Names Of Ding Chuan Wan
Ding Chuan Wan TCM Herbal Formula
- English Name: Calm Wheezing Pills
- Pinyin Name: Ding Chuan Wan
- Alternate Names: Ping Chuan Wan, Ding Chuan Tang, Ma Huang and Ginkgo Combination, Clear Mountain Air Teapills, Arrest Wheezing Pills, Ma Huang and Ginkgo Combination for Stabilizing Dyspnea, Asthma Relieving Decoction
- Chinese Character: 定喘汤
How Is Ding Chuan Wan Categorized?
There Are 9 Formulas In Our Treat Phlegm Category
How Is Ding Chuan Wan Used Clinically?
Ding Chuan Wan Usages and Indications
- Directs the lung qi downward and clears phlegm heat from the lungs. Typically used for the condition of wind cold blocking the exterior with internal accumulation of phlegm heat - which may involve symptoms such as the common cold, bronchitis, asthma - with wheezing, cough with thick sticky yellow phlegm that is difficult to get out, rapid shallow breathing, difficulty breathing.
- Conditions may be acute or chronic.
Cautions and Contraindications
- Generally avoided in patients that present with yin or qi deficiency.
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Ding Chuan Wan Has 8Ingredients
Appears in the Herbs That Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity category
- Clears heat and toxins, reduces swellings and abscess - for lung abscess or lung heat cough with thick, yellow-green sputum.
- Relieves toxicity and expels pus for toxic sores (internally and topically).
- Drains damp-heat, promotes urination - diarrhea, lin syndromes.
Poria, China Root
Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category
- Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
- Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
- Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.
This formula has cautions, see details
Mulberry Root Bark
Appears in the Herbs That Relieve Coughing and Wheezing category
- Drains lung heat - cough, wheezing.
- Promotes urination, reduces edema - lung heat obstructing downward movement of lung qi, preventing water from moving - no sweating, facial and floating edema, fever, thirst, difficult urination.
- Recently for hypertension.
Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category
- Release the exterior, disperse cold - wind-cold w/fever
- Resolve qi stagnation, open chest - vomiting, nausea
- Calm restless fetus - morning sickness
- Seafood poisoning - alone or in combination w/other herbs
Chinese Caterpillar Fungus, Cordyceps
Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yang category
- Strengthen kidney, tonify yang - impotence, sore/weak back.
- Tonify kidney yang, nourish lung yin, transform phlegm, stop cough - chronic cough, wheezing from deficiency, blood-streaked sputum.
- Tonifies yin and yang, safe - can be used long term.
Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category
- Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; specifically directing it downward - good for different types of nausea/vomiting).
- Important herb for drying dampness and the transformation of phlegm - coughs with stifling sensation in the chest/diaphragm, and copious viscous sputum (qi-level herb).
- Prevents stagnation - prevents cloying of tonifying herbs.
- Ju Hong is the red part of the tangerine peel - it is more drying and aromatic.
Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category
- Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong).
- Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang).
- Moistens the lungs and stops cough - heat/cold in the lungs (Ma Xing Shi Gan Tang).
- Clears heat and toxic fire (raw) - carbuncles, sores, sore throat due to fire toxin (internally or topically).
- Alleviates pain and stops spasms - abdomen or legs (Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang).
- Often used to harmonize and/or moderate characteristics of other herbs.
- Antidote for toxic substances (internally and topically).
This formula has cautions, see details
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