Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction)

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Decoction)

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Middle Jiao (Spleen and Stomach) Qi Deficiency

Actions:

  • Tonifies Spleen Qi and the Middle Jiao
  • Raises sunken Yang and counters prolapse.

Indications:

  • Fever that is worse upon exertion
  • Weariness, fatigue, weak limbs, and headache.
  • Watery, soft, or loose stools.
  • Spontaneous sweating, shortness of breath, pale complexion, tendency to curl up, and laconic speech.
  • Dislike of cold and a desire for warm drinks.
  • Absence of taste.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale swollen tongue with teeth marks and white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Empty, weak, and flooding pulse

Western Uses:

  • Gastroptosis
  • Rectum and Uterus Prolapse
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Leukorrhea
  • Chronic Hepatitis
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Cerebral Arteriosclerosis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Chronic Nephritis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of heat due to Yin Deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. 2-3 times the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach (Pi Wei Lun)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 8 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huang Qi (Astragalus)
Quantity = 12-24 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
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 9-12 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 (White Atractylodes Rhizome)
Quantity = 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
Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)
Quantity = 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
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6-12 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
Chen Pi (Orange Peel, Citrus Peel, Tangerine Peel)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Chinese:
陈皮
Tone Marks:
chén pí
Alt Names:
Ju Pi, Guang Chen Pi, Xin Hui Pi
Translation:
Aged Peel
Sheng Ma (Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Cool Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
Channels:
LI, LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Rhizoma Cimicifugae
Chinese:
升麻
Tone Marks:
shēng má
Translation:
Ascending Hemp
Chai Hu (Thorowax Root , Bupleurum)
Quantity = 3-9 grams
Cool Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Channels:
GB, LIV, PER, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Cool
Latin:
Radix Bupleuri
Chinese:
柴胡
Tone Marks:
chái hú
Translation:
Kindling of the Barbarians

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