Herb Formulas Notebook

Jia Jian Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

Modified Tonify the Middle to Augment the Qi Decoction

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Source: Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach (13th Century)
Author: Li Gao / Dong-Yuan

Category: Formulas that Tonify Qi

Pattern: Constitutionally weak women in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy

Key Symptoms: Fatigue and lethargy, lower back pain, abdominal distention, excessive or insufficient movement of the foetus, spotting.

Pulse: Slippery without strength

Huang Qi 9g
Ren Shen 9g
Bai Zhu 6g
Zhi Gan Cao 3g
Chen Pi 6g
Sheng Ma 3g
Chai Hu 3g
E Jiao 6g (dissolve into strained decoction)
Ai Ye 6g

In the UK E Jiao must be substituted with Han Lian Cao and either Gou Qi Zi or Nu Zhen Zi.

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Tonifies the Qi, raises the Yang, calms the foetus.

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