Depression and anxiety from Heart-Blood deficiency
Classical antecedent: Gui Pi Tang (Tonifying the Spleen Decoction).
Palpitations, insomnia, anxiety, poor memory, depression, dull-pale face which may also have a slight malar flush, a slight feeling of heat in the evening, poor appetite, loose stools, tiredness, weariness, constipation, despondency, weak limbs, scanty periods or very heavy periods which come early or trickle on for a long time with pale or fresh-red blood, blood in the stools or urine, petechiae.
Pattern: Spleen-Qi and Spleen-Blood deficiency, Heart-Qi and Heart-Blood deficiency.
Action: Tonify Spleen-Qi and Spleen-Blood, tonify Heart-Qi and Heart-Blood, calm the Mind, open the Mind's orifices, stimulate the Spleen's holding of Blood.
Tongue: Pale, thin or swollen, depending on whether Blood or Qi deficiency predominates.
Pulse: Weak, choppy.
Ren Shen Radix Ginseng
Mu Xiang Radix Aucklandiae
Dosage: 2 tablets x 2 times a day
Bottle: 60 tablets x 500mg concentration ratio of 7:1