Geng Nian An Wan - Peaceful Menopause

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Geng Nian An Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "geng nian an wan" , 更年安丸, which in english is "peaceful menopause", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the yin" sub-category.

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

  • Menopause symtpoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, restlessness and anxiety as a result of yin deficiency.  
  • Can be used for other yin deficient symtpoms such as tinnitus, dry skin, and lightheadedness.

Geng Nian An Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution during pregnancy.
  • Do not use if patient presents with true heat or exterior heat.

Our shop contains geng nian an wan from the following manufacturer:

($9.99) Add To Cart View Geng Nian An Wan - HBW

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. Geng Nian An Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewChai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum)

Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest. Relieves liver qi stagnation (often u…

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewFu Xiao Mai (Un-Ripe Wheat Grain)

Stops excessive sweating from deficiency patterns - nightsweats, spontaneous sweating. Nourish the heart - palpitations, insomnia, irritability. Childhood bedwetting.

ViewGou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns)

Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms - spasms, muscle tremors, seizures. Drains liver heat and pacifies liver yang - headaches, irritability, red eyes, dizziness. Releases the exterior - fever, …

ViewHe Shou Wu (Polygonum, Fleeceflower Root)

Tonifies liver and kidney, nourishes blood, augments essence - yin and/or blood deficiency w/dizziness, blurred vision, prematurely grey hair, weakness in the lower back and knees, sore limbs, insomn…

ViewMai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)

Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood. Augments stomach yin, generates fluids - dry tongue and mouth. Clears heat and eliminates irritability due to yin deficiency or a warm-f…

ViewMu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex)

Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood. Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency…

ViewShu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root)

This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried). Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses…

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…

ViewXian Mao (Golden Eye Grass Rhizome)

Tonify kidney, strengthen yang - impotence, urinary incontinence, nocturnal emission, infertility due to cold womb (woman) or cold jing (man). Expel cold, eliminate damp - bi with generalized pai…

ViewXuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purplish tongue. Nourishes Yin. Particularly for the sequel of warm febrile disease with constipation, irritability. Drains Fire, Relieves Toxi…

ViewZe Xie (Water Plantain Root)

Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - urinary difficulty, edema, diarrhea. Drains deficient kidney fire - heat signs, dizziness, tinnitus.

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. Geng Nian An Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency.

Geng Nian An Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, menopause (hot flashes) and/or night sweats (sleep hyperhidrosis)

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding geng nian an wan.

In addition to nourishing kidney yin this formula also helps to clear deficient heat.

As noted above, geng nian an wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the yin", which contains the following formulas:

ViewDa Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill)

Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar flushing, spontaneous sweating. Palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, from kidney/heart yin deficiency. Tinnitus, possible vertigo,…

ViewEr Long Zuo Ci Wan (Deafness Left Supporting Pills)

Ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Unblocks the ears - useful for diminished hearing or temporary hearing loss. Red/dry eyes with blurry vision.

ViewJiang Tang Wan (Lower Blood Sugar Pill)

Nourish the yin and tonify qi with particular emphasis on diabetes (primarily type II, but in some cases type I would benefit as well) when the underlying tcm diagnosis fits.  Symptoms may include st…

ViewLiu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)

Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency. Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritability. Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions.  Menopaus…

ViewMing Mu Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes)

Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes as a result of the liver yin failing to nourish the eyes and kidney yin failing to brighten the vision.

ViewQi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills)

Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night sweats, hot flashes, heat in the soles and dryness. Blurry vision, possibly with dry eyes.

ViewSheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills)

Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chronic cough, wheezing. May be used for damage from longer term illnesses and/or the overuse of wind clearing formulas for colds/flus - nights…

ViewXiang Yin Wan (Golden Voice Pills)

Benefits the yin and qi of the lungs, clears heat and wind - acute and/or chronic throat and/or voice issues from overuse, illness, smoking, etc.  Symptoms may include difficulty speaking, hoarseness…

ViewYi Guan Jian Wan (Linking Decoction)

GI issues from yin deficiency (liver and kidney) with liver qi stagnation leading to stomach yin issues - gastritis, ulcers, reflux, bloating. The underlying factors lead to dryness of the blood, th…

ViewZhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills)

Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensation of heat possibly with flushing and tidal fever. Dizziness, vertigo, tinnitis, anxiety and restlessness resulting from yin deficiency. …

ViewZuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills)

Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin deficiency. Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology resulting from jing deficiency. Irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness.

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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