Shu Di Huang (radix rehmanniae glutinosae conquitae)…9-30g*
Zhi Mu (radix anemarrhenae asphodeloidis)…3-6g**
Mai Men Dong (tuber ophiopogoniss japonici)…6-9g**
Niu Xi (radix achyranthis bidentatae)…3-6g****
Indications: toothache, loose teeth, bleeding gums, frontal headache (Yangming), irritable, fever, thirst with desire to drink cold beverages, gingivitis, stomatitis, T- dry red with yellow coat, P- floating slippery weak large. Stomach Fire injuring the Kidney Yin, this shows directly when there is toothache and bleeding gums (Stomach Heat) and loose teeth (Kidney deficiency).
You Niu Jian
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What does it do? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the heart controls the blood and stores Shen (the spirit), the spleen absorbs the nutrients we eat and transport them to the blood. When the heart function is weak, one may develop anemia, palpitation, and pale face; one may also have difficulty to fall into sleep, be easy to forget things. When the spleen function is weak, digestion is impaired, the blood is not well nourished and may not be hold well in the blood vessels, which may increase the tendency of bleeding.
Gui Pi San strengthens the spleen and the heart, nourishes blood and Qi, calms the mind. How it acts in modern biochemical terms is not yet understood. Gui Pi San has been indicated in China Pharmacopoeia for use in heart and spleen deficiency, palpitation, short of breath, insomnia, amnesia, dreamness, dizziness, bodily tiredness, and poor appetite.
Below are highlights of some applications of Gui Pi San from published and unpublished studies.
• Insomnia, amnesia and other complaints due to overwork or study. You are a professional or a college student, you are overwhelmed by your work, you start to feel hard to fall into sleep, hard to remember what you just learn, hard to concentrate, easy to wakeup at night, you feel tired most of the time, and have no appetite. In a clinical study involving 100 such cases, improvement was observed in 91 cases after use of Gui Pi San.
• Anemia. In a study, 24 out of 24 plastic anemia patients showed improvement at the level of hemoglobin.
• Platelet reduction (Purpura). Platelet counts were restored in 25 out of 35 cases in a study.
• Uterine functional bleeding.
What is the formula composition? A proprietary blend* of
Tonifying the Center and Benifitting the Qi Powder
Bu Zhong Yi Qi San is a highly regarded ancient Chinese herbal formula comprising astragalus and ginseng. Today, it is widely used to replenish Qi of the body and to promote physical strength. In traditional Chinese medicine, Qi is the principle of vital energy. A diminished Qi can be shown as fatigue, tiredness, shortness of breath, prolapse of rectum etc. Qi weakness can occur with age, stress, overwork and chronic illnesses etc.
What does it do? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bu Zhong Yi Qi San can nourish the spleen and promote Qi due to the Qi deficiency. The central Qi provides the vital energy of the body including the internal organs and physical activities. When Qi is weak, the organs like stomach, uterus, and rectum fail to support themselves and thus droop; the body loses the physical strength and shows fatigue, tiredness, weakness, laziness of speech.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi San is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia for replenishing Qi, elevating the spleen Yang to cure drooping; for fatigue and lack of physical strength; for prolapse of internal organs such as rectum prolapse, uterus prolapse, and stomach prolapse.
Modern biomedical studies have found many beneficial actions of Bu Zhong Yi Qi San that support its traditional use. Bu Zhong Yi Qi San can increase the activity of natural killer cells in the blood and increase the serum level of interferon-gamma (IFN-g), which are crucial in our body’s defense against pathogens, and thus Bu Zhong Yi Qi San enhances the immune function and protects the body from infections of bacteria and virus and from immmunosuppression due to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or stress in animal and human2-5. In controlled human trials, Bu Zhong Yi Qi San can significantly improve the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome after 8 to 12 weeks of administration, including the intensity and frequency of fatigue occurrence. When Bu Zhong Yi Qi San is applied as adjuvant therapy of cancer patients before and after chemotherapy and surgery, the patients showed improved fatigue and tiredness, improved appetite and diarrhea, better spirit and recovery compared to the controls.