Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin (Gastrodia and Uncaria Decoction)
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Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin (Gastrodia and Uncaria Decoction)

Formula 11 of 13 in Formulas that Expel Wind

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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

There are 11 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Tian Ma (Qty: 9 grams)

Neutral Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae)
Channels:
LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Gastrodiae
Chinese:
天麻
Tone Marks:
tiān má
Translation:
Heavenly Hemp

Gou Teng (Qty: 12-15 grams)

Cool Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Cool
Latin:
Ramulus Uncariae Cum Uncis
Chinese:
钩藤
Tone Marks:
gōu téng
Translation:
Hook Vine

Shi Jue Ming (Qty: 18-24 grams)

Cold Shi Jue Ming (Concha Haliotidis)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Concha Haliotidis
Chinese:
石决明
Tone Marks:
shí jué míng
Translation:
Stone Sense Brightness

Zhi Zi (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, LU, ST, TB
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Fructus Gardeniae Jasminoidis
Chinese:
栀子
Tone Marks:
zhī zi

Huang Qin (Qty: 9 grams)

Cold Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis)
Channels:
GB, LI, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis
Chinese:
黄芩
Tone Marks:
huáng qín

Yi Mu Cao (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Slightly Cold Yi Mu Cao (Herba Leonuri Heterophylli)
Channels:
HT, LIV, BL, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Herba Leonuri Heterophylli
Chinese:
益母草
Tone Marks:
yì mŭ căo
Translation:
Benefit Mother Herb

Chuan Niu Xi (Qty: 12 grams)

Neutral Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathula Officinalis)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Bitter, Sour, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Cyathula Officinalis
Chinese:
川牛膝
Tone Marks:
chuān niú xī
Alt Names:
Niu Xi
Translation:
Ox Knee From Sichuan

Du Zhong (Qty: 9-12 grams)

Warm Du Zhong (Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis
Chinese:
杜仲
Tone Marks:
dù zhòng

Sang Ji Sheng (Qty: 9-24 grams)

Neutral Sang Ji Sheng (Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci)
Channels:
KI, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Ramulus Loranthi Seu Visci
Chinese:
桑寄生
Tone Marks:
sāng jì shēng
Translation:
Mulberry Parasite

Ye Jiao Teng (Qty: 9-30 grams)

Neutral Ye Jiao Teng (Polygoni Multiflori Caulis)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Polygoni Multiflori Caulis
Chinese:
夜交藤
Tone Marks:
yè jiāo téng
Alt Names:
Shou Wu Teng
Translation:
Vine to Pass Though the Night

Fu Shen (Qty: 9-15 grams)

Neutral Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯神
Tone Marks:
fú shén

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