Shu Gan Wan - Liver Comfort Pills

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Shu Gan Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "shu gan wan" , 舒肝丸, which in english is "liver comfort pills", is categorized within the "harmonize" functional grouping and within the "regulate and harmonize the liver and spleen" sub-category.

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

  • Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resulting from liver qi stagnation.
  • Alternating chills and fever.
  • Nausea, bloating, acid reflux, alternating stools, or IBS like symptoms caused by the liver invading the spleen.

Shu Gan Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution with pregnancy.

Our shop contains shu gan wan from the following manufacturers:

  • Shu Gan Tang - Sun Ten
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  • Shu Gan Wan - HBW
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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. Shu Gan 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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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Chuan Lian Zi (Sichuan Pagoda Tree Fruit) - Promotes the movement of Qi and stops pain - flank, rib, ab…
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  • Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - ur…
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  • Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) - Promotes movement of Qi, transforms dampness, resolves stag…
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  • Jiang Huang (Tumeric Rhizome) - Invigorate blood, unblock menses - chest and abdominal pain…
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  • Mu Xiang (Costus Root) - Promotes the movement of Qi, alleviates pain - stagnant qi …
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  • Sha Ren (Cardamon) - Transforms dampness, stops vomiting - nausea, abdominal pai…
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  • Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis Rhizome) - Invigorate blood, alleviate pain - pain from blood stasis a…
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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. Shu Gan Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver attacking the spleen, liver blood stagnation and/or liver qi stagnation.

    Shu Gan Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, acid reflux disease (gerd) and/or hypochondriac pain

    As noted above, shu gan 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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  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan (Free and Easy Wanderer Pills) - Derived from the base formula, xiao yao wan, an important f…
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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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  • 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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