Herb Formulas Notebook

Gui Pi Tang

Restore the Spleen Decoction

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Source: Categorised Essentials for Normalising the Structure (1529)
Author: Xu Da-Chun / Ling-Tai

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi and Blood

Pattern: Spleen and Heart Qi and Blood deficiency

Key Symptoms: Forgetfulness, palpitations, anxiety and phobia, unwarranted worrying, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, withdrawal, reduced appetite, pallid and wan complexion
Secondary Symptoms: Feverishness, night sweats, withdrawal, dizziness, headaches, heavy and tired limbs, reduced vitality, chronic bleeding disorders such as irregular menstruation that is either early, pale and copious or or almost continuous with little flow.

Tongue: Pale body, thin coat
Pulse: Thin, frail
Abdomen: Weak abdomen, tenderness on pressure in epigastrium, palpable pulsations

Ren Shen 3-6g
Huang Qi 3-12g
Bai Zhu 3-9g
Fu Ling 3-9g
Suan Zao Ren 3-12g
Long Yan Rou 3-12g
Mu Xiang 3-6g
Zhi Gan Cao 1-3g
Dang Gui 3-9g
Zhi Yuan Zhi 3-6g
Sheng jiang 3sl
Da Zao 4pc

Ren Shen is often substituted with Dang Shen at 2-3 the dosage and Fu Ling may be substituted with Fu Shen.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Augments the Qi, tonifies the Blood, strengthens the Spleen, nourishes the Shen

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.