Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan - Osteoporosis Tablets - TCM Herbal Formula

Chinese Name: Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan
English Name: Osteoporosis Tablets

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Individual Chinese Herbs In This Formula:


  • Bai Shao
  • Herb Functions
    • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
    • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
    • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

  • Contraindications
    • Incompatible with Li Lu
    • Avoid in cases of yang deficiency and cold in the middle jiao - diarrhea, cold sensation in the stomach.

  • Bu Gu Zhi
  • Herb Functions
    • Tonify Kidney, strengthen yang - impotence, premature ejaculation, cold and painful lower back.
    • Stabilizs jing and reserves urine - enuresis, incontinence of urine, frequent urination, spermatorrhea.
    • Tonify and strengthen spleen yang - cold deficient spleen diarrhea, borborygmus, abdominal pain.
    • Aids kidneys to grasp lung qi - wheezing, asthma.
    • Apply topically for alopecia, psoriasis, vitiligo.

  • Dan Shen
  • Herb Functions
    • Invigorate blood, break up blood stasis in lower abdomen - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, palpable masses, lochioschesis, pain due to blood stasis, chest/epigastric pain, soreness in the ribs due to liver qi stagnation w/blood stasis.
    • Clear heat, soothe irritability - restlessness, irritability, insomnia due to heat entering the ying level.

  • Contraindications

  • Du Zhong
  • Herb Functions
    • Tonify liver and kidneys, strengthen sinews and bones - weak, painful knees and lower back, fatigue, frequent urination.
    • Promotes smooth flow of qi and blood circulation.
    • Calms the fetus - for cold deficient kidney patterns with bleeding during pregnancy, prevents miscarriages from deficiency.
    • Recently used for dizziness from liver yang rising (hypertension).

  • Gu Sui Bu
  • Herb Functions
    • Tonify kidneys - weak low back and knee, diarrhea, tinnitus, decreased hearing, toothache, bleeding gums due to deficient kidneys.
    • Mending sinews and bones due to falls, fractures, contusions, sprains.
    • Stimulates growth of hair - used topically as a tincture for alopecia.

  • Long Gu
  • Herb Functions
    • Calms the spirit - emotional distress, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, seizures.
    • Calms the liver, anchors floating yang - irritable, blurred vision, vertigo, bad temper.
    • Prevents leakage of fluids due to deficiency - spermatorrhea, night sweats, spontaneous sweating, vaginal discharge, nocturnal emissions, uterine bleeding.
    • Topically for chronic non-healing sores and ulcerations.

  • Mu Li
  • Herb Functions
    • Calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia.
    • Benefits the yin, anchors floating yang - irritable, insomnia, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, blurred vision, bad temper, red flushed face due to yin deficiency with ascending yang.
    • Prevents leakage of fluids - continuous sweating in steaming bone disorder, aftermath of warm-febrile disease, spontaneous sweating, night sweats, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding.
    • Softens hardness, dissipates nodules - scrofula, goiter.
    • Absorbs acidity - stomach pain, sour taste in the mouth.

  • Tu Si Zi
  • Herb Functions
    • Tonify kidneys, strengthens yin, secures essence, reserves urine - impotence, nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, tinnitus, frequent urination, sore painful back, vaginal discharge.
    • Tonify kidney and liver, improves vision - liver and kidney yin and yang deficiency patterns with dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, floaters, etc.
    • Strengthen the spleen and kidneys - resolve diarrhea.
    • Calms the fetus - important herb for habitual and/or threatened miscarriage.

  • Xu Duan
  • Herb Functions
    • Tonify liver and kidney, strengthen sinews and bones - lower back and/or knee weakness and pain, stiff joints.
    • Tonify without causing stagnation.
    • Stops uterine bleeding, calms the fetus - bleeding during pregnancy, threatened miscarriage.
    • Promote blood circulation, alleviate pain, generate flesh - traumatic injuries in the lower back and legs, external conditions such as sores.