Hui Chun Wan - Recovery Special Pill

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Hui Chun Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "hui chun wan" which in english is "recovery special pill", is categorized within the "open the orifices" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and open the orifices" sub-category.

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

Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of consciousness, irritability, restlessness such as seizure disorders, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis among others.

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. Hui Chun Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Dou Kou (Round Cardamon Fruit, White Cardamon)

Transforms dampness - low appetite, greasy tongue coat, stifling sensation in the chest. Warms the middle warmer (stomach/spleen) and descends rebellious qi - vomiting due to cold from spleen/stomac…

ViewBan Xia (Pinellia Rhizome)

Dries dampness, transforms cold-phlegm, descends rebellious qi - cough with copious sputum especially due to dampness of spleen. Harmonizes stomach, stops vomiting due to lingering phlegm-dampness i…

ViewChen Pi (Tangerine Peel)

Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; …

ViewChen Xiang (Aloeswood)

Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - distention and pain in abdominal region due to cold from deficiency or blood stasis. Directs rebellious Qi downward - excess/deficiency wheezing, vomit…

ViewChuan Bei Mu (Fritillaria Bulb)

Clears heat, transforms phlegm, stops many types of cough (chronic, yin-deficient, difficult to expectorate phlegm, blood streaked sputum); best for cough with stifling sensation in the chest and upp…

ViewDa Huang (Rhubarb)

Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat e…

ViewDan Nan Xing (Jack in the Pulpit Rhizome and Bile)

Transforms phlegm heat, extinguishes wind, stops convulsions - muscle spasms/cramps, infantile convulsions, seizure disorders, facial paralysis, stroke (CVA) from wind and phlegm obstruction…

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

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, …

ViewJiang Can (Silkworm)

Extinguishes liver wind, stops spasms and convulsions - childhood convulsions or facial paralysis, seizures from liver-wind or wind-phlegm-heat. Expels wind, stops pain - headache, red eyes, sore, s…

ViewMu Xiang (Costus Root)

Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi of the stomach and/or spleen causing lack of appetite, abdominal pain, distention, nausea; liver or gallbladder qi stagnation causing flank …

ViewNiu Huang (Cattle Gallstone)

Clears the heart, opens the orifices, awakens the spirit, vaporizes phlegm - delirium or coma due to wind-heat or hot diseases with hot phlegm obstructing the pericardium. Clears the liver, relieves…

ViewQuan Xie (Scorpion)

Extinguishes liver wind, stops tremors and convulsions - liver wind phlegm patterns with spasms, acute/chronic childhood convulsions, tetanus, seizures, tremors, very effective!. Fire toxic nodules …

ViewShe Xiang (Navel Gland Secretions of Musk Deer)

Opens the orifices, revives the spirit, unblocks closed disorders (a wide variety of problems that impair consciousness) - heat entering the pericardium, convulsions, delirium, stupor fainting, close…

ViewTan Xiang (Sandalwood)

Promotes Qi movement, alleviates pain - chest and abdomen pain.

ViewTian Ma (Gastrodia Root)

Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat or cold patterns - spasms, tremors, headache, epilepsy, numbness, dizziness, wind-stroke, childhood convulsion, can be used for problems due …

ViewTian Zhu Huang (Siliceous Secretions of Bamboo)

Clears and transforms phlegm-heat - difficult to expectorate sputum. Clears heat and arrests convulsions - spasms, convulsions due to phlegm-heat, especially in children.

ViewZhi Ke (Ripe Fruit of Zhi Shi)

Milder actions - move qi and reduce distention (good for weak patients).

ViewZhu Sha (Cinnabar)

Sedates the heart, calms the spirit - restlessness, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, convulsion. Clears heat, relieves toxicity - carbuncles, sore throat.

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. Hui Chun Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver wind and/or phlegm misting the heart.

Hui Chun Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: epilepsy (seizure) and/or fever

As noted above, hui chun wan is within the open the orifices functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and open the orifices", which contains the following formulas:

ViewAn Gong Niu Huang Wan (Calm The Palace Pill With Cattle Gallstone)

Resuscitates, clears heat, calms shen, and expels phelgm - coma arising from stroke, convulsions, loss of consciousness.

All formulas in the primary category of "open the orifices" are listed below.

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