The patient often feels afraid of the cold, and his clothes are always thicker than others. In winter, his hands and feet are always cold and warm, which is generally caused by yang deficiency. But with so many yang-tonifying drugs, which one should I choose?
First of all, the commonly used Yang tonifying drug is Guifu Dihuang Pill. Its main function is to warm and replenish kidney yang. Guifu Dihuang Pill is a kind of Chinese patent medicine, which has the effect of warming and replenishing kidney yang. It is used for deficiency of kidney yang, flaccid waist and knees, poor urination or excessive urination, phlegm, asthma, and cough. The ingredients of Guifu Dihuang Pill are cinnamon, aconite, prepared Rehmannia, Cornus Officinalis, peony bark, Chinese yam, Poria cocos, and Alisma Orientalis. The prepared Rehmannia and Cornus officinalis in the formula mainly play the role of tonifying kidney yin; Chinese yam and Poria cocos can strengthen the spleen and infiltrate dampness; Alisma Orientalis can purge the water evil in the kidney; Peony bark can clear the damp fire of liver and gallbladder; Cinnamomum cassia and aconite can increase the effect of warming and tonifying kidney yang. The combination of various medicines can warm and replenish the kidney yang.
There is also a Chinese patent medicine called Jinkui Shenqi Pill. Many people think that Jinkui Shenqi Pill is Guifu Dihuang Pill. But look carefully, there is still a slight difference between the formulas of the two medicines. Cinnamomum twig is used in Jinkui Shenqi Pill, and cinnamon is used in Guifu Dihuang Pill. That is a small difference, which leads to Guifu Dihuang Pill, whose main effect is to warm and nourish kidney yang, The Jinkui Shenqi Pill has the effect of activating yang and transforming qi. Why? The main ingredients of Jinkui Shenqi Pill are made of Chinese yam, Rehmannia, Alisma Orientalis, peony bark, cinnamon twigs, plantain seeds, aconite, Cornus Officinalis, achyranthes bidentate, cinnamon, etc. It has the function of warming kidney yang, transforming qi, and promoting water. It can improve the soreness and weakness of the waist and knees, edema, unfavorable urination, chilly limbs, male impotence, ejaculation, premature ejaculation, and irregular menstruation caused by kidney yang deficiency.
However, it should not be used for those with insufficient kidney yin, inflammation due to deficiency of fire, or pure deficiency without evil. Patients should take it under the guidance of doctors. Avoid excessive nourishing, and aggravate discomfort symptoms such as yin deficiency, internal heat, dry mouth and tongue, and five heart upset heat. Pregnant women are not allowed to use it. Avoid roommates and anger when using it, so as not to damage kidney essence, which is not conducive to the efficacy. It is forbidden to eat raw and cold food, which affects the spleen and stomach and is not conducive to drug absorption.
Therefore, the main function of the Jinkui Shenqi Pill is to tonify the kidney and help yang, transform qi and promote water circulation. In the case of kidney yang deficiency and water dampness, on the basis of Guifu Dihuang Pill, the symptoms of water dampness, such as phlegm, and poor urination, can be referred to as a Jinkui Shenqi Pill.
Finally, take a look at Fuzi Lizhong Pill. Its main effect is to warm the yang, dispel the cold and replenish qi. Strengthening the spleen and stomach is the hub for the rise and fall of the human body’s qi. If you compare the human body to the spleen and stomach of a heating pipe, it is like a valve. Fuzi Lizhong Pill is composed of soaked aconite on the basis of Lizhong Pill. Fuzi Lizhong Pill consists of aconite (cannon), ginseng (reed removed), dried ginger (cannon), licorice (roasted), and atractylodes macrocephala. In the formula, aconite warms yang and dispels cold, and it is accompanied by processed ginger to warm and transport yang, atractylodes macrocephala to invigorate spleen and dryness, ginseng to invigorate qi and spleen, and roasted licorice to tonify the middle and rightness, and to harmonize various medicines.
Fuzi Lizhong Pill has the effect of warming yang and dispelling cold, supplementing qi, and strengthening the spleen. It is used for cold abdominal pain and cold stools. Fuzi Lizhong Pill is warm in nature, so yin deficiency and fire are strong, and those with a yang heat constitution should not take it. In addition, those allergic to Fuzi Lizhong Pill should not take it. Pregnant women and children should use it with caution.
TCM treatment must be based on syndrome differentiation. If the patient is unwell, it is recommended to see a doctor in a regular medical institution. Do not use drugs at will to avoid adverse reactions.
I always feel that my stomach hurts. It will be better to rub it when it is cold and warm. I feel that my stomach is full, and I don’t want to eat. Occasionally, I have diarrhea or vomiting. When I put my tongue out, I can see that the tongue is light, and the tongue coating is white. In this case, it is suitable to refer to the Fuzi Lizhong Pill.
Have you learned how to choose Guifu Dihuang Pill, Jinkui Shenqi Pill, and Fuzi Lizhong Pill?