Dan Gui Shao Yao Wan - Dang Gui And Peony Powder

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Dan Gui Shao Yao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "dan gui shao yao wan" , 當歸芍藥散, which in english is "dang gui and peony powder", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the blood" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Dang Gui Shao Yao Wan, Dang Gui Shao Yao San, Angelica and Peony Powder, Tangkuei and Peony Formula, Dang Gui Fu Ling San.

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

  • Blood deficiency with poor water circulation - generally used for abdominal pain during pregnancy - mild to moderate possibly with cramps, lower body edema and difficult urination.
  • Above issues with blood deficient signs - anemia, dizziness, palpitations, low energy, cold hands and feet.
  • May be appropriate for general hormonal/blood related issues - dysemenorrhea, irregular cycles, uterine bleeding, anovulation.

Our shop contains dan gui shao yao wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Dang Gui Shao Yao San - Sun Ten
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    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. Dan Gui Shao Yao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Bai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome) - Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea…
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  • Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root) - Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - …
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    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. Dan Gui Shao Yao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver blood deficiency and/or stomach dampness.

    Dan Gui Shao Yao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), anemia, dizziness (vertigo), infertility, irregular menstruation, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), palpitations and/or uterine bleeding

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding dan gui shao yao wan.

    • This formula may be used during pregnancy with the right underlying diagnostic factors.

    As noted above, dan gui shao yao wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the blood", which contains the following formulas:

  • Si Wu Tang Wan (Four Substances Pills) - The primary base formula for tonifying the blood and regula…
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  • Tao Hong Si Wu Wan (Four Substances Pills With Safflower And Peach Pit) - A modified version of si wu tang with the inclusion of tao …
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...tonification may be directed towards the qi, blood, yin and/or yang aspects of the body. in mixed cases you must often think of the generat…)".

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