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Jia Wei Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

(Augmented Six Ingredient Rehmannia Pill)

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Source: Golden Mirror of the Medical Tradition (1742)
Author: Wu Qian (Liu-Ji)

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Kidney Yin and Jing deficiency

Key Symptoms: Children with slow mental development, a lustreless complexion, fatigue, lethargy
Secondary Symptoms: Soreness and weakness in the lower back and knees, hot palms and soles, lightheadedness, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, impaired hearing, tinnitus, chronic dry and sore throat, toothache, spontaneous or nocturnal emissions, night sweats, nocturea, difficult or excessive urination, hard stools, reduced menstrual flow, loss of libido, impotence, premature ejaculation

Tongue: Pale
Pulse: Forceless and submerged


Ingredients
Shu Di Huang 24g
Shan Zhu Yu 12g
Shan Yao 12g
Fu Ling 9g
Mu Dan Pi 9g
Ze Xie 9g
Lu Rong 1-2g
Wu Jia Pi 6-15g
She Xiang 0.1g

Subsitutions:
In the UK several of the ingredients need to be substituted. Some suggestions include:
Lu Rong == Rou Cong Rong + Xu Duan
She Xiang == Shi Chang Pu + Ru Xiang



Preparation: Originally ground into powder and formed into small pills with 9g taken three times daily. Can also be prepared as a decoction.

Actions: Enriches Yin, nourishes the Kidneys, generates Jing

Contraindications: Spleen deficiency with white greasy tongue coating indicating difficulty digesting rich, cloying herbs, Heat patterns due to External pathogens



Notes:
Used for a wide range of developmental disorders.


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