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Si Wu Tang Granules, 100g
Si Wu Tang Granules, 100g
|Brand||Treasure of the East Extract Granule Formulas|
|Unit Size||100 Grams|
|Properties||Source: Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai ping hui min he ji ju fang)|
|Contraindications||This formula is appropriate for chronic conditions which are not too severe. It should not be used in treating acute, severe blood loss or other problems of blood deficiency.|
|Chinese Symptomology||A pale facial complexion;Pale lips, nails, and under-eyelids;Heart palpitations;Night blindness;Sinew cramps|
|Western Symptomology||dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding, anemia due to various causes,threatened miscarriage, abdominal pain during pregnancy, postpartum weakness, scanty lactation, dry skin, constipation, neurovascular headache, etc.|
|Actions||supplements and quickens the blood, supplements the blood, enriches yin rectifies the qi within the blood, restrains yin|
|Tongue||A pale tongue|
|Pulse||A fine pulse|
|English name||Dang Gui Four|
This is the basic formula for tonifying the blood and regulating menstruation, for which it is very effective. It can be used (with appropriate modification) in treating a wide variety of problems associated with menstruation or birth in which the nails are lusterless, the tongue is pale, and the pulse is thin. This is blood deficiency, primarily of the Liver. When the Liver blood is deficient it is unable to rise and supply nourishment to the head. This manifests as dizziness and a lusterless complexion. The Liver\'s ability to supply its associated sensory organ (eyes) and tissue (sinews) is also impaired, which leads to blurred vision or chronic eye strain and generalized muscle tension. The health of the Liver is reflected in the nails; when the Liver blood is deficient, the nails become soft, dry, and lusterless (described as being \'wretched\'). A normal menstrual cycle depends on the Liver to provide and shut off the flow of blood at the appropriate times. When the Liver blood is deficient, the menses are typically irregular with a scanty flow. The may even be amenorrhea. However, when the blood becomes disordered, menorrhagia may occur. When the blood is deficient it does not move well, and there is a tendency for blood stasis to develop. This commonly manifests as periumbilical and lower abdominal pain, often occurring at the onset of menstruation, which is due to stasis and insufficiency of blood in the womb. This same process can also lead to hard abdominal masses with recurrent pain, restless fetus, or lochioschesis. The Heart is also dependent on the Liver blood; when it is deficient, one may experience palpitations. The pale tongue reflects blood deficiency, as does the thin pulse. The wiry or choppy quality of the pulse, which almost always accompanies this condition, signals the stasis of blood and demonstrates the link between blood deficiency and stasis. --Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas and Strategies.
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