The herbal formula "tong bian wan" , 通畅丸, which in english is "constipation pills", is categorized within the "treat dryness" functional grouping and within the "enrich the yin and moisten dryness" sub-category.
You may also see this formula referenced by: Tong Bian Pian, Tong Chang Wan.
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Tong Bian Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Our shop contains tong bian wan from the following manufacturer:
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. Tong Bian Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:
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…
Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …
Tonifies liver and kidney, nourishes blood, augments essence - yin and/or blood deficiency w/dizziness, blurred vision, prematurely grey hair, weakness in the lower back and knees, sore limbs, insomn…
Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and damp associated body/joint pain Guiding herb for the GV and Tai Yang Channels
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. Tong Bian Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence large intestine dryness.
Tong Bian Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: constipation
Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding tong bian wan.
This formula is for dryness of the intestine caused by heat and not dryness due to yin deficiency.
As noted above, tong bian wan is within the treat dryness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "enrich the yin and moisten dryness", which contains the following formulas:
General yin deficiency signs may present as night sweats, heat in the soles and palms, and flusing. Cough/wheezing, possible blood in the sputum, dry and sore throat may present from lung yin and qi…
Dryness from yin deficiency - dry skin, dry eyes, dry cough, dry stools/constipation. Fatigue, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, possible anxiety. Other yin deficient symptoms such as night s…
Lung and stomach yin deficiency - this is a modified version of Mai Men Dong Tang - fei wei (lung atrophy) syndrome in Chinese Medicine - dry cough from yin fluid damage, generally arises from defici…
Xiao Ke (wasting and thirsting syndrome), qi and yin deficiencies of the kidney and spleen most commonly seen in the advanced forms of diabetes type II - excessive thirst, excessive urination, strong…
All formulas in the primary category of "treat dryness" are listed below.
(truncated intro "...dryness in chinese medicine terms may be internal, generally arising from heat, or external arising from the season or environmental condit…)".
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