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Bǔ Yáng Huán Wǔ Tāng (Tonify the Yang to Restore Five Tenths Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis


  • Qi Deficiency causing Blood Stagnation


  • Tonifies the (Yuan) Qi, Moves the Blood, Breaks Blood Stasis, and Unblocks the Channels

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Normal pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use this formula if the patient has not regained full consciousness, if there is any possibility of hemorrhage, or if the body temperature is not normal.
  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use immediately after a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.
  • Do not use in Wind Stroke patients with a forceful pulse
  • Do not in cases of Yin Deficiency and Hot Blood

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Dang Gui Wei is used, as it has stronger Blood invigorating properties.
  • Some believe the dosage of Huang Qi should be reduced to 15-18 grams in order to better balance the formula. If large amounts of Huang Qi are used, Shi Gao and Dai Zhe Shi can be added to better balance the blood raising effects of Huang Qi.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Corrections of Errors Among Physicians (Yi Lin Gai Cuo)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Heart, Liver, Pericardium, Gall Bladder, Large Intestine, Stomach

Substances in this Formula (7 Total):

Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi (Astragalus) 黄芪
Qty: 120 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) 当归
Qty: 6 grams (Dang Gui Wei)
Chan: HT, LIV, SP
Prop: Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin: Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Blood
Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) 川芎
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: LIV, GB, PER
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Chi Shao (Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Chi Shao (Red Peony Root) 赤芍
Qty: 4.5 grams
Chan: LIV, SP
Prop: Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Cat: Herbs that Cool the Blood
Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Tao Ren (Peach Kernel) 桃仁
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LI, LIV, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Semen Pruni Persicae
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Hong Hua (Flos Carthami Tinctorii)
Hong Hua (Safflower Flower) 红花
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Spicy, Warm
Latin: Flos Carthami Tinctorii
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Di Long (Lumbricus)
Di Long (Earthworm) 地龙
Qty: 3 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, LU, SP
Prop: Salty, Cold
Latin: Lumbricus
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
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