Stress Free Formula

Our Stress Free Formula is a modification of the classical Chinese formula Xiao Yao San or Free And Easy Wanderer. An adaptogenic formula, this may be used for conditions worsened by stress.

This formula is also known as Jia Wei Xiao Xiao San. It is based on the classical Bupleurum and Peony Formula, which is called Free and Easy Wanderer. In Chinese medicine the liver is responsible for regulating the flow of Qi in the body. Our Stress Free Formula is very effective at soothing the liver energy, which is very sensitive to stress. Stress blocks the flow of qi. We want this energy to flow freely and easily through the whole body. When it does, we feel peaceful and can cope with the stress in our lives better. We sleep well, are free of pain, feel refreshed clear headed and balanced. Our Stress Free Formula transforms symptoms associated with stress, depression and anxiety, such as moodiness, irritability, frustration, and anger. Sounds good, right? It is also frequently used for PMS, painful menstruation and irregular menstruation. Digestive upset, especially bloating, that is worse with stress also responds well. This formula helps treat conditions of Qi stagnation with heat signs and is useful for anyone wanting to feel like a “free and easy wanderer”.

500mg  180 capsules

Recommended Dosage: 3 capsules, 2 times a day

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Stress Free is amazing! It helps ease my anxiety and have an improved sense of well being. It is so gentle subtle, but I definitely notice if I forget to take it for a couple days. I wish everyone could experience the improved sense of calm it adds to my life.

Before I used IAOM’s Stress Free formulated capsules, I was anxious and scattered. I had adrenal fatigue and TMJ associated with stress. I noticed a change within the course of a few weeks of taking the formula and I was able to approach my life with a more even keeled approach. I have noticed less tension in my jaw and neck and am able to deal with life’s daily dose of curveballs without it detrimentally affecting my well being. I am forever grateful.

Ingredients: Organic Peppermint (Bo He), Organic Bupleurum (Chai Hu), Organic Peony Root (Mu Dan Pi), Organic Gardenia Fruit (Zhi Zi), Organic Atractylodis (Bai Zhu), Organic Fu Ling (Poria), Organic Ginger (Sheng Jiang), Organic Licorice (Gan Cao), Organic Angelica (Dang Gui), Organic Peony (Bai Shao), Gelatin capsule.

100% Natural: Free of artificial colors, flavors sweeteners, preservatives, fillers and binders.  

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The Herbs:

Organic Peppermint (Bo He)

Peppermint is widely known as a culinary herb but also has powerful medicinal applications. Peppermint is cooling, pungent and aromatic. It is used around the world for a variety of conditions such as rashes, stomach aches, eye conditions, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, gas, neuralgia, gallbladder disorders, and upper respiratory infections. In Chinese medicine, it clears heat from the body and moves liver qi.  Mint oil has been shows to inhibit staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus albus and streptococcus, and viruses such as herpes simplex.

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Organic Bupleurum (Chai Hu)

It is the root of Bupleurum that is use medicinally in Chinese medicine. The plant is native to Chinese, Japan and central Europe but does now grow all over the United States. It is never used alone in Chinese medicine, but in combination with other herbs. It is helpful for inflammatory conditions, strengthens digestion and improves circulation to the liver. It helps promote the flow of liver qi throughout the body, which can relieve symptoms associated with emotional instability, PMS and poor digestion.

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Organic Peony Root (Mu Dan Pi)

It is the cortex of the peony tree root bark that is used and known as Mu Dan Pi. In Chinese medicine, it helps clear heat from the blood and reduces liver blood stasis. Excess heat in Chinese medicine is often part of conditions like anxiety, anger, and irritability. Think of a pot of water boiling on the stove. The lid begins to rattle. The steam can’t get out. The action of this herb is like removing the lid, so the pressure and steam can escape. It helps relieve headaches, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea.

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Organic Gardenia Fruit (Zhi Zi)

The fruit of the gardenia plant are a beautiful red color. The fruit has a bitter taste. In Chinese medicine the bitter taste is cold in nature. It drains heat from the body. Herbs that drain heat help conditions such as anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia heat. Excessive heat in Chinese medicine creates agitation. You know, that monkey mind that goes around and around at all hours of the night, the tossing and turning, the flush of anxiety.  Excessive heat prevents the mind (Shen) from experiencing peaceful rest, and tranquility.

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Organic Atractylodis (Bai Zhu)

The root of atractylodis is known as Bai Zhu. It is one of the most used and loved herbs of the Chinese pharmacopeia. It is an important herb for strengthening the spleen and stomach meridians. In Chinese medicine, it is used as a Qi tonic. This category of herbs helps treat mental and physical fatigue. Atractylodis strengthens the digestive system and regulates blood sugar. This about it, our digestive function and blood sugar both have a profound effect on our energy level (qi). It also has a diuretic effect which makes it useful for the treatment of edema.

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Organic Poria (Fu Ling)

Poria is a type of fungus that most often grows on pine trees. It is gathered from the trees, cut into slices and shade dried. Poria is used in a wide range of Chinese formulas. It strengthens digestion and relaxes the mind. It is most well known for “expelling dampness” in Chinese medicine. Dampness is that heavy bogged down feeling, a blockage. A swamp is damp, nothing is moving. Dampness may result in bloating, depression, and feeling unmotivated. Poria is one of the most important herbs for “draining the swamp” and restoring a clear calm mind.

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Organic Ginger Root (Sheng Jiang)

Almost everyone has seen or even tasted ginger, the knotted tan colored root at the grocery store. It has been used in India and China for more than 4,000 years. It is an important culinary herb all over the world. Ginger has been shown to have powerful anti-nausea effect. In fact it relieves motion sickness better than any over the counter medication. It is warm and spicy and helps strengthen the spleen (digestive function). It effectively relieves digestive upset such as gas and bloating which can often accompany stress.

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Organic Licorice (Gan Cao)

Licorice has been used medicinally all over the world for centuries. It is arguably one of the most important herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia. One of the reasons it is so important in Chinese medicine is that it harmonizes the actions of other herbs. It is frequently baked in honey (Zhi Gan Cao) before being included in herbal formulas. It has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties and helps sooth inflamed mucus membranes both in the throat and gastro-intestinal tract. It can tame a cough, sore throat, and even ulcerations.

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Organic Angelica (Dang Gui)

Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Angelica, has a special affinity for female gynecological disorders. It is known to help balance hormone levels and provides supplemental estrogen. Angelica relaxes smooth muscle tissue in the body and increases circulation. For this reason, it is helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina and irregular heartbeat. In Chinese medicine terminology, it “enriches and moves blood,” it is very good at reducing pain anywhere in the body. Angelica is frequently used in Chinese cooking.

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Organic Peony (Bai Shao)

White peony root is one of the most used herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia. It is a wonderful tonic herb. Peony root purifies the blood, reduces pain, relaxes muscles, relieves cramps and spasms anywhere in the body, even menstrual cramps. In our Stress Free Formula it helps to relax the musculoskeletal system which often responds to stress with tension. It can also help lower stress induced high blood pressure.

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Can I take this formula when I am pregnant? Breastfeeding?

This formula is designed to be taken by all patients. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your healthcare provider for details.

How do I know that the herbs in this formula are organic?

We strive to use 100% USDA organic ingredients whenever possible. Some ingredients in Chinese herbalism are minerals, as opposed to vegetable, and therefore can not be certified organic by USDA. For our international customers, we have attained 100% BCS Oko-Garantie. This is a standard organic certification for the European Union. Its standards meet or exceed USDA certification requirements and certify for mineral ingredients.

Are there fillers in your formulas?

IAOM uses NO FILLERS, NONE. The ingredients listed on our label are the only ingredients in our bottle. Think this is common practice in the herbal industry? Think again.  

As the supplement industry is largely self regulated in the US, there is little to no regulation on how much actual herb is involved in an herbal supplement. Corn, wheat, rice, maltodextrin are all frequently used. Not only do these added ingredients adulterate the efficacy of the formula, but they are a source of hidden allergens in herbs.

How do we know that your herbs are non-toxic?

All of our herbs are grown in China. Whenever ingredients are imported from China, the US FDA requires they are proven for “safety”. The following methods of cleaning are acceptable, according to the FDA, for importation: radiation, sterilization, a chemical wash, sulfurization or ultraviolet rays. That’s right. If you are using Chinese herbs, they have previously gone through one of these processes in order to have cleared customs in the US. The herbs we use in our formulas were treated with UV rays, by far the safest way to ensure their efficacy.

Can I take this formula with other medications?

Our all-natural, Chinese herbal formulas are recommended without knowledge of your medications. Please consult your local healthcare provider before combining our products with your pharmaceutical medications.

  • Use this formula during any period of stress.
  • The recommended dose is 3 capsules 2 times per day.
  • Long term to help regulate and normalize a menstrual cycle.
  • To help with painful periods or infertility.  
  • Once stress induced symptoms resolve, try a smaller daily dose of 3 per day to prevent return of symptoms.
  • Recommended Dosage- 3 capsules, 2 times a day.

Price: $38.00