Yu Ping Feng Wan - Jade Windscreen Formula

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Yu Ping Feng Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "yu ping feng wan" , 玉屏風丸, which in english is "jade windscreen formula", is categorized within the "stabilize and bind" functional grouping and within the "stabilize the exterior and the lungs" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Yu Ping Feng San, Jade Windscreen Powder, Siler and Astragalus Formula.

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

  • Frequent colds, flus, chronic bronchitis - general low immunity to common infections.
  • Spontaneous sweating, aversion to wind and/or cold.
  • With appropriate diagnosis may be used to treat acute facial paralysis/Bell's Palsy.
  • Particularly useful for children who always get sick often and tend towards the worst versions of whatever pathogen is going around (i.e. illnesses that quickly travel deeply - common cold to bronchitis, etc.) - often needs to be taken for many months, ideally during a period when they are not sick.

Yu Ping Feng Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution with patients presenting with yin deficiency.
  • Do not use for spontaneous sweating due to an exterior syndrome - only for sweating due to wei qi deficiency.

Our shop contains yu ping feng wan from the following manufacturers:

($24.00) Add To Cart View Yu Ping Feng San - Sun Ten
($9.99) Add To Cart View Yu Ping Feng Wan - HBW

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. Yu Ping Feng Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome)

Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, edema. Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating - spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency. Calm…

ViewDa Zao (Chinese Date, Jujube)

Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools. Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness. Usef…

ViewFang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler)

Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache) Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb) Trembling hands and/or feet …

ViewHuang Qi (Astragalus Root)

Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding. Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exteri…

ViewSheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger Rhizome)

Release the exterior, wind-cold, regulate ying and wei qi Warms the middle jiao - stomach cold/vomiting Alleviates coughing, warms lung Reduces toxicity of other herbs

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. Yu Ping Feng Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence lung qi deficiency and/or lung wind invasion - wind cold.

Yu Ping Feng Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: bronchitis, chronic illness, common cold, flu and/or rhinitis

As noted above, yu ping feng wan is within the stabilize and bind functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "stabilize the exterior and the lungs", which contains the following formulas:

All formulas in the primary category of "stabilize and bind" are listed below.

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