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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Tonify the middle to augment the qi decoction) 補中益氣湯


Formula Type Formulas that Tonify
Diagnosis Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with inability to raise the clear yang
Action Tonifies the middle burner, augments the qi, raises the yang, and lifts what has sunken.
Indication Dizziness, impaired vision, tinnitus, intermittent fever that worsens upon exertion, spontaneous sweating, aversion to cold, a thirst for warm beverages, shortness of breath, a shiny, pale complexion, loose stools.Tongue: pale, possibly swollenPulse: frail or large but forceless
Remarks Also for fever from qi deficiency and various patterns resulting from sinking of the middle burner qi including prolapse, diarrhea, and bleeding disorders

Huang Qi (24 g)

Ren Shen (Organic) (Red) (12 g)

Bai Zhu (Organic) (12 g)

Gan Cao (Zhi) (6 g)

Dang Gui (Jiu Chao) (12 g)

Chen Pi (tested) (9 g)

Sheng Ma (tested) (6 g)

Chai Hu (Organic) (9 g)


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