Xiao Yao Wan also known as Bupleurum & Dang-gui Formula
Soothes the Liver, tonifies the Spleen Qi and nourishes the Liver Blood.
Stress, irritability, depressed mood, stress-related disorders, bruxism, premenstrual tension, hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, gastritis, duodenitis, cholecystitis, peptic ulcer disease, mastitis, mammary dysplasia (fibrocystic breast disease), irregular menstruation, chronic hepatitis B.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Sense of frustration, stress, emotional strain, depressed mood, Sense of tightness or oppressive sensation in the chest, the need to make an effort to take a deep breath, sighing, Symptoms brought on or worsened by emotional strain, Tightness of the shoulders and lower thoracic paraspinal muscles, Fatigue, Poor appetite, epigastric or abdominal bloating, Loose stools, Hypochondrial distending pain, Premenstrual tension with mastalgia, Tongue may be normal possibly with a thick tongue coat, Wiry pulse that may also be weak-thready
ACTIONS OF THE MAIN HERBS
Bupleurum root is used orally in the treatment of stress, liver disorders, premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhoea, depression, anorexia, inflammation, mild pain, muscle cramps, indigestion, ulcers, hemorrhoids, diarrhoea, constipation, as an immune stimulant, and for reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is also used orally as a liver tonic, and a spleen and stomach toner. It has been shown to have the following actions: sedative, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, immune system stimulant, stomachic, carminative, antitussive, anti-cancer, antibacterial, antiviral and antiprotozoal. Paeonia root (white peony) is used orally in formulas to treat various women’s disorders, liver conditions, muscle cramps and spasms, as well as for general debility due to chronic illness. It has been shown to have cardiotonic, cognition enhancing, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory actions.
DOSAGE & COURSE OF TREATMENT
As Directed by your medical practitioner
CAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS
Caution for those on anti-coagulant medications (i.e. Heparin, warfarin or aspirin). Caution for those on any type of sedative drug. If taking antibiotics, allow at least 90 minutes before taking this formula. Contraindicated for patients taking interferon. Caution during pregnancy.
Medicine today is steering towards the more natural choice of Chinese medicine, TCM , Herbal Medicine and Herbal Remedies.