Brand: Kan Traditionals

Smooth Response 1 ounce

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Product Description

Smooth Response (1 oz)

Unit Size1 fl oz
Dosage16-32 drops up to 3 times a day.
PropertiesSupports healthy elimination
ContraindicationsNot recommended for use by pregnant women
Chinese SymptomologyDry constipation
ActionsMoistens Intestines, unblocks bowels, clears Heat in the Lower Burner, disperses Wind
PatternIntestinal dryness, blocked bowels, Blood vacuity, Yin vacuity
TongueDry, sometimes with a yellow coat
PulseWeak, thin or thready
Chinese nameRun Chang Wan
English nameSmooth Response (1 oz)


Smooth Response is a classic formula taken from The Discussion of the Spleen and Stomach by Li Dong-Yuan (Li Ao), 1249 A.D. His approach to health was based on the optimum functioning of the Earth phase of the Five Phases (wu xing) . Run chang wan was designed to prevent injury to the Spleen resulting from Wind Heat attacking the Large Intestines and leading to internal dryness. This formula is designed, with the actions of the notopterygium root in mind, to soothe the Liver and suppress Liver Wind, as well as counteract dryness. It is an excellent formula for constipation when a chronic Blood vacuity leads to the stirring of internal Wind (which may be accompanied by numbness and tremors in the limbs) . Blood stasis resulting from Blood vacuity is addressed by the Blood-moving actions of the peach kernel and dong-quai tails.*


Pinyin NameCommon Name
Guang chao tao renDry fried peeled peach seed
Ya ma ziFlax seed
Da huangChinese rhubarb rhizome & root
Dang gui weiDong quai root tail
Qiang huoNotopterygium root & rhizome