Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan - Free and Easy Wanderer Pills

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Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "jia wei xiao yao wan" , 加味逍遥丸, which in english is "free and easy wanderer pills", is categorized within the "harmonize" functional grouping and within the "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Jia Wei Xiao Yao San, Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San, Rambling Powder, Bupleurum and Peony Formula.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Derived from the base formula, xiao yao wan, an important formula for liver qi stagnation with herbs added to clear heat.
  • Liver qi stagnation - menstrual issues, painful cycles, irregular cycles, breast distention, PMS, acne.
  • A range of mild to moderate psychological issues arising from liver qi stagnation such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, insomnia, anger issues, etc.
  • Physical symptoms from liver qi stagnation such as headaches, tightness in the chest, cold hands and feet, various eye issues.

Our shop contains jia wei xiao yao wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan - HBW
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  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan - Sun Ten
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    For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Bai Shao (White Peony Root) - Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to…
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  • Bai Zhu (Atractylodes (White) Rhizome) - Tonifies the spleen, augments qi, dries dampness - diarrhea…
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  • Bo He (Field Mint, Mentha) - Expels wind heat particularly from the head region - f…
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  • Chai Hu (Thorowax Root, Bupleurum) - Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating …
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Cortex) - Clears Heat (excess and deficient), Cools Blood. Nose bleed…
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  • Zhi Zi (Cape Jasmine Fruit, Gardenia) - Clears heat (Heart and Liver), eliminates irritability - he…
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    A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver qi stagnation and/or spleen qi deficiency.

    Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: acne, anxiety, breast distention, depression, headache, insomnia, irregular menstruation, irritability, palpitations, plum pit qi and/or premenstrual syndrome (pms)

    As noted above, jia wei xiao yao wan is within the harmonize functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen", which contains the following formulas:

  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan (Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver) - Liver qi stagnation signs - hypochondriac tension, abdomina…
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  • Da Bu Gan Wan (Major Liver Nutrition Pills) - Brittle nails, yellowing of the skin (jaundice). Abdominal…
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  • Jiang Ya Wan (Repress The Blood Pressure Pills) - Hypertension particularly with ascendent yang and heat sign…
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  • Jia Wei Gui Pi Wan (Augmented Restore The Spleen Decoction) - A combination of jia wei xiao yao wan and gui pi wan - simi…
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  • Pian Tou Tong Wan (Migraine Pills) - Headaches and/or migraines caused by liver yang or liver fi…
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  • Ping Gan Liu Qi Yin Wan (Dang Gui And Pinellia Combination) - Liver qi stagnation with blood deficiency heat - signs of…
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  • Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan (Peony and Licorice Decoction) - Cramping and/or muscle spasms that are due to fluid deficie…
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  • Shu Gan Wan (Liver Comfort Pills) - Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resul…
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  • Si Ni San Wan (Frigid Extremities Powder Pills) - Important formula for liver qi stagnation - manifesting as …
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  • Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan (Important Pills for Painful Diarrhea / Calm Wind Pills) - Diarrhea, particularly with abdominal cramping. Diarrhea w…
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  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan (Minor Bupleurum Decoction) - Shao Yang Syndrome (or "lesser yang stage") - alternating f…
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  • Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer) - Depression, anxiety, loss of motivation - resulting from li…
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  • Yi Gan Wan (Restrain The Liver Powder) - Anxiety, palpitations, easily frightened, alternating fever…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "harmonize" are listed below.

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