Theory

Run Chang Wan Lubricate the Intestines Pills - TCM Herbal Formula


Run Chang Wan Names

  • English Name: Lubricate the Intestines Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Run Chang Wan
  • Alternate Names: Run Chang Tang, Peach Kernel Pills, Tao Ren Wan, Fructus Persica Pills
  • Chinese Character: 润肠丸

Functional Groupings



Run Chang Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Constipation primarily from blood and/or yin deficiency patterns.  
  • Dryness of the skin, nails, and/or hair.

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Run Chang Wan Cautions

Contraindication Notes:

  • Avoid during pregnancy.
  • Use with caution if at all when breastfeeding as rhubarb may contribute to colic and/or diarrhea in infants.



Run Chang Wan Has 4 Ingredients

Tao Ren

  • Peach Seed
    • Breaks up blood stasis (important herb) - menstrual disorders, abdominal pain/masses, trauma, flank pain, lung abscess, intestinal abscess.
    • Moistens intestines, unblock bowels - constipation due to dry intestines.
  • Herbs That Invigorate Blood
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy

Da Huang

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  • Rhubarb
    • Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse sweating, thirst, constipation, abdominal distention and pain, delirium, yellow tongue coating, full pulse which indicates intestinal heat excess or yang ming stage illness.
    • Drains heat from the blood - blood in the stool from bleeding hemorrhoids or heat in the intestine; vomting blood or nosebleed accompanied by constipation; painful eyes or fire toxin sores due to heat in the blood level.
    • Drains damp-heat via the stool - jaundice, dysentery, lin syndrome.
    • Invigorates the blood and dispels blood stasis - amenorrhea, abdominal masses, fixed pain due to blood stasis (recent and long-term blood stasis).
    • Clears heat and reduces fire toxicity - for burns, hot skin.
  • Herbs That Drain Downward
  • Cautions
    • Avoid During Pregnancy and During Nursing
    • Avoid in exterior disorders and deficiency of qi and/or 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

Mu Li

  • Oyster Shell
    • Calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia.
    • Benefits the yin, anchors floating yang - irritable, insomnia, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, blurred vision, bad temper, red flushed face due to yin deficiency with ascending yang.
    • Prevents leakage of fluids - continuous sweating in steaming bone disorder, aftermath of warm-febrile disease, spontaneous sweating, night sweats, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding.
    • Softens hardness, dissipates nodules - scrofula, goiter.
    • Absorbs acidity - stomach pain, sour taste in the mouth.
  • Herbs That Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit



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