Why We Love It
I love this formula for my geriatric patients, because it's great for many conditions that accompany the aging process. I also love it for women who get frequent bladder infections. It can help break the infection and irritation cycle to minimize the use of (sometimes necessary) antibiotics.
Chinese Medicine Theory
This formula is very balanced - it tonifies yin (Kidney, Liver, and Spleen), prevents pathological yin buildup, and tonifies Kidney yang. In this way it nourishes Kidney qi, as Kidney qi is the sum of and communicator between Kidney yin and yang. This formula can address excess and deficiency conditions to balance and support the Kidney system overall and can be used when symptoms of multiple patterns are present.
- Geriatric arteriosclerosis
- post-stroke syndrome
- prostate enlargement
- male impotence
- chronic nephritis
- chronic urinary tract infection
- kidney stones
- neurogenic pain
- bronchial asthma
- allergic skin diseases
This formula can be used for these conditions but sometimes a condition can have other underlying patterns. We encourage diagnosis by a Chinese Medicine provider, and we have one available on staff for questions or remote appointments.
This formula is also known as Kidney Qi Pills or Golden Book Teapills.
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8 teapills, 3 times per day
Not for use during pregnancy
Rehmannia glutinosa root-prepared (Sheng Dihuang) - nourish yin, blood, and kidney yin; clear deficiency fire
Dioscorea opposita rhizome (Shanyao) - tonify spleen qi
Cornus officinalis fruit (Shanzhuyu) - astringe essence and nourish liver yin
Paeonia suffruticosa root-bark ((Moudanpi) - prevent flare-up of deficiency fire in the lower burner and balance warming effect of Shanzhuyu
Poria cocos fungus (Fuling) - Tonify spleen qi and prevent buildup of spleen dampness; enhance water metabolism
Alisma orientalis rhizome (Zexie) - purge turbid materials from the kidney; enhance water metabolism
Cinnamomum cassia bark (Rougui) - warm the yang
Aconitum carmichaelii root-prepared
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