Si Wu Tang Wan - Four Substances Pills

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Si Wu Tang Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "si wu tang wan" , 四物汤丸, which in english is "four substances pills", is categorized within the "tonify" functional grouping and within the "tonify the blood" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Si Wu Wan, Four Substances for Women, Tangkuei Four Combination.

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

  • The primary base formula for tonifying the blood and regulating menstruation in Chinese Medicine terms - irregular cycles, amenorrhea or long cycles.
  • Postpartum issues such as uterine bleeding when arising from blood deficiency.
  • General blood deficiency symptoms - dry skin, dry eyes, dry hair, anemia, calf cramping.  Certain version of dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin conditions - diabetic ulcers, etc.
  • With the right underlying factors threatened miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy.
  • Fertility issues, endometriosis.

Si Wu Tang Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during the early phases of a cold or flu.

Our shop contains si wu tang wan from the following manufacturers:

($21.00) Add To Cart View Si Wu Tang - 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. Si Wu Tang Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

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 …

ViewShu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root)

This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried). Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses…

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 Wu Tang Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart blood deficiency, liver blood deficiency and/or spleen blood deficiency.

Si Wu Tang Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), anemia, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain - cramps), eczema, infertility, insufficient lactation, iron deficiency anemia, miscarriages, postpartum depression, pregnancy and/or psoriasis

As noted above, si wu tang wan is within the tonify functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "tonify the blood", which contains the following formulas:

ViewDan Gui Shao Yao Wan (Dang Gui And Peony Powder)

Blood deficiency with poor water circulation - generally used for abdominal pain during pregnancy - mild to moderate possibly with cramps, lower body edema and difficult urination. Above issues wi…

ViewTao Hong Si Wu Wan (Four Substances Pills With Safflower And Peach Pit)

A modified version of si wu tang with the inclusion of tao ren and hong hua which make it slightly more moving for the blood - for blood deficiency with blood stagnation with particular emphasis on t…

All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

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