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Shenqi Wan


Bolus for Invigorating the Kidney-Yang

  1. 肾气丸
  2. 金匮肾气丸
  3. 腎氣丸
  4. 金匱腎氣丸

The Prescription of Shenqi Wan


The book Jin Gui Yao Lue



Gan Di Huang: Nourishing and tonifying the kidney-Yin

Shan Zhu Yu and Shan Yao: Being able not only to nourish the liver and spleen but also to supplement the kidney- Yin.

Gui Zhi and Fu Zi: Warming up the kidney-Yang.

Ze Xie and Fu Ling: Promoting water matebolism and inducing diuresis.

Dan Pi: Dispersing and purging the liver-fire.

The Effect of Shenqi Wan


Warming up and tonifying the kidney-Yang


Syndrome due to insufficiency of the kidney-Yang, marked by lumbago, flaccidity of the feet, cold sensation in the lower part of the body, tension in the lower abdomen, dysuria or polyuria, pale and puffy tongue with thin whitish moisture coating, and deep thready cubit pulse, or syndromes of beriberi, phlegm retention, diabetes, and dysuria with lower abdominal colic; including such diseases with the above symptoms as coronary heart disease, toxemia of pregnancy, chronic nephritis, prostatitis, lupus sebaceus, addisonian syndrome, mucous edema, chronic bronchitis, etc.