Names Of Si Ni San Wan

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Si Ni San Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Frigid Extremities Powder Pills
  • Pinyin Name: Si Ni San Wan
  • Alternate Names: Si Ni Wan, Frigid Extremities Formula, Frigid Extremities Decoction, Four Pillars Teapills
  • Chinese Character: 四逆散
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How Is Si Ni San Wan Categorized?

There Are 13 Formulas In Our Harmonize Category

How Is Si Ni San Wan Used Clinically?

Si Ni San Wan Usages and Indications

  • Important formula for liver qi stagnation - manifesting as moodiness, depression, cold in the extremities (particularly hands and/or feet), possibly along with other stress signs - mild headaches, teeth grinding, facial twitching, etc.
  • A range of liver "attacking" the spleen digestive issues, hypochondriac, abdominal and/or epigastric pain.  Sensation of tension in the chest that worsens with stress.
  • All of the above symptoms that come along with menstruation.

Cautions and Contraindications

    • Not for cold extremities from yang or Blood deficiency.
    • Use with caution or avoid in very weak patients who cannot sustain the movement that this formula creates.
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Si Ni San Wan Has 4Ingredients

Bai Shao


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White Peony Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category

Usages

  • Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb for gynecological disorders (Si Wu Tang).
  • Calms liver yang, alleviates pain from constrained liver qi or disharmony between the liver and the spleen due to liver yang rising - cramping and spasms (limbs and abdomen), abdominal pain from dysentery, headache and dizziness.
  • Preserves yin, adjusts ying and wei levels - vaginal discharge and spermatorrhea, exterior wind-cold from deficiency with continuous sweating, spontaneous sweating, night sweats.

This formula has cautions, see details

Chai Hu


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Thorowax Root, Bupleurum


Appears in the Herbs That Release The Exterior Wind Heat category

Usages

  • Clears shao yang disorders and reduces fever - alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, irritability, vomiting, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Relieves liver qi stagnation (often used with Bai Shao) - vertigo, menstrual disorders, chest and flank pain, the most common herb to treat stress, irritability, depression, etc.; also for liver and spleen disharmony - bloating, nausea, indigestion, flank pain.
  • Raises yang qi in spleen and stomach deficiency patterns (often used with Sheng Ma) - prolapsed organ, diarrhea, hemorrhoids.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhi Shi

Immature Bitter Orange


Appears in the Herbs That Regulate The Qi category

Usages

  • Breaks up Qi stagnation, reduces accumulations, transforms phlegm - epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion w/focal distention or gas.
  • Directs qi downward and unblocks bowels - frequently used for abdominal pain and constipation by accumulation and stagnant Qi.
  • Transforms phlegm and expels focal.
  • Used with Qi tonifying herbs for the prolapse of organs.
  • Raises blood pressure.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhi Gan Cao

Honey Fried Licorice Root


Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Qi category

Usages

  • This preparation increases the qi tonifying aspects of the heart and spleen along with its general harmonizing function within formulas.  See Gan Cao for complete information.

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