Herb Formulas Notebook

Gu Yin Jian

Stabilise the Yin Decoction

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Source: Collected Treatises of Jing-Yue (1624)
Author: Zhang Jie-Bin / Jing-Yue

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yin

Pattern: Kidney Yin deficiency destabilising the Ren and Chong Mai

Key Symptoms: Early or late menstrual periods that are scanty with light-coloured blood, light-headedness, tinnitus, lower back pain that can be severe, urinary frequency at night, soft stools.
Secondary Symptoms: Distention and a sensation of prolapse in the lower abdomen.

Pulse: Submerged and frail

Ren Shen 3-6g
Shu Di Huang 9-15g
Shan Yao 6g
Shan Zhu Yu 4.5g
Yuan Zhi 2.1g
Zhi Gan Cao 3-6g
Wu Wei Zi 3-6g
Tu Si Zi 6-9g

Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Enriches and tonifies the Kidneys, regulates the Chong and Ren Mai.

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