Theory

Yu Ping Feng Wan Jade Windscreen Formula - TCM Herbal Formula


Yu Ping Feng Wan Names

  • English Name: Jade Windscreen Formula
  • Pinyin Name: Yu Ping Feng Wan
  • Alternate Names: Yu Ping Feng San, Jade Windscreen Powder, Siler and Astragalus Formula
  • Chinese Character: 玉屏風丸

Functional Groupings



Yu Ping Feng Wan Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Frequent colds, flus, chronic bronchitis - general low immunity to common infections.
  • Spontaneous sweating, aversion to wind and/or cold.
  • With appropriate diagnosis may be used to treat acute facial paralysis/Bell's Palsy.

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Yu Ping Feng Wan Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Use with caution with patients presenting with yin deficiency.
    • Do not use for spontaneous sweating due to an exterior syndrome - only for sweating due to wei qi deficiency.



Clinical Formula Combinations and Modifications


Yu Ping Feng Wan Has 5 Ingredients

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
    •  
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in Yin Deficiency - Empty Heat
    • Avoid in spasms from Blood Deficiency

Huang Qi

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  • Astragalus Root
    • 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.
  • Herbs That Tonify Qi

Bai Zhu

Sheng Jiang

  • Fresh Ginger Rhizome
    • 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
  • Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Cold
  • Cautions
    • Avoid w/heat in LU or ST
    • Use cautiously in patients with hypertension

    Da Zao

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    • Chinese Date, Jujube
      • 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.
    • Herbs That Tonify Qi
    • Cautions
      • May cause heat, dampness, and phlegm leading to fullness in the middle jiao, food stagnation.



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