Harmonize - General Herbal Formula Category Concepts


Harmonize Functional Grouping

This group of formulas is for internal conditions involving the lesser yang stage of disease (alternating fever and chills). Generally these formulas are for conditions involving the gallbladder, liver, stomach, spleen and/or intestines. Many of the formulas within this section are useful for a range of psychological/emotional based conditions which create a cycle of stagnation and depletion within the body. Conditions aided with these formulas range from bronchitis, hepatitis, hypertension, anxiety, depression, irregular menstruation, and more along with a range of digestive/intestinal issues.

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The Harmonize Category Contains (14) TCM formulas In Our Database

Ban Xia Xie Xin Wan

Pinellia Drain Epigastrium Pills


  • Distension and fullness of the epigastrium usually without pain.
  • Borborygmus (gurgling sounds), and diarrhea if spleen qi is affected.
  • Vomiting with possible dry heaves due to rebellious stomach qi.
  • Harmonize the Stomach and Intestines
  • Chai Hu Shu Gan Wan

    Bupleurum Powder to Spread the Liver


    • Liver qi stagnation signs - hypochondriac tension, abdominal pain, IBS symptoms
    • Alternating chills and fever.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Da Bu Gan Wan

    Major Liver Nutrition Pills


    • Brittle nails, yellowing of the skin (jaundice).
    • Abdominal cramping, distension or pain in the hypochrondia due to liver qi stangation
    • Fatty liver, hepatitis and other liver diseases. 
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Jia Wei Gui Pi Wan

    Augmented Restore The Spleen Decoction


    • A combination of jia wei xiao yao wan and gui pi wan - similar effects but with more spleen qi and blood tonification.
    • A range of stress related issues - essentially mixes of stagnation with underlying deficiencies.
    • Potential uses with immune / idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and other bruising/bleeding issues with appropriate diagnostic factors.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan

    Free and Easy Wanderer Pills


    • Derived from the base formula, xiao yao wan, an important formula for liver qi stagnation with herbs added to clear heat.
    • Liver qi stagnation - menstrual issues, painful cycles, irregular cycles, breast distention, PMS, acne.
    • A range of mild to moderate psychological issues arising from liver qi stagnation such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, insomnia, anger issues, etc.
    • Physical symptoms from liver qi stagnation such as headaches, tightness in the chest, cold hands and feet, various eye issues.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Jiang Ya Wan

    Repress The Blood Pressure Pills


    • Hypertension particularly with ascendent yang and heat signs - red face, red tongue, headaches, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, etc.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Pian Tou Tong Wan

    Migraine Pills


    • Headaches and/or migraines caused by liver yang or liver fire rising.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Ping Gan Liu Qi Yin Wan

    Dang Gui And Pinellia Combination


    • Liver qi stagnation with blood deficiency heat - signs of heat, red eyes, possibly anxiety and/or irritability, etc. along with digestive issues such as gastritis, cirrhosis, cholecystitis, hernia.
    • Lymphedema from stagnation and deficiency.
    • Fibrocystic breasts.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Shao Yao Gan Cao Wan

    Peony and Licorice Decoction


    • Cramping and/or muscle spasms that are due to fluid deficiency.
    • Frozen shoulder, trigger finger.
    • General tightness or cramps especially along the tendons or ligaments.
    • Restless leg syndrome for patients who present with yin and blood deficiency as the primary cause.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Shu Gan Wan

    Liver Comfort Pills


    • Abdominal and/or Hypochondriac pain, cramps or spasms resulting from liver qi stagnation.
    • Alternating chills and fever.
    • Nausea, bloating, acid reflux, alternating stools, or IBS like symptoms caused by the liver invading the spleen.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Si Ni San Wan

    Frigid Extremities Powder Pills


    • 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.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan

    Important Pills for Painful Diarrhea / Calm Wind Pills


    • Diarrhea, particularly with abdominal cramping.
    • Diarrhea with alternating constipation.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan

    Minor Bupleurum Decoction


    • Shao Yang Syndrome (or "lesser yang stage") - alternating fever and chills, hypochondriac pain, irritability, bitter taste in mouth, poor appetite, nausea.  Often used for illnesses (chronic or short-term) such as the flu, etc. that have "cleared" but not completely.  People will describe not feeling quite right or having a range of low level symptoms for months or longer after a particular illness.  Instead of fever and chills alternating they may manifest with cold extremities and warm interior or other variations.
    • A range of liver related conditions including malaria, jaundice, hepatitis, liver cancer, meniere's disease, general protection from medicines that may harm the liver, etc. among issues with other digestive organs - pancreatitis, stomatitis, gastritis.
    • Liver/speen disharmonies resulting in broader issues such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual irregularities (PMS, cramping, etc.).
    • Other general immune issues such as the common cold, flu, tonsillitis, general seasonal allergies with the right underlying factors.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
  • Xiao Yao Wan

    Free and Easy Wanderer


    • Depression, anxiety, loss of motivation - resulting from liver qi stagnation.
    • Fatigue, bloating, changes in appetite from the combination of spleen qi deficiency with liver qi stagnation.
    • PMS, breast distention, irregular menstruation and in some cases infertility.
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen
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