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:

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

  • Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) - Expels wind-cold, dampness Opens nasal passages, sinus con…
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  • Chen Pi (Tangerine Peel) - Regulates Qi, improves transportive function of the spleen…
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  • Chi Shao (Red Peony Root) - Invigorates blood, dispels stasis (stronger than Mu Dan Pi)…
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  • Chuan Shan Jia (Pangolin Scales) - Not used commonly due to the pangolin being endangered.  Ge…
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  • Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) - Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen comple…
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  • Fang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler) - Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body …
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  • Gan Cao (Licorice Root) - Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/s…
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  • Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle Flower, Lonicera) - Clear heat, relieve toxic fire - hot, painful swellings in …
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  • Mo Yao (Myrrh) - Invigorate blood, dispel blood stasis, reduces swelling, al…
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  • Ru Xiang (Frankincense) - Invigorate blood, dispel blood stasis, alleviate pain - tra…
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  • Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthes Root) - Clears and drains lung heat, transforms phlegm, moistens l…
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  • Zao Jiao Ci (Spine of Honeylocust Plant) - Reduces swellings, discharges pus, invigorates blood, reduc…
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  • Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillaria Bulb) - Clears and transforms phlegm-heat - acute lung heat with pr…
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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. 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:

  • Gan Mao Ling (Miraculous Cold Pills) - Common cold and flu patterns, particularly at the early sta…
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  • Huang Lian Shang Qing Wan (Coptis Clearance Pill) - Dispels wind heat, clear toxic heat - generally used short-…
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  • Ma Ying Long (Musk Hemorrhoid Ointment) - Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of dam…
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  • Pu Ji Xiao Du Wan (Universal Benefit Decoction To Eliminate Toxin) - Acute febrile disorder (wind-heat & damp-phlegm) of t…
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  • San Huang Xie Xin Wan (Drain The Epigastrium Decoction) - Damp-heat excess with interior climbing - fever, restless…
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  • Xie Xin Wan (Drain the Epigastrium Formula) - Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settl…
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  • Yi Zi Wan (Decoction B) - Hemorrhoids and/or constipation from an accumulation of dam…
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    All formulas in the primary category of "clear heat" are listed below.

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