Bu Yang Huan Wu Tang



Tonify the Yang to Restore Five-Tenths Decoction

 Disclaimer    For educational purposes only.  Do not use as medical advice

Health Benefits
For: Stroke • Sciatica • Myelitis • Muscle atrophy
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Research (sample)
Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Invigorate the Blood ⌕    Subcategory: Invigorate Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis ⌕      Family: Huang Qi Lei Fang ⌕      Source: Yi Lin Gai Cuo  ⌕       Related Formula:
Tonify Qi • Unblock channels • Invigorate blood
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -White      Pulse -Normal      Face/other 
Indications: Paralysis • Atrophy of limbs • Slurred speech • Drooling • Urinary incontinence • Wind stroke • Hemiplegia
Contraindications: Pregnancy • Immediate stroke • Immediate brain hemorrhage • Unconscious • Possible hemorrhage • Fever • Low temperature • Hot blood • Yin deficiency • Wind Stroke • Forceful pulse
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

Herbs Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Huang QiAstragalus • 黄芪 ♠ Tonify Qi
Tonify Qi • Tonify protective qi • Tonify blood • Raise stomach yang qi • Raise spleen qi • Relief Edema • Lung qi deficiency • Spleen qi deficiency • Improve urination Antioxidant • Immune System Booster • Diuretic • Anti-aging • Hypoglycemic • Hypotensive • Hepatoprotective
Dang Gui Wei • Chinese Angelica • 当归 Tonify Blood
Tonifies blood • Regulate menstruation • Invigorate blood • Disperse cold • Moisten intestines • Unblock bowels • Reduce swelling of sores • Alleviate pain from blood stasis phytoestrogen • antispasmodic • cholagogue • antibaterial • antiviral • antiobesity • anti-inflammatory • antifungal • mild laxative • immune system boost
Chuan Xiong • Szechuan Lovage • 川芎 ♥ Invigorate Blood
Stop pain • Expel Wind • Invigorate blood • Moves qi • Available as injections AnticoagulantAntiplatelet • Analgesic • Antitussive • Anti-inflammatory • Hypotensive • Sedative
Chi Shao • White Root Peony • 白芍   Tonify Blood
Tonify blood • Regulate menses • Soothes liver • Relieve pain • Preserve yin analgesic • antibacterial • anti-inflammatory • hepatoprotective • immune system boost • sedative
Tao Ren  
Hong Hua  
Di Long 
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
Directions: Dang Gui Wei is used in this formula because of its greater potency in invigorating the blood.14
Modifications For
+ Ban Xia + Tian Zhu Huang Excessive sputum14
+ Fu Zi Cold/flu14
+ Dang Shen + Bai Zhu Stomach and spleen deficiency14
+ Shi Chang Pu + Yuan Zhi Slurred speech14
+ Zhi Zi +Caho Suan Zao Ren Insomnia and irritability14
+ Bai Fu Zi + Jiang Can + Quan Xie Facial paralysis14
+ Zhi Ke +Chen Pi Poor appetite14
+ Shui Zhi + Meng Chong Hemiplegia14
+ Du Zhong + Niu Xi Lower body paralysis14
+ Wu Yao + Qing Pi Labored breathing14

  • Do not use if pregnant
  • Do not use following a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.
  • Not not use if not fully conscious
  • Do not use if there's potential hemorrhage
  • Do not use if there's fever or abnormally low temperature
  • Do not use with Hot Blood
  • Do not use with Yin deficiency
  • Do not use in Wind Stroke and forceful pulse

ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Huang Qi: Autoimmune diseases • Exterior excess • Qi stagnation • Damp obstruction • Food stagnation • Yin deficiency
Dang Gui: Autoimmune disorder • Pregnancy • Blood thinner drugs (Wafarin) • Diarrhea • Yin deficiency with heat • Abdominal distention from dampness
Bai Shao: Breast feeding • Pregnancy • Bleeding Disorder • Scheduled Surgery



Bibliography: [3], [8], [9], [14]

Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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