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Home > Education > Zang Fu Formulas > Yin Chen Wu Ling San

Yin Chen Wu Ling San

From "Zang Fu Syndromes," by McDonald and Penner

English: Artemisia Yinchenhao and Five Ingredient Powder with Poria

Also known as: Capillaris and Hoelen Formula

Ingredients

    Latin

    Pinyin

    Dosage

    Actions

    Hb. Artemisiae Cap.

    Yin Chen Hao

    6-18g

    Clears Damp-Heat from LIV / GB and is the principle herb for treating jaundice.

    Rz. Alismatis

    Ze Xie

    4-12g

    Drains Dampness, promotes urination and clears Damp Heat.

    Scl. Poriae Cocos

    Fu Ling

    2.3-9g

    Promotes urination, strengthens SP, drains Dampness and assists Yang.

    With Zhu Ling, promotes urination.

    With Bai Zhu, strengthens SP and promotes urination.

    With Gui Zhi, warms and transforms Fluids, unblocks Yang and promotes urination.

    Scl. Polypori

    Zhu Ling

    2.3-9g

    Eliminates Dampness and promotes urination.

    With Ze Xie, drains Damp promotes urination.

    Rz. Atractylodis Albae

    Bai Zhu

    2.3-9g

    Strengthens SP, resolves Damp and aids transformation and transportation of Fluids.

    With Fu Ling, Strengthens SP and promotes urination.

    With Fu Ling and Gui Zhi, for SP Xu with chest distention and edema.

    Ram. Cinnamomi

    Gui Zhi

    1.5-6g

    Aids SP in resolving Dampness, disperses Cold and warms Ming Men assisting UB in transforming and passing urine.

    With Fu Ling, unblocks Yang and aids the removal of stagnant Fluids.

Actions

Promotes urination, Drains Dampness, Strengthens SP, Warms Yang, Promotes the transforming functions of Qi, Clears Damp-Heat and Treats jaundice.

Syndromes

    Damp-Heat Injures SP (jaundice with dysuria)

Clinical Manifestations

    Headache

    Strong thirst with a desire to drink

    Urinary difficulty

    General sensation of heaviness

    Irritability

    Throbbing sensations below umbilicus

    Vertigo

    Cough

    Dizziness

    Abdominal pain and / or distention

    Jaundice

    Restlessness

    Fever (maybe chills)

    Vomits immediately after drinking

    Edema

    Diarrhea

    Simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea

    Vomits frothy saliva

    Shortness of breath

    Urinary retention

    Lower abdominal distention

    Anxiety

    Dark urine

     

    T: Pink
    C: Thick, yellow and greasy
    P: Soft and rapid

Treats

    Acute or chronic nephritis

    Congestive heart failure

    Meniereπs disease

    Gastroptosis

    Acute gastroenteritis

    Acute genito-urinary infections

    Scrotal hydrocele

    Chicken pox

    Blisters

    Migraine

    Toxemia during pregnancy

    Motion sickness

    Viral conjunctivitis

    Nyctalopia

    Renal atrophy

    Chronic renal failure

    Ascites from liver cirrhosis

    Infectious hepatitis

    Gastrectasis

    Acute enteritis

    Neurogenic bladder syndrome

    Cardiac edema

    Cholera

    Dacrocystitis

    Uremia

    Indigestion

    Trigeminal neuralgia

    Diabetes

    Peritonitis

Contraindications

    With SP Qi and KI Xu limit dosage - may combine with tonics.

    For urinary difficulty with Yin Xu, protect Yin.

    Overdose symptoms include - dizziness, vertigo, a bland taste and anorexia.

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