Wen Jing Tang
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Wen Jing Tang #2227

Pin Ying Name: Wen Jing Tang

English Name: Warm The Menses Decoction

Chinese Name: 溫經湯

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Dosage Actions
Fr. Evodiae Wu Zhu Yu 3-10g

Warms the Middle Jiao, disperses Cold, expels Damp-Cold, promotes the movement of Qi, spreads the Liver, descends rebellious Qi, stops diarrhea and vomiting, and alleviates pain.

With Gui Zhi, warms the menses. With Sheng Jiang, for vertex migraine headaches. With Sheng Jiang and Ren Shen, for epigastric pain, vomiting, and headache associated with Jue Yin and Shao Yin Stage disorders. With Gui Zhi, Dang Gui and Mu Dan Pi, for menstrual dysfunction and infertility due to Blood Stasis with Deficiency Cold of the Chong and Ren channels.

Ram. Cinnamomi Gui Zhi 2-6g

Warms the channels and collaterals, disperses Cold, unblocks Yang, transforms the Qi, warms the Middle, directs Turbid Yin downward, assists the Heart Yang, warms and facilitates the flow of Yang Qi in the chest and warms and facilitates the flow of Blood through the vessels.

With Bai Shao, tonifies the Middle Jiao. With Wu Zhu Yu, for abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, and menstrual irregularity due to Cold from Deficiency in the Chong and Ren channels. With Chuan Xiong, warms the channels and collaterals. With Wu Zhu Yu, for abdominal pain, dysmenorrhea, and menstrual irregularity due to Cold from Deficiency in the Chong and Ren channels. With Dang Gui and Chuan Xiong, for irregular menstruation due to Yang Deficiency with Cold Stagnation.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 2-12g

Tonifies the Blood, regulates menstruation, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood, disperses Cold and alleviates pain.

With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood. with Chuan Xiong, harmonizes, nourishes and invigorates the Blood and disperses Blood Stasis to treat abdominal pain. With Wu Zhu Yu, Gui Zhi, Bai Shao and Ren Shen, for amenorrhea or irregular menstruation due to Deficiency Cold.

Rx Chuanxiong Chuan Xiong 2-9g

Invigorates the Blood and regulates Qi.

With Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency causing menstrual problems including dysmenorrhea, scanty menses, and amenorrhea. With Dang Gui, Gui Zhi and Wu Zhu Yu, for Cold due to Insufficiency of the Chong and Ren channels causing lower abdominal pain during menstruation. With Wu Zhu Yu, Gui Zhi, Mu Dan Pi and Dang Gui, for dysmenorrhea with a scanty flow of Blood and cold sensations in the abdomen due to Deficiency Cold in the Chong and Ren Channels.

Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 2-10g

Alleviates pain, nourishes the Blood, softens the Liver and regulates menstruation.

With Gan Cao, regulates the relationship between the Liver and Spleen, nourishes sinews and treats abdominal pain due to disharmony between the Liver and Stomach, epigastric, hypochondriac or flank pain, muscle spasms and pain and numbness, especially in the calf, due to Blood Deficiency. With Dang Gui, nourishes Yin and Blood.

Colla. Corii Asini E jiao 2-10g

Tonifies Blood and stops bleeding.

With Dang Shen and Dang Gui, for Blood Deficiency with dizziness and palpitations.

Rx. Ophiopogonis Mai Men Dong 4-9g

Nourishes Stomach Yin.

Cx. Moutan Radicis Mu Dan Pi 2-9g

Clears Heat, cools and harmonizes the Blood, clears Deficiency Fire, activates the Blood and dispels Blood Stasis.

With Gui Zhi, for abdominal pain due to Blood Stasis.

Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 2-10g

Tonifies Yuan Qi and Spleen and Stomach Qi.

Rx. Codonopsis Dang Shen 4-18g

Tonifies the Middle Jiao and augments Qi - Substitutes for Ren Shen.

Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 2-6g

Tonifies the Spleen, tonifies Qi, moderates spasms, alleviates pain and moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs.

With Bai Shao, moderates spasms and relieves abdominal pain. With Dang Shen, for anorexia, fatigue and loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency.

Rz. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang 2-9g

Disperses Cold, warms the Middle, stops vomiting and reduces the toxicity of the other herbs.

With Zhi Ban Xia, for vomiting due to many causes including Stomach Cold. With Gui Zhi, warms and dispels thin mucus in the Stomach with nausea, hiccup, Stomach pain, acid reflux or vomiting of clear fluid.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum Zhi Ban Xia 2-10g

Dries Dampness, transforms Phlegm, harmonizes the Stomach, descends Rebellious Qi, stops vomiting and reduces distention.

With Ren Shen, for vomiting due to Stomach Deficiency.

Formula Actions
  • Warms the menses
  • Regulates menstruation
  • Dispels Cold
  • Warms the channels
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Dispels Blood Stasis
  • Blood Stasis due to Cold with Deficiency Cold of the Chong and Ren channels
Clinical Manifestations
  • Mild persistent uterine bleeding
  • Irregular menstruation (either early or late)
  • Prolonged menstruation
  • Skipped period
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Extended or continuous menstrual flow
  • Pain
  • Lower abdominal distention
  • Lower abdominal Cold
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Infertility
  • Dry lips
  • Dry mouth
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Pale complexion
  • Leukorrhea
  • Amenorrhea
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Low grade fever at dusk
  • Irritability
  • Five Sole Heat
  • No desire to drink
  • Distending breast pain
  • Low back coldness and pain
  • Loose stools
  • Cold limbs
  • Aversion to Cold
  • T: Purple with petechiae
  • P: Thready and choppy
  • Aftermath of miscarriage
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Delayed menstruation
  • Impotence
  • Spermatorrhea
  • Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Leiomyoma
  • Amenorrhea
  • Threatened abortion
  • Vaginitis
  • Oligospermia
  • Hernia
  • Chilblains
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic gastritis
  • Anovulation
  • Abdominal masses
  • Scanty menstruation
  • Postpartum pain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Low-grade fever at dusk
  • Abdominal Cold
  • Urticaria
  • Uterine maldevelopment
  • Menopause syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Leukorrhea
  • Emotional disorders
  • Frostbite
  • Eczema
  • Calluses
  • Corns
  • Psoriasis (particularly of the hands)
  • Uterine hypoplasia
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Habitual miscarriage
  • Perimenopausal syndrome
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic cholecystitis
  • Luteal phase defects
  • Hysteromyoma
  • Abdominal pain
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Gastric or duodenal ulcers
  • Dermatitis
  • Low back pain
  • Menorrhagia
  • Contraindicated for abdominal masses due to Blood Stasis from excess.