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Buzhong Yiqi Tang

Name

Decoction for Reinforcing the Middle-Jiao and Replenishing Qi

  1. 補中益氣湯
  2. 补中益气汤

The Prescription of Buzhong Yiqi Tang

Source

The book Pi Wei Lun

Ingredients

  • Huang Qi (Radix Astragali) 15 g,
  • Zhi Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae Praeparata) 6 g,
  • Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng) 6 g,
  • Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) 9 g,
  • Ju Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae) 6 g,
  • Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) 3 g,
  • Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae) 3 g,
  • Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 10 g.

Explanation

Huang Qi: The principal drug, invigorating Qi to consolidate the superficial resistance, elevating Yang-Qi to treat prolapse.

Dang Gui: Working with Huang Qi to replenish Qi and promote the generation of blood.

Chen Pi: Regulating the flow of Qi and the stomach, making this tonifying prescription not cause any stagnation.

Sheng Ma and Chai Hu: Aiding Huang Qi in elevating Yang-Qi and regulating the stomach.

The Effect of Buzhong Yiqi Tang

Effect

Reinforcing the middle-Jiao and invigorating Qi, elevating Yang-Qi to treat prolapse.

Indications

Syndrome due to Qi deficiency of the spleen and stomach, marked by fever, sweating, headache, aversion to cold, thirst with preference for hot drink, shortness of breath, languor, or tastelessness in the mouth, weakness of the limbs, pale tongue with whitish coating, weak feeble pulse, including such disorders due to weak Qi of the middle-Jiao as proctoptosis, hysteroptosis, gastroptosis, prolonged diarrhea or dysentery as well as easy affection of common cold.

Administrations

Decocted in water for oral dose to be taken twice (Taken also in the form of bolus, in which the proportions of the drugs are according to those in the original prescription, 10-15 g of the bolus is taken each time, 2-3 times daily.).

Contraindication

This prescription is contraindicated for the patients with heat pathogen in the interior due to Yin deficiency, for the drugs in it are sweet in flavor and damp in nature.