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You Gui Wan

(Restore the Right [Kidney] Pill)

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

Category: Formulas that Tonify Yang

Pattern: Kidney Yang deficiency with waning of Ming Men Fire

Key Symptoms: Exhaustion from long term illness, aversion to cold, coolness of the extremities, impotence, spermatorrhoea, aching and weakness of the lower back and knees
Secondary Symptoms: Infertility, loose stools (sometimes with undigested food), incontinence, oedema of the lower extremities


Ingredients
Zhi Fu Zi 6-18g
Rou Gui 6-12g
Lu Jiao Jiao 12g
Shu Di Huang 24g
Shan Zhu Yu 9g
Chao Shan Yao 12g
Chao Gou Qi Zi 12g
Tu Si Zi 12g
Du Zhong 12g
Dang Gui 9g

Subsitutions:
In the UK Lu Jiao Jiao must be substituted with Rou Cong Rong and Xu Duan. Fu Zi must also be substituted with other Yang tonics depending on the presentation.



Preparation: Decoction.

Actions: Warms and tonifies the Kidney Yang, replenishes the Essence, tonifies the Blood

Contraindications: Kidney Yang deficiency with Dampness or Turbidity


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