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Supplement the Center & Boost the Qi Decoction

This formula comes from Li Dong-yuan’s famous Yuan dynasty Pi Wei Lun (Treatise on the Spleen & Stomach) which was published in 1249 CE. Our version is a 10:1 powdered extract in 500 mg gelatin capsules.

Huang Qi (Radix Astragali)
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 
mix-fried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)

Functions: Fortifies the spleen and boosts the qi, upbears the clear and lifts the fallen

Indications: 1) Spleen qi vacuity, 2) central qi downward falling, or 3) qi vacuity fever. Some of the many conditions this formula may be used to treat if its pattern presentation fits include debility after prolonged disease, common cold in a person with bodily vacuity, chronic bronchitis, prolapsed uterus, prolapsed rectum, chronic hemorrhoids, gastroptosis, hernia, chronic gonorrhea, diarrhea, persistent malaria, habitual miscarriage, functional uterine bleeding and other hemorrhagic disorders, abnormal vaginal discharge, various postpartum problems, such as urinary incontinence, lochios­chesis, and agalactia, chronic hepatitis, peritonitis, tuberculosis, neurasthenia, impotence, corneal ulcers, cerebral arteriosclerosis, pernicious anemia, leukopenia, chronic nephritis, and myasthenia gravis.

Signs & symptoms of spleen qi vacuity include:

  • Fatigue

  • Lack of strength

  • Dizziness standing up

  • Easy bruising

  • Shortness of breath

  • Possible lack of appetite

  • Possible loose stools

  • An enlarged tongue with teeth-marks on its edges and/or cracks in its center

  • A forceless, possibly fine pulse

Signs & symptoms of central qi falling downward include:

  • The above, plus

  • Prolapse of the stomach, rectum, uterus, bladder

Signs & symptoms of qi vacuity fever include:

  • Signs and symptoms of spleen qi vacuity as above, plus

  • Fever

Formula explanation: Within this formula, Huang Qi is the sovereign. It boosts the qi. Ren Shen, Bai Zhu, and mix-fried Gan Cao fortify the spleen and boost the qi. They are the ministers. Together, they are able to supplement the center and boost the qi. Chen Pi is added to rectify the qi, while Dang Gui is added to supplement the blood. These two are the assistant medicinals. Chai Hu and Sheng Ma upbear and lift downfallen clear yang. Thus they are the messengers within this qi-supplementing formula.

Dosage: According to Him-che Yeung in Handbook of Chinese Herbs and Formulas, Vol. 2, the standard daily dose in decoction for this formula is 72 grams. Because of the 10:1 concentration ratio and the efficiency of our manufacturing process it would take only 10 capsules per day of Blue Poppy's version of this formula to equal the standard daily dose. The actual prescribed dose should be determined by the practitioner on a case by case basis.