Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan - Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life

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Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xian fang huo ming yin wan" , 仙方活命飲, which in english is "immortals formula for sustaining life", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and relieve toxicity" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin, Angelica and Mastic Combination, Sublime Formula for Sustaining Life, Miraculous Decoction for Local Infection.

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

  • Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins - sores, carbuncles, boils, styes, acne.  Swollen and painful skin lesions with other heat signs (chills/fever). 
  • Breast abscesses, mastitis.
  • Uses for rheumatoid arthritis and/or psoriasis with the right underlying diagnosis.
  • Internal abscesses from blood stasis.

Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Generally not for long-term use.
  • Use with caution with spleen qi deficiency.
  • Avoid with yin fire.

Our shop contains xian fang huo ming yin wan from the following manufacturer:

($24.00) Add To Cart View Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan - Sun Ten

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. Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zhi (Angelica Root)

Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus congestion (particularly with green discharge), alleviates pain (especially in the head region) Resolve wind-cold symptoms especially with hea…

ViewChen Pi (Tangerine Peel)

Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen, relieves diaphragm - epigastric/abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea, vomiting (promotes movement of qi in general; …

ViewChi Shao (Red Peony Root)

Invigorates blood, dispels stasis (stronger than Mu Dan Pi) - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, abdominal pain and masses, traumatic pain associated with swelling, early stages of abscesses and boils. Clear…

ViewChuan Shan Jia (Pangolin Scales)

Not used commonly due to the pangolin being endangered.  Generally Wang Bu Liu Xing (Vaccaraie Semen), or dried seeds of cowherb Vaccaria segetalis can be used as effective supplements as can many ot…

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 …

ViewFang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler)

Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache) Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb) Trembling hands and/or feet …

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewJin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower, Lonicera)

Clear heat, relieve toxic fire - hot, painful swellings in the throat, breast, eyes; intestinal abscesses. Expel wind-heat - fever, aversion to wind, sore throat, headache; also for summer-heat. Cl…

ViewMo Yao (Myrrh)

Invigorate blood, dispel blood stasis, reduces swelling, alleviate pain - trauma, sores, carbuncles, swellings, abdominal masses, painful obstruction, chest pain, abdominal pain, amenorrhea. Promote…

ViewRu Xiang (Frankincense)

Invigorate blood, dispel blood stasis, alleviate pain - trauma, carbuncles and swellings, chest and/or abdominal pain. Relax the sinews, invigorates the channels, alleviates pain - bi syndromes, rig…

ViewTian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root)

Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens lung dryness. Drains heat, generates fluid (fluids injured) - thirst, irritability, wasting and thirsting disorder, cough, thick sputum. Reli…

ViewZao Jiao Ci (Spine of Honeylocust Plant)

Reduces swellings, discharges pus, invigorates blood, reduces abscesses - for early stages of swollen sores to encourage suppuration or to burst. Expels wind, kills parasites - leprosy and ringworm.

ViewZhe Bei Mu (Fritillaria Bulb)

Clears and transforms phlegm-heat - acute lung heat with productive cough. Clears heat, dissipates nodules (better than Chuan Bei Mu - for phlegm-fire congealing and causing neck swellings, lung and…

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. Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence large intestine damp heat, liver and gallbladder damp heat and/or phlegm fire.

Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: acne, dysentary, herpes, mastitis, pneumonia, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis (ra), tonsillitis and/or ulcerative colitis

As noted above, xian fang huo ming yin wan is within the clear heat functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "clear heat and relieve toxicity", which contains the following formulas:

ViewGan Mao Ling (Miraculous Cold Pills)

Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early stages. Can be used in lieu of actual bacterial or viral infection as long as flu or cold like symptoms are manifest.

ViewHuang Lian Shang Qing Wan (Coptis Clearance Pill)

Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-term for inflammatory conditions of the face, mouth, head - sore throat, conjunctivitis, acne, swollen gums. Can be a supportive formula fo…

ViewMa Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching.  Shrinks swollen tissue, helps to …

ViewPu Ji Xiao Du Wan (Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin)

Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of the head - strong fever and chills, burning pain of head and face, red and/or swollen eyes, sore throat, aversion to cold, dryness, thirst.  …

ViewSan Huang Xie Xin Wan (Drain The Epigastrium Decoction)

Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restlessness, red eyes, constipation, possibly in severe cases delirium from high fever. A range of digestive/epigastric issues from damp-heat - ga…

ViewXie Xin Wan (Drain the Epigastrium Formula)

Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle …

ViewYi Zi Wan (Decoction B)

Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of damp-heat and toxins in the lower jiao - possibly bleeding hemorrhoids, pain, rectal prolapse, anal itching. With the right underlying factors…

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

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