Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan - Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction

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Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "tong qiao huo xue wan" , 通窍活血丸, which in english is "unblock the orifices and invigorate the blood decoction", is categorized within the "invigorate the blood" functional grouping and within the "invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Tong Qiao Huo Xue, Blood Regulating Orifice Opening Pills, Persica and Musk Combination, Persica and Cnidium Combination.

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

  • Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/or headaches with other sensory factors - auras, sound sensitivity, etc.
  • Dizziness, tinnitus, hair loss - with underlying blood stagnation signs.
  • Stroke, seizure disorder, post concussion headaches.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
  • Generally not for long term use.

Our shop contains tong qiao huo xue wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Tong Qiao Huo Xue Tang - Sun Ten
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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. Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) - Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus con…
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  • Chi Shao (Red Peony Root) - Invigorates blood, dispels stasis (stronger than Mu Dan Pi)…
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  • Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis…
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  • Da Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube) - Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced…
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  • Hong Hua (Safflower Flower) - Invigorate blood, unblock menstruation - blood stasis patte…
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  • Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome) - Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi …
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  • Shi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome) - Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets the spirit - s…
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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. Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation and/or liver blood stagnation.

    Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: dizziness (vertigo), headache, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis (ra), stroke (cva) and/or tinnitus

    As noted above, tong qiao huo xue wan is within the invigorate the blood functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "invigorate the blood and dispel blood stasis", which contains the following formulas:

  • Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang Wan (Great Yang Restoration Pills) - Fatigue, weakness, with pale complexion due to chronic qi a…
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  • Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan (Tonify Yang To Restore Five Tenths Decoction) - Post-stroke recovery when stasis is from qi and yang defici…
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  • Dan Shen Huo Xue Wan (Red Sage Root Decoction for Promoting Blood Circulation) - Phlebitis, generally chronic.
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  • Fu Fang Dan Shen Wan (Saliva Compound Pill) - For a range of stagnation issues in the stomach/epigastric/…
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  • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan (Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Decoction) - For blood stasis below the diaphgram - abdominal masses, li…
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  • Huo Luo Xiao Ling Wan (Miraculously Effective Pill To Invigorate The Collaterals) - A range of pain related issues when they arise from qi and …
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  • Jin Gu Die Da Wan (Tendon and Bone Injury Healing) - Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Bro…
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  • Kang Zhong Wan (Cancer Support Pill) - A modern formula with a range of Chinese herbs that can be …
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  • Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Abdominal Stasis Relief Pills) - Qi and blood stagnation in the lower jiao - lower abdominal…
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  • Shen Tong Zhu Yu Wan (Remove Stagnant Blood from a Painful Body Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collatera…
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  • Shu Jing Huo Xue Wan (Relax The Channels and Invigorate The Blood Decoction) - Primarily used for blood stasis with wind-damp in the chann…
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  • Te Xiao Jing Zhui Tong Wan (Patent Neck Pain Relief Pills) - Stiffness, pain, and/or tightness of the neck.
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  • Wen Jing Wan (Warm the Menses Formula) - Irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, excessive uterine bleed…
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  • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan (Blood Stasis Relief Pills) - Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, phys…
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  • Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan (Corydalis Powder) - Pain of all types from qi and blood stagnation - often comb…
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  • Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan (Stroke Recovery Pills) - Bell's Palsy, facial paralysis, slurry of speech, difficult…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "invigorate the blood" are listed below.

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