Herb Formulas Notebook

Gu Jing Wan

(Stabilise the Menses Pill)

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Source: Essential Teachings of Dan-Xi (1481)
Author: Zhu Dan-Xi

Category: Formulas that Stabilise and Bind

Pattern: Heat in the Chong Mai and Ren Mai from Liver constraint or Yin deficiency causing Blood to move recklessly

Key Symptoms: Continuous menstruation or uterine bleeding that alternates between trickling and gushing of blood that is very red and may contain dark purple clots.
Secondary Symptoms: Heat and irritability in the chest, abdominal pain, dark urine

Tongue: Red
Pulse: Wiry, rapid

Zhi Gui Ban 30g
Bai Shao 30g (dry fried)
Huang Qin 30g (dry fried)
Chun Pi 22.5g
Huang Bai 9g (dry fried)
Xiang Fu 7.5g

In the UK Gui Ban must be substituted for Han Lian Cao and Nu Zhen Zi.

Preparation: Ground into powder and formed into pills with wine. 9g taken twice per day with warm water. Can also be prepared as decoction with appropriate reduction in dosage.

Actions: Enriches the Yin, clears Heat, stops bleeding, stabilizes the menses

Contraindications: Heat due to Blood stasis

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These pages are intended to assist clinicians and are not intended for self-diagnosis or treatment for which a qualified professional should be consulted.