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:

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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:

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…

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 …

ViewMu Li (Oyster Shell)

Calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia. Benefits the yin, anchors floating yang - irritable, insomnia, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, blurred vision, bad temper, red flushe…

ViewTao Ren (Peach Seed)

Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess. Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to …

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:

ViewMa Zi Ren Wan (Hemp Seed Formula)

Constipation with dry/difficult to expel stools along with frequent urination. Pulse will be submerged and rapid or floating and choppy and the Tongue will have a dry, yellow coating.

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

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