Evodia Combination (wu zhu yu tang)

Details of Evodia Combination
Wu Zhu Yu's spicy nature benefits the head, stomach, and genitals.

Wu Zhu Yu's spicy nature benefits the head, stomach, and genitals.

Alternative Names

  • wu zhu yu tang
  • wu chu yu tang
  • evodia decoction
  • gosyuyu to
  • goshuyuto
  • Goshūyu-tō
  • 呉茱萸湯
  • ごしゅうとう
  • TJ31; TJ-31; TJ 31

Benefits

  • regulates digestion
  • supports intestinal health
  • maintains stomach functions
  • This formula has a particular affinity for the Liver channel, which connects to the very top of the head. As such, this formula is used for pains anywhere along the trajectory of that channel, including the very top of the head (or “north pole” as I like to call it).
  • promotes blood flow in the head
  • relaxes muscles in the upper neck and shoulder

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Cinnamon and Ginseng Decoction (gui zhi ren shen tang)

Details of Cinnamon and Ginseng Decoction
Cinnamon twig helps to warm up cold digestion.

Cinnamon twig helps to warm up cold digestion.

Alternative Names

  • gui zhi ren shen tang
  • cinnamon twig and ginseng combination
  • Cassia Twig plus Ginseng Decoction
  • kuei chih chia jen sheng tang
  • keisi ninzin to
  • keishininjinto
  • Keishi-ninjin-tō
  • 桂枝人参湯
  • けいしにんじんとう
  • TJ82; TJ-82; TJ 82

Benefits

  • regulates digestion
  • supports intestinal health
  • maintains stomach functions
  • promotes blood flow in the head
  • relaxes muscles in the upper neck and shoulder

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Pinellia and Gastrodia Combination (Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang)

Details of Pinellia and Gastrodia Combination
Pinellia is a great drying herb that also addresses nausea.

Pinellia is a great drying herb that also addresses nausea.

Alternative Names

  • Pinellia, Ovate Atractylodes and Gastrodia Decoction
  • Pinellia, Largehead Atractylodes and Tall Gastordia Decoction
  • ban xia bai zhu tian ma tang
  • Pan-hsia-pai-chu-tien-ma-tang
  • pan hsia pai chu tien ma tang
  • ban xia bai zhi tian ma tang
  • ban xia bai shu tian ma tang
  • hange byakuzyutu tenma to
  • hange byakujutsu temma to
  • Hange-byakujutsu-tenma-tō
  • 半夏白朮天麻湯
  • はんげびゃくじゅつてんまとう
  • T37; T-37; T 37

Benefits

  • regulates digestion
  • supports intestinal health
  • maintains stomach functions
  • supports mental clarity
  • relaxes neck and shoulder tension
  • regulates blood pressure and

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Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination (chai hu gui zhi tang)

Details of Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination
Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

Alternative Names

  • chai hu gui zhi tang
  • chai hu kuei chih tang
  • chai-hu-gui-zhi-tang
  • Bupleurum and Cinnamon Twig Decoction
  • Bupleurum and Cassia Twig Decoction
  • saiko-keishi-to
  • saiko keishi to
  • Saiko-keishi-tō
  • 柴胡桂枝湯
  • さいこけいしとう
  • TJ10; TJ-10; TJ 10

Benefits

  • relaxes tense muscles that cause a sense of dull stuffiness in the upper abdomen
  • promotes blood flow in the head, relaxes muscles in the upper neck and shoulder

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Major Bupleurum Combination (da chai hu tang)

Details of Major Bupleurum Combination
Bupleurum unsticks your insides for when you feel stuck.

Bupleurum unsticks your insides for when you feel stuck.

Alternative Names

  • da chai hu tang
  • ta chai hu tang
  • Major Bupleurum Decoction
  • dai saiko to
  • Da-Chai-Hu-Tang
  • Dai-saiko-to
  • Daisaikoto
  • Dai-saiko-tō
  • 大柴胡湯
  • だいさいことう
  • TJ8; TJ-8; TJ 8
  • dà chái hú wán
  • 大柴胡丸

Benefits

  • relaxes tense muscles that cause a sense of dull stuffiness in the upper abdomen.
  • relaxes neck and shoulder tension
  • regulates blood pressure and

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Gambir Formula (gou teng san)

Details of Gambir Formula
These little hooks are said to "hook the wind" in the body.

These little hooks are said to "hook the wind" in the body.

Alternative Names

  • gou teng san
  • Diao Teng San
  • Uncaria Powder
  • kou teng san
  • kon teng san
  • tyoto san
  • chotosan
  • Chōtō-san
  • 釣藤散
  • ちょうとうさん
  • TJ47; TJ-47; TJ 47

Benefits

  • supports mental clarity
  • regulates blood flow in the head
  • addresses transitory sensation of heavy-headedness
  • cools transitory hot flashes
  • relaxes neck and shoulder tension
  • regulates blood pressure and

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Bupleurum, Cinnamon and Ginger Combination (chai hu gui jiang tang)

Details of Bupleurum, Cinnamon and Ginger Combination
Bupleurum is used when you're feeling all stuck in life.

Bupleurum is used when you're feeling all stuck in life.

Alternative Names

  • chai hu gui jiang tang
  • chai hu gui zhi gan jiang tang
  • Bupleurum Cassia Twig and Dried Ginger Decoction
  • Bupleurum, Cinnamon Twig and Dried Ginger Decoction
  • chai hu kuei chih kan chiang tang
  • saiko keisi kankyo to
  • saiko keishikankyoto
  • Saiko-keishi-kankyō-tō
  • 柴胡桂枝乾姜湯
  • さいこけいしかんきょうとう
  • TJ11; TJ-11; TJ 11

Benefits

  • normalizes organ systems that are affected by stress or the menstrual cycle
  • regulates the heartbeat
  • calms the startle response
  • regulates fluid metabolism
  • regulates sleeping for those having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • promotes blood flow in the head
  • relaxes muscles in the upper neck and shoulder

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Persica and Rhubarb Combination (tao he cheng qi tang)

Details of Persica and Rhubarb Combination
Peach kernel stimulates blood movement as well as lubricating intestines.

Peach kernel stimulates blood movement as well as lubricating intestines.

Alternative Names

  • tao he cheng qi tang
  • Peach Kernel Qi-Infusing Decoction
  • Peach Kernel Purgative Decoction
  • tao ho cheng chi tang
  • tao ho zheng ji tang
  • tokaku zyoki to
  • tokakujokito
  • Tōkaku-jōki-tō
  • 桃核承気湯
  • とうかくじょうきとう
  • TJ61; TJ-61; TJ 61

Benefits

  • supports blood circulation
  • cools temporary hot flashes
  • regulates the flow of poop in the large intestine
  • regulates bladder functions
  • relaxes neck and shoulder tension
  • regulates blood pressure and
  • regulates the menstrual cycle
  • supports vaginal health
  • relaxes pre-menstrual tension
  • supports bladder health
  • supports joint health
  • supports

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Tang-kuei, Evodia and Ginger Combination

Details of Tang-kuei, Evodia and Ginger Combination

Dang gui helps nourish the "Liver blood", or neurotransmiters.

Alternative Names

  • dang gui si ni jia wu zhu yu sheng jiang tang
  • tang kuei szu ni chia wu chu yu sheng chiang tang
  • dang gui si ni jia wu chu yu sheng jiang tang
  • Tangkuei Counterflow Cold Decoction Plus Evodia and Fresh Ginger
  • Evodia, Fresh Ginger plus Chinese Angelica Cold Limbs Decoction
  • toki sigyaku ka gosyuyu syokyo to
  • tokishigyakukagoshuyushokyoto
  • Tōki-shigyaku-ka-goshū-shōkyo-tō
  • 当帰四逆加呉茱萸生姜湯
  • とうきしぎゃくかごしゅうしょうきょとう
  • TJ38; TJ-38; TJ 38
  • dāng guī sì nì wán
  • 當歸四逆丸

Benefits

  • warms the body for pain aggravated by cold
  • warms very cold hands and feet
  • promotes blood flow in the head.
  • promotes joint health
  • supports

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Bupleurum and Peony Formula (jia wei xiao yao san)

Details of Bupleurum and Peony Formula
Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

Bupleurum unsticks what is stuck.

This is our most requested formula. It is really good for many forms of stress, frustration, anger and PMS.

When the (Chinese concept of the) Liver is out of balance, its function of ensuring the free-flow of qi is compromised. This free-flow of qi is many neurological functions in biomedical terms. Where there is stagnation, there is often heat. The can cause one to get angry, frustrated, or give rise to PMS.

One of the cardinal signs for Xiao Yao or Jia Wei Xiao Yao is when a person gets really angry, really suddenly over something that in reality is very small. In other words, we keep something bottled up until a little thing “sets us off”. Most of the time we use Jia Wei Xiao Yao because it clears more heat than Xiao Yao. And anger often translates as heat.

“Jia Wei” means “added ingredients (lit:flavors) and so Jia Wei is Xiao Yao with those two extra ingredients. Jia Wei Xiao Yao is Rambling Powder (Xiao Yao San) plus two herbs to “cool the blood”.

This formula also contains some Dang Gui and Bai Shao which build the blood. For that reason women especially gravitate to Jia Wei and regular Xiao Yao Wan. (Because in Chinese Medicine, women are all about the blood.)
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