Regulate the Qi - General Herbal Formula Category Concepts


Regulate the Qi Functional Grouping

The formulas in this category work to either move congested or stuck energy in the body or to direct it in the correct direction as in rebellious qi (which is qi heading the opposite direction as in a cough or vomiting). They may be used for conditions ranging from cough, asthma and wheezing to plum pit qi, chest pain and menstrual pain. As they are generally warming and moving they should not be used after the initial imbalance is rectified.

The Regulate the Qi Category Has The Following Subcategories:

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The Regulate the Qi Category Contains (4) TCM formulas In Our Database

Ban Xia Hou Po Wan

Pinellia & Magnolia Pills


  • Plum pit qi (globus hystericus) and/or difficulty with swallowing from liver qi stagnation.
  • Coughing, hiccups, nausea and possible vomitting from rebellious qi and phlegm.
  • Promote the Movement of Qi
  • Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan

    Liver Disease Recovery Pills


    • Irritibility or easily prone to outburts or anger.
    • Liver disease such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver.
    • Jaundice - yellowing of the skin, brittle nails, pale complexion.
  • Promote the Movement of Qi
  • Su Zi Jiang Qi Wan

    Perilla Fruit Pill to Direct Qi Downward


    Cough with watery, copious sputum, breathing issues such as wheezing, asthma, shortness of breath (particularly difficulty inhaling), chest oppression.  Possibly signs of kidney qi/yang deficiency such as edema, weak low back and/or legs, fatigue.

    The Tongue will have a white coating that can be either greasy or slippery.

  • Direct Rebellious Qi Downward
  • Yue Ju Wan

    Escape Restraint Pill


    • An important formula for plum pit qi and related issues arising from qi stagnation (from many factors) - an oppressive sensation in the chest and/or diaphgram, gerd, reflux, indigestion, nausea, belching with a fetid odor.
    • Gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, intercostal neuralgia, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis.
    • Infectious hepatitis.
    • Migraines when the underlying factor is that of stagnation.
    • Besides a range of digestive issues, the formula may be used for a wide range of psychiatric conditions including depression, schizophrenia, panic disorder, etc. when the underlying factor is chiefly stagnation.
  • Promote the Movement of Qi
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