Chinese name: Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (boo juhng yee chee wahn)
Also known as: Central Chi Tea; Tonify the Middle, Strengthen Qi Pills
Qi deficiency, weak digestion, prolapsed organs, fatigue
Tonifies qi, regulates digestion, raises yang (pulls up prolapsed organs)
An ancient formula, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan has a long history of resolving digestive problems and prolapsed organs, both conditions due to qi deficiency. Although primarily composed of tonifying herbs, this formula also contains two herbs that perform a task unique to Chinese medicine. Cimicifuga (sheng ma) and Bupleurum (chai hu) are used as directing herbs with an upward energy; that is, in addition to their specific medicinal effects, they can also direct the effects of an herb formula to the upper portion of the body.
This upward energy can also be employed to resolve organ prolapse, a condition in which an organ, such as the uterus, bladder, or rectum, sags downward due to connective tissue weakness.
The formula is also useful -- when prescribed and supervised by an experienced practitioner -- for the condition known in Western medicine as "incompetent uterus" in which miscarriage occurs between the third and sixth months of pregnancy due to cervical weakness.
In addition to strengthening prolapsed organs, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can be used for other symptoms of spleen and stomach qi deficiency, such as fatigue, abdominal bloating, sensitivity to cold, and chronic diarrhea.
Manufacturer: Lanzhou Foci
Dosage: 8 pills, three times a day
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