Soothe the Centre™ Formulae

soothe_the_centreThe “centre” refers to the Middle Burner and the Stomach and Spleen. The formula addresss Qi deficiency, Qi stagnation and Dampness in the Middle Burner.


Dang Shen Radix Codonopsis
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Shan Yao Rhizoma Dioscoreae oppositae
Tai Zi Shen Radix Pseudostellariae
Mu Xiang Radix Aucklandiae
Huo Xiang Herba Pogostemonis
Zi Su Ye Folium Perillae
Sha Ren Fructus Amomi villosi
Bai Bian Dou Semen Dolichoris lablab
Hou Po Cortex Magnoliae officinalis
Zhi Ke Fructus Aurantii
Shen Qu Massa Medicata Fermentata
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata

*Product contains gluten and wheat. Shen Qu (Fermented flour)

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Stomach-Qi and Spleen-Qi deficiency, Stomach-Yin deficiency, Dampness and stagnation of Qi in the Middle Burner.


Tonify Qi, strengthen the Spleen, nourish Stomach-Yin, resolve Dampness and move Qi in the Centre.

Tongue: Pale, teethmarks, sticky coating in the centre. If there is some Stomach-Yin deficiency, the coating might be slightly rootless in the centre; if there is chronic, severe Spleen-Qi deficiency, there might be small transversal cracks on the sides.
Pulse: Weak, especially on the right middle position.

Classical Antecedent

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in moving Qi and resolving Dampness.

Acupuncture Points

Ren-12 Zhongwan, ST-36 Zusanli, SP-3 Taibai, with reinforcing method.
Ren-10 Xiawan, ST-21 Liangmen, ST-19 Burong, ST-34 Liangqiu, G.B.-14 Yanglingquan, T.B.-6 Zhigou, P-6 Neiguan, SP-9 Yinlingquan, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, Ren-9 Shuifen, with reducing or even method.
SP-4 Gongsun and P-6 Neiguan, in combination, with even method.

Soothe the Centre™ is a variation of Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang (Aucklandia-Amomum Six Gentlemen Decoction). Soothe the Centre™ aims at dealing with one of the most common clinical conditions, i.e. deficiency of Spleen-Qi and Stomach-Qi some Stomach-Yin deficiency, retention of Dampness in the Middle Burner, and some stagnation of Qi.

  • Shan Yao, Bian Dou and Tai Zi Shen were added to nourish Stomach-Yin
  • Huo Xiang, Hou Po and Zi Su Ye were added to resolve Dampness fragrantly and harmonize Stomach-Qi
  • Zhi Ke was included to move Qi, and Shen Qu to promote digestion

The main difference between Smooth Passage™ and Soothe the Centre™ is that the former is aimed at harmonizing Liver and Spleen and addressing the Intestines, while the latter is aimed more at addressing the Middle Burner of the Stomach and Spleen with some Dampness and some stagnation of Qi.

Please note that the formula Soothe the Centre™ is primarily for Qi deficiency with Dampness and the tongue would therefore have a fairly thick, sticky coating. If Stomach-Yin is pronounced and the coating is missing completely, this formula is not suitable. In such a case, consider using Jade Spring™.

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.