Source: Craft of Medicinal Treatment for Childhood Disease Patterns (1119)
Indication: Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency
Symptoms: Soreness and weakness in the lower back, lightheadedness, vertigo, tinnitus,
diminished hearing, night sweats, spontaneous and nocturnal emissions.
Tongue: red, little coat; Pulse: rapid, thin
This formula was popularized in the Ming Dynasty by writings and teachings of warm tonification scholars who believed
the Kidneys were the most important organ in the body. Originally a pediatric formula as a modified Shen Qi Wan, it addressed poor essence development.
Now, the formula is used to address Kidney and Liver Yin deficiency. Its elegant and balanced architecture is suitable for long-term use, and is composed
of 3 tonifing herbs and 3 draining herbs. The tonifiers are mostly sweet and warm, while the drainers are mostly bland, neutral, cold medicinals. The balance of this formula
extends to the Yin organs as follows: