Run Chang Wan - Lubricate the Intestines Pills

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Run Chang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "run chang wan" , 润肠丸, which in english is "lubricate the intestines pills", is categorized within the "drain downward" functional grouping and within the "moisten the intestines and unblock the bowels" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Run Chang Tang, Peach Kernel Pills, Tao Ren Wan, Fructus Persica Pills.

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

  • Constipation primarily from blood and/or yin deficiency patterns.  
  • Dryness of the skin, nails, and/or hair.

Run Chang Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Use with caution if at all when breastfeeding as rhubarb may contribute to colic and/or diarrhea in infants.

Our shop contains run chang wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Run Chang Wan - HBW
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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. Run Chang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Mu Li (Oyster Shell) - Calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, ins…
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  • Tao Ren (Peach Seed) - Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disord…
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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. Run Chang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency, large intestine dryness and/or spleen blood deficiency.

    Run Chang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: constipation

    As noted above, run chang wan is within the drain downward functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "moisten the intestines and unblock the bowels", which contains the following formulas:

  • Ma Zi Ren Wan (Hemp Seed Formula) - Constipation with dry/difficult to expel stools along wit…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "drain downward" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...this grouping of formulas is used to expel accumulations of heat, cold and/or fluids in the body. they generally accomplish this by promoti…)".

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