Formulas that Tonify

Tonic formulas and herbs is a weird notion to the west as it doesn’t exist and fit into well the context of culture there. Derived from theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), formulas that tonify are a broad term and sometimes interpreted as tonics, nutrition, and supplements. From the perspective of TCM, its purposes, technically, are twofold. Firstly, it refers to the herbs that are capable of tonifying Qi, blood, Yin, and Yang, supporting vital Qi to reverse deficiency. Secondarily, it also means those nutritional health food products with some certain healing function. And the commonly used tonifying formulas are as follows.

Chinese herbal formulas that tonify the Qi

  • Bu Pi Yi Chang Wan – Tonify Spleen and Invigorate Intestines Formula
  • Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang Wan) – Ginseng and Astragalus Combination (GAC)
  • Ci Wu Jia Pian – Eleutherococcus Tablet
  • Liu Jun Zi Tang (Liu Jun Zi Wan) – Six Gentlemen Decoction or Major Six Herb Combination
  • Ren Shen Jian Pi Wan (Ren Shen Jian Pi Pian) – Ginseng Stomachic Tea Extract or Ginseng Spleen Care Bolus
  • Shen Ling Bai Zhu San (Shen Ling Bai Zhu San Pian or Wan) – Ginseng, Poria & Atractylodes Powder or Pills
  • Si Jun Zi Tang (Si Jun Zi Wan) – The Four Gentlemen
  • Wei Fu Chun Tablets – Stomach Rehabilitation Tablets
  • Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang or Wan – Six Gentlemen Decoction with Aucklandia and Amomum Combination
  • Xiang Sha Ping Wei San (Xiang Sha Ping Wei Wan) – Cyperus and Amomum Powder to Calm the Stomach
  • Yang Wei Ke Li – Stomach-Nourishing Granule
  • Yang Wei Shu Ke Li – Stomach-Nourishing Comfortability Granule

Chinese herbal formulas that tonify the blood

Chinese herbal formulas that tonify the Yin

  • Bu Shen Gu Chi Wan – Tonify Kidney and Strengthen Teeth Formula
  • Da Bu Yin Wan (Da Bu Yin Pian) – Great Yin Nourishment Pills
  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Liuwei Dihuang Teapills) – Six Flavor Tea Pill
  • Mai Wei Di Huang Wan – Ophiopogon & Schisandra Rehmannia Pill
  • Ji Ju Di Huang Wan – Lycium, Chrys. & Rehmannia Formula
  • Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Zhi Bai Di Huang Pian) – Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills
  • Zuo Gui Wan – Restore the Left (Kidney) Pill

Chinese herbal formulas that tonify the Yang

  • Gui Fu Di Huang Wan (Jin Gui Di Huang Wan) – Cinnamon Aconite Rehmannia Pill
  • Jin Kui Shen Qi Wan (Jin Kui Shen Qi Pian, Ba Wei Di Huang Wan) – Golden Coffer Kidney Qi Pill or Eight-Ingredient Rehmannia Pill
  • Si Shen Wan – Four Spirits Pill or Psoralea & Nutmeg Formula
  • You Gui Wan (You Gui Yin) – Right-Restoring (Life Gate) Pill or Right-Restoring (Life Gate) Beverage

2 thoughts on “Formulas that Tonify

  1. Alan

    What herbs/ combination formulae can I take for :
    Enlarged prostate, frequent urination
    Anxiety, worry
    Cold Extremities, particularly in winter months
    Cough, clear expectorate
    My acupuncturist said, I have deficient Qi, and wanted to treat the above with Crane Herbs: Water Pearls , but I dont care for this company.


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