Jian Pi Wan - Strengthen Spleen Pills

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Jian Pi Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "jian pi wan" , 健脾片, which in english is "strengthen spleen pills", is categorized within the "reduce food stagnation" functional grouping.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Jian Pi Pian, Healthy Digestion Formula.

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

  • For stomach and spleen qi deficiency with dampness that has potentially generated mild interior-heat - diarrhea, abdominal pain, poor appetite, epigastric pain.
  • May be used in early pregnancy for more deficient patients particularly with a tendency towards miscarriage.
  • May be used with pediatric patients for poor appetite and looser stools.

Our shop contains jian pi wan from the following manufacturer:

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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. Jian Pi Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome)

Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema. Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency. Calm…

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; …

ViewDang Shen (Codonopsis Root)

Tonifies the middle warmer, augments the qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, any spleen qi deficiency issues, prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum. Tonifies the lungs - lung deficienc…

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, …

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)…

ViewHuang Lian (Coptis Rhizome)

Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, disorientation, delirium, painful, red eyes, red tongue, sore throat, boils, carbuncles, abscesses. Clears heat, drains dampness - for damp…

ViewMai Ya (Barley Sprout, Malt)

Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach (also useful for infants). Inhibits lactation - for discontinuing nursing, distended and painful breasts. Reduces liver Qi - intercostal or epigastric d…

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 …

ViewRou Dou Kou (Nutmeg Seeds)

Binds the intestines, stops chronic/daybreak diarrhea due to cold from spleen and kidney deficiency. Warms the middle burner, moves Qi - alleviates pain in abdomen, vomiting due to cold from deficie…

ViewShan Yao (Chinese Yam)

Tonify the spleen and stomach qi - diarrhea, fatigue, spontaneous sweating, lack of appetite. Tonify the lung qi and yin - chronic cough/wheezing. Strengthen the kidney yin and yang - not hot nor c…

ViewShan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit)

Reduces and moves food stagnation outward - accumulation of meat and/or greasy foods with distention, pain, diarrhea. Transforms blood stasis, dissipates clumps - post-partum abdominal pain, hernial…

ViewSha Ren (Cardamon)

Transforms dampness, stops vomiting - nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Promotes movement of Qi, strengthens stomach. Calms the fetus, morning sickness. Prevents tonifying herbs from causing stagn…

ViewShen Qu (Medicated Leaven)

Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach - stomach cold with food stagnation or accumulation, with epigastric and abdominal fullness or distention, lack of appetite, borborygmus, and diarrhea. A…

ViewZhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange)

Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms phlegm - epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion w/focal distention or gas. Directs qi downward and unblocks bowels - fr…

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. Jian Pi Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence spleen qi deficiency and/or stomach food stagnation.

Jian Pi Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, diarrhea, digestive issues, epigastric pain and/or miscarriages

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding jian pi wan.

  • Compared with the four gentleman (si jun zi tang), from which this formula arises, this will better resolve dampness and stop diarrhea, whereas the four gentleman is arguably more tonifying.

As noted above, jian pi wan is within the reduce food stagnation functional group.

All formulas in the primary category of "reduce food stagnation" are listed below.

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