Modified Astragalus & Ginseng (Huang Qi Ren Shen Tang Jia Jian)
This formula is a modification of Li Dong-yuan’s Huang Qi Ren Shen Tang as found in the PiWei Lun (Treatise on the Spleen & Stomach). It may also be referred to as a combination of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Supplement the Center & Boost the Qi Decoction) plus Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Wind screen Powder) with added ingredients.
Our version is a 10:1 extract
CHINESE MEDICINE DIAGNOSIS: Yi gan feng xie (easy contraction of wind evils)
PATTERN DISCRIMINATION: Liver-spleen disharmony with deep-lying phlegm dampness and spleen qi vacuity resulting in a lung/defensive qi vacuity and/or lingering wind evils retained in the defensive exterior. The patient may also have some enduring damp heat which has also damaged the spleen.
THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS: Fortifies the spleen and boosts the qi, courses the liver and rectifies the qi, transforms phlegm and eliminates dampness, secures the exterior at the same time as gently dispelling wind evils
INDICATIONS: This formula is for spleen qi vacuity resulting in lung qi vacuity, and thus insecure defensive qi and/or lingering wind evils retained in the defensive exterior. Because of the close reciprocal relationship of the lungs, spleen, and kidneys vis à vis the engenderment and functioning of the qi or due to immaturity, such a lung-spleen vacuity is often complicated by a kidney vacuity. In addition, because the lungs, spleen, and kidneys are the three viscera which control the movement and transformation of body fluids, there is concomitant, enduring phlegm dampness. Prevention of seasonal allergic rhinitis or hay fever. In terms of diseases, this formula is meant to be taken preventatively for allergic rhinitis of wind cold nature. That means allergic rhinitis with profuse, clear, phlegm, sneezing, and nasal congestion.
However, this formula, by itself, is not meant for acute allergic episodes. In particular, this formula is best for the prevention of allergic rhinitis occurring in the fall. In that case, one can begin administration of these capsules in June to prevent autumn attacks or at least two weeks before expected seasonal recurrences.
Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni)
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali)
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis)
Ren Shen (Panax Ginseng)
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis)
Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Fang Feng (Radix Sapshnikoviae)
Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae)
Wu Mei (Fructus Mume)
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)