Yue Ju Wan - Escape Restraint Pill

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Yue Ju Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "yue ju wan" , 越鞠丸, which in english is "escape restraint pill", is categorized within the "regulate the qi" functional grouping and within the "promote the movement of qi" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Yue Chu Wan, Xiong Zhu Wan, Cyperus and Atractylodes Formula, Stagnation Relieving Pill.

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

  • An important formula for plum pit qi and related issues arising from qi stagnation (from many factors) - an oppressive sensation in the chest and/or diaphgram, gerd, reflux, indigestion, nausea, belching with a fetid odor.
  • Gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, intercostal neuralgia, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis.
  • Infectious hepatitis.
  • Migraines when the underlying factor is that of stagnation.
  • Besides a range of digestive issues, the formula may be used for a wide range of psychiatric conditions including depression, schizophrenia, panic disorder, etc. when the underlying factor is chiefly stagnation.

Yue Ju Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Generally should be avoided in cases where the issues are arising from predominately deficiency syndromes (weakness, loose stools, no appetite).

Our shop contains yue ju wan from the following manufacturer:

($23.00) Add To Cart View Yue Ju 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. Yue Ju Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewCang Zhu (Atractylodes)

Strongly dries dampness, strengthens spleen - low appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention, fatigue, vomiting, greasy tongue coat. Expels wind-damp-cold (bi-syndrome) in extremities. Clears damp-h…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewShen Qu (Medicated Leaven)

Reduces food stagnation, strengthens stomach - stomach cold with food stagnation or accumulation, with epigastric and abdominal fullness or distention, lack of appetite, borborygmus, and diarrhea. A…

ViewXiang Fu (Nut Grass Rhizome)

Spreads and regulates the Qi, soothes the liver - hypochondriac pain, epigastric distention, disharmony between the liver and the spleen. Regulates menses, alleviates pain (by resolving liver qi sta…

ViewZhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia)

Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - heat patterns with fever, restlessness, insomnia, delirium, stifling sensation in the chest. Drains damp heat - lin (urinary dysfunction) syn…

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. Yue Ju Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence blood stagnation, liver blood stagnation, liver qi stagnation, stomach blood stagnation and/or stomach food stagnation.

Yue Ju Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, acid reflux disease (gerd), chronic cholecystitis, depression, epigastric pain, gallstones (cholelithiasis), gastritis, generalized anxiety disorder (gad), migraines, nausea, panic attack, peptic ulcer, plum pit qi, schizophrenia and/or vomiting

As noted above, yue ju wan is within the regulate the qi functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "promote the movement of qi", which contains the following formulas:

ViewBan Xia Hou Po Wan (Pinellia & Magnolia Pills)

Plum pit qi (globus hystericus) and/or difficulty with swallowing from liver qi stagnation. Coughing, hiccups, nausea and possible vomitting from rebellious qi and phlegm.

ViewGan Bing Zhi Ben Wan (Liver Disease Recovery Pills)

Irritibility or easily prone to outburts or anger. Liver disease such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, fatty liver. Jaundice - yellowing of the skin, brittle nails, pale complexion.

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

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