Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan - Astragalus and Cinnamon Twig Five Herb Decoction

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Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "huang qi gui zhi wu wu wan" , 黃耆桂枝五物湯, which in english is "astragalus and cinnamon twig five herb decoction", is categorized within the "warm interior cold" functional grouping and within the "warm the channels and disperse cold" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Tang, Huang Qi Wu Wu Tang, Five Ingredients Decoction with Astragalus and Cinnamon, Astragalus Five Decoction, Astragalus and Cinnamon Five Herb Combination.

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

  • Common with blood deficient patterns for dispersing interior cold, xue bi, (blood painful obstruction), generally manifesting as numbness of the extremities.  With the appropriate underlying patterns - shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain.
  • Diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, polyneuropathy, conditions such as raynaud's with the right underlying factors, frostbite.
  • Facial paralysis, post-stroke recovery.
  • Restless leg syndrome.
  • Certain cardiovascular issues, heart disease.

Our shop contains huang qi gui zhi wu wu wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu 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. Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

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  • Da Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube) - Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced…
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  • Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) - Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels U…
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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. Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation and/or lung wind invasion - wind cold.

    Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: bells palsy, coronary artery disease, heart disease, knee pain, neck pain, neuralgia, neuropathy, raynaud's disease, restless legs syndrome (rls), shoulder pain and/or stroke (cva)

    Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding huang qi gui zhi wu wu wan.

    • Similar to dang gui si ni tang but that formula is better at opening and nourishing the blood, whereas this formula is used painful obstructions and tonifies qi more strongly.

    As noted above, huang qi gui zhi wu wu wan is within the warm interior cold functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "warm the channels and disperse cold", which contains the following formulas:

    All formulas in the primary category of "warm interior cold" are listed below.

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