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:

($9.99) Add To Cart View Yi Guan Jian Wan - HBW
View Yi Guan Jian Wan - Sun Ten

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:

ViewChuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit)

Promotes the movement of Qi and stops pain - flank, rib, abdominal pain due to liver qi stagnation or liver-stomach disharmony; hernial disorders, good w/heat signs. Clears heat, dries dampness, reg…

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewGou Qi Zi (Chinese Wolfberry Fruit)

Nourish and tonify liver and kidney - yin and/or blood deficiency w/sore back and legs, low grade abdominal pain, impotence, nocturnal emission, xiao ke; neutral nature - commonly used for liver and …

ViewMai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)

Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood. Augments stomach yin, generates fluids - dry tongue and mouth. Clears heat and eliminates irritability due to yin deficiency or a warm-f…

ViewSha Shen (Glehnia Root)

Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry, non-productive cough due to lung yin deficiency. Nourish the stomach, generate fluids, clear heat (after febrile disease or yin deficiency) - dry mouth or thro…

ViewSheng Di Huang (Rehmannia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood. Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mou…

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:

ViewDa Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill)

Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar flushing, spontaneous sweating. Palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, from kidney/heart yin deficiency. Tinnitus, possible vertigo,…

ViewEr Long Zuo Ci Wan (Deafness Left Supporting Pills)

Ringing in the ears/tinnitus. Unblocks the ears - useful for diminished hearing or temporary hearing loss. Red/dry eyes with blurry vision.

ViewGeng Nian An Wan (Peaceful Menopause)

Menopause symtpoms including hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, restlessness and anxiety as a result of yin deficiency.   Can be used for other yin deficient symtpoms such as tinnitus, dry skin…

ViewJiang Tang Wan (Lower Blood Sugar Pill)

Nourish the yin and tonify qi with particular emphasis on diabetes (primarily type II, but in some cases type I would benefit as well) when the underlying tcm diagnosis fits.  Symptoms may include st…

ViewLiu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)

Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency. Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritability. Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions.  Menopaus…

ViewMing Mu Di Huang Wan (Rehmannia Pills to Brighten the Eyes)

Blurry vision, floaters, possibly with dryness of the eyes as a result of the liver yin failing to nourish the eyes and kidney yin failing to brighten the vision.

ViewQi Ju Di Huang Wan (Lycii Chrysanthemum Teapills)

Yin deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, night sweats, hot flashes, heat in the soles and dryness. Blurry vision, possibly with dry eyes.

ViewSheng Mai San Wan (Generate the Pulse Pills)

Respiratory issues from lung qi and yin deficiencies - chronic cough, wheezing. May be used for damage from longer term illnesses and/or the overuse of wind clearing formulas for colds/flus - nights…

ViewXiang Yin Wan (Golden Voice Pills)

Benefits the yin and qi of the lungs, clears heat and wind - acute and/or chronic throat and/or voice issues from overuse, illness, smoking, etc.  Symptoms may include difficulty speaking, hoarseness…

ViewZhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills)

Steaming bone syndrome - dry and intensive persuasive sensation of heat possibly with flushing and tidal fever. Dizziness, vertigo, tinnitis, anxiety and restlessness resulting from yin deficiency. …

ViewZuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills)

Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin deficiency. Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology resulting from jing deficiency. Irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness.

All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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