"Free and Easy Wanderer" alludes to the natural and unrestrained flowing of water. In other words, it's about going with the flow. The function of this formula is to help you overcome an ingrained approach of clashing with, rather than flowing around, a difficulty or worry.
This formula is a calming yet energizing blend of herbs designed to relax, and therefore, enhance thr flow of energy throughout the body. It is a fantastic formula for those who have tension caused by stress and a busy lifestyle. It is also often used as a base formula for many gynecological disorders or chronic liver disorders.
Free and Easy Wanderer's actions are to soothe tension (emotional and physical), strengthen digestion, and nourish the blood. Bupleurum root is the lead herb to smooth and soothe stagnation. However, it is drying, so angelica root and white peony root are added to prevent dryness by nourishing the blood, as well as relieve pain. Atractylodis root and poria strengthen the digestive system and aid the production of blood from food. Honey prepared licorice root boosts energy and helps other herbs with their functions of relieving pain. Ginger root strongly warms and soothes the stomach, and a small amount of mint leaf helps bupleurum smooth stagnation and clear any heat generated by that tension.
Clinically, it is used for headaches, anxiety, stress, depression, psychiatric disorders, premenstrual syndrome, menstrual irregularity, breast distention, infertility, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, poor appetite, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, gallbladder inflammation, high cholesterol, and insomnia. It is a relatively mild formula that can be taken when necessary to help you cope with a stressful life.
Pharmacologically, Free and Easy Wanderer mildly inhibits the central nervous system, protects the liver, enhances the endocrine system, increases gastric acid, and relaxes the smooth muscle of the intestines.
Free and Easy Wanderer is one of the most commonly used formulas today, since stress is a major factor in our daily lives. As issues relating to stress increase, simply treating the symptoms and the physical issues may not be sufficient. This formula addresses the emotional aspects and treats the root of the condition. With specific modifications, this is a formula is wonderful to have on hand, especially when it is impossible to change your lifestyle or reduce your stress.
If you are finding life a little harder to handle, it is essential for good health that you get at the bottom of the issue. Going to a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine for acupuncture or a custom herbal prescription will have you feeling better sooner rather than later.
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