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:

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

  • Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Fu Xiao Mai (Un-Ripe Wheat Grain) - Stops excessive sweating from deficiency patterns - nightsw…
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  • Gou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns) - Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms - spasms, muscle tr…
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  • He Shou Wu (Polygonum, Fleeceflower Root) - Tonifies liver and kidney, nourishes blood, augments essenc…
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  • Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood…
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  • Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex) - Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed…
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  • Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root) - This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or …
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  • Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed) - Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chroni…
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  • Xian Mao (Golden Eye Grass Rhizome) - Tonify kidney, strengthen yang - impotence, urinary inco…
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  • Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purpl…
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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. 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:

  • Da Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill) - Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar f…
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  • Er Long Zuo Ci Wan (Deafness Left Supporting Pills) - Ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Unblocks the ears - useful f…
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  • Jiang Tang Wan (Lower Blood Sugar Pill) - Nourish the yin and tonify qi with particular emphasis on d…
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  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia) - Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidn…
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  • Ming Mu Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes) - Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes …
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  • Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills) - Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night s…
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  • Sheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills) - Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chro…
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  • Xiang Yin Wan (Golden Voice Pills) - Benefits the yin and qi of the lungs, clears heat and wind …
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  • Yi Guan Jian Wan (Linking Decoction) - GI issues from yin deficiency (liver and kidney) with liver…
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  • Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills) - Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensa…
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  • Zuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills) - Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin defici…
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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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