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Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin (Gastrodia and Uncaria Decoction)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Release Wind from the Skin and Channels

Pattern:

  • Rising Liver Yang with Liver Wind

Actions:

  • Sedates the Yang, calms the Liver, and extinguishes internal wind
  • Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, invigorates the Blood, and clears heat.

Indications:

  • Headache, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, blurry vision, a sensation of heat rising to the head, insomnia, nightmares, possible numbness, tingling, twitching, or spasms in the extremities

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue body with a possible yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and possibly rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Hypertension
  • Puerperal Eclampsia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where internal wind is due to deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Cook Shi Jue Ming before adding the remaining ingredients. Gou Teng should be added towards the end of the decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • New Significance of Patterns and Treatment in Miscellaneous Diseases (Za Bing Zheng Zhi Xin Yi)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

Substances in this Formula (11 Total):


Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae)
Tian Ma (Gastrodia Rhizome) 天麻
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: LIV
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Rhizoma Gastrodiae
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis)
Gou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns) 钩藤
Qty: 12-15 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Cool
Latin: Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Shi Jue Ming (Concha Haliotidis)
Shi Jue Ming (Abalone Shell) 石决明
Qty: 18-24 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Salty, Cold
Latin: Concha Haliotidis
Cat: Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Zhi Zi (Gardenia, Cape Jasmine Fruit) 栀子
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Cat: Herbs that Drain Fire
Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root) 黄芩
Qty: 9 grams
Chan: GB, LI, LU, ST
Prop: Bitter, Cold
Latin: Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Cat: Herbs that Clear Heat and Dry Dampness
Yi Mu Cao (Herba Leonuri Heterophylli)
Yi Mu Cao (Chinese Motherwort) 益母草
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: HT, LIV, BL, PER
Prop: Spicy, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin: Herba Leonuri Heterophylli
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathula Officinalis)
Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula Root) 川牛膝
Qty: 12 grams
Chan: LIV, KI
Prop: Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Latin: Radix Cyathula Officinalis
Cat: Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis)
Du Zhong (Eucommia Bark) 杜仲
Qty: 9-12 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Spicy, Warm
Latin: Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yang
Sang Ji Sheng (Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci)
Sang Ji Sheng (Mulberry Mistletoe Stems) 桑寄生
Qty: 9-24 grams
Chan: KI, LIV
Prop: Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Yin
Ye Jiao Teng (Polygoni Multiflori Caulis)
Ye Jiao Teng (Fleeceflower Vine, Polygonum Vine) 夜交藤
Qty: 9-30 grams
Chan: HT, LIV
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin: Polygoni Multiflori Caulis
Cat: Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Fu Shen (Poria Spirit) 茯神
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: HT, SP, LU
Prop: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin: Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Cat: Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness
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