Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan - Great Yang Restoration Pills

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Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "bu yang huan wu tang wan" , 补阳还五汤丸, which in english is "great yang restoration pills", is categorized within the "invigorate the blood" functional grouping and within the "invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis" sub-category.

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

  • Fatigue, weakness, with pale complexion due to chronic qi and blood deficiency.
  • Hemiplegia, slurred speech or involuntary muscle control due to blockage of the channels and collaterals.

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

Do not use for patients with liver wind or severe yin deficiency.

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. Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewChi Shao (Red Peony Root)

Invigorates blood, dispels stasis (stronger than Mu Dan Pi) - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abdominal pain and masses, traumatic pain associated with swelling, early stages of abscesses and boils. Clear…

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 …

ViewDan Shen (Salvia Root)

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…

ViewDi Long (Earthworm)

Drains liver heat, stops spasms an convulsions - high fever with convulsions and seizures. Clears lung heat - wheezing. Clears heat in the channels and promotes movement - swollen, painful joints wi…

ViewHong Hua (Safflower Flower)

Invigorate blood, unblock menstruation - blood stasis patterns w/amenorrhea, abdominal pain, post partum dizziness, lochioschesis, abdominal masses. Dispels blood stasis, alleviates pain - blood sta…

ViewHuang Qi (Astragalus Root)

Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding. Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exteri…

ViewRou Dou Kou (Nutmeg Seeds)

Binds the intestines, stops chronic/daybreak diarrhea due to cold from spleen and kidney deficiency. Warms the middle burner, moves Qi - alleviates pain in abdomen, vomiting due to cold from deficie…

ViewShan Yao (Chinese Yam)

Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite. Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing. Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor c…

ViewTao Ren (Peach Seed)

Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess. Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to …

ViewWu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed)

Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency. Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorr…

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. Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation.

Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: fatigue and/or hemiplegia

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding bu yang huan wu tang wan.

For blood stagnation and qi deficiency.  This formula is generally for chronic illness or chronic poor lifestyle.  The qi moves the blood, therefore a chronic qi deficiency almost always results in some degree of blood stagnation.  Additionally, when both qi and blood are weak there is a greatly chance than wind can invade and block the normal flow of the channels.  Unchecked wind can lead to numbness, shaking, spasms, and even paralysis due to its disruptive nature.  

As noted above, bu yang huan wu tang wan is within the invigorate the blood functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBu Yang Huan Wu Wan (Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction)

Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang deficiency - post-stroke symptoms, paralysis, atrophy of the limbs, drooling, slurred speech, etc.  Other potential uses with the correct underly…

ViewDan Shen Huo Xue Wan (Red Sage Root Decoction for Promoting Blood Circulation)

Phlebitis, generally chronic.

ViewFu Fang Dan Shen Wan (Saliva Compound Pill)

For a range of stagnation issues in the stomach/epigastric/heart region - gastritis, epigastric pain, peptic ulcer disease. A range of liver issues including hepatitis and cirrhosis. For stasis of …

ViewGe Xia Zhu Yu Wan (Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Decoction)

For blood stasis below the diaphgram - abdominal masses, liver and spleen masses/swelling, colitis. A range of liver disorders are possibly applicable - cirrhosis, hepatic hemangioma, hepatitis, jau…

ViewHuo Luo Xiao Ling Wan (Miraculously Effective Pill To Invigorate The Collaterals)

A range of pain related issues when they arise from qi and blood stagnation (both acute and chronic) - pain essentially anywhere in the body, bruises and swelling and other signs of stasis.  May ofte…

ViewJin Gu Die Da Wan (Tendon and Bone Injury Healing)

Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Broken or bruised bones. For post surgery recovery. For any other type of acute trauma to the body.

ViewKang Zhong Wan (Cancer Support Pill)

A modern formula with a range of Chinese herbs that can be supportive to other cancer treatments.  Most of the herbs in the formula have shown some anti-cancer properties in studies (human or animal)…

ViewShao Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Abdominal Stasis Relief Pills)

Qi and blood stagnation in the lower jiao - lower abdominal masses, fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis. Fertility issues in both men and women with the right underlying signs - amenorrhea, dysme…

ViewShen Tong Zhu Yu Wan (Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills)

Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collaterals - pain in the extremities, shoulder pain, elbow pain, leg pain. With the right underlying patterns - possibly useful for fibromyalgia, c…

ViewShu Jing Huo Xue Wan (Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction)

Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the channels and collaterals characterized by internal deficiency with external excesses - joint pain, muscle aches, numbness and/or pain in the lowe…

ViewTe Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan (Patent Neck Pain Relief Pills)

Stiffness, pain, and/or tightness of the neck.

ViewTong Qiao Huo Xue Wan (Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction)

Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/or headaches with other sensory factors - auras, sound sensitivity, etc. Dizziness, tinnitus, hair loss - with underlying blood stagnation s…

ViewWen Jing Wan (Warm the Menses Formula)

Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, excessive uterine bleeding or spotting between cycles.  Infertility, history of miscarriage. 

ViewXue Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Blood Stasis Relief Pills)

Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, physical organ issues. Coronary artery disease, angina and other cardiovascular issues. Hepatitis and other liver function issues. Migraines,…

ViewYan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan (Corydalis Powder)

Pain of all types from qi and blood stagnation - often combined with other more systemic formulas based on the individual.  Pain and inflammation from acute trauma, generalized aches and pains or mor…

ViewZhong Feng Hui Chun Wan (Stroke Recovery Pills)

Bell's Palsy, facial paralysis, slurry of speech, difficulty swallowing. Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack.

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

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