Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen - General Herbal Formula Category Concepts


Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen Sub Category

Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen is a subcategory of the Harmonize functional grouping.

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The Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen Category Contains (13) TCM formulas In Our Database

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Pian Tou Tong Wan

Migraine Pills


  • Headaches and/or migraines caused by liver yang or liver fire rising.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tong Xie Yao Fang Wan

Important Pills for Painful Diarrhea / Calm Wind Pills


  • Diarrhea, particularly with abdominal cramping.
  • Diarrhea with alternating constipation.

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.

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.

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