Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet)
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Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet)

Formula 29 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Actions:

  • Tonifies and warms Kidney Yang
  • Dispels Cold.
  • Drains damp and water accumulation and promotes urination.

Indications:

  • Yang Deficiency Cold: Weakness and soreness in the lower back and knees, tenderness or tense feeling in the lower abdomen, a cold feeling in the lower half of the body, impotence, spermatorrhea, palpitations, clear and profuse urination possibly with incontinence, water retention, irritability with a difficulty or inability to lay down
  • Kidney Yang Deficiency with Damp and Water Accumulation: Wasting and Thirsting disorder with thirst and copious and frequent urination. Leg Qi with sore, weak, numb, and swollen lower limbs and difficulty walking.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Swollen and pale tongue, possibly with teeth marks

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Weak and deep pulse, possibly thin or empty

Western Uses:

  • Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Neurasthenia
  • Chronic Nephritis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Urinary Retention
  • Climacteric Syndromes

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • As this formula is warming, it should be avoided in patients with Yin deficiency and dryness, empty heat, or fluid impairment.
  • Also, do not use in cases with Damp-Phlegm conditions presenting with a greasy tongue coat.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Shu Di Huang is commonly substituted for Sheng Di Huang.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Bladder

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Sheng Di Huang (Qty: 24 grams)

Cold Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Chinese:
地黄
Tone Marks:
shēng dì huáng
Alt Names:
Sheng Di
Translation:
Fresh Earth Yellow

Shan Zhu Yu (Qty: 12 grams)

Slightly Warm Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni Officinalis)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Corni Officinalis
Chinese:
山茱萸
Tone Marks:
shān zhū yú
Alt Names:
Shan Yu Rou

Shan Yao (Qty: 12 grams)

Neutral Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
Channels:
KI, LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae
Chinese:
山药
Tone Marks:
shān yao
Alt Names:
Huai Shan Yao, Huai Shan
Translation:
Mountain Herb, Mountain Medicine

Fu Zi (Qty: 3 grams)

Hot Fu Zi (Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli)
Channels:
HT, KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Hot, Toxic
Latin:
Radix Lateralis Praeparatus Aconiti Carmichaeli
Chinese:
附子
Tone Marks:
fù zi
Translation:
Appendage

Gui Zhi (Qty: 3 grams)

Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī

Ze Xie (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Cold
Latin:
Rhizoma Alismatis
Chinese:
泽泻
Tone Marks:
zé xiè
Alt Names:
Fu Ze Xie
Translation:
Marsh Drain

Fu Ling (Qty: 9 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai

Mu Dan Pi (Qty: 9 grams)

Cool Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Channels:
HT, LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Moutan
Chinese:
牡丹皮
Tone Marks:
mŭ dān pí

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