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Xiao Yao Pian (Wan)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
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Xiao Yao Wan (Xiao Yao Pian, Xiao Yao San, Free & Easy Wanderer, EaseTonic™, Relaxx extract, 逍遥片) is a well-known ancient Chinese herbal medicine that's used as a natural remedy for depression & stress management, as well as other manifestations of Liver Qi stagnation, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
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    Xiao Yao Pian (Wan) Product Details
    What does it do?

    Enjoy a Better, More Stable Mood

    You've tried eating better. And exercising more. You've even paid more attention to how you breath. 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 improve 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

    Though it may seem like depression or moodiness arise from external factors, from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, psychological disharmony has a core physiological root cause.

    One of the most prescribed all-natural TCM herbal formulas, Xiao Yao Pian is used in modern times as a natural supplement for depression, anxiety and irritability. 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, anxiety 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 regulate menstruation.

    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. Gan Jiang ( Dried 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 without having to rely on taking a 'little blue pill' that may potentially cause side effects. If you feel stressed out, depressed, 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, Xiao Yao San was used against placebo, antidepressants, or in combination with antidepressants. The collective results show Xiao Yao San has beneficial effects on patients with depression, either using the formula alone, or combining with antidepressants by measuring the scores of HAMD and SDS. Xiao Yao San may have the same effectiveness as antidepressants at the end point of the treatment with fewer side effects.1

    In rat models that were induced with chronic stress, Xiao Yao San was shown to mitigate depression-like behaviors.2

    Xiao Yao Wan may regulate menstruation by affecting the secretion of hormones. In a study in which 51 patients were involved, levels of estrogen (E2) and prolactin were significantly reduced after use of Xiao Yao Wan whereas no change was observed in the level of testosterone.3

    What is the formula composition?
    A proprietary blend of
    Radix Bupleuri Chinensis
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
    Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
    Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Herba Menthae Haplocalycis
    Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens
    (Chai Hu)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Bai Shao)
    (Bai Zhu)
    (Fu Ling)
    (Gan Cao)
    (Bo He)
    (Sheng Jiang)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Xiao Yao Pian (EaseTonic™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    Guang Ci Tang® Xiao Yao Wan (EaseTonic™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of Xiao Yao Pian (San/Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.

    Xiao Yao 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.

    How do I use it?
    Take 5 tablets or pills 2 to 3 times daily. One bottle lasts users about 2 to 3 weeks.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase or with heavy body weight).

    As the herbal formula is a mild tonic, results may only be noticeable after 2 weeks. It is suggested to take 4 to 6 bottles in full dose as the first regimen. The dose may then be reduced.

    Differentiation in Usage
    Xiao Yao Wan is the original form of Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan. Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan has the enhanced function of clearing the internal heat.

    Side Effects
    Xiao Yao Pian (Wan) has been safely used by millions with few adverse effects when used as directed.

    1. Not for use during pregnancy.

    • 1. For best result, do not use it together with with cold medicine.
    • 2. Not suitable for menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding).
    • 3. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    • 4. If any adverse symptom occurs, discontinue use.
    • 5. Keep out of reach of children.
    Allergy Info
    EaseTonic™ is gluten free

    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.

    In the Media

    • 1. Zhang Y et al., Chinese herbal formula xiao yao san for treatment of depression: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:931636. doi: 10.1155/2012/931636. Epub 2011 Aug 22.
    • 2. Ding XF et al., Xiao Yao San Improves Depressive-Like Behaviors in Rats with Chronic Immobilization Stress through Modulation of Locus Coeruleus-Norepinephrine System. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:605914. doi: 10.1155/2014/605914. Epub 2014 Dec 25.
    • 3. Chen Q. Renowned Patent Traditional Chinese Medicines: Pharmacology and Clinical Applications (1998).
    EaseTonic™ (Xiao Yao Pian) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect supplement for those have anxious depression who do not want the side effects!!! I am a western medicine practitioner; anxiety and depression are the two most common mood disorders in clinical encounters. I, myself, is one of those who suffer from these two conditions. I personally have tried many different antidepressants; however, the side effects were troublesome; therefore, I had to quit taking them, just like many of my patients did. After faithfully taking this supplement for two weeks, I started feeling an improvement in my mood and energy level without any side effects. Thank you so much for providing this awesome product! ps. I take 5 pills, twice a day, one in the morning, and another in the evening.
    Date published: 2014-09-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm very happy with your product and the fast shipping. I'm very happy with your product and the fast shipping. My acupuncturist recommended the Xiao Yao Wan supplement. It helps me to relax and let go of negative feelings. I've seen a big difference in my mood when I do not take them. Thanks so much for having them at a great price and providing excellent service.
    Date published: 2007-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Xiao Yao Pian is very good for anxiety. Xiao Yao Pian is very good for anxiety. I have used it for 2 years as needed.
    Date published: 2010-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never stress again This stuff is amazing! I can feel it almost instantaneously bring down my heart rate and make me calm. I take 5 tablets two times a day!
    Date published: 2014-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Product! I bought this for a few of my clients and its working wonderfully, thank you!
    Date published: 2014-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hi, I am taking Xiao Yao Wan- for Pms Hi, I am taking Xiao Yao Wan- for Pms and its really helping with sleep problems also.
    Date published: 2006-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from had what I was looking for at cheaper price Great product great price and quick delivery
    Date published: 2014-08-17

    If I take this herb tonic for a few months, do I have to ween myself off or can I just stop?  What are the suggestions for discontinuation? 

    Asked by: neandabean
    Thanks for the question. After a while, you can reduce the dose or stop taking it. You can also take it as needed.
    Answered by: ActiveHerb_Answers
    Date published: 2014-10-10

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