Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan - Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula

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Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "tian ma gou teng wan" , 天麻钩藤丸, which in english is "gastrodia and uncaria formula", is categorized within the "expel wind" functional grouping and within the "extinguish internal wind" sub-category.

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

  • Headaches, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitis, floaters or blurry vision, insomnia as a result of liver yang rising. 
  • Siezures, spasms, convulsions or other types of involuntary muscle activity due to liver wind.

Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution with patients presenting with yin deficiency.

Our shop contains tian ma gou teng wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Tian Ma Gou Teng 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. Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Gou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns) - Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms - spasms, muscle tr…
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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  • Shi Jue Ming (Abolone Shell) - Drains liver fire, descends rising yang - headache, dizzin…
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  • Tian Ma (Gastrodia Root) - Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat o…
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  • Wu Jia Pi (Acanthopanax Root Bark) - Dispels wind-cold-damp, strengthens the sinews and bones, …
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  • Yi Mu Cao (Chinese Motherwort) - Invigorates blood and regulates menses for gynecological is…
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  • Zhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) - Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - he…
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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. Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver wind and/or liver yang rising.

    Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: dizziness (vertigo), headache, hypertension (high blood pressure), insomnia and/or irritability

    As noted above, tian ma gou teng wan is within the expel wind functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "extinguish internal wind", which contains the following formulas:

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

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