What does it do
Support Your Mood
You’ve tried eating better. And exercising more. You’ve even paid more attention to how you breathe. And you’re more conscious of not always acting on your emotions. You may feel better but you know you have a long way to go until you’d consider yourself “happy.”
Being happy takes daily work. Once you get there, it’s not like you cross the finish line and then that’s it. You still have to eat right, exercise, manage stress and take the right supplements. You need something more to get you over the hump so you can begin to feel even better.
Xiao Yao Wan is one of the most popular traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) herbal formulas. This all-natural botanically-sourced remedy may help support your mood. Because of the way Xiao Yao Wan works, it can also result in other positive health outcomes.
Powerful Ancient Formula For Modern-Day Stress Management & Mood Enhancement†
Just like happiness comes from within, unhappiness does not arise from external factors but has its core physiological root cause from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective.
Taken over a sustained period of time, Xiao Yao Pian tablets (or Xiao Yao Wan pills, if you prefer) may negate the effects of modern-day stress and help regulate your mood by addressing the root cause of internal disharmony in your body.
How Does Xiao Yao Pian Work?
Xiao Yao Pian works by clearing Liver stagnation.
Sure, worry about your bills and financial future, spiritual disconnectedness, relationship troubles and lack of fulfilling career may all affect how you view the world. And these stressors may seem impossible to overcome. But even external stressors can be managed when the Liver meridians are flowing unimpeded.
When Liver Qi (internal life force) is impeded, both physical and psychological imbalances may occur. But given enough time – a minimum of four weeks is recommended; noticeable results may occur in less time – Xiao Yao Pian (Wan) effectively breaks up Liver Qi stagnation.
Life stressors may become easier to deal with and your perspective about how serious these stressors really are may change for the better.
Individual Herbal Spotlight
Collectively, the all-natural herbs in Xiao Yao San sooth the Liver to disperse depressed Qi, strengthen the Spleen to nourish the Blood, and support a normal menstrual cycle.
Chai Hu (Bupleurum root) soothes the Liver to disperse the depressed Qi. Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica root) and Bai Shao (White peony root) nourish the Blood and the Liver. These first three herbs interact together to resolve the root cause of Liver Qi stagnation, as well as Blood deficiency.
Bai Zhu (Atractylodis Rhizome) and Fu Ling (Poria) strengthen the middle warmer and reinforce the Spleen, thereby enriching the generation of Qi and Blood. Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger rhizome) regulates the stomach and warms the middle warmer. Bo He (Peppermint) assists Chai Hu in soothing the Liver to disperse depressed Qi. Gan Cao (Licorice root) assists Bai Zhu and Fu Ling in replenishing Qi and invigorating the middle warmer; it also coordinates the synergistic effects of all the herbs in this formula.
Together, these herbs work together to powerfully, but safely, improve the life force (Qi) of the Liver. Xiao Yao Pian may make you feel happier. If you feel stressed out or are prone to mood swings, Xiao Yao Pian may help. There’s probably a lot of beauty in your life that currently may be hard to see. Given time, Xiao Yao Pian may help you to see more of that beauty.
Does Research Support Xiao Yao Pian?
Because Xiao Yao Wan is widely dispensed by TCM practitioners, many clinical studies have been conducted to verify its traditional use in Chinese medicine. There were 26 randomized trials published by 2009, involving 1837 patients. In these trials, the collective results indicated that Xiao Yao San is beneficial in supporting a healthy mood.
- Zhang Y et al., Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:931636. doi: 10.1155/2012/931636. Epub 2011 Aug 2