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Wu Pi Yin

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Pin Ying Name: Wu Pi Yin

English Name: Hoelen & Areca Decoction

Chinese Name: 五皮飲

Herbs & Actions
Pharmaceutical Latin Pin Yin Actions
Cx. Lycii Di Gu Pi

Cools the Blood, drains Yin Deficiency Fire, drains Floating Fire in the Kidney channel and clears and drains Heat in the Lung.

Cx. Zingiberis Recens Sheng Jiang Pi

Promotes urination and reduces edema.

Cx. Poria Cocos Fu Ling Pi

Promotes urination, resolves Dampness, strengthens the Spleen and harmonizes the Middle Jiao.

Cx. Acanthopanacis Wu Jia Pi

Dispels Wind-Dampness, nourishes the Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, transforms Dampness and reduces swelling.

With Da Fu Pi and Fu Ling Pi, for mild superficial edema.

Per. Arecae Da Fu Pi

Promotes movement of Qi, descends Qi, expels Dampness, promotes urination and reduces edema.

With Sheng Jiang Pi and Fu Ling Pi, for mild edema or superficial facial edema.

Formula Actions
  • Resolves Dampness
  • Reduces edema
  • Regulates Qi
  • Strengthens the Kidneys
  • Reduces swelling
  • Spleen Deficiency with vigorous Dampness and Qi Stagnation (Pi Shui - Skin Water)
Clinical Manifestations
  • Generalized edema
  • Sensation of heaviness, distention and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen
  • Labored, heavy breathing
  • Urinary difficulty
  • Asthma
  • Chest distention
  • Edema during pregnancy
  • General edema in summer
  • Gasping
  • Rapid breathing
  • T: Normal
  • C: White and slippery
  • P: Thready and moderate or slippery
  • Edema during pregnancy
  • Protein-deficiency edema
  • Ascites from cirrhosis
  • Congestive Heart failure
  • Urticaria
  • Obesity
  • Gasping
  • Whole body edema
  • Menopausal edema
  • Cardiac edema
  • Nephritic edema
  • Dropsy
  • Nephritis
  • Abdominal fullness and distention
  • Edema
  • Kidney failure
  • For those with severe Kidney Deficiency use Kidney tonifying herbs.

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