Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan - Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Decoction

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Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "ge xia zhu yu wan" , 隔下逐於丸, which in english is "drive out blood stasis below the diaphragm decoction", is categorized within the "invigorate the blood" functional grouping and within the "invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang, Persica and Carthamaus Combination, Tangkuei and Corydalis Combination.

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

  • 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, jaundice.
  • Spleen disorders - splenomegaly.
  • Pleural adhesions.
  • A range of menstrual disorders - fibroids, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (although Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan may be more appropriate as that targets more the lower jiao).
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • May be used to help expel ectopic pregnancy.

Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Use only under direction during menstruation.
  • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
  • Generally not for long term use.

Our shop contains ge xia zhu yu wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Ge Xia Zhu Yu 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. Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Chi Shao (Red Peony Root) - Invigorates blood, dispels stasis (stronger than Mu Dan Pi)…
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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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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Hong Hua (Safflower Flower) - Invigorate blood, unblock menstruation - blood stasis patte…
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  • Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex) - Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed…
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  • Tao Ren (Peach Seed) - Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disord…
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  • Wu Ling Zhi (Flying Squirrel Feces) - Disperse blood stasis, alleviate pain - amenorrhea, dysmen…
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  • Wu Yao (Lindera Root) - Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain by warming an…
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  • Xiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome) - Spreads and regulates the Qi, soothes the liver - hypochon…
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  • Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizome) - Invigorate blood, alleviate pain - pain from blood stasis a…
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  • Zhi Ke (Ripe Fruit of Zhi Shi) - Milder actions - move qi and reduce distention (good for we…
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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. Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation, liver blood stagnation and/or liver qi stagnation.

    Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, chronic cholecystitis, cirrhosis, crohn's disease, dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), endometriosis, fibroids, hepatitis (b or c), hepato-cirrhosis, irregular menstruation and/or jaundice

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding ge xia zhu yu wan.

    As noted above, ge xia zhu yu 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:

  • Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan (Great Yang Restoration Pills) - Fatigue, weakness, with pale complexion due to chronic qi a…
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  • Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan (Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction) - Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang defici…
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  • Dan Shen Huo Xue Wan (Red Sage Root Decoction for Promoting Blood Circulation) - Phlebitis, generally chronic.
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  • Fu Fang Dan Shen Wan (Saliva Compound Pill) - For a range of stagnation issues in the stomach/epigastric/…
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  • Huo Luo Xiao Ling Wan (Miraculously Effective Pill To Invigorate The Collaterals) - A range of pain related issues when they arise from qi and …
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  • Jin Gu Die Da Wan (Tendon and Bone Injury Healing) - Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Bro…
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  • Kang Zhong Wan (Cancer Support Pill) - A modern formula with a range of Chinese herbs that can be …
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  • Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Abdominal Stasis Relief Pills) - Qi and blood stagnation in the lower jiao - lower abdominal…
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  • Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan (Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collatera…
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  • Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan (Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction) - Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the chann…
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  • Te Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan (Patent Neck Pain Relief Pills) - Stiffness, pain, and/or tightness of the neck.
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  • Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan (Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction) - Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/o…
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  • Wen Jing Wan (Warm the Menses Formula) - Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, excessive uterine bleed…
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  • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Blood Stasis Relief Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, phys…
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  • Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan (Corydalis Powder) - Pain of all types from qi and blood stagnation - often comb…
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  • Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan (Stroke Recovery Pills) - Bell's Palsy, facial paralysis, slurry of speech, difficult…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "invigorate the blood" are listed below.

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