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Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Windscreen Powder)


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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Pattern:

  • Wei Qi Deficiency with an unstable and weak exterior

Actions:

  • Tonifies the Qi, stabilizes the exterior, and arrests sweating

Indications:

  • Spontaneous sweating, frequent colds, aversion to wind, fatigue, and a pale and shiny complexion

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a thin white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating, soggy, and weak pulse

Western Uses:

  • Common Cold
  • Influenza
  • Chronic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where there are night sweats due to Yin deficient heat

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind all herbs into an even powder.
  • Take in 6-9 gram doses with warm water
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa)

Notes:

  • This formula is only for fairly acute conditions.

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Bladder, Liver

Substances in this Formula (3 Total):


Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi (Astragalus) 黄芪
Qty: 60-180 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome) 白术
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: SP, ST
Prop: Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root) 防风
Qty: 60 grams
Chan: BL, LIV, SP
Prop: Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Cat: Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior
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