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Xiāo Yáo Sǎn (Rambling Powder)

(1 customer review)


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Sperb’s Herbs, Chinese Formulas – Xiao Yao San

Xiāo Yáo San, translated as “Rambling Powder,” is one of the most widely used formulas in Chinese medicine. It gently harmonizes the Spleen and Liver and treats a wide variety of modern conditions. But is it always the best choice? Is it over-used by practitioners? Or is it the “wonder” formula? Let’s find out!

Every other week an exciting new episode of the Sperb’s Herbs podcast is recorded. Each episode covers another Chinese or world herb or formula and will go into great depth about it. Besides covering the basics of the formula including category, and functions of both the formula and the individual herbs in the formula, we will explore the history, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each formula. And then there is always something a little quirky about an episode. Whether that is a unique story or an interesting perspective, there will always be something different to learn about episode’s formula.

Course Goals

A listener will be able to:

  1. Comprehend basic Chinese and bio- medical information about Xiao Yao San
  2. Converse about the current scientific evidence about the uses, dangers, and effectiveness of Xiao Yao San
  3. Understand the history of Xiao Yao San, especially in the context of the Chinese classics
  4. Understand and prevent any potential drug-herb interactions

This is California Acupuncture Board (CAB) Category 1 distance education course. For NCCAOM, each episode is a 1 hour core (AOM-CH) PDA. This episode is approved by the California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for 1 hour of continuing education and PDAs. For further information, please contact Dr. Greg Sperber, CAB CEU Provider #1349, NCCAOM PDA Provider #166669, at DrGreg@integrativemedicinecouncil.org or (619) 881-0029.

Refund Policy: This course may be downloaded as soon as purchased and therefore no refunds are possible.



1 review for Xiāo Yáo Sǎn (Rambling Powder)

  1. Jennifer

    Based on the description of this webinar when it was offered to me in an email from some company or another (can’t remember who advertised it), I was hoping for a little more discussion about whether we are really over-prescribing it or whether Americans are frequently suffering from a “Xiao Yao San Deficiency”. I use this formula frequently and was hoping to either have my love for it strengthened and validated or be given a reason that I should be looking at other formulas more; so I was left a little wanting in that department as there really wasn’t much discussion at all about how appropriate we are being in giving it to our patients. It was, however, a great review of the formula; which after 7 years of being out of school, is probably a good (and long overdue) refresher.

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