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Gui Pi Tang #TL062

Bio Essence Herbal Essentials

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Pin Ying Name: Gui Pi Tang

English Name: Restore The Spleen Decoction

Chinese Name: 歸脾湯

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Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 3-15g

Tonifies Spleen, Heart and Yuan Qi.

With Bai Zhu, tonifies the transformation and transportation functions of the Spleen. With Huang Qi, Bai Zhu and Zhi Gan Cao, tonifies the Spleen to generate Blood. With Bai Zhu and Fu Ling, for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency. With Dang Gui, Long Yan Rou and Yuan Zhi, for Heart and Spleen Deficiency.

Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 9-45g

May substitute for Ren Shen.

Rx. Astragali Bai Zhu 2-30g

Tonifies Blood and Spleen Qi.

With Dang Gui, generates and nourishes Blood. With Ren Shen, for Qi Deficiency with general debility, anorexia, and spontaneous sweat. With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Qi Deficiency with weakness, lassitude and loose stools. With Long Yan Rou, Dang Gui and Suan Zao Ren, for insomnia and other signs of Qi and Blood Deficiency.

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Fu Ling 3-30g

Strengthens the Spleen and dries Dampness.

Poria Fu Shen 3-30g

Strengthens the Spleen and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

With Ren Shen and Huang Qi, tonifies the Spleen. With Ren Shen and Bai Zhu for weak and deficient Spleen with fatigue, anorexia and loose stools. With Gan Cao, for Spleen and Heart Deficiency causing facial edema, palpitations, and short-ness of breath. With Dang Shen, Suan Zao Ren and Long Yan Rou, for insomnia due to Spleen and Heart Insufficiency.

Scl. Poria Pararadicis Suan Zao Ren 3-30g

Usually used in place of Fu Ling. Pacifies the Heart, calms the Shen and soothes the nerves.

With Suan Zao Ren, calms the Shen.

Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae Long Yan Rou 3-30g

Nourishes Heart Yin and tonifies Liver Blood.

With Ren Shen, Fu Shen and Long Yan Rou, for insomnia, palpitations and irritability due to Spleen Qi and Heart Blood Deficiency.

Arillus Longan Mu Xiang 3-30g

Nourishes the Blood, calms the Shen, and tonifies and nourishes the Heart and Spleen.

With Ren Shen, Dang Gui and Suan Zao Ren, for palpitations and insomnia due to Heart Blood Deficiency, especially in cases with Spleen Qi Deficiency.

Rx. Aucklandiae Zhi Gan Cao 1-15g

Regulates Qi, strengthens the Spleen and prevents indigestion due to the rich nature of the other herbs.

With Bai Zhu, especially effective.

Fried Rx. Glycyrrhizae Dang Gui 1-7.5g

Harmonizes and tonifies Qi.

With Fu Ling and Dang Shen, strengthens the Spleen, augments Qi and treats palpitations due to Heart Qi Deficiency. With Ren Shen, relieves palpitations and anxiety.

Fried Rx. Glycyrrhizae Zhi Yuan Zhi 2-30g

Nourishes and harmonizes the Blood.

With Huang Qi, for many Blood Deficiency patterns.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Sheng Jiang 1-30g

Calms the Shen, sedates the Heart and opens Orifices.

With Suan Zao Ren, it is especially effective because it balances the contracting, introverted and dispersing, extroverted manifestations of Spirit to ensure the proper balance of openness and sobriety. With Fu Shen and Suan Zao Ren, for symptoms of Heart Blood Deficiency. With Suan Zao Ren, Bai Zhu and Dang Gui, for palpitations and insomnia due to Qi Deficiency. With Huang Qi, Dang Gui and Long Yan Rou, for forgetfulness, palpitations and insomnia.

Fried Rx. Polygalae Da Zao 1-12g

Aids in strengthening the Spleen.

With Da Zao, improves the appetite and regulates the Ying and Wei, facilitating the actions of the formula.

Rx. Zingiberis Recens 1-3g

Nourishes the Blood, calms the Shen, tonifies the Qi and harmonizes.

With Bai Zhu and Dang Shen, for weakness and lassitude due to Spleen and Stomach Deficiency. With Sheng Jiang, prevents tonics from generating Dampness in the Middle Jiao.

Fr. Jujube
Formula Actions
  • Augments Qi
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Strengthens the Spleen
  • Nourishes the Heart
Syndromes
  • Spleen Not Governing Blood
  • Heart Blood Deficiency
  • Heart (Blood) and Spleen (Qi) Deficiency due to worry (excessive deliberation or obsession)
  • Atrophy disorder (Wei Syndrome) due to Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency
Clinical Manifestations
  • Memory loss
  • Forgetfulness
  • Absent-mindedness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Menorrhagia
  • Palpitations with or without anxiety
  • Insomnia (difficulty falling asleep)
  • Nightmares
  • Reduced appetite
  • Pale, wan complexion
  • Pale lips and nails
  • Early menstruation with copious pale blood
  • Continuous flow with little blood (spotting)
  • Excess perspiration
  • Night sweats
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Leukorrhea
  • Dizziness (mild and postural, worse with sitting or rising or lying down or when fatigued)
  • Blurred vision
  • Spots before the eyes
  • Low spirits
  • Depression
  • Bruising easily
  • Dream disturbed sleep
  • Short attention span
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Fear
  • Low grade fever
  • Withdrawal
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Weakness
  • Genital itch
  • Impotence
  • Nocturnal emissions
  • Weak abdomen
  • Abdominal distention after eating
  • Premenstrual spotting
  • Dry skin and hair
  • T: Pale, maybe swollen
  • C: White
  • P: Thready and weak or Thready and moderate
Treats
  • Anemia
  • Neurasthenia
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Congestive Heart disease
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Allergic purpura
  • Cervicitis
  • Functional Uterine Bleeding
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Genital itching
  • Post illness convalescence
  • Drug abuse
  • Hypotension
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Choroidopathy
  • Addiction
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Infertility
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Prolonged menstruation
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Optic atrophy
  • Atrophy (Wei) Syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Guillain-Barre disease
  • Acute myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord)
  • Progressive muscular dystrophy
  • Hematuria
  • Bi-polar disorder
  • Fever
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Neurosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Crohn's disease
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Epistaxis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Spontaneous perspiration
  • Early menstruation
  • Indigestion
  • Dyspnea
  • Periodontitis
  • Habitual miscarriage
  • Impotence
  • Depression
  • Menopause
  • Personality disorders
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Menorrhagia
  • Uterine cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Chronic bleeding
  • Prolonged menstruation
  • Chronic gonorrhea
  • Nervous exhaustion
  • Melancholy
  • Endometritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Postpartum convalescence
  • Headache
  • Neurological disorders
  • Hepatitis
  • Benzene poisoning
  • Scleroderma
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Amenorrhea
  • Childhood eczema
  • Nictitation
  • Alopecia
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal discharge
  • The sequelae of poliomyelitis
  • Acute infectious multiple neuritis
  • Progressive myodystrophy
  • Hysterical paralysis
  • Periodic paralysis
  • Facial paralysis
  • Cor pulmonare
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Palpitations
  • Benzene poisoning
  • Anxiety neurosis
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Anorexia
  • Hemafecia
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Memory loss
  • Weakness
  • Hematemesis
  • Chronic nephritis
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Night sweats
  • Scanty menstruation
  • Nocturnal emissions
  • Strangury
  • Gingivitis
  • Endocrine dyscrasia-uterine Cold
  • Sweating from the chest
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Interior Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.