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:

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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:

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewGou Teng (Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns)

Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms - spasms, muscle tremors, seizures. Drains liver heat and pacifies liver yang - headaches, irritability, red eyes, dizziness. Releases the exterior - fever, …

ViewHuang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria)

Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer - heat patterns with fever, irritability, thirst, cough, thick, yellow sputum, hot sores and swellings. Clears heat, dries dampness - damp-…

ViewShi Jue Ming (Abolone Shell)

Drains liver fire, descends rising yang - headache, dizziness, red eyes. Liver heat disturbing the vision - photophobia, pterygium, visual obstruction.

ViewTian Ma (Gastrodia Root)

Calms the liver, extinguishes liver wind from either heat or cold patterns - spasms, tremors, headache, epilepsy, numbness, dizziness, wind-stroke, childhood convulsion, can be used for problems due …

ViewWu Jia Pi (Acanthopanax Root Bark)

Dispels wind-cold-damp, strengthens the sinews and bones, chronic bi due to liver and kidney deficiency generating weak sinews (motor function development delays in children, elderly). Transforms da…

ViewYi Mu Cao (Chinese Motherwort)

Invigorates blood and regulates menses for gynecological issues - PMS, abdominal pain, irregular menses, abdominal masses, infertility, post partum abdominal pain w/lochioschesis, stasis from blood d…

ViewZhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia)

Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest. Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syn…

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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