Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan - Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet

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Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "jin gui shen qi wan" , 金匮肾气丸, which in english is "kidney qi pill from the golden cabinet", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "warm and tonify the yang" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Ba Wei Di Huang Wan, Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan, Shen Qi Wan, Rehmannia Eight Formula, Kidney Qi Pills.

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

  • Lethargy, low libedo, frequent urination with possible incontinence resulting from kidney yang deficiency.
  • Sensation of cold, especially in the lower half.

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Avoid during a cold or flu, use nothing, or yin qiao / gan mao ling instead.
  • Avoid with patients that present with yin deficiency.

Our shop contains jin gui shen qi wan from the following manufacturers:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Ba Wei Di Huang Wan - Sun Ten
($9.99) Add To Cart View Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan - HBW
View Sun Ten Yang Essentials Formula - Sun Ten

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. Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

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, …

ViewFu Zi (Prepared Aconite Root)

Restores devastated yang - extreme cold limbs with abundant cold symptoms. Assists heart yang to unblock vessels and improve circulation, tonifies kidney yang to augment fire and avoid loss of the b…

ViewGui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig)

Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea Un…

ViewMu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex)

Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood. Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency…

ViewShan Yao (Chinese Yam)

Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite. Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing. Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor c…

ViewShan Zhu Yu (Asiatic Cornelian Cherry Fruit)

Stabilize the kidneys, retain the essence - leaking of fluids due to weak essence, excessive urination, incontinence, spermatorrhea, excessive sweating, for devastated yang and collapsed qi, as in sh…

ViewSheng Di Huang (Rehmannia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood. Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mou…

ViewZe Xie (Water Plantain Root)

Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - urinary difficulty, edema, diarrhea. Drains deficient kidney fire - heat signs, dizziness, tinnitus.

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. Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yang deficiency.

Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: back pain, diabetes type ii, erectile dysfunction (ed), fatigue and/or hypothyroidism

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

ViewEr Xian Wan (Two Immortal Decoction)

Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang deficiencies with Empty Heat - hormonal issues such as menopause (possibly w/hypertension), amenorrhea, hot flashes along with associated symptoms of fatigue, depression, i…

ViewYou Gui Wan (Restore the Right Kidney Pill)

Cold extremities, fatigue, weak/aching low back, knees, waist, aversion to cold, loose stools - due to kindney yang deficiency. Impotence, infertility, low libedo, low sperm count, abnormal sperm mo…

ViewZhuang Yang Wan (Strengthen Kidney Yang And Preserve Power Pill)

Tonifies the kidney yang and astringe the jing (essence), primarily for sexual dysfunction in older males - symptoms may include impotence, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and other sign…

ViewZhuang Yao Jian Shen Wan (Strengthen The Back And Benefit The Kidney Pills)

Weakness in the lower parts of the body from kidney yang and kidney qi deficiency - low back pain, weak back, hips, knees, leg, weak tendons.

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

(truncated intro "...tonification may be directed towards the qi, blood, yin and/or yang aspects of the body. in mixed cases you must often think of the generat…)".

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