Names Of Tong Bian Wan


Tong Bian Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Constipation Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Tong Bian Wan
  • Alternate Names: Tong Bian Pian, Tong Chang Wan
  • Chinese Character: 通畅丸
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How Is Tong Bian Wan Categorized?

Tong Bian Wan Functional Groupings

Sub Categories Within The Treat Dryness Category

Enrich the Yin and Moisten DrynessGently Disperse and Moisten Dryness

There Are 7 Formulas In Our Treat Dryness Category

How Is Tong Bian Wan Used Clinically?

Tong Bian Wan Usages and Indications

  • Constipation from heat or fire that has damaged the yin fluids - dry hard pellet like stools, dark urine from dryness, feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen, flatulence (generally with a foul smell).

Cautions and Contraindications

Conditions and Patterns Potentially Related With Tong Bian Wan


Tong Bian Wan Related Conditions and Patterns


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Large Intestine Dryness

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Notes From Our Clinicians For Tong Bian Wan

Staff Clinical Notes

This formula is for dryness of the intestine caused by heat and not dryness due to yin deficiency. 

Tong Bian Wan Has 5Ingredients

Da Huang

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Appears in the Herbs That Drain Downward category


  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

Dang Gui

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Chinese Angelica Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category


  • 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.

He Shou Wu

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Polygonum, Fleeceflower Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category


  • 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.

Qiang Huo

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Notopterygium Root

Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold category


  • Release exterior, disperse cold - useful with wind-cold and damp associated body/joint pain
  • Guiding herb for the GV and Tai Yang Channels

This formula has cautions, see details

Tao Ren

Peach Seed

Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category


  • 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.

This formula has cautions, see details

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