Names Of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan

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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi Formula
  • Pinyin Name: Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan
  • Alternate Names: Bu Zhong Yi Qi San, Ginseng and Astragalus Combination, Decoction for Reinforcing the Center and Replenishing Qi
  • Chinese Character: 补中益气丸
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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan Usages and Indications

  • Coldness of the limbs, borborygmus with loose stools or diarrhea due to spleen yang deficiency.
  • Spontaneous or easy sweating, general fatigue, changes in appetite due to spleen qi deficiency.
  • Pale complexion and preference for warm food or drinks due to spleen yang and qi deficiency.
  • Shortness of breath and noticable lack of desire to speak may present if both spleen and stomach qi are weak.
  • This formula is also commonly used for prolasped organs.

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For stomach and spleen qi and yang deficiency, may also be used for organ prolapse.  The spleen’s primary function is to extract the energy from the food.  A secondary function the spleen has is to hold thing in their place, this includes keep the fluids and blood in the vessels and keeping the organs in their correct places.  Therefore a chronic deficiency of the spleen qi may result in low energy, malnutrition, and may be a factor in organ prolapse.  This formula also supports the wei qi, which is responsible for many functions of the immune system from a western perspective.

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan Has 8Ingredients

Bai Zhu


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Atractylodes (White) Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema.
  • Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency.
  • Calms the fetus - arising from spleen deficiency.

Chai Hu


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Thorowax Root, Bupleurum


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Relieves liver qi stagnation (often used with Bai Shao) - vertigo, menstrual disorders, chest and flank pain, the most common herb to treat stress, irritability, depression, etc.; also for liver and spleen disharmony - bloating, nausea, indigestion, flank pain.
  • Raises yang qi in spleen and stomach deficiency patterns (often used with Sheng Ma) - prolapsed organ, diarrhea, hemorrhoids.

This formula has cautions, see details

Chen Pi

Tangerine Peel


Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category

Usages

  • Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; specifically directing it downward - good for different types of nausea/vomiting).
  • Important herb for drying dampness and the transformation of phlegm - coughs with stifling sensation in the chest/diaphragm, and copious viscous sputum (qi-level herb).
  • Prevents stagnation - prevents cloying of tonifying herbs.
  • Ju Hong is the red part of the tangerine peel - it is more drying and aromatic.

Dang Gui


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Chinese Angelica Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
  • Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold - important herb to stop pain due to blood stasis - abdominal pain, trauma, carbuncles due to blood stasis, chronic bi.
  • Moistens dry intestines due to blood deficiency.
  • Reduces swellings, expels pus, generates flesh - sores.

Huang Qi


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Astragalus Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea.
  • Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding.
  • Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exterior - deficiency w/spontaneous sweating, frequent colds or shortness of breath.
  • Tonify qi and blood due to loss of blood - postpartum fever.
  • Edema from deficiency.
  • Promote discharge of pus, generate flesh - sores due to deficiency.

Ren Shen

Ginseng Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss).
  • Tonify lung qi - wheezing, shortness of breath, w/kidneys failing to grasp the qi.
  • Strengthen the middle warmer - lethargy, no appetite, chronic diarrhea, prolapse of organs, distended chest/abdomen.
  • Generates fluids, stops thirst - xiao ke, damaged fluid due to high dever and profuse sweating.
  • Benefits heart qi, calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, restlessness due to qi and/or blood deficiency.

This formula has cautions, see details

Sheng Ma


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Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the early stages of skin rashes, headache from wind-heat (forehead - stomach channel).
  • Clears heat, relieves toxicity - toxins in the upper or superficial areas, swelling, painful, sore gums, lips, and/or throat.
  • Raises yang, lifts spleen qi sinking (strong than Ge Gen) - for middle qi deficiency leading to shortness of breath, fatigue, prolapse of stomach, uterus, or rectum.
  • Serves to guide other herbs upwards.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhi Gan Cao

Honey Fried Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

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