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:

  • Si Wu Tang - Sun Ten
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  • Si Wu Tang 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. Si Wu Tang 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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  • Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root) - Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root) - This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or …
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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. 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:

  • Dan Gui Shao Yao Wan (Dang Gui And Peony Powder) - Blood deficiency with poor water circulation - generally …
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  • Tao Hong Si Wu Wan (Four Substances Pills With Safflower And Peach Pit) - A modified version of si wu tang with the inclusion of tao …
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    All formulas in the primary category of "tonify" are listed below.

    (truncated intro "...tonification may be directed towards the qi, blood, yin and/or yang aspects of the body. in mixed cases you must often think of the generat…)".

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