Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Windscreen Powder)

Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Windscreen Powder)

Formula 3 of 17 in Formulas that Stabilize and Bind

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Sub-Category:

  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs

Pattern:

  • Wei Qi Deficiency with an unstable and weak exterior

Actions:

  • Tonifies the Qi, stabilizes the exterior, and arrests sweating

Indications:

  • Spontaneous sweating, frequent colds, aversion to wind, fatigue, and a pale and shiny complexion

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale tongue with a thin white coat

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Floating, soggy, and weak pulse

Western Uses:

  • Common Cold
  • Influenza
  • Chronic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • Do not use in cases where there are night sweats due to Yin deficient heat

Preparation Notes:

  • Powder. Grind all herbs into an even powder.
  • Take in 6-9 gram doses with warm water
  • Appropriately reduce dosages to prepare a decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Teachings of Dan Xi (Dan Xi Xin Fa)

Notes:

  • This formula is only for fairly acute conditions.

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Lungs, Spleen, Stomach, Bladder, Liver

There are 3 Substances in this Chinese Medicne

Huang Qi (Astragalus)
Quantity = 60-180 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
Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)
Quantity = 60 grams
Warm Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Chinese:
白术
Tone Marks:
bái zhú
Fang Feng (Ledebouriella Root)
Quantity = 60 grams
Slightly Warm Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae)
Channels:
BL, LIV, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Radix Ledebouriellae Divaricatae
Chinese:
防风
Tone Marks:
fáng fēng
Translation:
Guard Against Wind

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