Spleen qi vacuity with phlegm dampness manifesting as chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal weakness and dysfunction, gastroptosis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes mellitus, anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, bronchitis, gastroenteritis, ulcers, acid regurgitation, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, etc.
Signs & symptoms of spleen qi vacuity include:
Lack of strength
Dizziness standing up
Shortness of breath
Possible lack of appetite
Possible loose stools
An enlarged tongue with teeth-marks on its edges and/or cracks in its center
A forceless, possibly fine pulse
Signs & symptoms of phlegm dampness include:
Profuse clear or white phlegm
Possible swelling or edema
Possible bodily heaviness
Slimy tongue fur
A slippery or soft pulse
Applications in Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Formula Category: Invigorate the spleen Qi.
Tongue: pale with white coating.
Formula explanation: Within this formula, Ren Shen is the sovereign medicinal. It is sweet, warm, and greatly supplements the source or original qi. It also fortifies the spleen and nourishes the stomach. Bai Zhu is the minister. It is bitter, warm, and fortifies the spleen and dries dampness. The assistants are Fu Ling, Ban Xia, and Chen Pi. Fu Ling is sweet, bland, and seeps dampness and fortifies the spleen. Used together, Fu Ling and Bai Zhu's ability to fortify the spleen and eliminate dampness are strengthened, thus promoting movement and transformation. Ban Xia is acrid, warm, slightly toxic, transforms phlegm and eliminates dampness, harmonizes the stomach and downbears counterflow. Chen Pi is acrid, bitter, and warm, harmonizes the center and rectifies the qi, transforms phlegm and dries dampness. These two medicinals further strengthen the effects of Fu Ling and Bai Zhu in eliminating dampness as well as add the abilities of harmonizing the center and downbearing counterflow to this formula. The messenger or guide is mix-fried Gan Cao. It is sweet and warm and fortifies the spleen at the same time as it regulates the center.
Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Fu Ling (Poria)
Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae)
Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
2 capsules, 2 times a day
120 capsules x 5000mg. (500mg. x 10:1 concentration ratio)