Ba Zhen Tang formula is very good as a Qi and Blood tonic for a person who is deficient in both; it is used for chronic problems or during recovery periods. Related symptoms are: general weakness; sallow or pale face; fatigue; shortness of breath; palpitation; dizziness; light-headedness; vertigo; chronic problems due to Qi and Blood Deficiency; insomnia; easily-tired extremities; poor appetite; fullness in lower abdomen; thirsty; chills; irregular menstruation with light color and scanty flow; uterine bleeding; back pain especially in women. Tongue is usually light with a thin white coating. Pulse is usually thin and weak or large deficient and weak.
Bai He Gu Jin Tang formula is for internal dryness of the Lungs due to Lung and Kidney yin deficiency. Yin deficiency generates internal heat which rises to cause a dry and sore throat. Yin deficiency may be caused either by a chronic disorder of the Lungs which injures the yin and fluids, or by any condition which injures the Kidney yin.