Ping Wei Wan - Calm the Stomach Powder

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Ping Wei Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "ping wei wan" , 平胃散, which in english is "calm the stomach powder", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "promote urination and leach out dampness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Ping Wei San, Ping Wei Pian, Magnolia and Ginger Formula.

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

  • Damp cold stagnation in the middle jiao - poor appetite, indigestion, gastritis, loose stools, heavy sensation of the limbs, fatigue.
  • Can be used to induce labor with appropriate underlying diagnoses.

Ping Wei Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid in pregnancy and in yin deficient and/or blood deficient cases due to the warming and drying nature.

Our shop contains ping wei wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Ping Wei Pian - ActiveHerb
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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. Ping Wei Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Cang Zhu (Atractylodes) - Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite,…
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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Da Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube) - Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) - Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stag…
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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. Ping Wei Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence stomach cold and/or stomach dampness.

    Ping Wei Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, diarrhea, digestive issues, fatigue, gastritis, indigestion and/or peptic ulcer

    As noted above, ping wei wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "promote urination and leach out dampness", which contains the following formulas:

  • Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Wan (Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear) - Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arise…
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  • Fang Ji Huang Qi Wan (Stephania and Astragalus Teapills) - Wind damp / wind edema (feng shui, literally "wind water") …
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  • Li Niao Pai Shi Wan (Water Stone Removal Pill) -  Useful for a range of calcifications/stones - kidney stone…
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  • Wu Ling San Wan (Five-Ingredient Powder with Poria) - Generally used, often in conjunction with other formulas, a…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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