The original source of the formula Shi Quan Da Bu Pian can be traced back to the Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang). Today it remains an important tool used in contemporary Chinese Medicine for the treatment of modern diseases which arise from patterns of predominant Qi and blood deficiency with moderate Yang deficiency or cold. Studies have shown Shi Quan Da Bu Tang may be beneficial in reducing hematotoxicity in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.1 Recent studies of this formula have also shown promise in the TCM treatment of anemia, chronic atrophic gastritis, gastric prolapse, Meniere? Syndrome and in post-surgical recovery. †
Patients may present with a pale tongue with a white coating. The pulse may be thin, weak and slow.
Shi Quan Da Bu Pian is based on the classical formula Ba Zhen Tang (Eight Treasure Decoction) with the addition of Huang Qi (Astragalus) and Rou Gui (Cinnamon bark). Ba Zhen Tang itself is a combination of the classical formulas Si Jun Zi Tang (Four Gentleman Decoction) and Si Wu Tang (Four Substance Decoction) which are the flagship Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas used to tonify Qi and blood, respectively.
Ren Shen (Ginseng) is traditionally the chief herb of both Ba Zhen Tang and Shi Quan Da Bu Tang, however today Dang Shen (Codonopsis root) is usually substituted at around 2-3 times the dose. While Dang Shen, Bai Zhu (Atractylodes rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria) and Gan Cao (Licorice) tonify the Qi, Shu Di Huang (processed Rehmannia root), Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica root), Bai Shao (white Peony root) and Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage rhizome) nourish and gently move the blood.
Because chronic or profound Qi deficiency often presents with concurrent Yang deficiency cold, Shi Quan Da Bu Pian is modified with the addition of Huang Qi and Rou Gui. Huang Qi is a highly prized medicinal herb for its ability to powerfully enhance immune function by tonifying Lung and Spleen Qi, consolidating the exterior and raising Yang. Huang Qi is known to aid the body in healing wounds by promoting the discharge of pus and generating flesh.2 Recent studies have also shown that Huang Qi may help decrease the adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation used in modern cancer treatments.3
Rou Gui is extremely effective at warming Yang and dispelling cold. These modifications make Shi Quan Da Bu Pian an indispensable supplement in the TCM treatment of patients with cold deficiency patterns to restore vitality and optimum health.†
| Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae |
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
| (Dang Shen) |
(Shu Di Huang)
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