Decompress is used traditionally to promote a healthy mood response to stress and to relax tight muscles that can cause tension headaches.* The recipe is based on the most widely used herbal formula in China, Xiao Yao San. The phrase means “free and easy wanderer,” suggesting one without burdens, who has absolute freedom and enjoys the resulting sense of peace.
Use Decompress daily when feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of work and life, or when bottled-up stress leads to negative emotions, such as anger, irritation, and frustration. Use to release muscle tightness when tense or "wound up," especially when accompanied by stress headache.*
Shake well and take 20 drops (1 mL) or half a dropper full per 50 pounds of body weight by mouth two to three times per day, or as directed by your healthcare professional. For fastest results, hold under the tongue for a minute before swallowing. If taste is too strong, dilute first in a small amount of water or other liquid. For those sensitive to alcohol, place drops in heated water and allow to cool; most of the alcohol will evaporate.
Alternate Dosages & Frequency
If results are not achieved at the recommended serving size, increase the frequency of use to a maximum of four times per day before increasing the dose. Do not exceed 40 drops (2 mL) per 50 pounds of body weight for adults and 20 drops (1 mL) per 50 pounds for children under 12. Not for use by pregnant or nursing women or by children under age three.
Bupleurum (root), Bai-zhu atractylodes (rhizome), White peony (root), Chinese angelica (root), Poria (whole herb), Ginger (fresh rhizome), Licorice (root) honey-fried & Mint (leaf)
Filtered water, ethyl alcohol from sugarcane (less than 17% by packaged volume), USP pharmaceutical grade vegetable glycerin
Cautions & Contraindications
It’s important to use Decompress as intended to promote maximum health. In addition to the General Cautions for All Formulas section, please follow these guidelines: