Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan (Cinnamon Twig and Poria Pill)
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Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan (Cinnamon Twig and Poria Pill)

Formula 9 of 13 in Formulas that Invigorate the Blood

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Actions:

  • Invigorates the blood and transforms blood stagnation
  • Regulates the menses and reduces lower abdominal lumps and masses that are fixed in nature.

Indications:

  • Blood stagnation in the Uterus: Fixed lumps or masses in the lower abdomen with pain and tenderness, especially with pressure Dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, uterine fibroids, and postpartum retention of the lochia.
  • Blood stagnation in the uterus during pregnancy: Persistent but mild uterine bleeding during pregnancy with purple or dark blood. Abdominal pain and spasms, abdominal tension and tenderness, and restless fetus syndrome.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Purple tongue body with dark or purple spots on the sides

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Choppy pulse, possibly wiry, and slippery when pregnant

Western Uses:

  • Endometritis
  • Adnexitis (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
  • Hysteromyoma
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Infertility
  • Post Partum Bleeding
  • Retention of Lochia
  • Irregular Menstruation

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Use with extreme caution during pregnancy, only after confirming diagnosis

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Bai Shao or Chi Shao can be used depending on the nature of the condition.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Essentials from the Golden Cabinet (Jin Gui Yao Lue)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 5 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Gui Zhi (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Warm Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae)
Channels:
HT, LU, BL
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Chinese:
桂枝
Tone Marks:
guì zhī

Fu Ling (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai

Bai Shao (Qty: 9-15 grams)

Cool Bai Shao (Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Cool
Latin:
Radix Albus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
白芍
Tone Marks:
bái sháo
Alt Names:
Bai Shao Yao
Translation:
White Peony

Mu Dan Pi (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Cool Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
Channels:
HT, LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Cortex Radicis Moutan
Chinese:
牡丹皮
Tone Marks:
mŭ dān pí

Tao Ren (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Neutral Tao Ren (Semen Pruni Persicae)
Channels:
HT, LI, LIV, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Semen Pruni Persicae
Chinese:
桃仁
Tone Marks:
táo rén

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