Ba Zhen Wan - Eight Treasure Combination

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Ba Zhen Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "ba zhen wan" , 八珍丸, which in english is "eight treasure combination", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the qi and blood" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Ba Zhen Tang, Women's Precious Pills, Tang-Kuei and Ginseng Eight Combination, Dang Gui and Ginseng Eight Combination, Eight Jewel Decoction.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident
  • For frequent heavy menstrual cycles
  • Pale complexion, fatigue, dizziness from qi deficiency
  • Vertigo, palpitations, anxiety from blood deficiency

Ba Zhen Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Do not confuse with Ba Zheng Wan - which is a clearing formula.

Our shop contains ba zhen wan from the following manufacturers:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Ba Zhen Tang - Sun Ten
($9.99) Add To Cart View Ba Zhen Wan - HBW

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Ba Zhen Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

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 fo…

ViewBai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome)

Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema. Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency. Calm…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewRen Shen (Ginseng Root)

Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss). Tonify lung qi - wheezi…

ViewShu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root)

This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried). Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses…

ViewZhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Ba Zhen Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver blood deficiency and/or spleen qi deficiency.

Ba Zhen Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), anemia, anxiety, arrhythmia (palpitations), infertility, irregular menstruation, restless legs syndrome (rls) and/or uterine bleeding

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ba zhen wan.

  • This formula may be used during pregnancy with the right underlying diagnostic factors if there are concerns regarding the mothers ability to carry to term especially if there is a history of miscarriage.

As noted above, ba zhen wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the qi and blood", which contains the following formulas:

ViewDang Gui Wan (Tangkuei Powder)

For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident, similar in usage to ba zhen wan. A range of menstrual issues when they arise from qi and blood deficiency - amenorrhea, menorrhagia, irre…

ViewGui Pi Wan (Restore the Spleen Formula)

The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.   Anxiety, phobias…

ViewQi Xue Da Bu Wan (Nourish Qi & Blood Pills)

Fatigue, lethargy, sensation of feeling heavy or cold. Low appetite, bloating, borborygmus, loose bowels. Impotence, infertility, low libedo. Insomnia, night sweats, vivid dreams, nightmares.

ViewRen Shen Shou Wu Wan (Ginseng Fo-Ti Pills)

Hair loss, dry hair, greying hair as a result of dimished jing/essence. Low sperm count, low libedo, and infertility.

ViewRen Shen Yang Rong Wan (Ginseng Decoction to Nourish the Nutritive Qi)

Tonifies both qi and blood and nourishes the heart and calms the spirit - generally used for weakness from longer term or deep diseases such as cancer and for a host of other conditions affecting a b…

ViewShi Quan Da Bu Wan (Ten Tonics Nourishment Pills)

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ViewShou Wu Wan (Polygonum Multiflorum Pills)

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All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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