Names Of Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan

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Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Astragalus and Cinnamon Twig Five Herb Decoction
  • Pinyin Name: Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan
  • Alternate Names: Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Tang, Huang Qi Wu Wu Tang, Five Ingredients Decoction with Astragalus and Cinnamon, Astragalus Five Decoction, Astragalus and Cinnamon Five Herb Combination
  • Chinese Character: 黃耆桂枝五物湯
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Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan Usages and Indications

  • Common with blood deficient patterns for dispersing interior cold, xue bi, (blood painful obstruction), generally manifesting as numbness of the extremities.  With the appropriate underlying patterns - shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain.
  • Diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, polyneuropathy, conditions such as raynaud's with the right underlying factors, frostbite.
  • Facial paralysis, post-stroke recovery.
  • Restless leg syndrome.
  • Certain cardiovascular issues, heart disease.

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  • Similar to dang gui si ni tang but that formula is better at opening and nourishing the blood, whereas this formula is used painful obstructions and tonifies qi more strongly.

Huang Qi Gui Zhi Wu Wu Wan Has 5Ingredients

Huang Qi


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Astragalus Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • 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 exterior - deficiency w/spontaneous sweating, frequent colds or shortness of breath.
  • Tonify qi and blood due to loss of blood - postpartum fever.
  • Edema from deficiency.
  • Promote discharge of pus, generate flesh - sores due to deficiency.

Gui Zhi


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Cinnamon Twig


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • Releases muscle layer and adjusts ying and wei qi levels
  • Useful in wind-cold-damp bi syndromes to warm channels and disperse cold
  • Resolves blood stagnation particularly from cold - dysmenorrhea
  • Unblocks yang qi in the chest - shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations
  • Resolve edema and accumulation of cold phlegm

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Bai Shao


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White Peony Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

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Sheng Jiang

Fresh Ginger Rhizome


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category

Usages

  • 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

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Da Zao


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Chinese Date, Jujube


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • Tonifies spleen qi - weakness, shortness of breath, reduced appetite, loose stools.
  • Nourishes the blood, calms the spirit - irritability, pale complexion, emotional disturbances, restlessness.
  • Useful to harmonize the harsh properties of other herbs.

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