Xiao Chai Hu Pian (Xiao Chai Hu Wan, Xiao Chai Hu Tang, Bupleuri Relaxe™, 小柴胡汤片) is one of the most famous Chinese herbal formulas in history. Its harmonizing property has found broad applications in conditions that manifest the "minor bupleurum" TCM pattern.
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Xiao Chai Hu Pian - Bupleuri Relaxe™ - 小柴胡汤片
The pattern of conditions Xiao Chai Hu Tang deals with is known in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as Shao Yang Syndrome or Lesser Yang Stage disorder. Traditionally, this means that an external evil has penetrated the body (such as Wind) but was not released properly or completely. The evil then sinks deeper into the body, becoming stuck in the level described as in-between the interior and exterior energetic systems. According to TCM, this "half-interior, half-exterior" level corresponds primarily with the GallBladder and Liver organs/meridians. Typical presentations of this pattern include a feeling of both chills and heat, a feeling of rib-sides fullness, a bitter taste in the mouth, reduced appetite, and short temper.