Freeing the Moon® Formulae

freeing_the_moonThe “Moon” stands here for “woman” as the moon is Yin (compared to the sun) and because the menstrual cycle is ruled by moon cycles (see Clear the Moon™). “Freeing” refers to the free flow of Liver-Qi. This formula eliminates stagnation of Liver-Qi in women causing especially pre-menstrual breast or abdominal distension and irritability. It moves Liver-Qi and nourishes Liver-Blood. Compare and contrast it to Freeing Constraint™ which only moves Liver-Qi.

Ingredients

Chai Hu Radix Bupleuri
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Dang Shen Radix Codonopsis
Fu Ling Sclerotium Poriae albae
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii
He Shou Wu Radix Polygoni multiflori preparata
Yuan Zhi Radix Polygalae
Bo He Herba Menthae haplocalysis
He Huan Pi Cortex Albiziae
Bai He Bulbus Lilii
Qing Pi Pericarpium Citri reticulatae viride
Ju Hua Flos Chrysanthemi
Gan Cao Radix Glycyrrhizae
Da Zao Fructus Ziziphi jujubae rubrae

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Pattern:

Liver-Qi stagnation, Liver-Blood deficiency, Spleen­-Qi deficiency.

Action:

Pacify the Liver, move Qi, eliminate stagnation, nourish Liver-Blood, tonify Spleen-Qi, calm the Mind, settle the Ethereal Soul.

Tongue: Pale on the sides.
Pulse: Choppy or fine but also slightly wiry, perhaps only on the left side.

Classical Antecedent

Xiao Yao San

Differences from Classical Antecedent

Stronger calming-the-Spirit action, stronger action in nourishing Liver-Blood.

Acupuncture Points

LIV-8 Ququan, KI-3 Taixi, ST-36 Zusanli, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, Ren-4 Guanyuan, LU-7 Lieque and KI-6 Zhaohai in combination, with reinforcing method.
LIV-3 Taichong, P-6 Neiguan, Ren-15 Jiuwei, P-7 Daling, Du-24 Shenting, with even or reducing method.

Explanation
Freeing the Moon® is a variation of the classical prescription Xiao Yao San ( Free and Easy Wanderer Powder). This variation aims at addressing Liver-Qi stagnation and some Liver-Blood deficiency.

  • Gou Qi Zi and He Shou Wu nourish Liver-Blood
  • Qing Pi and He Huan Pi move Liver-Qi
  • Yuan Zhi calms the Mind and opens the Mind’s orifices
  • Bai He was added to nourish the Lungs. Even though stagnation of Qi is always related to the Liver, it does also affect the Lungs where it prevents Lung-Qi from descending and constrains the Corpo-real Soul
  • Ju Hua was added to deal with Liver-Qi stagnation or Liver-Yang rising

This formula is specific to address secondary stagnation of Liver-Qi deriving from Liver-Blood deficiency: thus the tongue should be pale in general or only on the sides and the pulse should be weak or choppy and only slightly wiry on the left. If stagnation of Liver-Qi is primary, the tongue is red on the sides and the pulse generally wiry, then consider using Freeing Constraint™.

Disclaimer
This product is a dietary (food) supplement, to be taken as directed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease. Not to replace a varied diet. Not to be taken if nursing or if pregnant. Not to be consumed continuously for longer than 3 months.