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Tonify Yin and Yang

Formulas for Tonifying Yin, Yang and Yin/Yang

QuestionAnswer
Liu Di Huang Wan (6-ingredient pill w/rehmannia) – ind LR/KI Yin deficiency
Which are the 3 tonifying herbs in Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (6-ingredient pill w/rehmannia) and their functions? Shu di tonifies KI. Shan zhu yu tonifies LR. Shan yao tonifies SP and binds jing.
What are the 3 draining herbs in Liu Wei Di Huang Wan & their functions? Ze xie promotes urination to clear KD turbidity. Mu dan pi calms LR fire and counteracts cloying of Shan Zhu Yu. Fu ling drains damp and helps Shan Yao tonify Sp.
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (6-ingredient pill w/rehmannia) is originated from what formula? Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (KI Qi pill from the golden cabinet)
Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (AF of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan) - action & ing Nourish Yin & clear empty fire (famous to clear empty fire d/t yin xu) Liu Wei Di Huang Wan + zhi mu & huang bai
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan (AF of Liu Wei Di Huang Wan) -action & ing Nourish LR/KI & benefit eyes (vision problems) Liu Di huang Wan + gou qi zi & ju hua
Du Qi Wan (capital qi pill - AF of Liu Wei di huang Wan)action & ing Nourish KI & grasp qi - for chronic cough/asthma. Liu Wei di Huang Wan + wu wei zi
Mai Wei Di Huang Wan- indication Nourish KD and LU Yin. Stronger than Du Qi Wan. Liu Wei di Huang Wan + Mai Men Dong , Wu Wei Zi
Zuo Gui Wan (restore the left decoction) –ind True Yin deficiency. Primary to strongly tonify KI Yin. syx- sore/weak low back & knees, blurred vision, tinnitus, 5 palm heat, xiao ke
Zuo gui Wan (restore the left decoction) action Nourish KI Yin, enrich essence & marrow
Zuo Gui Wan (restore the left decoction) chief Shu di huang - 'sage' herb to nourish KI Yin
Da Bu Yin Wan (great tonify the yin pill)- action Enrich yin & descend fire
Da Bu Yin Wan (great tonify the yin pill) – ind LR/KI Yin xu causing empty fire rising - steaming bone, tidal fever, night sweats, seminal emissions, cough blood, weak lower limbs, hot or painful knees
Da Bu Yin Wan (great tonify the yin pill) – ing Shu di huang(c), Gui ban(c), Huang bai, Zhi mu, Feng mi, Zhu ji sui(pig's spinal cord)
What is the difference between Da Bu Yin Wan and Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan? Both Tonify KD Yin and clear empty fire. They are almost interchangeable. Da Bu Yin Wan is more cloying d/t animal products.
Hu Qian Wan (hidden tiger pill) –ind Wei Syndrome d/t LR/KI deficiency w/empty fire
Hu Qian Wan (hidden tiger pill) - chief Huang bai & Gui ban
Er Zhi Wan (2-ultimate pill) - ing & ind Nu zhen zi & Han lian cao > mild LR & KI Yin tonic. Add to other formulas
Yi Guan Jian (lnking decoction)- ind Yin Xu w/constrained LR Qi. Classic for hypochondriac pain.
Yi Guan Jian (linking decoction) – chief Gou qi zi
What is function of Chuan lian zi in Yi Guan Jian (linking decoction)? Only herb that moves LR QI; all the other herbs tonify Yin & blood.
Shi Hu Ye Guang Wan (dendrobium pill for night vision)- ind & usage Visual disorders d/t LR/KI Yn Xu w/empty fire. Patent w/25 herbs. Stronger than Qi Ju Di Huang Wan, rarely used.
Bu Fei E Jiao Tang (tonify the lungs w/ass-hide gelatin) - chief herb & ind E Jiao(C), For Lung Yin Xu w/ both excess (and deficient) heat . (Contains Ma Dou Ling for phlegm heat.)
Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Ki qi pill from the golden cabinet)- Also called Shen Qi Wan - ing Fu zi(c), Gui zhi(c), shu di huang, shan zhu yu, shan yao, mu dan pi, fu ling, ze xie = Liu Wei Di Huang Wan + fu zi & gui zhi
Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (kidney qi pill from the golden cabinet) –ind KI Yang Xu - low back pain, weak legs, cold sensation in lower body, frequent night urination, premature ejaculation or impotence
What is the dosage of Fu zi & Gui zhi in Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan and why? Small doses > small fire generate QI
Does Zou Gui Wan tonify KD Yin or KD Yang? Zou Gui Wan tonifies KD Yin.
You Gui Wan (restore the right pill)- action & ind Strongly tonifies KI yang and Mingmen fire; Nourishes Blood and Jing. Tx: exhaustion from chronic diseases
You Gui Wan (restore the right pill) – chief Fu zi, Rou gui & Lu jiao jiao. Formula is cloying
What the main difference between You Gui Wan and Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan? Both tonify KD Yang. You Gui Wan is stronger, has no dispersing herbs. You Gui Wan has big doses of hot herbs.
Does You Gui Wan tonify KD Yin or KD Yang? You Gui Wan tonifies KD Yang.
Gui Lu Er Xian Jiao (tortoise shell & deer antler soup) – ind KI Yin & Yang Xu; insufficient Jing & Blood in Du & Ren - emaciation, impotence, decreased vision, weak lumbar/knees . This an anti-aging,cloying formula.
Gui Lu Er Xian Jiao (tortoise shell & deer antler soup)- chiefs Gui ban jiao & Lu jiao jiao . This is the “2 Jiaos syrup.”
Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan (7-treasure special pill for beautiful whiskers) - ind & chief LR/KI deficiency - premature gray hair , hair loss, loose teeth. He shou wu(C) .
Er Xian Tang (2-immortal decoction)- ind KI Yin & Yang xu w/empty fire > Perimenopausal hypertension
Er Xian Tang (2-immortal decoction) – chiefs Xian mao & Yin yang huo
Good time to tonify in general? Autumn to early Winter (October, November, December)
Preparation of tonifying formulas? Cook longer - 35-45 minutes over low flame & ingest on empty ST for better absorption
What is MJ Yang Xu? MJ Qi Xu + cold
To tonify Yin well .... You must search for the Yang within the Yin, Obiwan...
Does everyone need tonification? No - differentiation is IMPORTANT
Created by: rmr on 2008-12-13



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