Herbal Sentinel – Yang™ Formulae

herbal_sentinel_yang“Sentinel” is a guard that patrols a watch tower: it is a metaphor for the immune system (or Wei Qi system) that guards against invasions of external Wind. This formula protects the body from invasions of Wind.


Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Ren Shen Radix Ginseng
Ling Zhi Fructificatio Ganoderma lucidum
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Yu Zhu Rhizoma Polygonati Odorati
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Du Zhong Cortex Eucommiae
Fang Feng Radix Saposhnikoviae
Gui Zhi Ramulus Cinnamomi
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Ba Ji Tian Radix Morindae officinalis
Sheng Jiang Rhizoma Zingiberis recens
Da Zao Fructus Ziziphi jujubae rubrae
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata
Huang Qin Radix Scutellariae

Order Formulae


Deficiency of Lung-Qi, Spleen-Qi and Kidney-Qi.


Tonify Lung-Qi and Spleen-Qi, consolidate the Exterior, strengthen the Kidneys, bolster the Defensive-Qi.

Tongue: Pale or slightly pale.
Pulse: Generally weak or empty. It may be weak only on the right side.

Classical Antecedent

Yu Ping Feng San and Gui Zhi Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Tonifies Kidney-Yang.

Acupuncture Points

KI-3 Taixi, KI-7 Fuliu, S.I.-3 Houxi and BL-62 Shenmai in combination, BL-23 Shenshu, Du-4 Mingmen, BL-13 Feishu, Du-12 Shenzhu, LU-9 Taiyuan, LU-7 Lieque. All with reinforcing method, moxa.

The two Herbal Sentinel formulae are designed to tonify the vital force. The present formula is for people with a deficiency of Yang of the Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys. However, this formula is meant to be used as a preventive against invasion of external Wind. Thus, it can also be used for those who do not have pronounced patterns of Yang deficiency of the above organs but simply a tendency or a constitutional propensity towards such deficiency.

Provided the tongue is pale and the person has some patterns of Yang deficiency, this formula is applicable.

This is a new formula but it contains elements of classic formulae such as Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Wind-Screen Powder) to tonify Lung-Qi and Defensive-Qi and consolidate the Exterior, and Gui Zhi Tang (Ramulus Cinnamomi Decoction) to harmonize Defensive- and Nutritive-Qi.

Besides Lung and Spleen tonics such as Ren Shen, the formula contains Kidney-Yang tonics such as Tu Si Zi, Du Zhong and Ba Ji Tian because Kidney-Yang is the foundation of Defensive-Qi and therefore of resistance to pathogenic factors. Huang Qin and Yu Zhu have been added to counterbalance the hot energy of the other herbs and protect the Yin from being injured by them.

When to take
Take a higher dose in the morning.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.