Wen Jing Tang 溫經湯 - Warm the Cycles Formula
Warm the Menses Formula (WarmMenses™ )
History of WEN JING TANG
Source Text: Essentials from the Golden Cabinet. Pinyin source name: Jin Gui Yao Lue, Author: Zhang Zhong Jing (c.220) Later Han dynasty. The formula was intended for the treatment of cold resulting from deficiency in the penetrating and conception vessels with obstruction from blood stasis indicated by persistent uterine bleeding (often following miscarriage.) Currently the formula is most often used for irregular menses.
WEN JING TANG Ingredients
|Fr. Evodiae||Wu Zhu Yu|
|Ram. Cinnamomi||Gui Zhi|
|Rx. Angelicae Sinensis||Dang Gui|
|Rx Chuanxiong||Chuan Xiong|
|Rx. Paeoniae Alba||Bai Shao|
|Colla. Corii Asini||E Jiao|
|Rx. Ophiopogonis||Mai Men Dong|
|Cx. Moutan Radicis||Mu Dan Pi|
|Rx. Panax Ginseng||Ren Shen|
|Rx. Glycyrrhizae||Gan Cao|
|Rz. Zingiberis Recens||Sheng Jiang|
|Rz. Pinelliae||Ban Xia|
WEN JING TANG's TCM Uses
- Regulates menses
- Dispels Cold
- Warms the channels
- Builds the Blood
- Breaks Blood Stasis
WEN JING TANG Safety and Contraindications
Should be avoided or modified in cases of Yin Deficiency heat, or in cases of menstrual irregularity without any presentation of 'cold'
Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.
Dosage and Administration of WEN JING TANG
WarmMenses™ Tablets: 7 tablets 2-3 times daily. Best on an empty stomach.
Warm Cycle Teapills: 7 pills 3 times daily. Best on an empty stomach.
Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach
Whole Herbs: Do not boil E JIAO; Stir this herb into the decoction after boiling. Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-quarts of water or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions
Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Branches cook for 10-30 minutes, roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion. Certain herbs, such as E JIAO in this formula, are not boiled, but added to the strained decoction.
* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.