What does it do?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can nourish the spleen and promote Qi due to the Qi deficiency. The central Qi provides the vital energy of the body including the internal organs and physical activities. When Qi is weak, the organs like stomach, uterus, and rectum fail to support themselves and thus droop; the body loses the physical strength and shows fatigue, tiredness, weakness, laziness of speech.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for replenishing Qi, elevating the spleen Yang to cure drooping; for fatigue and lack of physical strength; for prolapse of internal organs such as rectum prolapse, uterus prolapse, and stomach prolapse.
Modern biomedical studies have found many beneficial actions of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan that support its traditional use. Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can increase the activity of natural killer cells in the blood and increase the serum level of interferon-gamma (IFN-g), which are crucial in our body's defense against pathogens, and thus Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan enhances the immune function and protects the body from infections of bacteria and virus and from immmunosuppression due to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or stress in animal and human2-5. In controlled human trials, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can significantly improve the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome after 8 to 12 weeks of administration, including the intensity and frequency of fatigue occurrence. When Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan is applied as adjuvant therapy of cancer patients before and after chemotherapy and surgery, the patients showed improved fatigue and tiredness, improved appetite and diarrhea, better spirit and recovery compared to the controls.
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
| Radix Astragali Membranacei |
Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens
| (Huang Qi) |
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang
® Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian (QiVive™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
Guang Ci Tang® Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (QiVive™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian
tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency.
A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula,
and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets,
which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe.
The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang®
in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility
and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang®
products, you are taking advantage of a
wonderful fusion of
science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.
Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
so pure, so powerful, so affordable
- Double the concentration of other Chinese herb concentrated pills
- Pure water extract using minimal or no fillers/binders
- No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
- Comprehensive heavy metal testing in accordance with the US Pharmacopeia
- Proprietary extraction and formulation technology
- Reduced daily dose and larger pack size for longer use
- Made in a pharmaceutical cGMP certified facility
- Safely used in the USA since 1995
Check for an independent US lab test report.
How do I use it?
Take 5 tablets or pills 2 to 3 times daily. One bottle lasts users about 2 to 3 weeks.
The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase or with heavy body weight).
As the herbal formula is a mild tonic, results may only be noticeable after 1 month. It is suggested to take 4 to 6 bottles in full dose as the first regimen. The dose may then be reduced.
Differentiation in Usage
Both Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang and Si Jun Zi Tang
are used for replenishing Qi. But Si Jun Zi Tang is more for Spleen Qi deficiency leading to digestive problems like poor appetite and pale face etc whereas Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang for Qi deficiency leading to fatigue and lack of physical strength etc.
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan has been safely used by millions of people with few adverse effects when taken as directed.
- 1. Do not use it if you are taking cold medicines.
- 2. Do not use it if you have hypertension.
- 3. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
- 4. If any adverse symptom occurs like headache and dizziness, discontinue use.
- 5. Keep out of reach of children.
In the Media
- 1. China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
- 2. Kido T, Mori K, Daikuhara H, Tsuchiya H, Ishige A, Sasaki H. The protective effect of hochu-ekki-to (TJ-41), a Japanese herbal medicine, against HSV-1 infection in mitomycin C-treated mice. Anticancer Res. 2000 Nov-Dec;20(6A):4109-13.
- 3.Kuroiwa A, Liou S, Yan H, Eshita A, Naitoh S, Nagayama A. Effect of a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, Hochu-ekki-to (Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi Tang), on immunity in elderly persons. Int Immunopharmacol. 2004 Feb;4(2):317-24.
- 4. Li T, Tamada K, Abe K, Tada H, Onoe Y, Tatsugami K, Harada M, Kubo C, Nomoto K. The restoration of the antitumor T cell response from stress-induced suppression using a traditional Chinese herbal medicine Hochu-ekki-to (TJ-41:Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi-Tang). Immunopharmacology. 1999 Jun;43(1):11-21.
- 5. Kim SH, Lee SE, Oh H, Kim SR, Yee ST, Yu YB, Byun MW, Jo SK. The radioprotective effects of bu-zhong-yi-qi-tang: a prescription of traditional Chinese medicine. Am J Chin Med. 2002;30(1):127-37.