Ease the Journey – Yang® Formulae

ease_the_journey_yangThe “journey” refers to a woman’s life journey during the menopause, a transition period in her life. “Easing” means addressing the patterns that may accompany such journey. This formula addresses menopausal patterns in women with an underlying Kidney-Yang deficiency. Note that such menopausal patterns may derive from Kidney-Yang deficiency. Usually most menopausal women will have a deficiency of both Kidney-Yin and Kidney-Yang. This formula is for women in whom the Kidney-Yang deficiency is predominant.


Wu Wei Zi Fructus Schisandrae
Sheng Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae recens
Shan Yao Rhizoma Dioscoreae oppositae
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
Shan Zhu Yu Fructus Corni
Du Zhong Cortex Eucommiae
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Ba Ji Tian Radix Morindae officinalis
Zhi Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae preparata
Zhi Mu Rhizoma Anemarrhenae
Qin Jiao Radix Gentianae macrophyllae
Rou Gui Cortex Cinnamomi
Di Gu Pi Cortex Lycii

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Kidney-Yang deficiency, Fire of the Gate of Vitality declining, slight Blood deficiency.


Tonify and warm Kidney-Yang, fill the Essence, nourish Blood, strengthen the Will-Power.

Tongue: Pale, wet.
Pulse: Deep and weak, especially in the rear positions.

Classical Antecedent

You Gui Wan

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Clear Empty Heat.

Acupuncture Points

KI-3 Taixi, KI-7 Fuliu, Ren-4 Guanyuan, ST-36 Zusanli, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, BL-23 Shenshu, Du-4 Mingmen, BL-52 Zhishi. All with reinforcing method, moxa should be used.
HE-6 Yinxi, P-7 Daling with even or reducing method.

Ease the Journey – Yang® is a variation of the classical prescription You Gui Wan (Restoring the Right [Kidney] Pill). Ease the Journey – Yang® was formulated to address the common clinical situation when there is a deficiency of both Yin and Yang but with a predominance of Kidney-Yang deficiency. Although Kidney-Yang is predominantly deficient, the deficient Kidney-Yin portion gives rise to some Empty-Heat.

  • Zhi Mu, Di Gu Pi and Qin Jiao were added in small doses to clear Empty-Heat
  • Wu Wei Zi nourishes Yin and sinks rising Yang

However, it should be stressed that this formula should be used only when the deficiency of Kidney-Yang predominate over that of Kidney-Yin and the tongue is therefore definitely pale.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, to be taken as directed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. Not to replace a varied diet. Not to be taken if nursing or if pregnant. Not to be consumed continuously for longer than 3 months.