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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang 補中益氣湯 - Tonify the Middle and Augment the Qi

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Ginseng and Astragalus Combination

Shen Clinic TCM Advice


Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang was first published in Clarifying Doubts About Damage from Internal and External Causes, in the year 1247 AD.  As the title of the formula suggests, the key to augmenting the Qi of the whole body is to strengthen the middle, that is the key digestive organ of the Spleen.  It's no secret that we obtain most (or all) of our energy by digesting food in the middle burner.


This classical formula is also known as Central Qi Pills.  It combines several strengthening herbs with 3 herbs that Raise the Qi.  This makes  it the 'go-to' formula for prolapse conditions.  Its mildness and lifting qualities make it a suitable supplement for supporting the long term treatment of deficiency-caused hemorrhoids, and varicose veins as well as more serious organ prolapses. 

Formula Actions
  • Tonifies Middle Jiao Qi
  • Benefits Qi
  • Regulates Qi
  • Raises the sunken Yang. Used for prolapse conditions
  • Lifts prolapsed organs
  • Central Qi Sinking
  • Spleen Not Governing Blood
  • Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency: Yin Fire due to Spleen and Lung Qi Deficiency
  • Gu Syndrome
  • Atrophy disorder (Wei Syndrome) due to Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency

BU ZHONG YI QI TANG Safety & Side Effects

  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency or Interior Heat.

Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.


Pills - Teapills: 8 teapills, 3X a day, or as prescribed.

Tablets: 5 tabs, 3X a day, or as prescribed.  Best taken on an empty stomach

Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, dissolved in liquid, best on an empty stomach, or as prescribed

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for about 30 minutes, or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a possible second boiling. (Good quality herbs can be boiled a second time.) Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator

BU ZHONG YI QI Ingredients 

Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 20%
Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 15
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 10
Fried Licorice Root Zhi Gan Cao 5
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 5
Aged Citrus Peel Chen Pi 15
Rx. Cimicifugae Sheng Ma 10
Rx. Bupleurum Chai Hu 10
Fresh Ginger Sheng Jiang 5
Sour Date Da Zao 5

For Formula Modifications, E-Mail

What’s the Difference Between

Bu Zhong Yi Qi PIAN,

Bu Zhong Yi Qi WAN,

Bu Zhong Yi Qi TANG,

Bu Zhong Yi Qi SAN?

  • WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)

  • PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)

  • TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)

  • SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)


* Information is for educational purpose and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your healthcare provider. These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Tablets, Pills, Granules, Capsules, or Whole Herbs: 200 tablets: Bu ZHONG YI QI PIAN (QiVive™)