Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Wan - Clear Summer Heat and Augment the Qi

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Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "qing shu yi qi tang wan" which in english is "clear summer heat and augment the qi", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "relieve summerheat" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang.

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

  • Please note that there are two formulas with the same name but slightly different compositions.  One is from Wang's Wen Re Jing Wei and tonifies the yin more strongly, the other (which is the one discussed here) is from Li's Pi Wei Lun (Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach) and tonifies the spleen more strongly.  Both have similar usages but are not directly interchangeable.  
  • Clears summerheat and dries dampness - summer colds and flus, heatstroke - fever, fatigue, excessive sweating with loose stools and heaviness in the body.
  • Along with respiratory infections in the right cases certain types of asthma may be appropriate for this formula.
  • Dampheat related inflammatory condtions such as Colitis are approprirate with the right underlying factors.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with symptoms of spleen deficiency and heat.
  • Wtih the right underlying factors the range of perimenopausal symptoms may be appropriate - low libido, fatigue, water retention, fibroids, heavy cycles.  Where this appear with spleen qi deficiency signs and kidney weakness, this formula may be appropriate.

Our shop contains qing shu yi qi tang wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Qing Shu Yi Qi 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. Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome) - Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea…
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  • Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) - Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite,…
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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Ge Gen (Kudzu Root, Pueraria) - Releases muscles, clears heat - exterior disease in subcuta…
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  • Huang Bai (Amur Cork Tree Bark, Phellodendron) - Drains damp heat from the lower jiao - thick-yellow leukorr…
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  • Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) - Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. …
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  • Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood…
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  • Qing Pi (Green Tangerine Peel) - Spreads liver Qi and breaks up stagnation - liver Qi stagna…
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  • Sheng Ma (Black Cohosh Rhizome, Bugbane Rhizome) - Releases the exterior, vents muscles - accelerates the earl…
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  • Shen Qu (Medicated Leaven) - Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach - stomach cold…
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  • Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed) - Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chroni…
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  • Xi Yang Shen (American Ginseng Root) - Benefits qi, generates fluids, nourishes yin - for yin def…
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  • Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root) - Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - …
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    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. Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen and stomach damp heat, spleen qi deficiency and/or summer heat.

    Qing Shu Yi Qi Tang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: common cold, diarrhea, fibroids, flu, heat stroke, menopause (hot flashes), menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and/or ulcerative colitis

    As noted above, qing shu yi qi tang wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "relieve summerheat", which contains the following formulas:

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

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