Wen Jing Tang (Warm the Menses Decoction)
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Wen Jing Tang (Warm the Menses Decoction)

Formula 7 of 13 in Formulas that Invigorate the Blood

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Actions:

  • Dispels cold, warms and harmonizes the menses, nourishes the blood, dispels blood stagnation, and tonifies the Qi of the Middle Jiao

Indications:

  • Early or late menses Persistent but mild uterine bleeding, continuous or extended menstrual flow. Bleeding or spotting between cycles. Distension, pain, and cold in the lower abdomen. Low grade fever in the evenings. Dry mouth and lips, warm feeling in the palms and soles. Infertility.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Dusky tongue with thin coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Weak, deep, thin, and slow Possibly choppy.

Western Uses:

  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Chronic Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases that involve excess heat or in cases where there are abdominal masses from blood stagnation due to excess
  • This formula contains one or more toxic substances.
    While some Chinese herbs are toxic, many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Double or triple the dosage of Dang Shen is commonly substituted for Ren Shen. E Jiao should be dissolved in the final strained decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

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

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 12 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Wu Zhu Yu (Qty: 9 grams)

Hot Wu Zhu Yu (Fructus Evodiae Rutaecarpae)
Channels:
KI, LIV, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Hot, Slightly Toxic, Very Dry
Latin:
Fructus Evodiae Rutaecarpae
Chinese:
吴茱萸
Tone Marks:
wú zhū yú

Gui Zhi (Qty: 6 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

Dang Gui (Qty: 9 grams)

Warm Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Bitter, Warm
Latin:
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Chinese:
当归
Tone Marks:
dāng guī
Translation:
State of Return

Chuan Xiong (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong)
Channels:
LIV, GB, PER
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Chinese:
川芎
Tone Marks:
chuān xiōng

Bai Shao (Qty: 6 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

E Jiao (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini)
Channels:
KID, LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Gelatinum Corii Asini
Chinese:
阿胶
Tone Marks:
ē jiāo

Mai Men Dong (Qty: 9 grams)

Slightly Cold Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici)
Channels:
SP, ST, HT (LU)
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
Chinese:
麦门冬
Tone Marks:
mài mén dōng
Alt Names:
Mai Dong, Cun Dong, Da Mai Dong
Translation:
Lush Winter Wheat

Mu Dan Pi (Qty: 6 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

Ren Shen (Qty: 6 grams)

Slightly Warm Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ginseng
Chinese:
人参
Tone Marks:
rén shēn
Translation:
Man root

Gan Cao (Qty: 6 grams)

Neutral Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
Channels:
All 12 (Primarily the LU, HT, SP, ST)
Properties:
Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Radix Glycyrrhizae
Chinese:
甘草
Tone Marks:
gān căo
Alt Names:
Guo Lao
Translation:
Sweet Herb, Sweet Grass

Sheng Jiang (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Sheng Jiang (uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis)
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
uncooked Rhizoma Zingiberis
Chinese:
生姜
Tone Marks:
shēng jiāng

Ban Xia (Qty: 6 grams)

Warm Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae)
Sheng Ban Xia Shown
Channels:
LU, SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Rhizoma Pinelliae Tematae
Chinese:
半夏
Tone Marks:
bàn xià
Translation:
Half Summer

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