meat of lamb to this and divide into four parts, add sauce, mix with rice, and make into porridge. It must be taken on an empty stomach.

Schisandrae Fructus 五味子
① It replenishes a man’s essence. ② Schisandrae Fructus (五味子) keeps essence-qi well, so it treats dream emissions and sprematorrhea. Wash 1 geun of Schisandrae Fructus (五味子) well, soak in water for one night, rub it well to extract the juice, and remove the seed. Sift in linen cloth and put it in a pot. Add 2 geun of honey collected in the winter, and boil down with
a weak fire to make the salve. Take 1-2 spoonfuls with boiled water on an empty stomach.

Polygoni Multiflori Radix 何首烏
It adds essence and bone marrow. Collect the roots, soak in water for one night, remove the peels with a bamboo knife, and mix with black bean juice to dry under the sunlight. Grind into powder to mix with alcohol to take, or make into pills with honey. Both are effective.

Poria Sclerotium 白茯苓
① When soaked in alcohol and used with Cinnabaris (朱砂), one would be able ∙ Euryales Semen 芡實. It refers to Euryales Semen (芡實). It adds essence-qi and lets the body store essence-qi well. Make into powder, pills, or porridge.

Rubi Fructus 覆盆子
It treats the deficiency and exhaustion of kidney essence. Soak in alcohol and steam, and then dry, and grind or make into pills.

Sesami Semen 胡麻
It is black sesame. It fills essence and marrow. Steam with alcohol for half a day and grind into powder or make into pills, which are both effective.

Allii Tuberosi Semen 韭子
It is commonly used for a seminal leakage with Mantidis Oőtheca (桑螵蛸) and Fossilia Ossis Mastodii (龍骨). Mildly fry and grind into powder. Take often in the form of powder or pills.

Fossilia Ossis Mastodii 龍骨
It is commonly used for dream emissions. Fossilia Ossis Mastodii (龍骨) and Allii Tuberosi Semen (韭子) are important medicines in treating essence leakage. Heat in fire and grind into powder and make pills or powder to take.

Cervi Parvum Cornu 鹿茸
Commonly used for dream emissions, it protects semen from leaking. Heat to remove the hair and grind into powder and the forms of pills or powder are both good.

Canitis Caro 黃狗肉
It fills essence and marrow. Add flavors and steam and eat on an empty stomach. 

Otariae Testis et Penis 膃肭臍
It is commonly used for cold or weakened semen. Roast and grind into powder and the forms of pills or powder are both good.

Guiding-pulling Exercises 導引法 도인법

① To treat seminal emissions, cover external genitals with one hand and rub around the umbilicus with the other hand. Changing hands, do this for a long time. This stops seminal emissions and tonifies the lower foundation. Also, rub BL23, chest, under the rib-side, and KI-1. Do not rub the pit of the stomach.

② To stop seminal emissions, lie side down on a short bed or a mat with legs bent. Do not straighten the legs, and the disease
will be cured.

③ When an erection occurs at the time of Ja (11:00 pm ~ 1:00 am), lie down facing the sky, close the eyes and mouth, and touch the palate with tongue. Put the fists behind the waist and straighten the fingers. Touch the coccyx with the left middle finger, and touch the right index with the right thumb, and make a fist. Put both legs straight, straighten the toes upward, and breathe in. Imagine qi moving up along the spine, touching the tip of the head, and slowly coming down to the lower cinnabar field. Relax the waist, legs, hands, and feet. Repeat this and yang qi will calm down. If yang qi does not calm down even while doing this, repeat 2-3 times again. This method treats the leakage of essence quickly and doing it for a long time will place fire and water in the right place, promising a healthy life forever.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion 鍼灸法침구법

① For seminal emissions and dream emissions, apply acupuncture or moxibustion treatment on BL15, BL30, BL43, BL23, CV3, and CV4.
② When essence leaks, consider treatment on CV3, KI12, KI2, and LR3.

③ When there is a loss of essence due to a deficiency and exhaustion, use KI12 and LR4.

④ When the five viscera get extremely deficient due to seminal emissions, apply moxibustion 28 times on CV2. CV2 is an acupoint located in the slight curved area of the pelvis like a moon.

⑤ When the urine is murky and the semen leaks, use BL23. When semen is emitted while dreaming, put moxibustion 14 times on both bilateral SP6.





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