Si Ni Tang Wan - Frigid Extremities Formula

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Si Ni Tang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "si ni tang wan" , 四逆汤丸, which in english is "frigid extremities formula", is categorized within the "warm interior cold" functional grouping and within the "rescue devastated yang" sub-category.

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

  • Aversion to cold, very cold limbs, sensations of deep cold, fatigue, lethary resulting from kidney yang deficiency.
  • Diarrhea with undigested food, vomiting, abdominal pain.

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. Si Ni Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewFu Zi (Prepared Aconite Root)

Restores devastated yang - extreme cold limbs with abundant cold symptoms. Assists heart yang to unblock vessels and improve circulation, tonifies kidney yang to augment fire and avoid loss of the b…

ViewGan Jiang (Dried Ginger Root)

Warms the middle and expels cold - warms spleen and stomach both in conditions of excess due to externally contacted cold, as well as cold from deficiency due to yang qi deficiency. Rescues devastat…

ViewZhi Gan Cao (Honey Fried Licorice Root)

This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

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. Si Ni Tang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence kidney yang deficiency.

Si Ni Tang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: diarrhea and/or fatigue

As noted above, si ni tang wan is within the warm interior cold functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "rescue devastated yang", which contains the following formulas:

All formulas in the primary category of "warm interior cold" are listed below.

(truncated intro "...the formulas within this section are warming/hot in nature and will dispel cold at various levels in the body. superficial issues are treat…)".

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