Jade Spring™ Formulae

jade_spring “Spring” here is a water spring, not the season of Spring. Jade is a precious stone and therefore “Jade Spring™” refers to precious fluids: this formula nourishes Yin.


Bei Sha Shen Radix Glehniae
Mai Men Dong Radix Ophiopogonis
Shan Yao Rhizoma Dioscoreae oppositae
Tai Zi Shen Radix Pseudostellariae
Dang Shen Radix Codonopsis
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Yu Zhu Rhizoma Polygonati odorati
Bai Bian Dou Semen Dolichoris lablab
Tian Hua Fen Radix Trichosanthis
Lu Gen Rhizoma Phragmitis
Zhi Mu Rhizoma Anemarrhenae
Sang Ye Folium Mori
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae

Order Formulae


Stomach-Yin deficiency, Spleen-Yin deficiency, Lung-Yin deficiency, Stomach Empty-Heat.


Nourish Stomach-Yin, Spleen-Yin and Lung-Yin, clear Stomach Empty-Heat.

Tongue: Dry, either no coating or rootless coating in the centre, Stomach crack in the midline or scattered small cracks; it may be slightly red in the centre.
Pulse: Floating-empty on the right middle position.

Classical Antecedent

Sha Shen Mai Dong Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Nourishes Spleen-Yin.

Acupuncture Points

Ren-12 Zhongwan, ST-36 Zusanli, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, LU-9 Taiyuan with reinforcing method. No moxa.
ST-44 Neiting with reducing method.

Jade Spring™ (the word “spring” referring to a source of water, rather than the season) nourishes Stomach-Yin, Spleen-Yin and Lung-Yin and it clears Stomach-Empty Heat. The tongue is an important sign for the use of this formula: it will be a tongue either completely or partially without coating. It may also be red if there is Empty Heat, but, as Yin deficiency may occur without Empty Heat, the tongue body colour may not be red. The essential sign is that the coating is lacking (totally or partially). If there is a coating (or even worse if the coating is thick), then this is not the right formula.

  • Bei Sha Shen, Mai Men Dong, Yu Zhu and Tai Zi Shen nourish Stomach- Spleen- and Lung-Yin
  • Bian Dou nourishes Spleen-Yin
  • Tian Hua Fen, Zhi Mu and Lu Gen clear Stomach Heat
  • Shan Yao and Dang Shen tonify Qi of Stomach and Spleen
  • Sang Ye makes Lung-Qi descend and it has been added in case of Lung-Yin deficiency

Mental-Emotional Pattern
Key word: Finding One’s Centre

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.