Gu Jing Wan (Stabilize the Menses Pill)

Gu Jing Wan (Stabilize the Menses Pill)

Formula 16 of 17 in Formulas that Stabilize and Bind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Actions:

  • Nourishes the Yin, clears deficient heat, stops bleeding, and stabilizes the menses

Indications:

  • Uterine bleeding that alternates between light and heavy flow, continuous menstruation. The blood is thick red or purple with clots. There may also be irritability, a sensation of heat in the chest, lower abdominal pain, and dark urine.

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Red tongue with a yellow coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Wiry and rapid pulse

Western Uses:

  • Menorrhagia
  • Leukorrhea
  • Uterine Bleeding

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do no use when metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, or metrostaxis is due to Spleen Qi or Yang deficiency

Preparation Notes:

  • Grind all herbs into an even powder and use wine to form into pills.
  • Take 9 grams, twice a day with warm water
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Introduction to Medicine (Yi Xue Ru Men)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Lungs, Large Intestine, Stomach, Gall Bladder, San Jiao

There are 6 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Gui Ban (Fresh Water Turtle Shell, Testudinis)
Quantity = 30 grams
Cold Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Channels:
HT, KI, LIV
Properties:
Salty, Sweet, Cold
Latin:
Plastrum Testudinis
Chinese:
龟板
Tone Marks:
guī băn
Bai Shao (White Peony Root)
Quantity = 30 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
Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root)
Quantity = 30 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
Chun Pi (Ailanthus Bark or Root Bark)
Quantity = 21 grams
Cold Chun Pi (Cortex Ailanthi Altissimae)
Channels:
LI, ST, LIV
Properties:
Bitter, Astringent, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Ailanthi Altissimae
Chinese:
椿皮
Tone Marks:
chūn pí
Alt Names:
Chun Gen Pi, Chun Gen Bai Pi
Huang Bai (Phellodendron or Amur Cork tree Bark)
Quantity = 9 grams
Cold Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri)
Channels:
KI, BL
Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Latin:
Cortex Phellodendri
Chinese:
黄柏
Tone Marks:
huáng băi
Translation:
Yellow Fir
Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome)
Quantity = 7.5 grams
Neutral Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi)
Channels:
LIV, SJ, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm, Slightly Sweet, Neutral
Latin:
Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi
Chinese:
香附
Tone Marks:
xiāng fù
Translation:
Aromatic Appendage

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