Herb Formulas Notebook

Ji Sheng Shen Qi Wan

Life Saver Kidney Qi Pill

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Source: Formulas to Aid the Living (1253)
Author: Yan Yong-He

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficiency with accumulation of water

Key Symptoms: Oedema of the legs, aversion to cold, cold extremities, scanty urination, soreness of the lower back

Tongue: Pale, swollen, tooth-marked with a white coating
Pulse: Submerged, wiry pulse
Abdomen: Deficient and cold below the umbilicus

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Bao Fu Zi 15g
Chuan Niu Xi 15g (wine washed)
Che Qian Zi 30g

Preparation: Ground into powder and made into pills with honey, then taken on an empty stomach with rice water.

Actions: Warms the Yang, tonifies the Kidneys, assists the Qi in transforming water, promotes urination, reduces oedema

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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.