Traditional Chinese Medicine - Sacred Lotus Arts Please Support
Chinese Medicine!
Chinese Formulas "Fear impacts the Kidneys and causes the Qi to descend"
Learn the Chinese Herbs!
Formula Tools
Formula Archetypes
General
How To Prepare
a Chinese Formula
 

Sheng Mai San (Generate the Pulse Powder)


Previous Formula in CategoryNext Formula in Category Formula 5 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Qi and Yin deficiency of the Lungs

Actions:

  • Tonifies Qi, stops excess sweating, and alleviates fatigue
  • Nourishes Yin and Fluids and moistens dryness.

Indications:

  • Chronic cough with scanty sputum that is difficult to expectorate, spontaneous sweating, shortness of breath, and a dry tongue and mouth
  • Possible other symptoms include palpitations, insomnia, and fatigue.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale red or red tongue with thin dry coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Empty, thin, possibly weak and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmias
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Post-Bypass Debility

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use this formula in cases where Qi and Yin deficiency are accompanied by exogenous pathogens
  • Do not is cases with high fever or summer heat fever where there is no impairment of Qi and fluids.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Xi Yang Shen or Dang Shen at 2-3 times the Ren Shen dosage can be substituted if the condition is mild.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Clarifying Doubts About Injury from Internal and External Causes (Nei Wai Shang Bian Huo Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Kidneys

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):


Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root) 人参
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ginseng
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) 麦门冬
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: SP, ST, HT (LU)
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit) 五味子
Qty: 3-6 grams
Chan: HT, KI, LU
Prop: Sour, Warm
Latin: Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Buy Chinse Formula Buy Now ›
Free Shipping
Orders Over $75

Find Similar Formulas