Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan - Stephania and Astragalus Teapills

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Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "fang ji huang qi wan" , 防己黄芪汤, which in english is "stephania and astragalus teapills", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "promote urination and leach out dampness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang, Stephania and Astragalus Combination.

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

  • Wind damp / wind edema (feng shui, literally "wind water") patterns, generally acute - heavy sensation of the body, superficial edema, difficulty with urination - idiopathic edema, ascites.
  • Weak wei qi - frequent colds, flus.
  • Wind damp bi syndromes (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid, swelling, edema), particularly of the knees.
  • Idiopathic sweating issues (weak exterior and weak spleen).
  • Bone fractures with the right underlying issues, generally associated with damp bi.
  • Weight loss with deficiency signs (weak appetite, heavy sensation of body).

Our shop contains fang ji huang qi wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang - 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. Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome) - Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea…
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  • Da Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube) - Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Han Fang Zi (Stephania Root) - Promotes urination, reduces edema - lower extremity edema,…
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  • Huang Qi (Astragalus Root) - Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. …
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  • Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) - Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi …
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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. Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen qi deficiency.

    Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: arthritis (bi syndromes), edema, fatigue, immunity, knee pain, obesity (weight loss), osteoarthritis (oa) and/or rheumatoid arthritis (ra)

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding fang ji huang qi wan.

    • Avoid when edema ariseds from heat conditions.

    As noted above, fang ji huang qi wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "promote urination and leach out dampness", which contains the following formulas:

  • Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Wan (Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear) - Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arise…
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  • Li Niao Pai Shi Wan (Water Stone Removal Pill) -  Useful for a range of calcifications/stones - kidney stone…
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  • Ping Wei Wan (Calm the Stomach Powder) - Damp cold stagnation in the middle jiao - poor appetite, in…
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  • Wu Ling San Wan (Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria) - Generally used, often in conjunction with other formulas, a…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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