Tonify Qi and Ease the Muscles™ Formulae

tonify_qi_and_ease_the_musclesThe name of this formula is self-explanatory. It tonifies Qi and eliminates Dampness.


Huang Qi Radix Astragali
Ren Shen Radix Ginseng
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Yi Yi Ren Semen Coicis
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Huo Xiang Herba Pogostemonis
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Chen Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Sha Ren Fructus Amomi villosi
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata
Sheng Ma Rhizoma Cimicifugae
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri

Order Formulae


Qi deficiency, residual Dampness.


Tonify Lung-Qi and Spleen-Qi, raise Yang, resolve Dampness from the muscles.

Tongue: Pale, teeth marks.
Pulse: Weak.

Classical Antecedent

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in resolving Dampness from the muscles.

Acupuncture Points

Ren-12 Zhongwan, ST-36 Zusanli, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, SP-3 Taibai, BL-20 Pishu, BL-21 Weishu, Du-20 Baihui, with reinforcing method.
SP-9 Yinlingquan, Ren-9 Shuifen, BL-22 Sanjiaoshu with reducing method.

Tonify Qi and Ease the Muscles™ is a variation of the ancient formula “Tonifying the Centre and Benefitting Qi Decoction” (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang). The original formula specifically addresses Qi deficiency. The formula has been modified primarily to address the patterns of residual Dampness that is seen so frequently in these cases.

The pulse corresponding to the formula Tonify Qi and Ease the Muscles™ is on the whole weak or empty. If the latter is pronounced and the pulse is on the whole slippery, then one should choose a formula that is primarily addressed at resolving Dampness and only secondarily at tonifying Qi, a formula such as Ease the Muscles™ or Drain Fields™.

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.