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Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan / Great Yang Restoration Teapills

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February 28, 2019 No comments

Great Yang Restoration Teapills

Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan #3349

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TCM Functions: Tonifies the Qi, Invigorates the Blood, Unblocks the Channels and Collaterals.

TCM Diagnosis: Recovery from internal wind-strike in patients with Qi or Yang deficiency and Blood stasis.

Presentation: occasional slurred speech and other speech difficulties, excessive salivation or drooling, low and soft voice, breathlessness; occasional fatigue or exhaustion, listlessness, muscular weakness; pale purplish complexion & lips, cold intolerance, sweating easily, occasional dry stools, urinary frequency.

Tongue: varied; usually pale purplish with a white coat.

Pulse: varied; usually including moderate or thready.

Ingredients: Huang qi/ Astragalus membranaceus root 83.4%, Chi shao/Paeonia lactiflora root 4.2%, Dang gui/ Angelica sinensis root 4.2%, Chuan xiong/ Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome 2.1%, Tao ren/ Prunus persica seed 2.1%, Hong hua/ Carthamus tinctorius flower 2%, Di long/ Pheretima aspergillum 2%.

Dosage & Administration: The standard dosage is 8 pills, 3 x day. In severe cases or in the initial phases of treatment, dosage may be increased to 12-15 pills 3 times per day, then reduced to a maintenance dose as the treatment takes effect. Administer 1/2 hour before or 1 hour after eating for optimal digestion & absorption. Use consistently from 2 weeks after internal wind-strike for a minimum of several months. May be used long-term for several years. To facilitate swallowing, soften pills with a small amount of boiling water and then mash to a thick liquid after 10-15 minutes.

Cautions & Contraindications: Contraindicated during pregnancy. Contraindicated during the first two weeks following an internal wind-strike, or for patients with a large, forceful, wiry pulse. Use with caution in hypertension as Huang qi/ astragalus may raise blood pressure in some cases. Contraindicated with hemorrhagic disorders. Use with caution in patients on anticoagulant therapy or for women during heavy menstrual bleeding. Use with caution in Yin deficiency. Contraindicated during the early stages of acute infection or illness, such as cold or flu.

Clinical Comments: From Dr. Wang Qing-Ren’s formula book, Correcting the Errors in the Forest of Medicine, published in 1830. Bu Yang Huan Wu Wan is primarily indicated to support recovery from an internal wind-strike, especially when the patient both suffers from difficulty regaining function in the body and head, and experiences great exhaustion. A wind-strike is the result of the chaotic and unruly movement of wind; usually due to a background combination of deficiency and excess that eventually attacking the head and bringing up some combination of excess phlegm, fire Liver Yang rising and/or Blood stagnation, leaving significant blockages in its wake. When half of the body is affected afterwards due to extreme Qi/Yang deficiency causing Blood stagnation that prevent the Yang Qi from flowing on that side, this formula is indicated. The formula’s name translates to “Tonify Yang to Restore Five Tenths” which alludes to its ability to restore the function to the affected half of the body. Dr. Wang Qing-Ren’s unique formula was designed to primarily strengthen the Qi in order to move the Blood, and secondarily to directly invigorate the Blood and open the channels and collaterals, thus promoting healthy muscular and neural function and response.

It helps engender normal circulation and sensation, particularly in the lower limbs, where it can help mitigate the side effects of many disorders associated with weakness or loss of sensation of peripheral muscles, as well as for supporting patients with loss of sensation. It also has an affinity for the face and is frequently used to support the long-term recovery phases of wind attacking the face leading to Qi and Yang deficiency, such as wind attacking the jaw or trigeminal nerve. The chief herb, Huang qi/ astragalus root makes up over 80% of the formula. Huang qi strongly tonifies the Yuan-source Qi to help the body recover as well as raising the Yang Qi to the head, external surface of the body and out to the extremities, where repair is needed. Once the Qi is sufficient, it is able to promote the free flow of Blood, indirectly eliminating Blood stasis and supporting the healthy function of the body’s muscles and nerves. Dang gui aids Huang qi by directly invigorating the Blood, as well as tonifying Blood to nourish the newly unblocked channels and collaterals. Normal movement of Qi and Blood also expels any remnants of external wind. Dang gui combines with Chuan xiong, Chi shao, Hong hua and Tao ren to strongly invigorate the Blood, disperse stasis, open blockages in the blood vessels and expel wind, all without causing further damage. A small dose of Di long is used to aid both Huang qi and the blood moving herbs by dredging the meridians to eliminate stagnation and facilitate the movement of Qi to all areas of the body. Di long is an important herb to restore normal physical function to blocked areas by calming the Liver and extinguishing wind, and with its moving and piercing ability. It is said to “dredge” or powerfully open the channels and collaterals by “worming its way” through them.

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