Theory

Pian Tou Tong Wan Migraine Pills - TCM Herbal Formula


Pian Tou Tong Wan Names

  • English Name: Migraine Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Pian Tou Tong Wan
  • Chinese Character: 偏头痛丸



Pian Tou Tong Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Headaches and/or migraines caused by liver yang or liver fire rising.

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Pian Tou Tong Wan Has 10 Ingredients

Bai Zhi

Bo He

  • Field Mint, Mentha
    • Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - fever, headaches, red eyes, cough, sore throat.
    • Vents rashes - accelerates the activity of rashes towards the surface to quicken healing.
    • Resolves LV Qi Stagnation - emotional issues, PMS, menstrual issues, pressure in chest or sides of body.
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
  • Cautions
    • May contribute to insufficient lactation in nursing mothers
    • Avoid excessive sweating/use in weak patients or those who sweat easily
    • May injure yin, use caution in yin deficiency patients

Chuan Xiong

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  • 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 - headache (temporal, vertex), dizziness, painful obstructions, skin issues.
    • Headache - moves qi upward and alleviates pain; headaches due to wind, heat, cold, blood deficiency.
  • Herbs That Invigorate Blood

Dang Gui

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  • Chinese Angelica Root
    • Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea.
    • Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold - important herb to stop pain due to blood stasis - abdominal pain, trauma, carbuncles due to blood stasis, chronic bi.
    • Moistens dry intestines due to blood deficiency.
    • Reduces swellings, expels pus, generates flesh - sores.
  • Herbs That Tonify Blood

Du Huo

Fang Feng

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  • Ledebouriella root, siler
    • Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache)
    • Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb)
    • Trembling hands and/or feet
    • Spleen/Liver intestinal issues - painful diarrhea, bright blood in stool
    • Migraines
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  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in Yin Deficiency - Empty Heat
    • Avoid in spasms from Blood Deficiency

Gao Ben

  • Chinese Lovage Root, Ligusticum Root
    • Expels wind-cold, vertex headaches (teeth/jaw pain)
    • Dispels wind and dampness - useful for wind-cold-damp bi-syndromes and/or acute lower back pain from wind cold
    • Resolve dampness effecting stomach/spleen
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in Blood and/or Yin Deficiency

    Man Jing Zi

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    • Vitex Fruit Seed
      • Disperses wind, clears heat - wind-heat especially with headache or eye pain.
      • Wind-heat in the liver channel - excessive tearing, red-painful-swollen eyes, floaters.
      • Drains damp, expels wind - supporting herb for stiff, numb, cramping, and/or heavy limbs.
    • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat
    • Cautions
      • Avoid in cases of Stomach Qi Deficiency.
      • Avoid in headaches or eye problems that arise from yin/blood deficient heat.

    Qiang Huo

    Wang Bu Liu Xing




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