Dang Gui Wan - Tangkuei Powder

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Dang Gui Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "dang gui wan" , 當歸湯, which in english is "tangkuei powder", 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: Dang Gui Tang, Fu Fang Dang Gui Wan, Angelica Sinensis Decoction, Essence of Angelica Sinensis to Nourish Blood, Tangkuei Formula.

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, similar in usage to ba zhen wan.
  • A range of menstrual issues when they arise from qi and blood deficiency - amenorrhea, menorrhagia, irregular cycles - also related fertility issues.
  • For pregnancy with the right diagnostic factors for habitual miscarriage, unstable pregnancy - as well as aiding with difficult labor and post-partum deficiencies such as weakness, anemia, and/or insufficient lactation.
  • Weakness and deficiencies from qi and blood deficiency generally - strong fatigue, orthostatic hypotension, anemia, floaters.
  • Any of the above issues may arise from malnutrition and/or eating disorder issues for which this formula may be supportive.
  • Vertigo/dizziness, possibly with anxiety and/or palpitations from blood deficiency.

Our shop contains dang gui wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Dang Gui Wan - HBW
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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. Dang Gui 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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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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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. Dang Gui Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver blood deficiency and/or spleen qi deficiency.

    Dang Gui Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), anemia, anorexia nervosa, anxiety, dizziness (vertigo), infertility, insufficient lactation, irregular menstruation, menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), restless legs syndrome (rls) and/or uterine bleeding

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding dang gui 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, dang gui wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the qi and blood", which contains the following formulas:

  • Ba Zhen Wan (Eight Treasure Combination) - For recovery of qi and blood after acute trauma or accident…
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  • Gui Pi Wan (Restore the Spleen Formula) - The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart whi…
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  • Qi Xue Da Bu Wan (Nourish Qi & Blood Pills) - Fatigue, lethargy, sensation of feeling heavy or cold. Low…
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  • Ren Shen Shou Wu Wan (Ginseng Fo-Ti Pills) - Hair loss, dry hair, greying hair as a result of dimished j…
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  • Ren Shen Yang Rong Wan (Ginseng Decoction to Nourish the Nutritive Qi) - Tonifies both qi and blood and nourishes the heart and calm…
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  • Shi Quan Da Bu Wan (Ten Tonics Nourishment Pills) - Coming Soon...
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  • Shou Wu Wan (Polygonum Multiflorum Pills) - Coming Soon...
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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