Fatigue is one of those symptoms we all feel from time to time, but those that feel fatigue often may have what we call Spleen qi xu or spleen qi deficiency. Some may have it due to overworking, overthinking, eating an unhealthy diet. Si jun zi tang is the main formula for this condition. These folks may also have loose stools, have tired and heavy limbs and low appetite.
This formula is one of the most popular. It is made up of Chai hu, dang gui, bai shao, bai zhu, fu ling, and zhi gan cao.
Functions include spread the liver qi, strengthen the spleen and nourish the blood.
Indications: Liver qi constraint with liver blood and spleen qi xu
hypochondriac pain, headache, vertigo, bitter taste, dry mouth and throat, fatigue, reduced appetite
maybe alternating fever and chills, irregular menses, distended breasts
Ingredients: Ren shen, bai zhu, fu ling, zhi gan cao
Function: Tonify the spleen and supplements Qi
Chinese herbs can be very effective for insomnia. One formula I like is call Suan zao ren tang.
Actions: nourish the heart and calm the spirit
Indications: Anxiety, irritability, restlessness, inability to or difficulty in falling asleep, palpitations, night sweats, dizziness, vertigo, thirst, dry mouth and throat
Ingredients: suan zao ren, fu ling, chuan xiong, zhi mu, and zhi gan cao.
Remove painful obstruction decoction –treats branch
Expels wind and transforms damp
joint pain that is worse with cold and better with heat may have numbness and heaviness in extremities
Tongue: thick white coat or purple
Pulse: slow, or slippery
ingredients: Qiang huo, du huo, qin jiao, sang zhi, hai feng tang, dang gui, chuan xiong, ru xiang, mu xiang, rou gui, zhi gan cao