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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

(Tonify the Middle to Augment the Qi Decoction)

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Source: Clarifying Doubts About Damage from Internal and External Causes (1247)
Author: Li Gao (Dong-Yuan)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Spleen and Stomach deficiency with inability to raise the Clear

Key Symptoms: Lack of physical and mental stamina and vitality, all symptoms worsen with fatigue and exertion, weak muscles and connective tissue, impaired or cloudy vision, lack of appetite
Secondary Symptoms: Dizziness, unsteadiness, deafness, tinnitus, shortness of breath, laconic speech, weak voice, digestive weakness, intermittent fever that is worse upon exertion, spontaneous sweating, aversion to cold, thirst for warm beverages, loose stools, chronic diarrhoea or dysentry, haemorrhoids, recal or uterine prolapse, prolapse of the internal organs, irregular uterine bleeding

Tongue: Pale and wet body, scanty or no coating
Pulse: Frail, large, forceless
Abdomen: Weak and soft, slight tenderness under the ribs, pulsations around the umbilicus, may have pencil line tension above the umbilicus


Ingredients
Huang Qi 18-30g
Ren Shen 6-9g
Bai Zhu 6-9g
Zhi Gan Cao 9-15g
Jiu Xi Dang Gui 6g
Chen Pi 6-9g
Sheng Ma 3-6g
Chai Hu 3-6g



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies the middle Jiao, augments the Qi, raises the Yang, lifts what has sunken

Contraindications: Fever due to Yin deficient Heat, External patterns, Kidney deficiency



Notes:
Really for three patterns that might occur together or separately:
1. Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with inability to Raise the Clear leading to fatigue and impaired senses
2. Qi deficiency fever
3. Sinking of Spleen Qi leading to prolapse, diarrhoea or haemorrhoids


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