HERB FORMULAS

English: Lift the Source Decoction
Also Known As: Decoction for Raising Primordial Energy
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Dosage
Actions
Honey-Fried Rx. Astragali Mi Zhi Huang Qi 9-24g Tonifies Qi and Blood, strengthens the Spleen, raises the Yang Qi of the Spleen and Stomach and generates Body Fluids.
With Ren Shen, for Qi Deficiency with general debility, anorexia, fatigue, tired extremities and spontaneous sweat.
With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Qi Deficiency with weakness, lassitude and loose stools.
With Sheng Ma, raises the Yang Qi of the Spleen, allowing turbid Yin to descend and be eliminated, treating chronic diarrhea, a dragging sensation in the abdomen, fatigue, shortness of breath, uterine bleeding and prolapses.
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 9-15g Tonifies Qi, generates Body Fluids and stops thirst.
With Bai Zhu, tonifies the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Preparata Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.
With Ren Shen, relieves palpitations and anxiety.
Dry-Fried Rz. Cimicifugae Chao Sheng Ma 1.5-2.1g Raises Yang and lifts Sunken Qi.
With Bai Zhu, for Dai channel spasms manifested as dragging sensations in the lower body, usually accompanied by vaginal discharge.
Rz. Atractylodes Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 3-10g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi and calms the fetus.
With Ren Shen and Huang Qi, for restless fetus due to Qi Deficiency.
  • Tonifies Qi in order to tonify the Blood
  • Raises Yang Qi
  • Collapse due to Qi Deficiency leading to severe Blood loss and Devastated Yang
  • Pale, watery Blood
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Laconic speech
  • A sinking sensation in the lower abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • A shiny, pale complexion
  • Abdominal fullness
  • Lower back pain
  • T: Pale
  • C: Moist and thin
  • P: Deficient and frail or Weak and smooth
CONTRAINDICATIONS
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS
For signs and symptoms of Cold: For loss of Body Fluids:
+ Rx. Aconiti Lateralis Preparata Zhi Fu Zi + Fr. Mume Wu Mei
+ Cx. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi
or
+ Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang Concha Meretricis/ Cyclinae Ge Qiao
For enuresis:
- Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen    
+ 9g honey mix-fried Rx. Codonopsis Zhi Dang Shen    
   
+ 3g stir-fried Rx. Bupleuri Chao Chai Hu    
   
+ 6g stir-fried Per. Citri Reticulatae Chao Chen Pi    
   
+ 9g Sm. Astragali Complanati Sha Yuan Zi    
   
+ 9g Ootheca Mantidis Sang Piao Xiao    
+ 3g Rz. Zingiberis Gan Jiang