Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang (Tonify the Yang to Restore Five Tenths Decoction)

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang (Tonify the Yang to Restore Five Tenths Decoction)

Formula 5 of 13 in Formulas that Invigorate the Blood

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis

Pattern:

  • Qi Deficiency causing Blood Stagnation

Actions:

  • Tonifies the (Yuan) Qi, Moves the Blood, Breaks Blood Stasis, and Unblocks the Channels

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • White tongue coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Normal pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use this formula if the patient has not regained full consciousness, if there is any possibility of hemorrhage, or if the body temperature is not normal.
  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use immediately after a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.
  • Do not use in Wind Stroke patients with a forceful pulse
  • Do not in cases of Yin Deficiency and Hot Blood

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction. Dang Gui Wei is used, as it has stronger Blood invigorating properties.
  • Some believe the dosage of Huang Qi should be reduced to 15-18 grams in order to better balance the formula. If large amounts of Huang Qi are used, Shi Gao and Dai Zhe Shi can be added to better balance the blood raising effects of Huang Qi.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Corrections of Errors Among Physicians (Yi Lin Gai Cuo)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

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

There are 7 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huang Qi (Astragalus)
Quantity = 120 grams
Slightly Warm Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Channels:
LU, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Chinese:
黄芪
Tone Marks:
huáng qí
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Quantity = 6 grams (Dang Gui Wei)
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 (Szechuan Lovage Root)
Quantity = 3 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
Chi Shao (Red Peony Root)
Quantity = 4.5 grams
Slightly Cold Chi Shao (Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
Latin:
Radix Rubrus Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Chinese:
赤芍
Tone Marks:
chì sháo
Translation:
Red Peony
Tao Ren (Peach Kernel)
Quantity = 3 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
Hong Hua (Safflower Flower)
Quantity = 3 grams
Warm Hong Hua (Flos Carthami Tinctorii)
Channels:
HT, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Warm
Latin:
Flos Carthami Tinctorii
Chinese:
红花
Tone Marks:
hóng huā
Translation:
Red Flower
Di Long (Earthworm)
Quantity = 3 grams
Cold Di Long (Lumbricus)
Channels:
BL, LIV, LU, SP
Properties:
Salty, Cold
Latin:
Lumbricus
Chinese:
地龙
Tone Marks:
dì lóng
Translation:
Earth Dragon

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