406 KI / KI-006 - Wu Ling Pian
406 KI — WU LING PIAN — Five Ling Bladder Formula Strengthening Bladder function since 210 A.D.
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TCM Therapeutic Actions: Strengthens Urinary Bladder function, promotes urination, helps drain and dry dampness, promotes the transforming functions of Qi. TCM Indications: Syndrome of fluid retention marked by headache, fever, thirst with vomiting after drinking water; disturbance in urination; edema, diarrhea, fluid-retention syndrome, dizziness, and a feeling of palpitation in the lower abdomen. Modern Indications: Acute gastroenteritis, cyclic vomiting, pseudocholera, skin eruptions or hives due to cold, initial stage of acute nephritis, edema of scrotum, and retention of urine due to fluid retention syndrome. Contraindications: Do not use if the patient is dehydrated or pregnant. TCM Contraindications: Caution with overuse, as diuretic herbs can damage Qi & Yin. Contraindicated in thirst, dizziness or difficult urination associated with Yin deficiency. Use cautiously in women with hypermenorrhea or patients with high risk of bleeding. Contraindicated in patients with Yang excess, or Heat-dominant disorders. Pharmaceutical Interactions: Diuretic effect may lead to increased elimination of water and/or electrolytes. May lower plasma glucose levels and increase the likelihood of antidiabetic medications causing hypoglycemia. May interfere with the action of scopolamine. Comments: This classical formula was created for Bladder meridian or bladder organ dysfunctions, such as neck pain or lower back pain. This is a mild formula, so increase dose until the desired effect has been achieved. Recommended Usage: 2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.