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Xiao Yao, popular women’s formula

Hello John,
I am currently experiencing sadness (from a break-up), more than actual anger (when I was in the relationship). I looked up the xiao yao formula and found some inexpensive stuff on the net. I got the name ‘jai wei xiao yao wan’ and found a formula called Free and Easy Wanderer Plus teapills by Plum Flower brand.  What do you think? Is this a brand you would recommend continuing with?  Thanks for any thoughts and opinions you can offer,

– Raven

Dear Raven,
Sorry to hear about the relationship issues, although I am very happy that you are not experiencing as much anger.  Anger deranges almost all body functions, including dramatic reduction in immune health. Dan Zhi Xiao Yao and Xiao Yao are the #1 and #2 selling formulae in the United States.   We are a country of frustration and unfulfilled desires, which causes liver depression qi stagnation (that then generally assails the spleen causing spleen deficiency) which these formulas treat.  Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San (sometimes called Jia Wei Xiao Yao San) is stronger to treat the depressive heat build up which can lead to  symptoms such as anger, frustration, acne, headache, etc.

I like to start women out with generic types of formulas for exactly this reason;  if they work they are easy to find.  I like to fine tune them to more specifically to address the individual.

Mayway/ Plum flower is a very good company.  That being said, teapills are very weak.  The company that I use for these formulae has a dramatically higher extraction ratio, so it takes less to do the job.  You would need about a half bottle of teapills per day to equal the dosing of the versions that I carry.

– Dr. John Nieters, L.Ac. DAOM, FABORM

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