Names Of Geng Nian An Wan

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Geng Nian An Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Peaceful Menopause
  • Pinyin Name: Geng Nian An Wan
  • Chinese Character: 更年安丸
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How Is Geng Nian An Wan Categorized?

Geng Nian An Wan Functional Groupings

There Are 36 Formulas In Our Tonify Category

How Is Geng Nian An Wan Used Clinically?

Geng Nian An Wan Usages and Indications

  • 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, and lightheadedness.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Use with caution during pregnancy.
    • Do not use if patient presents with true heat or exterior heat.
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In addition to nourishing kidney yin this formula also helps to clear deficient heat.

Geng Nian An Wan Has 12Ingredients

Chai Hu


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Thorowax Root, Bupleurum


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Relieves liver qi stagnation (often used with Bai Shao) - vertigo, menstrual disorders, chest and flank pain, the most common herb to treat stress, irritability, depression, etc.; also for liver and spleen disharmony - bloating, nausea, indigestion, flank pain.
  • Raises yang qi in spleen and stomach deficiency patterns (often used with Sheng Ma) - prolapsed organ, diarrhea, hemorrhoids.

This formula has cautions, see details

Fu Ling


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Poria, China Root


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • 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

Fu Xiao Mai


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Un-Ripe Wheat Grain


Appears in the Herbs That Stabilize and Bind category

Usages

  • Stops excessive sweating from deficiency patterns - nightsweats, spontaneous sweating.
  • Nourish the heart - palpitations, insomnia, irritability.
  • Childhood bedwetting.

Gou Teng


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Gambir Vine Stems and Thorns


Appears in the Herbs That Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors category

Usages

  • Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms - spasms, muscle tremors, seizures.
  • Drains liver heat and pacifies liver yang - headaches, irritability, red eyes, dizziness.
  • Releases the exterior - fever, headaches, red eyes.

He Shou Wu


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Polygonum, Fleeceflower Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Tonifies liver and kidney, nourishes blood, augments essence - yin and/or blood deficiency w/dizziness, blurred vision, prematurely grey hair, weakness in the lower back and knees, sore limbs, insomnia, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge; neither cold, drying, nor too cloying.
  • Relieves toxic fire - carbuncles, sores, scrofula, neck lumps.
  • Moistens intestines - constipation associated with blood deficiency.
  • Expels wind from skin by nourishing the blood.
  • Chronic malaria w/qi and blood deficiency.

Mai Men Dong


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Ophiopogon Tuber


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yin category

Usages

  • 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-febrile disease in the ying level - particularly when symptoms are worse at night.
  • Moistens the intestines - constipation.

Mu Dan Pi


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Tree Peony Root Cortex


Appears in the Herbs That Cool The Blood category

Usages

  • Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood.
  • Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency patterns such as steaming bone disorder after a warm-febrile disease particularly those without sweating.
  • Clears Liver Blood Stasis. Amenorrhea, abdominal masses, bruises.
  • Clears Rising Liver Fire. Headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing, dysmenorrhea.
  • Drains Pus, Reduces Swelling. Used topically for non-draining sores. Used internally for intestinal abscess.

This formula has cautions, see details

Shu Di Huang

Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried).
  • Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses, uterine bleeding, post partum bleeding.
  • Nourish yin - kidney yin deficiency with nightsweats, xiao ke, steaming bone disorder, nocturnal emissions.

Wu Wei Zi

Schisandra Fruit/Seed


Appears in the Herbs That Stabilize and Bind category

Usages

  • Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency.
  • Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, frequent urination, daybreak diarrhea.
  • Inhibits sweating, generates fluids - thirst with excess sweat, spontaneous sweating, nightsweats, xiao ke.
  • Quiet the spirit, calm the heart - irritability, palpitations, insomnia due to blood deficiency or kidney and heart yin injury.

This formula has cautions, see details

Xian Mao

Golden Eye Grass Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yang category

Usages

  • Tonify kidney, strengthen yang - impotence, urinary incontinence, nocturnal emission, infertility due to cold womb (woman) or cold jing (man).
  • Expel cold, eliminate damp - bi with generalized pain, pain and/or weakness in the bones and sinews, lower back and knee pain, cold abdomen.

This formula has cautions, see details

Xuan Shen


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Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia


Appears in the Herbs That Cool The Blood category

Usages

  • Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purplish tongue.
  • Nourishes Yin. Particularly for the sequel of warm febrile disease with constipation, irritability.
  • Drains Fire, Relieves Toxicity. Swollen, red eyes, sore throat.
  • Softens Harness (salty), Dissipates phlegm fire nodules. Swollen, sore throat, neck lumps.

This formula has cautions, see details

Ze Xie


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Water Plantain Root


Appears in the Herbs That Drain Dampness category

Usages

  • Promotes urination, drains damp-heat in the lower burner - urinary difficulty, edema, diarrhea.
  • Drains deficient kidney fire - heat signs, dizziness, tinnitus.

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