Xie Xin Wan - Drain the Epigastrium Formula

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Xie Xin Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xie xin wan" which in english is "drain the epigastrium formula", is categorized within the "clear heat" functional grouping and within the "clear heat and relieve toxicity" sub-category.

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

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 warmer issues - jaundice, dysentery, tongue/mouth ulcers.

Pulse will be be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red, swollen with a yellow greasy tongue coating.

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. Xie Xin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

  • Da Huang (Rhubarb) - Drains heat and purges accumulations - high fever, profuse …
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  • Huang Lian (Coptis Rhizome) - Drains fire, relieves toxicity - high fever, irritability, …
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  • Huang Qin (Baical Skullcap Root, Scutellaria) - Clears heat, drains fire, especially from the upper warmer …
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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. Xie Xin Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence bladder damp heat, large intestine damp heat, liver and gallbladder damp heat and/or spleen and stomach damp heat.

    Xie Xin Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: constipation, diarrhea, fever, headache, hepatitis (b or c), jaundice, migraines and/or trigeminal neuralgia

    As noted above, xie xin 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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  • Xian Fang Huo Ming Yin Wan (Immortals Formula For Sustaining Life) - Generally for short-term use with early stage heat toxins -…
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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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