Pian Tou Tong Wan - Migraine Pills

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Pian Tou Tong Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "pian tou tong wan" , 偏头痛丸, which in english is "migraine pills", is categorized within the "harmonize" functional grouping and within the "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen" sub-category.

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

  • Headaches and/or migraines caused by liver yang or liver fire rising.

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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. Pian Tou Tong Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhi (Angelica Root)

Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region) Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with hea…

ViewBo He (Field Mint, Mentha)

Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat. Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewDu Huo (Angelica Root)

Dispels wind-cold-damp - bi syndromes, especially lower back and legs (acute/chronic). Shao yin stage headache and toothache.

ViewFang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler)

Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache) Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb) Trembling hands and/or feet …

ViewGao Ben (Chinese Lovage Root, Ligusticum Root)

Expels wind-cold, vertex headaches (teeth/jaw pain) Dispels wind and dampness - useful for wind-cold-damp bi-syndromes and/or acute lower back pain from wind cold Resolve dampness effecting stomach/…

ViewMan Jing Zi (Vitex Fruit Seed)

Disperses wind, clears heat - wind-heat especially with headache or eye pain. Wind-heat in the liver channel - excessive tearing, red-painful-swollen eyes, floaters. Drains damp, expels wind - supp…

ViewQiang Huo (Notopterygium Root)

Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and damp associated body/joint pain Guiding herb for the GV and Tai Yang Channels

ViewWang Bu Liu Xing (Vaccaria Seeds)

Invigorate blood and channels - upper body - promote lactation, lower body - unblocks menses, amenorrhea due to blood stasis. Swelling - breast or testicular swellings with pain.

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. Pian Tou Tong Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver fire, liver qi stagnation and/or liver yang rising.

Pian Tou Tong Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: headache and/or migraines

As noted above, pian tou tong wan is within the harmonize functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen", which contains the following formulas:

ViewChai Hu Shu Gan Wan (Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver)

Liver qi stagnation signs - hypochondriac tension, abdominal pain, IBS symptoms Alternating chills and fever.

ViewDa Bu Gan Wan (Major Liver Nutrition Pills)

Brittle nails, yellowing of the skin (jaundice). Abdominal cramping, distension or pain in the hypochrondia due to liver qi stangation Fatty liver, hepatitis and other liver diseases. 

ViewJiang Ya Wan (Repress The Blood Pressure Pills)

Hypertension particularly with ascendent yang and heat signs - red face, red tongue, headaches, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, etc.

ViewJia Wei Gui Pi Wan (Augmented Restore The Spleen Decoction)

A combination of jia wei xiao yao wan and gui pi wan - similar effects but with more spleen qi and blood tonification. A range of stress related issues - essentially mixes of stagnation with underly…

ViewJia Wei Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer Pills)

Derived from the base formula, xiao yao wan, an important formula for liver qi stagnation with herbs added to clear heat. Liver qi stagnation - menstrual issues, painful cycles, irregular cycles, br…

ViewPing Gan Liu Qi Yin Wan (Dang Gui And Pinellia Combination)

Liver qi stagnation with blood deficiency heat - signs of heat, red eyes, possibly anxiety and/or irritability, etc. along with digestive issues such as gastritis, cirrhosis, cholecystitis, hernia.…

ViewShao Yao Gan Cao Wan (Peony and Licorice Decoction)

Cramping and/or muscle spasms that are due to fluid deficiency. Frozen shoulder, trigger finger. General tightness or cramps especially along the tendons or ligaments. Restless leg syndrome for pa…

ViewShu Gan Wan (Liver Comfort Pills)

Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resulting from liver qi stagnation. Alternating chills and fever. Nausea, bloating, acid reflux, alternating stools, or IBS like symptoms cause…

ViewSi Ni San Wan (Frigid Extremities Powder Pills)

Important formula for liver qi stagnation - manifesting as moodiness, depression, cold in the extremities (particularly hands and/or feet), possibly along with other stress signs - mild headaches, te…

ViewTong Xie Yao Fang Wan (Important Pills for Painful Diarrhea / Calm Wind Pills)

Diarrhea, particularly with abdominal cramping. Diarrhea with alternating constipation.

ViewXiao Chai Hu Tang Wan (Minor Bupleurum Decoction)

Shao Yang Syndrome (or "lesser yang stage") - alternating fever and chills, hypochondriac pain, irritability, bitter taste in mouth, poor appetite, nausea.  Often used for illnesses (chronic or short…

ViewXiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer)

Depression, anxiety, loss of motivation - resulting from liver qi stagnation. Fatigue, bloating, changes in appetite from the combination of spleen qi deficiency with liver qi stagnation. PMS, brea…

ViewYi Gan Wan (Restrain The Liver Powder)

Anxiety, palpitations, easily frightened, alternating fevers/chills; heat from deficiency in the liver.Originally designed for Children who had issues such as anger, fright, fevers, insomnia, digesti…

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

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