Shi Xiao San

Natural Chinese Herbal Formulas That Invigorates Blood and Dispels Blood Stasis

Shi Xiao San

Sudden Smile Powder


Main Action of Shi Xiao San
The functions of this chinese medicine formula are to invigorate blood and expel stasis while alleviating pain. This TCM Herbal formula is best suited for blood stasis obstructing the vessels in the lower abdomen. Shi Xiao San is a great formula to treat dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, after giving birth if there is pain.


Indications and Symptoms for Shi Xiao San
irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, retention of lockia, post partum abdominal pain, acute colicky pain in the lower abdominal area, pain in the middle abdominal area, pain in the epigastric area. Tongue - purple Pulse - wiry or choppy


Herbal Ingredients of Shi Xiao San

Wu Ling Zhi (Excrementum Trogopteri Seu Pteromi, Flying Squirrel Feces, Pteropus)

-removes obstructed blood vessels, alleviates pain

Pu Huang (Pollen Typhae, Cattail Pollen, Bulrush)

-strongly promotes blood circulation, stops bleeding

Cooking Preparation of Shi Xiao San
Grind equal amounts of each listed herb above into a fine powder. Add 6 grams of the powder to warm white wine or vinegar. This traditional chinese medicine formula is also found as prepared formulas. Wine can be added to this formula for it's warming the menstruation and promoting blood circulation. Vinegar can be added to this formula for it's ability to promote blood circulation and eliminate blood stasis.

Additional Information on Shi Xiao San
This TCM Herbal formula is known as the sudden smile powder because generally, the patient taking this formula has such severe abdominal pain that after taking the formula the pain is relieved and they smile! When the appropriate symptoms are present this alternative medicine formula is able to treat such disorders as endometriosis, lochioscheses and coronary artery disease.