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Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin #2323M

Pin Ying Name: Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin

English Name: Gastrodia & Uncaria Decoction

Chinese Name: 天麻鉤藤飲

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Rz. Gastrodiae Tian Ma 6-9g

Extinguishes Wind, calms the Liver, stops spasms and tremors and subdues rising Liver Yang.

With Gou Teng and Shi Jue Ming, calms the Liver and extinguishes Wind.

Ram. Uncariae cum Uncis Gou Teng 6-15g

Extinguishes Wind, stops spasms, drains Liver Heat and pacifies Liver Yang.

With Tian Ma, calms the Liver and extinguishes Wind.

Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming 3-24g

Drains Fire, descends Yang and calms internal Wind.

Fr. Gardeniae Zhi Zi 3-9g

Clears Heat and cools and activates Blood.

With Huang Qin, clears Heat and drains Fire preventing Heat from rising through the Liver channel.

Rx. Scutellariae Huang Qin 6-9g

Drains Fire and calms ascending Liver Yang.

With Zhi Zi, powerfully clears and drains lurking Heat from the Lungs with fever, fullness in the chest, cough with yellow sputum and epistaxis or hematemesis.

Hb. Leonuri Yi Mu Cao 6-12g

Invigorates the Blood preventing Blood from rising to the head with rising Liver Yang.

Rx. Cyathulae Chuan Niu Xi 6-12g

Invigorates and descends Blood and expels Wind.

With Du Zhong and Sang Ji Sheng, tonifies and nourishes the Liver and Kidneys.

Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong 6-12g

Tonifies the Kidneys and Liver, aids the smooth flow of Qi and Blood and lowers Blood pressure.

Hb. Taxilli Sang Ji Sheng 6-24g

Nourishes Liver and Kidney Yin, nourishes Blood and treats hypertension.

Caul. Polygoni Multiflori Ye Jiao Teng 6-30g

Nourishes Heart Yin, nourishes Blood, calms the Shen and unblocks the channels.

With Fu Shen, calms the Shen and steadies the will.

Poria Pararadicis Fu Shen 3-15g

Pacifies the Heart, calms the Shen and soothes the nerves.

Formula Actions
  • Calms the Liver
  • Extinguishes Wind
  • Clears Heat
  • Invigorates the Blood
  • Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys
Syndromes
  • Liver Wind Stirring Internally: Liver Yang (Liver Fire) Generates Wind
  • Liver Yin Deficiency with Liver Yang Rising
Clinical Manifestations
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensation of Heat rushing to the head
  • Insomnia
  • Dream disturbed sleep
  • Numbness
  • Twitching and spasms in the extremities
  • Hemiplegia
  • Paralysis
  • Convulsions
  • Trembling tongue
  • Deviation of mouth and eyes
  • Coma
  • T: Red
  • P: Wiry and rapid or Wiry, tight and rapid
Treats
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Dizziness
  • Essential hypertension
  • Renal hypertension
  • Hypertensive encephalopathy
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Headache
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Vertigo
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Neurasthenia
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Stress
  • Puerperal fever
  • Palpitations
  • Facial paralysis
  • Otorrhea
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosis
  • Puerperal eclampsia
  • Hemiplegia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Apoplexy
  • Migraine
  • Insomnia
  • Alopecia
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Cerebral embolism
  • Cerebral infarction
  • Facial spasms
  • Transitory ischemic attacks
  • Numbness
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Tinnitus
  • Otitis media
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Paralysis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neck pain and stiffness
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Liver Wind due to Yin Deficiency.