Penetrating Vessel™ Formulae

penetrating_vessel“Penetrating Vessel™” is my translation of “Chong Mai”. This formula addresses Rebellious Qi of the Chong Mai when it derives from Kidney deficiency.


Shu Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae preparata
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii
Yan Hu Suo Rhizoma Corydalis
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Huang Jing Rhizoma polygonati sibirici
Xiang Fu Rhizoma Cyperi
He Huan Pi Cortex Albiziae
Hou Po Cortex Magnoliae officinalis
Xiao Hui Xiang Fructus Foeniculi
Zi Su Ye Folium Perillae
Ban Xia Rhizoma Pinelliae preparatum
Dan Shen Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae
Xing Ren Semen Armeniacae
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae

*Product contains tree nuts. Xing Ren (Almond)

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Rebellious Qi in the Penetrating Vessel™, Kidney deficiency, Blood deficiency.


Subdue rebellious Qi, harmonize the Penetrating Vessel™, tonify the Kidneys, nourish Blood, calm the Mind.

Tongue NOTE: There are no specific tongues associated with this formula because rebellious Qi of the Chong Mai may occur against a background of either Blood deficiency, Kidney-Yang or Kidney-Yin deficiency, all of which would manifest differently on the tongue.
Pulse: Wiry or firm on all positions of the right.

Classical Antecedent

Does not have a classical antecedent but is based on the herbs recommended by Li Zhi Zhen to tonify the Chong Mai.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, to be taken as directed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. Not to replace a varied diet. Not to be taken if nursing or if pregnant. Not to be consumed continuously for longer than 3 months.