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Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian (Wan)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang, QiVive™, 补中益气片) is a highly regarded ancient Chinese herbal formula that replenish the body's Qi and to promote physical strength. In traditional Chinese medicine, Qi is the principle of vital energy. A diminished Qi can be shown as tiredness and shortness of breath.
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    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 tiredness, weakness, lack of interest in 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 drooping of internal organs.

    Does research support QiVive?

    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) and enhance the immune function in animal and human2-5. In controlled human trials, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan can significantly improve the symptoms of fatigue 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 before and after chemotherapy and surgery, the patients showed improved physical strength and appetite.

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Astragali Membranacei
    Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
    Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
    Rhizoma Cimicifugae
    Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens
    Fructus Jujubae
    (Huang Qi)
    (Dang Shen)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Bai Zhu)
    (Chen Pi)
    (Sheng Ma)
    (Chai Hu)
    (Gan Cao)
    (Sheng Jiang)
    (Da Zao)
    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
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • 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 each time, 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.

    Side Effects
    Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan has been safely used by millions of people with few adverse effects when taken as directed.


    Allergy Info
    QiVive™ is gluten free

    In the Media

    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.


    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):4109-1
    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):317-2
    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):11-2
    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.
    QiVive™ (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Pian) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Needed Having to deal with the "change of life"(menopause) has been a real challenge. I have felt depressed,tired, and listless with no energy and I mean nooo energy. I spent a lot of time laying down on the couch watching tv feeling exhausted. I read about the need for boosting my Qi. I purchased the QiVive along with Brain New and Neuro soothe. I take the recommended 5 tabs but only 2 times per day. I have had a surge of energy that is wonderful! I feel so much better that I joined an excercise class which I attend 4 days a week. What a difference! Try it, you will see for yourself. It really works!
    Date published: 2014-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great result! I'm very pleased with this product. I really did not expect the results I got from taking this supplement exactly according to the directions on the bottle. I have much more energy and a great improvement in the condition I am taking it for.
    Date published: 2014-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have used bu zhong yi qi wan from guang ci tang and other brands. yours is the most potent. I have used bu zhong yi qi wan from guang ci tang and other brands. yours is the most potent. i has spleen deficiency and can feel the effect from your product but not from others i got from my acupuncturist.
    Date published: 2013-11-11
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