Sang Piao Xiao Wan - Mantis Egg Case Powder

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Sang Piao Xiao Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "sang piao xiao wan" , 桑螵蛸散, which in english is "mantis egg case powder", is categorized within the "stabilize and bind" functional grouping and within the "stabilize the kidneys" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Sang Piao Xiao San, Mantis Formula.

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

  • Frequent urination, possibly incontinent from weakness in the heart and kidney systems.  Pang Guang Shi Yue (bladder losing restraint).
  • Other kidney deficiency signs possible such as spermatorrhea, forgetfulness, fatigue, constipation...
  • Bedwetting in children when it is from deficiency - and often associated with "kidney" issues such as fear.

Sang Piao Xiao Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Only use in with cases of deficiency, damp-heat or excess fire should be treated via other formulas.

Our shop contains sang piao xiao wan from the following manufacturer:

View Sang Piao Xiao San - Sun Ten (discontinued)

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. Sang Piao Xiao Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewGui Ban (Fresh Water Turtle Shell)

Nourish yin, anchor yang - yin deficiency with ascending yang, night sweats, dizziness, tinnitus, steaming bone disorder. Liver and kidney yin deficiency - internal wind symptoms, facial spasms, han…

ViewLong Gu (Fossilized Bones)

Calms the spirit - emotional distress, insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, seizures. Calms the liver, anchors floating yang - irritable, blurred vision, vertigo, bad temper. Prevents leakage of fluids…

ViewRen Shen (Ginseng Root)

Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss). Tonify lung qi - wheezi…

ViewSang Bai Pi (Mulberry Root Bark)

Drains lung heat - cough, wheezing. Promotes urination, reduces edema - lung heat obstructing downward movement of lung qi, preventing water from moving - no sweating, facial and floating edema, fev…

ViewSang Piao Xiao (Ootheca Mantidis)

Tonify the kidneys, consolidate jing and restrain urine - frequent urination and other kidney deficiency. Binds the intestines - stops diarrhea and dysentery.

ViewShi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome)

Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets the spirit - sensory orifice disorders due to phlegm, deafness, dizziness, poor memory, dulled sensation, seizures. Harmonize the middle warmer, transfor…

ViewYuan Zhi (Senega Root)

Calms the spirit, quiets the heart - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, restlessness. Expels phlegm from the lungs, clears the heart orifices - copious sputum, mental confusion, seizures. Reduces abs…

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. Sang Piao Xiao Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart qi deficiency and/or kidney qi deficiency.

Sang Piao Xiao Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: bedwetting, diabetes type ii, frequent urination, prostate issues (bph) and/or spermatorrhea

As noted above, sang piao xiao wan is within the stabilize and bind functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "stabilize the kidneys", which contains the following formulas:

ViewQian Lie Shu Wan (Prostate Comfort Pills)

Frequent and/or urgent urination, dribbling, incontinence.  Treats Lin Syndrome conditions.

ViewSuo Quan Wan (Shut The Sluice Pills)

Frequent, clear and prolonged urination with difficulty restraining - along with other kidney deficiency signs. Bedwetting in children in many cases, not necessarily just from deficiency.  

All formulas in the primary category of "stabilize and bind" are listed below.

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