Wen Jing Tang
温经汤

 

 

Warm the Menses Decoction

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

AboutHerbsCaution/Notes
Health Benefits
For: Irregular menstrual bleeding • Infertility • Chronic Pelvic Inflammatory Disease • Low grade fever in the evenings
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Categories (Click on ⌕ for other formulas in the category)
Category: Invigorate the Blood ⌕    Subcategory: Warm the Menses and Dispel Blood Stasis ⌕      Family: Gui Zhi Lei Fang ⌕      Source: Jin Gui Yao Lue  ⌕       Related Formula:
Actions
Warms the menses • Dispels cold • Dispels blood stasis • Tonifies blood
Indications and Contraindications
Appearance: Tongue -      Pulse -      Face/other 
Patterns:  
Indications:
Contraindications: Abdominal masses due to Blood Stasis from excess • Fertility medication
Properties
Data adapted from product found online.  Categories 4% or less not shown.

HERBS Cat/Dose Actions Properties
Wu Zhu Yu • Evodia • 吳茱萸 Warm Interior Expel Cold
9g
Heats middle burner • Disperse cold • Dry dampness • Warm liver • Relieve nausea • Stop vomiting • Push heat downward • Reduce chest pain • Reduce abdominal painPrimarily a Liver warming herb and is very drying. Analgesic • Antiemetic • Antidiarrheal • Anti-inflammatory • Anticancer • Antibacterial • Antibiotic • Antiallergic • Antidementia • Astringent • Stomachic
Gui ZhiCinnamon Twig • 桂枝 Release Exterior Wind Cold
6g
Regulate nutritive and protective qi • Warm channels • Expel Cold • Improve circulation • Relieve pain Antimicrobialanticoagulantteratogenic • emmenagogue • antiparasitic • antibiotic • hypoglycemic •analgesic • anti-inflammatory • antioxidant • free radical scavenging • sedative • memory enhancer
Dang GuiChinese Angelica • 当归♥ Tonify Blood
9g
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
6g
Stop pain • Expel Wind • Invigorate blood • Moves qiAvailable as injections AnticoagulantAntiplatelet • Analgesic • Antitussive • Anti-inflammatory • Hypotensive • Sedative
Bai Shao • White Root Peony • 白芍♥ Tonify Blood
6g
Tonify blood • Regulate menses • Soothes liver • Relieve pain • Preserve yin analgesic • antibacterial • anti-inflammatory • hepatoprotective • immune system boost • sedative
  E Jiao 
6g
Mai Men Dong ♣ 
9g
Mu Dan Pi ♣ 
6g
Ren ShenGinseng • 人参 Tonify Qi
6g
Tonify yuan qi • Tonify lung qi • Tonify heart qi • Calms spirit • Stop thirst • Helps impotence adaptogen • anti-aging • anticoagulant • antiplatelet • antioxidant • antiplatelet • immunity booster • anti-inflammatory • antidepressant • hepatoprotective • stimulant
Gan CaoLicorice Root • 甘草 Tonify Qi
6g
Tonify spleen • Tonify qi • Tonify blood • Clear heat • Stop cough • Lubricate lungs • Stop wheezing • Reduce spasm • Relieve pain • Harmonize other herb effectsEnters all 12 channels, often serve as envoy in a formula. Hypoglycemic • Antiarrhythmic • Expectorant • Antidiarrheal • Antiulcer • Hepatoprotective • Antiulcer • Immunostimulant • Antitussive • Antiviral • Detox • Demulcent • Anti-inflammatory • Laxative • Emmenagogue • Antimicrobial • Spasmolytic
Sheng JiangGinger (Raw) • 生姜 Release Exterior Wind Cold
6g
Release exterior • Stops vomiting • Relieve Nausea • Stops cough • Reduce herb toxicity • Regulate central flow of Qi Expectorant • Cough Suppressant • Digestive • Hypotensive • Antiplatelet • Stimulant • Analgesic • Anti-inflammatory • AntipyreticCholagogic • Antiemetic • Antimutagenic
Ban XiaPinellia Root • 半夏 Transform Phlegm Stop Cough
6g
Transforms phlegm • Dries dampness • Stop cough • Stop wheezing • Relieve nausea • Relieve vomiting • Relief toothaches • Dissolve lumps Warming • Drying • Antitussive • Antiemetic
King/Chief    ♥ Minister/Deputy      Assistant     ♦ Envoy
Directions: 
Modifications For
Add Xiang Fu and Wu Yao Severe qi stagnation
- Mai Men Dong - Mu Dan Pi + Xiao Hui Xiang + Ai Ye + Rou Gui - Gui Zhi Severe lower abdominal cold and pain
- Mu Dan Pi + Pao Jiang + Ai Ye + Shu Di Huang Mild but persistent uterine bleeding
- Gan Cao + Dan Shen + Yi Mu Cao + Niu Xi Bleeding after miscarriage
+ Qing Pi + Xiang Fu Infertility from blood deficiency and cold
+ Ru Xiang + San Qi Chronic endometritis

Caution
May interact or overdose with fertility treatment or on fertility medication.

ALERT: Contraindications of each herb - use with caution under these conditions:
Wu Zhu Yu: Long term use may cause liver damage • Pregnancy • Vomiting from stomach fire • Abdominal pain from blood deficiency with fire • Yin deficiency and heat
Dang Gui: Autoimmune disorder • Pregnancy • Blood thinner drugs (Wafarin) • Diarrhea • Yin deficiency with heat • Abdominal distention from dampness
Gui Zhi: Pregnancy • Liver Wind • Measles • Open skin sores
Bai Shao: Breast feeding • Pregnancy • Bleeding Disorder • Scheduled Surgery
Ren Shen: Autoimmune disorder • Blood thinner medication • Diabetes medication • Blood pressure medication • Caffeine • Yin deficiency • Stagnant fire • Hypertension • Bleeding disorders • Pain in chest • Excess heat
Gan Cao: High blood pressure • Low potassium • Pork • Seaweed • Chinese cabbage • Anti-diabetic drugs • Diuretic drugs
Sheng Jiang: Lung heat • Dry cough • Phlegm heat • Full heat • Yin deficiency with heat • Vomiting from stomach heat • Gallstones • Exterior deficiency with unexplained sweating • Horse meat
Ban Xia: Yin deficiency cough • Bleeding • Dehydration • Heat • Pregnancy • Antidepressant drugs • Blood pressure medication • Terfenadine (antihistamine) • Foods: lamb, goat
Chuan Xiong: Pregnancy • Blood thinners • Fire from yin deficiency • Dry tongue • Dry mouth • Fever • Profuse menstrual bleeding • Spleen deficiency • Poor appetite • Nausea • Vomiting • Unexplained sweating

Notes

 

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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