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Balance Pearls

Classical Name:
Tianma Shenmiao Wan 天麻神妙丸
General Support:
Cardiovascular, Chronic, Digestive, Gu Syndrome, Neurological, Respiratory
Formula Family:
Descending and Moistening with Pinellia and/or Apricot Seed, Overall Warming
Organ Systems:
Lung, Spleen, Stomach.
Six Stages:
Gu Syndrome
Descending and Moistening with Pinellia and/or Apricot Seed
Overall Warming


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The design of Balance Pearls is based on the popular 18th century formula Banxia Baizhu Tianma Tang, originally inspired by the Yuan dynasty scholar-physician Li Dongyuan who asserted that "headaches caused by phlegm must be addressed with Banxia, and dizziness must be approached with Tianma." To this day, this remedy continues to be a common choice for treating disorders accompanied by symptoms of dizziness, discomfort in the head and internal wind. The key herb is Tianma (Gastodia elata), the tuber of a rare orchid traditionally highly valued in the folk medicine systems of SW China. Tianma contains precursors to levodopa and other chemical ingredients that modern pharmacology considers effective for the treatment of spasmodic disorders. The Shen Nong bencao jing (Shen Nong’s Materia Medica), China’s earliest single herb primer, went even further by naming it Guiduyou (Controller of Demons) and classifying it as an anti-Gu herb with strong anti-inflammatory and life prolonging properties. While Banxia Baizhu Tianma Tang can be used for any chronic disorder involving phlegm and internal wind, Balance Pearls specifically aims to utilize the ancient neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties of this remedy. Multiple ingredients are added that make the formula suitable for the long-term treatment of neurological issues and brain chemistry disorders with distinct symptoms of dizziness, disorientation, headaches, nausea and autoimmune complications.

  • Dry damp and transform phlegm, build Spleen qi
  • Pacify the Liver and extinguish wind
  • Descend counterflow and connect Heart and Kidney
  • Open Heart orifice, support health brain function
  • Liver wind symptoms, especially dizziness, nausea, headache
  • All symptoms of cold damp/phlegm: stuffy chest, poor digestion, chronic Lung qi rebellion; general sense of heaviness/sluggishness (especially in head region), brain fog; abnormal weight gain
  • Fat tongue with white and greasy coating
  • Pulse tends to exhibit slippery and/or wiry quality
(清) 半夏 Banxia (qing) Pinellia, alum cured
白术 Baizhu Atractylodes, white;steamed over rice
天麻 Tianma Gastrodia
茯苓 Fuling Poria
(姜汁炒) 陈皮 Chenpi Citrus peel, ginger fried
生姜 Shengjiang Ginger, fresh
甘草 Gancao Licorice
Banxia Baizhu Tianma Tang
夏枯球 Xiakuqiu Prunella
桔梗 Jiegeng Platycodon
(炒)杏仁 Xingren Apricot seed, fried
reverse counterflow in Lung and Liver
(生)地黃 Dihuang (sheng) Rehmannia, raw
天門冬 Tianmendong Asparagus
(南)五味子 (Nan) Wuweizi Schisandra
balance drying quality of formula by moistening Lung and Kidney yin
遠志 Yuanzhi Polygala, licorice cured
灵芝 Lingzhi Ganoderma
calm shen; support healthy brain function
For degenerative diseases of the nervous system due to jueyin blood cold and blood stasis rather than phlegm issues (generally indicated by a deeper pulse) use

Evergreen Pearls

To support healthy emaotional balance and sensation of stagnation of qi in the chest or Lung qi rebellion without dizziness use

Metal Pearls

To support healthy eating habits when accompanied by Stomach qi rebellion use

Earth Pearls and/or Ginkgo Pearls

For Gu Syndrome patients consider combining with

Lightning Pearls

For chronic degenerative lung conditions combine with

Glacier Pearls

For damp heat conditions combine with

small amount of Dragon Pearls

For the simultaneous presence of phlegm and blood stasis combine with

Ox Bone Pearls

Serving size: X capsules
Servings per contains: 30
Amount per serving: Xmg

Serving size: 3 capsules Servings per container: 30 Amount per serving: 1500mg
*Proprietary blend containing pure herbal extracts of: Atractylodes macrocephala rhizome (Baizhu), Prunella vulgaris fruit spike (Xiakuqiu), Rehmannia glutinosa root (Sheng Dihuang), Gastrodia elata rhizome (Tianma), Pinellia ternata rhizome processed (Banxia Qing), Wolfiporia cocos sclerotium (Fuling), Citrus reticulata peel (Chenpi), Platycodon grandiflorum root (Jiegeng), Prunus armeniaca seed (Xingren), Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body (Lingzhi), Zingiber officinale rhizome fresh (Shengjiang), Asparagus cochinchinensis tuber (Tianmendong), Schisandra chinensis fruit (Wuweizi), Glycyrrhiza glabra root (Gancao), Polygala tenuifolia root (Yuanzhi)
% Daily Values not established Other ingredients: bentonite clay excipient, vegetable capsule