Gui Pi Wan - Restore the Spleen Formula

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Gui Pi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "gui pi wan" , 归脾丸, which in english is "restore the spleen formula", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the qi and blood" sub-category.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.  
  • Anxiety, phobias, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, pallid complexion.
  • In women spleen and heart deficiencies may lead to prolonged periods with little flow or early periods, heavier with pale blood.

Our shop contains gui pi wan from the following manufacturers:

($25.00) Add To Cart View Gui Pi Tang - Sun Ten
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For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Gui Pi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome)

Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema. Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency. Calm…

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewHuang Qi (Astragalus Root)

Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding. Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exteri…

ViewLong Yan Rou (Longan Fruit Flesh)

Tonify heart and spleen, nourish blood, calm the spirit - insomnia, palpitations, poor memory, dizziness.

ViewMu Xiang (Costus Root)

Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank …

ViewRen Shen (Ginseng Root)

Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss). Tonify lung qi - wheezi…

ViewSuan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seed)

Nourishes heart yin, tonifies liver blood, quiets the spirit - irritability, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety due to blood or yin deficiency. Prevents abnormal sweating - spontaneous sweating, nights…

ViewZhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

ViewZhi Yuan Zhi (Honey Fried Senega Root)

This is the honey fried version of Yuan Zhi.  See the Yuan Zhi page for more usage information.

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Gui Pi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart blood deficiency and/or spleen qi deficiency.

Gui Pi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: anxiety, arrhythmia (palpitations), insomnia, palpitations and/or phobias

As noted above, gui pi wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the qi and blood", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBa Zhen Wan (Eight Treasure Combination)

For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident For frequent heavy menstrual cycles Pale complexion, fatigue, dizziness from qi deficiency Vertigo, palpitations, anxiety from blood def…

ViewDang Gui Wan (Tangkuei Powder)

For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident, similar in usage to ba zhen wan. A range of menstrual issues when they arise from qi and blood deficiency - amenorrhea, menorrhagia, irre…

ViewQi Xue Da Bu Wan (Nourish Qi & Blood Pills)

Fatigue, lethargy, sensation of feeling heavy or cold. Low appetite, bloating, borborygmus, loose bowels. Impotence, infertility, low libedo. Insomnia, night sweats, vivid dreams, nightmares.

ViewRen Shen Shou Wu Wan (Ginseng Fo-Ti Pills)

Hair loss, dry hair, greying hair as a result of dimished jing/essence. Low sperm count, low libedo, and infertility.

ViewRen Shen Yang Rong Wan (Ginseng Decoction to Nourish the Nutritive Qi)

Tonifies both qi and blood and nourishes the heart and calms the spirit - generally used for weakness from longer term or deep diseases such as cancer and for a host of other conditions affecting a b…

ViewShi Quan Da Bu Wan (Ten Tonics Nourishment Pills)

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ViewShou Wu Wan (Polygonum Multiflorum Pills)

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All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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