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 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


Ingredients
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

Subsitutions:
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


Reference Notes: (click to display)

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