Qing Hao Bie Jia Wan - Artemisia Annua and Soft-Shelled Turtle Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

Chinese Name: Qing Hao Bie Jia Wan
English Name: Artemisia Annua and Soft-Shelled Turtle Formula

Formula Category

Clinical Usage and Indications

Heat at night (nightsweats, sensation of heat) with a sensation of coolness in the early morning/upon waking, no effect on appetite.

Pulse will be fine and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

Related TCM Diagnostic Patterns

Staff Clinician Notes:

There are no staff notes at this time.

Cautions and Contraindications:

None at this time.  As always consult with an acupuncturist/herbalist before use.

Related Western Medical Conditions:

Individual Chinese Herbs In This Formula:

  • Bie Jia
  • Herb Functions
    • Nourish yin, anchor yang - yin deficiency with fever, steaming bone, night sweats, often used when accompanied with internal liver wind symptoms.
    • Invigorate blood, promotes menses, dissipates nodules - chest and flank accumulations causing pain, amenorrhea, malarial disorders with palpable masses, excessive menses due to heat in the blood.

  • Mu Dan Pi
  • Herb Functions
    • Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed, bloody sputum or vomit, subcutaneous bleeding, frequent and profuse menses due to heat in the Blood.
    • Clear Deficient Fire. Yin deficiency patterns such as steaming bone disorder after a warm-febrile disease particularly those without sweating.
    • Clears Liver Blood Stasis. Amenorrhea, abdominal masses, bruises.
    • Clears Rising Liver Fire. Headache, eye pain, flank pain, flushing, dysmenorrhea.
    • Drains Pus, Reduces Swelling. Used topically for non-draining sores. Used internally for intestinal abscess.

  • Contraindications
    Avoid in Pregnancy, Excess Menses due to Blood moving action.
  • Qing Hao
  • Herb Functions
    • Clears summer heat - fever, headache, dizziness, stifling sensation in the chest.
    • Clears deficient fever - unremitting fever or night fever with no sweating (from blood deficiency or sequel of febrile disease).
    • Cools the blood, stops bleeding - purpuric rash, nosebleed due to heat in the blood.
    • Malarial disorders - alternating fever and chills.

  • Sheng Di Huang
  • Herb Functions
    • Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood.
    • Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mouth, low-grade fever, constipation, throat pain from yin deficiency.
    • Cools Ascending Heart Fire (HT, LV). Mouth and tongue sores, irritability, insomnia, malar flush.
    • Wasting thirst disorder.

  • Contraindications
    Spleen Deficiency, Yang Deficiency, Damp Phlegm, Digestion Difficulties.
  • Zhi Mu
  • Herb Functions
    • Clears heat, drains fire - high fever, irritability, thirst, and a rapid flooding pulse in patterns of excessive heat in the lungs and/or stomach; cough due to lung heat with thick yellow sputum.
    • Nourishes yin, moistens dryness - deficiency of lung and kidney yin, night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritability, afternoon or low-grade fevers, bleeding gums, five-center heat; also for kidney heat signs - spermatorrhea, nocturnal emission, high sexual desire.
    • Generates fluids and clears heat - oral ulcers and inflammation due to yin deficiency, wasting and thirsting disorder.

  • Contraindications
    • Avoid in patients with diarrhea from spleen deficiency.