Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan - Corydalis Powder

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Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "yan hu suo zhi tong wan" , 延胡索散, which in english is "corydalis powder", 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: Great Corydalis Teapills, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Pills.

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

  • Pain of all types from qi and blood stagnation - often combined with other more systemic formulas based on the individual.  Pain and inflammation from acute trauma, generalized aches and pains or more chronic issues.  The formula has an analgesic affect on pain and is mild enough to be used for chronic conditions.  
  • As it disperses wind-cold, also useful for muscle aches with the common cold.

Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during pregnancy.

Our shop contains yan hu suo zhi tong wan from the following manufacturer:

  • Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong 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. Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong 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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  • Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizome) - Invigorate blood, alleviate pain - pain from blood stasis a…
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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. Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation.

    Yan Hu Suo Zhi Tong Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: back pain, common cold, knee pain and/or shoulder pain

    As noted above, yan hu suo zhi tong 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:

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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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  • Tong Qiao Huo Xue Wan (Unblock the Orifices and Invigorate the Blood Decoction) - Blood stagnation particularly in the head - migraines and/o…
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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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  • 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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