Yi Guan Jian Wan - Linking Decoction

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Yi Guan Jian Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "yi guan jian wan" , 貫煎丸, which in english is "linking decoction", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the yin" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Yi Guan Jian, Linking Decoction Teapills, Glehnia and Rehmannia Formula.

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

  • GI issues from yin deficiency (liver and kidney) with liver qi stagnation leading to stomach yin issues - gastritis, ulcers, reflux, bloating.
  • The underlying factors lead to dryness of the blood, that coupled with liver qi stagnation and yin deficiency may lead to PMS, inosmnia, etc.
  • With the right underlying factors useful for a range of liver conditions - hepatitis, fatty liver.
  • Essential hypertension, preeclampsia.

Our shop contains yi guan jian wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Yi Guan Jian Wan - HBW
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  • Yi Guan Jian Wan - 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. Yi Guan Jian Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit) - Promotes the movement of Qi and stops pain - flank, rib, ab…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Gou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit) - Nourish and tonify liver and kidney - yin and/or blood defi…
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  • Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood…
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  • Sha Shen (Glehnia Root) - Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry, non-productive cough…
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  • Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) - Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongu…
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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. Yi Guan Jian Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yin deficiency, liver qi stagnation, liver yin deficiency and/or stomach yin deficiency.

    Yi Guan Jian Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, acid reflux disease (gerd), digestive issues, epigastric pain, hepatitis (b or c), liver cancer - hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc), liver disease and/or premenstrual syndrome (pms)

    As noted above, yi guan jian wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the yin", which contains the following formulas:

  • Da Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill) - Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar f…
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  • Er Long Zuo Ci Wan (Deafness Left Supporting Pills) - Ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Unblocks the ears - useful f…
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  • Geng Nian An Wan (Peaceful Menopause) - Menopause symtpoms including hot flashes, night sweats, moo…
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  • Jiang Tang Wan (Lower Blood Sugar Pill) - Nourish the yin and tonify qi with particular emphasis on d…
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  • Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia) - Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidn…
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  • Ming Mu Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes) - Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes …
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  • Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills) - Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night s…
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  • Sheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills) - Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chro…
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  • Xiang Yin Wan (Golden Voice Pills) - Benefits the yin and qi of the lungs, clears heat and wind …
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  • Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills) - Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensa…
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  • Zuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills) - Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin defici…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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