Sheng Mai San (Generate the Pulse Powder)
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Sheng Mai San (Generate the Pulse Powder)

Formula 3 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

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ren Shen (Qty: 9-15 grams)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

Mai Men Dong (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat

Wu Wei Zi (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis)
Nan Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Sphenanthera Rehd. et Wils.) Shown
Channels:
HT, KI, LU
Properties:
Sour, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Chinese:
五味子
Tone Marks:
wŭ wèi zĭ
Translation:
Five Flavored Seed

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