Herb Formulas Notebook

Jin Suo Gu Jing Wan

(Metal Lock Pill to Stabilise Essence)

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Source: Medical Formulas Collected and Analysed (1682)
Author: Wang Ang / Ren-An

Category: Formulas that Stabilise and Bind

Pattern: Leakage of Jing due to instability of the Kidneys

Key Symptoms: Chronic spermatorrhoea, impotence, fatigue and weakness, sore and weak limbs, lower back pain, tinnitus

Tongue: Pale with a white coating
Pulse: Thin and frail

Sha Yuan Zi 60g (dry fried)
Qian Shi 60g
Lian Xu 60g
Long Gu 30g (calcined)
Mu Li 30g (calcined)
Lian Zi 60g

In the UK Long Gu and Mu Li must be substituted with Xuan Shen, Bai Shao and Wu Wei Zi and possibly Tian Ma if there are signs of Wind stirring.

Preparation: Grind into a powder and form into pills. Take 9g on an empty stomach with salted water. May also be prepared as a decoction with an appropriate reduction in dosage.

Actions: Stabilises the Kidneys and binds up the semen.

Contraindications: Do not use with Damp-Heat in the lower burner or externally contracted pathogens due to its astringent properties. It should be modified if used with blazing fire from deficiency and acrid, spicy foods and sexual intercourse should be avoided while taking this formula.

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