Raise Qi (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang) is a traditional formula described in the Treatise on the Spleen and Stomach by Li Dong Yuan in 1249. It addresses deficiency of the spleen and stomach leading to sinking of the yang. Many of the symptoms addressed by this formula are due to cold. Astragalus (huang qi) raises the yang qi, especially in combination with cimicifuga (sheng ma) and bupleurum (chai hu). Ginseng (ren shen) and white atractylodes (bai zhu), and baked licorice (zhi gan cao) strengthen the spleen. Tang kuei (dang gui) tonifies both the Qi and blood. Citrus (chen pi) helps the digestion of the tonic herbs.
Astragalus root (huang qi), White Atractylodes rhizome (bai zhu), Ginseng root (ren shen), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Bupleurum root (chai hu), Cimicifuga root (sheng ma), Citrus peel (chen pi), Baked Licorice root (zhi gan cao)
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