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Guī Pí Tāng (Restore the Spleen Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Spleen Qi deficiency with Heart Blood and Yin deficiency

Actions:

  • Tonifies Blood and Qi
  • Nourishes the Heart and strengthens the Spleen.

Indications:

  • Fatigue, poor memory, palpitations, insomnia, anxiety, phobias, poor sleep or dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, sallow complexion, withdrawal, low-grade fever, and night sweating
  • Early periods with loss of excess pale blood, continuous spotting, blood in the stool, leukorrhea, metrostaxis, and metrorrhagia.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a thin white coat, possibly swollen

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and weak pulse

Western Uses:

  • Neurasthenia
  • Psycho-Emotional Disorders
  • Post concussion Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Congestive Heart Disease
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Anemia
  • Thrombocytopenic or Allergic Purpura
  • Cervicitis
  • Functional Uterine Bleeding

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of interior full heat, or Yin deficient heat with a rapid and thin pulse

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Ren Shen is commonly replaced by 2-3 times the dosage of Dang Shen, and Fu Shen is often substituted for Fu Ling.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas to Aid the Living (Ji Sheng Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Gall Bladder, Liver, Large Intestine

Substances in this Formula (12 Total):


Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi (Astragalus) 黄芪
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 白术
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen) 茯苓
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
Suan Zao Ren (Semen Zizyphi Spinosae)
Suan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seed, Zizyphus - Raw Herb Shown) 酸枣仁
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: GB, HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Sour, Neutral
Latin: Semen Zizyphi Spinosae
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Long Yan Rou (Arillus Euphoriae Longanae)
Long Yan Rou (Flesh of the Longan Fruit) 龙眼肉
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: HT, SP
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Arillus Euphoriae Longanae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea) 木香
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: GB, LI, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Cat: Herbs that Regulate the Qi
Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root) 炙甘草
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: All 12 Channels
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Radix Glycyrrhizae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 6-9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae)
Yuan Zhi (Chinese Senega Root) 元志
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: HT, LU, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) 生姜
Qty: 5 pieces
Chan: LU, SP, ST
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Da Zao (Date, Jujube) 大枣
Qty: 1 piece
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Sweet, Warm
Latin: Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
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