Freeing the Sun™ Formulae

freeing_the_sunThe name of this formula derives from Freeing the Moon® which is a variation of Xiao Yao San Free and Easy Wanderer Powder. As Freeing the Sun™ is a variation of Xiao Yao San when Liver-Qi stagnation have given rise to Heat, I changed Freeing the Moon® to Freeing the Sun™. Freeing the Sun™ is a variation of Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San Moutan-Gardenia Free and Easy Wanderer Powder.


Mu Dan Pi Cortex Moutan
Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Bai Zhu Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae
Zhi Zhi (Shan) Fructus Gardeniae
Xiang Fu Rhizoma Cyperi
He Huan Pi Cortex Albiziae
Dang Gui Radix Angelica Sinensis
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Suan Zao Ren Semen Ziziphi spinosae
Bo He Herba Menthae haplocalycis
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae
Da Zao Fructus Ziziphi jujubae rubrae

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Liver-Qi stagnation, Liver-Heat (deriving from long-term Qi stagnation), Blood deficiency, Spleen-Qi deficiency.


Move Qi, pacify the Liver, nourish Blood, tonify Spleen-Qi, clear Liver-Heat, calm the Mind, settle the Hun.

Tongue: Red sides.
Pulse: Wiry, rapid.

Classical Antecedent

Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger action in calming the Mind.

This formula is a variation of Dan Zhi Xiao Yao San which itself is a variation of Xiao Yao San (Free and Easy Wanderer Powder) with the addition of Mu Dan Pi and Shan Zhi Zi to clear Liver-Heat. This formula is specific to clear Liver-Heat deriving from Liver-Qi stagnation. I have modified the formula with the addition of herbs to open the Mind’s orifices and calm the Mind and the Ethereal Soul (Hun). This pattern is more common in men suffering from long-standing Liver-Qi stagnation leading to some Liver-Heat. This formula could be described as a men’s Freeing the Moon® (which is also a variation of Xiao Yao San).

  • Bo He, Chai Hu, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Bai Zhu and Fu Ling constitute the formula Xiao Yao San which moves Qi and pacifies the Liver
  • Shan Zhi Zi and Mu Dan Pi clear Liver- Heat deriving from long-term Liver Qi stagnation
  • Xiang Fu was added to move Qi and pacify the Liver
  • He Huan Pi calms the Mind, settles the Ethereal Soul and moves Liver-Qi
  • Suan Zao Ren calms the Mind, nourishes the Liver and Heart and settles the Ethereal Soul
  • Gan Cao and Hei Zao harmonize

Mental-Emotional Pattern
The pattern addressed by this formula is Liver-Qi stagnation. Long-term stagnation of Liver-Qi may give rise to Heat in the Liver. However, this formula is often applicable to women too.

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.