English: Tonify the Kidneys Four Substances Decoction
Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 4-12g Nourishes and activates Blood, regulates Liver and Kidneys, regulates menses and alleviates pain.
With Shu Di Huang, Bai Shao and Chuan Xiong, for menstrual irregularity, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Stasis.
Rx. Ligustici Chuan Xiong 3-9g Invigorates Blood, moves Qi, releases Stagnation and alleviates pain.
With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency causing menstrual problems including dysmenorrhea, scanty menses and amenorrhea.
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra Chi Shao 4.5-15g Invigorates the Blood, dispels Blood Stasis, relieves pain, clears Heat and cools the Blood.
With Chuan Xiong and Dang Gui, for Blood-Stasis induced gynecological disorders such as immobile abdominal masses and amenorrhea with abdominal pain.
With Bai Shao, for spasms and cramping pain associated with Blood Deficiency and Blood Stagnation.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 4-15g Nourishes Blood, preserves Yin, calms Liver Yang and alleviates pain.
With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.
With Dang Gui and Shu Di Huang, for dizziness, blurred vision and dysmenorrhea due to Blood Deficiency or Blood Stasis.
Rx. Rehmanniae Shu Di Huang 4-21g Strengthens the Liver and Kidneys and nourishes the Yin of the Blood.
With Bai Shao, strongly nourishes Liver Blood.
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 5-30g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin and generates fluids.
With Shu Di Huang, for Heat symptoms due to Yin Deficiency and Devastated Blood.
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Invigorates the Blood
  • Nourishes Kidney Yin
  • Kidney Deficiency with Blood Deficiency
  • Early or late periods
  • Scant Blood
  • No clots
  • Thin vaginal discharge
  • Late menarche
  • Delayed period
  • Scanty, light colored Blood
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Low back and knee soreness and weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Dry skin
  • Dry hair
  • Poor memory
  • Paleness
  • Fatigue
  • Scanty periods
  • T: Pale or Red
  • C: Thin, white and dry or Little or None
  • P: Thready and rapid or Weak or Deep and slow
  • This formula treats luteal phase defect and miscarriage due to progesterone deficiency.
For Kidney Yang Deficiency: For Kidney Yin Deficiency:
+ Fluoritum Zi Shi Ying + Fr. Ligustri Lucidi Nu Zhen Zi
+ Rz. Curculiginis Xian Mao + Hb. Ecliptae Mo Han Lian
+ Hb. Epimedii Yin Yang Huo + Fr. Lycii Gou Qi Zi
+ Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi + Fr. Schisandrae Wu Wei Zi
+ Fr. Rubi Fu Pen Zi + Rx. Scrophulariae Xuan Shen
    + Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong