Gui Pi Tang (Restore the Spleen Decoction)

Gui Pi Tang (Restore the Spleen Decoction)

Formula 11 of 30 in Formulas that Tonify

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Tonify the Qi

Pattern:

  • Spleen Qi deficiency with Heart Blood and Yin deficiency

Actions:

  • Tonifies Blood and Qi
  • Nourishes the Heart and strengthens the Spleen.

Indications:

  • Fatigue, poor memory, palpitations, insomnia, anxiety, phobias, poor sleep or dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, sallow complexion, withdrawal, low-grade fever, and night sweating
  • Early periods with loss of excess pale blood, continuous spotting, blood in the stool, leukorrhea, metrostaxis, and metrorrhagia.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a thin white coat, possibly swollen

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin and weak pulse

Western Uses:

  • Neurasthenia
  • Psycho-Emotional Disorders
  • Post concussion Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Congestive Heart Disease
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Anemia
  • Thrombocytopenic or Allergic Purpura
  • Cervicitis
  • Functional Uterine Bleeding

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases of interior full heat, or Yin deficient heat with a rapid and thin pulse

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Ren Shen is commonly replaced by 2-3 times the dosage of Dang Shen, and Fu Shen is often substituted for Fu Ling.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Formulas to Aid the Living (Ji Sheng Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Quantity = 3-6 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
Huang Qi (Astragalus)
Quantity = 9-12 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
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
Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)
Quantity = 9-12 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
Suan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seed, Zizyphus - Raw Herb Shown)
Quantity = 9-12 grams
Neutral Suan Zao Ren (Semen Zizyphi Spinosae)
Channels:
GB, HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Sour, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Zizyphi Spinosae
Chinese:
酸枣仁
Tone Marks:
suān zăo rén
Translation:
Sour Date Seed
Long Yan Rou (Flesh of the Longan Fruit)
Quantity = 6-9 grams
Warm Long Yan Rou (Arillus Euphoriae Longanae)
Channels:
HT, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Arillus Euphoriae Longanae
Chinese:
龙眼肉
Tone Marks:
lóng yăn ròu
Translation:
Dragon Eye Flesh
Mu Xiang (Costus Root, Saussurea)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Warm Mu Xiang (Radix Auklandiae Lappae)
Channels:
GB, LI, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Auklandiae Lappae
Chinese:
木香
Tone Marks:
mù xiāng
Translation:
Wood Fragrance
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 = 6-9 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
Yuan Zhi (Chinese Senega Root)
Quantity = 3-6 grams
Slightly Warm Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae)
Channels:
HT, LU, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae
Chinese:
元志
Tone Marks:
yuán zhì
Translation:
Profound Will
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)
Quantity = 5 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 (Date, Jujube)
Quantity = 1 piece
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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