Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Suo Yang Herba Cynomorii
Yin Yang Huo Herba Epimedii
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii
Dan Shen Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae
Yuan Zhi Radix Polygalae
Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Huang Bai Cortex Phellodendri
Lu Lu Tong Fructus Liquidambaris
Gui Zhi Ramulus Cinnamomi
Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan
She Chuang Zi Fructus Cnidii
Chuan Niu Xi Radix Cyathulae
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata
Kidney-Yang deficiency, Heart-Qi deficiency, Damp-Heat in the Lower Burner.
Tonify Kidney-Yang, tonify Heart-Qi, stimulate the descending of Heart-Qi, drain Damp-Heat, calm the Mind.
Pulse: Deep, Weak.
The sexual function in women and in men rely on the coordination and harmony between Kidneys and Heart. The Water of the Kidneys and the Fire of the Heart need to nourish each other. While the Kidney-Essence is the origin of sperm and menstrual blood/ova in women, the Heart plays an important role in erection and ejaculation, the release of eggs for ovulation and the discharge of blood during menstruation.
Thus, while the Kidneys are the source of Yin and Yang in the sexual and menstrual function, the Heart promotes the transformation of Yin into Yang and vice versa during the menstrual cycle; it also promotes the discharge of menstrual blood at menstruation, eggs at ovulation and sperm during ejaculation. In particular, in men, the Heart plays a crucial role in erection, orgasm and ejaculation.
The Kidney-Water needs to ascend towards the Heart and Heart-Fire (the physiological Emperor Fire) needs to descend towards the Kidneys: the coordination between the descending of Heart-Fire and ascending of Kidney-Water ensures a normal menstruation and ovulation in women and normal sexual function in both men and women.
The ascending of the Kidneys and descending of the Heart in the menstrual and sexual sphere is also ensured by the communication between the Du Mai and the Ren Mai: in fact, both these extraordinary vessels originate from the space between the Kidneys, both flow through the Uterus (in men through the prostate) and both flow through the heart. The Du Mai and Ren Mai form like a closed circuit and may be looked upon as one channel, one Yang, the other Yin. The Du Mai represents the Kidney-Yang and the Ren Mai the Kidney-Yin in the fluctuation of Yin and Yang during the menstrual cycle: the proper communication between Heart and Kidneys and between the Du and Ren Mai ensures a normal menstruation/ovulation and normal sexual function.
With regard to sexual function, during sexual excitation the Minister Fire within the Kidneys is aroused and flows up towards the Pericardium and Heart. With orgasm and ejaculation, there is a downward movement of Qi which releases the accumulated Minister Fire downwards: in order for this to occur normally the downward movement of Heart-Qi is crucial.
A normal sexual desire, arousal, erection and orgasm therefore relies on three main factors:
- The ascending of Kidney-Water and descending of Heart-Fire
- The communication between Kidneys and Heart
- The connection between Du and Ren Mai
If the Minister Fire within the Kidneys is deficient there will be a decreased libido in both men and women and an inability to reach an orgasm in women and impotence in men. If Heart-Qi and Heart-Blood are deficient or not descending to communicate with the Kidneys, there may be impotence or premature ejaculation in men and inability to reach an orgasm in women even in the presence of sexual arousal.
Arouse Power was formulated to tonify the Kidneys and the Minister Fire so as to stimulate sexual desire, and to tonify Heart-Qi and establish its communication with the Kidneys. The communication between the Kidney and Heart and the connection between Du and Ren Mai promoted by this formula will also act on the menstrual function regulating menstruation and ovulation.
- Tu Si Zi, Suo Yang and Yin Yang Huo tonify Kidney-Yang, strengthen the Minister Fire and reinforce the Du Mai. Gou Qi Zi nourishes Kidney-Yin and balances the heating action of the Kidney-Yang tonics; together with Wu Wei Zi, it nourishes the Essence
- Gou Qi Zi will also strengthen the Ren Mai
- Dan Shen and Yuan Zhi tonify the Heart, open the Heart orifices and stimulate the descending of Heart-Qi. The descending of Heart-Qi and Heart-Blood ensures the transformation of Yang to Yin at menstruation and Yin to Yang at ovulation. It should be remembered the Heart governs Blood and as Heart-Qi and Heart-Blood descend towards the sex organs, this organ plays an important role in erection.
- Lu Lu Tong and Chuan Niu Xi invigorate Blood in the Lower Burner;
- Gui Zhi and Mu Dan Pi, one warm the other cold, enter the blood vessels
- Mu Dan Pi also balances the heating action of the Kidney-Yang tonics
- Huang Bo and She Chuang Zi drain Dampness from the Lower Burner
- Zhi Gan Cao harmonizes
This formula acts on the Zhi of the Kidneys and the Shen of the Heart. It is designed to promote the communication and mutual nourishment between the Heart and the Kidneys. To understand this formula, we must look at a different 5-Element diagram that the circular one of the Sheng cycle (Wood nourishes Fire, Fire nourishes Earth, etc.). We must visualize a cross-like 5- Element diagram with the Water at the bottom (North), Fire at the top (South), Wood on the left (East), Metal on the right (West) and the Earth in the centre.
In this view of the 5 Elements, Fire and Water (and therefore Heart and Kidneys) com- municate with each other and nourish each other: Fire descends to meet the Water and Water rises to meet Fire (each contrary to their normal movements as Fire normally rises and Water descends). The communication and mutual nourishment of Heart and Kidneys has many clinical applications and an important one is in the field of mental-emotional life. The Heart houses Shen and the Kidneys Zhi. Zhi may refer to distinct aspects: one is memory, the other is will-power. The second one is clinically more important.
In the second and clinically more important sense, the Kidneys house Will-Power which indicates drive, determination, single-mindedness in the pursuit of goals, enthusiasm and motivation. Thus if the Kidneys are strong, the Will-Power is strong and the person will have drive, enthusiasm, motivation and determination in the pursuit of goals.
If the Kidneys are depleted and the Will-Power weakened, the person will lack drive and initiative, will be easily discouraged and swayed from his or her aims. A deficiency of the Kidneys and Will-Power is an important aspect of chronic depression.
As we know, the Kidneys also control the sexual function: in men, they control sexual desire and sexual function (i.e. erection and ejaculation). In women, they control sexual desire and the capacity to reach an orgasm. However, the connection and mutual nourishment between Heart and Kidneys also influences the sexual function. Thus, all the sexual functions just described in both men and women, depend not only on the Kidneys but also on the capacity of Heart-Qi to descend to the Kidneys. For example, in men the descending of Heart-Qi is important to induce erection and control ejaculation.
This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.