This is an empirical formula based on Dr. Fung's 60 years of clinical experience. Infertility in women is a complex problem. In Chinese medicine, the root cause is pathology in the kidney and/or penetrating-conception channels. However, the syndrome patterns that ultimately lead to such pathology vary, and can include kidney deficiency, blood deficiency, constrained liver qi, phlegm-dampness, blood stasis, among others. In this formula, the chief herb is kirin ginseng, (ji lin shen), which strongly tonifies the basal qi and strengthens the spleen and tonifies the stomach. Cistanche salsa (rou cong rong) tonifies the kidney, strengthens the yang and warms the womb. Rehmannia (shu di huang) and tang kuei (dang gui) tonify the blood and regulate the menses, and are used commonly for irregular menstruation and uterine bleeding due to deficiency. Ligustrum (nu zhen zi) and eucommia (du zhong) nourish and tonify the liver and kidney, with the former clearing internally-generated heat due to deficiency, and the latter aiding the smooth flow of qi and blood. Rubus (fu pen zi) augments and stabilizes the kidney. Deer antler sediment (lu jiao jiao) nourishes and tonifies essence and the blood. Morinda (ba ji tian), cynamorium (suo yang), and epimedium (yin yang huo) are ingredients that also tonify the kidney yang. Fu shen strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle burner and calms the spirit. Ligusticum (chuan xiong) is an important herb in Chinese gynecology; it invigorates the blood and promotes the movement of qi, and is used for blood stasis patterns. Evodia (wu zhu yu) warms the middle, disperses cold, and relieves constraint in the liver channel. Cinnamon bark (rou gui) enters the heart, kidney, liver, and spleen channels; its function is to warm the kidney and fortify the yang. The final herb, zanthoxylum (chuan jiao), warms the middle burner and disperses cold.
Kirin Ginseng root (ji lin shen), Cistanche salsa herb (rou cong rong), Rehmannia (cooked) root (shu di huang), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Ligustrum fruit (nu zhen zi), Rubus fruit (fu pen zi), Deer antler gelatinum (lu jiao jiao), Morinda root (ba ji tian), Cynamorium plant (suo yang), Fu shen sclerotium (fu shen), Ligusticum root (chuan xiong), Eucommia bark (du zhong), Epimedium herb (yin yang huo), Evodia fruit (wu zhu yu), Cinnamon bark (rou gui), Zanthoxylum fruit (chuan jiao)