Shi Quan Da Bu Tang (All-Inclusive Great Tonifying Decoction)
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Shi Quan Da Bu Tang (All-Inclusive Great Tonifying Decoction)

Formula 11 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Qi and Blood deficiency with internal cold

Actions:

  • Tonifies Qi and Blood and alleviates fatigue
  • Warms the Yang and dispels cold.

Indications:

  • Chronic coughing that is worse after exertion, shortness of breath, weariness, fatigue, weakness of the lower extremities, cold extremities, poor appetite, pale complexion, palpitations, spermatorrhea, slow speech, chronic abscesses, non-healing sores, continuous spotting, and dysmenorrhea

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale with a thin white coat, possibly dusky

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Deep and weak pulse, possibly slow

Western Uses:

  • Cardiac Failure
  • Anemia
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Chronic Abscesses

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This formula is warm and drying and should not be used in cases of heat from Yin deficiency or in excess conditions

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.
  • Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ren Shen (Qty: 6-9 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

Bai Zhu (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú

Fu Ling (Qty: 12-15 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

Zhi Gan Cao (Qty: 3-6 grams)

Warm Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 Channels
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
炙甘草
Tone Marks:
zhì gān căo

Shu Di Huang (Qty: 15-18 grams)

Slightly Warm Shu Di Huang (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
Channels:
LIV, KI, (HT)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Processed Radix Rehmanniae
Chinese:
熟地黄
Tone Marks:
shú dì huáng
Alt Names:
Shu Di
Translation:
Cooked Earth Yellow

Bai Shao (Qty: 12-15 grams)

Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony

Dang Gui (Qty: 12-15 grams)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

Chuan Xiong (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng

Rou Gui (Qty: 6-9 grams)

Hot Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Hot
Latin:
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
肉桂
Tone Marks:
ròu guì

Huang Qi (Qty: 15-18 grams)

Slightly Warm Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Chinese:
黄芪
Tone Marks:
huáng qí

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 3 pieces)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Da Zao (Qty: 2 pieces)

Warm Da Zao (Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Fructus Zizyphi Jujubae
Chinese:
大枣
Tone Marks:
dà zăo
Alt Names:
Hong Zao, Hei Da Zao, Hei Zao
Translation:
Big Date

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