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Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian
(StomachVigor™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian (Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan, StomachVigor™, 香砂养胃片) is a famous Chinese medicine that warms the Middle Energizer to harmonize the Stomach. This herbal supplement is used in cases of lost appetite, acid reflux, abdominal fullness, and flatulence.
 
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    What does it do?

    Nourish Your Stomach and Strengthen Digestion

    Eat, drink, and be merry. It's one of life's greatest rules to live by….

    But it's hard to enjoy life when you get heartburn, indigestion and bloating, an IBS flare-up, gastritis, or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), after a meal.

    A common western remedy for post-prandial malaise is to take an antacid, which dilutes, weakens, or neutralizes stomach acid. This is a "Band-Aid" approach to treating indigestion. Antacids, proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and other over-the-counter indigestion remedies often fail to treat the root cause of digestion imbalances.

    From a western functional medicine perspective, stomach acid, in fact, is crucial to maintaining not only strong digestive health, but overall health. Not having enough stomach acid can lead to an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the gut. It can also lead to nutrient malabsorption, as well as a weakened immune system.

    Thankfully, there is an all-natural herbal solution to get you back on track to having a happy belly. It's called StomachVigor™, which is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula that addresses the root cause of indigestion and improves the functionality of your digestive organs.

    Happy Stomach, Happy Spleen, Happy Meals….

    The synergy of the 14 herbs in StomachVigor helps to harmonize the Stomach-Spleen relationship.

    In a perfect state of homeostasis, which is when all body systems are functioning normally, the Stomach and Spleen balance each other perfectly.

    A properly functioning Spleen is essential for nutrient absorption and transformation of nutrients into energy. Strong Spleen function supplies the body abundant Qi.

    But when Spleen is deficient, adsorption and transportation of nutrients is impaired. Consequently, stagnant nutrients accumulate in the Spleen and Stomach and become cold and damp in nature. When this occurs, your belly can be distended or bloated … even hours after a meal. Lack of appetite and acid reflux can also occur and your taste buds become dull. StomachVigor may help address these symptoms of cold-dampness in Spleen and Stomach because the herbs are warming and remove dampness. The formula acts like a metabolic reboot of your Spleen and reinvigorates appetite and taste.

    How Does StomachVigor Work?

    StomachVigor is a contemporary TCM formula, designed for modern digestive concerns. It's one of the most nutritious formulas for digestive imbalance, containing 14 herbs. The formula is an expansion of the original TCM digestive-aid remedy, Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang (Stomakinder™). Ginseng or Codonopsis is removed from the original formula. However, Zhi Shi, Huo Xiang, Hou Po, Xiang Fu, and Dou Kou are added. Consequently, StomachVigor has a stronger action of moving Qi, warming the middle, and removing dampness.

    Bai Zhu (Atractylodes rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria) and Zhi Gan Cao (Processed Licorice) are fairly mild and harmonious when combined and are frequently used in Qi tonifying formulas. Bai Zhu and Fu Ling not only tonify Qi but also dispel dampness and phlegm which often result from long-standing Spleen Qi deficiency.

    Chen Pi (Tangerine peel) and Ban Xia (Pinellia tuber) transform dampness and phlegm more aggressively. Aromatic Mu Xiang (Aucklandia) and Sha Ren (Cardamom seed) also transform dampness, and also promote the movement of Qi. They are especially beneficial for strengthening the Qi of the middle jiao. Mu Xiang specifically resolves stagnant Qi of the Spleen, Stomach and Intestines, thereby alleviating abdominal pain and discomfort. Sha Ren is particularly effective in reducing nausea and is commonly used to treat morning sickness.

    Zhi Shi (Immature Bitter Orange) relieves abdominal distention, while Huo Xiang, although best known in the west as patchouli, an all-natural fragrant essential oil, transforms turbidity. This is a critical function as turbidity occurs when nutrients cannot be properly decomposed and turn into undigested metabolites. Huo Xiang can help transform these metabolites into usable energy. Hou Po (Magnolia Bark) also helps with distention and promotes Qi movement. Xiang Fu (Cyperus Rhizome) unblocks stagnant Qi and helps relieve major digestive disturbances such as ulcers. Another herb that has similar actions to the other herbs in this section is one that many people are familiar with as a cooking spice: cardamom, aka Dou Kou. In TCM applications, it warms the Middle Jiao and descends Qi, which stimulates digestive churning in the Stomach.

    Finally, the last grouping of herbs is Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger) and Da Zao (Chinese Date). The former stops hiccups while the latter nourishes the blood.

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Aucklandiae Lappae
    Fructus Amomi
    Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
    Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
    Rhizoma Cyperi Rotundi
    Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
    Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparata
    Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
    Fructus Amomi Rotundus
    Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis
    Herba Agastaches Seu Pogostemi
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens
    Fructus Jujubae
    (Mu Xiang)
    (Sha Ren)
    (Bai Zhu)
    (Chen Pi)
    (Xiang Fu)
    (Fu Ling)
    (Zhi Ban Xia)
    (Zhi Shi)
    (Dou Kou)
    (Hou Po)
    (Huo Xiang)
    (Gan Cao)
    (Sheng Jiang)
    (Da Zao)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian (StomachVigor™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Xiang Sha Yang Wei Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?
    The standard dosage for StomachVigor™ is 5 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 14 to 20 days. The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    StomachVigor™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 to 6 bottles taken at the full dose.

    Differentiation in Usage
    Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian is similar to Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Pian (Stomakinder™) in formulation and applications. Stomakinder has a stronger Qi tonifying function whereas StomachVigor has a stronger warming, Qi-moving and damp-removing action.

    Side Effects
    Xiang Sha Yang Wei Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.

    Warning
    1. Not for use during pregnancy.

    2. Not for use in a diabetic condition.

    Allergy Info
    StomachVigor™ is gluten free

    In the Media
    Precaution
    1. Do not take oily (like french fries) and chilly food.
    2. Not suitable for use if you have signs of mouth thirst, dry stool, or hot sensation in the stomach.
    3. Use under supervision of physicians if you have hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, and kidney disease.
    4. It may not suitable for you if the symptoms do not ease in a few days.
    5. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    6. Discontinue use if you have an allergic reaction to it.
    7. Keep out of reach of children.

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