Theory

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet - TCM Herbal Formula


Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan Names

  • English Name: Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet
  • Pinyin Name: Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan
  • Chinese Character: 金匮肾气丸



Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Lethargy, low libedo, frequent urination with possible incontinence resulting from kidney yang deficiency.
  • Sensation of cold, especially in the lower half.

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Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan Cautions

Contraindication Notes:

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Avoid during a cold or flu, use nothing, or yin qiao / gan mao ling instead.
  • Avoid with patients that present with yin deficiency.



Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan Has 8 Ingredients

Fu Ling

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  • Poria, China Root
    • Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
    • Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
    • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.
  • Herbs That Drain Dampness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.

Fu Zi

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  • Prepared Aconite Root
    • Restores devastated yang - extreme cold limbs with abundant cold symptoms.
    • Assists heart yang to unblock vessels and improve circulation, tonifies kidney yang to augment fire and avoid loss of the basal yang.
    • Warms fire and assists yang - any problem associated with weak heart, spleen, and/or kidneys.
    • Disperses cold, warms the channels, alleviates pain - wind-damp-cold bi, cold blocking organs, channels, sinews, bones or blood vessels.
  • Herbs That Warm the Interior and Expel Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid during Pregnancy.
    • Avoid in yin deficiency with false cold and true heat.

Gui Zhi

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  • Cinnamon Twig
    • Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels
    • Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold
    • Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea
    • Unblocks yang qi in the chest - shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations
    • Resolve edema and accumulation of cold phlegm
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in wind-heat and/or empty heat conditions
    • Avoid in heat in the blood, particularly w/vomiting

Mu Dan Pi

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  • Tree Peony Root Cortex
    • Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood.
    • Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency patterns such as steaming bone disorder after a warm-febrile disease particularly those without sweating.
    • Clears Liver Blood Stasis. Amenorrhea, abdominal masses, bruises.
    • Clears Rising Liver Fire. Headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing, dysmenorrhea.
    • Drains Pus, Reduces Swelling. Used topically for non-draining sores. Used internally for intestinal abscess.
  • Herbs That Cool The Blood
  • Cautions
  • Avoid in Pregnancy, Excess Menses due to Blood moving action.

Shan Yao

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  • Chinese Yam
    • Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite.
    • Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing.
    • Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor cold, benefits both yin and yang, xiao ke, also binds the jing - spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge, frequent urination.
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi

Shan Zhu Yu

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  • Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit
    • Stabilize the kidneys, retain the essence - leaking of fluids due to weak essence, excessive urination, incontinence, spermatorrhea, excessive sweating, for devastated yang and collapsed qi, as in shock.
    • Tonify the liver and kidney - lightheadedness, dizziness, impotence, sore back and knees, tonifies the jing and assists the yang.
    • Stabilize menses - excessive uterine bleeding, prolonged menses, weak effect.
  • Herbs That Stabilize and Bind

Sheng Di Huang

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  • Rehmannia
    • Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood.
    • Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mouth, low-grade fever, constipation, throat pain from yin deficiency.
    • Cools Ascending Heart Fire (HT, LV). Mouth and tongue sores, irritability, insomnia, malar flush.
    • Wasting thirst disorder.
  • Herbs That Cool The Blood
  • Cautions
  • Spleen Deficiency, Yang Deficiency, Damp Phlegm, Digestion Difficulties.

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