Four Benefits of Si Wu Tang for Men

by Dr. Eric Karchmer, PhD, MD (China), LAc |

Four Benefits of Si Wu Tang for Men

Si Wu Tang, also known as "Four Substance Decoction", is a popular Chinese herbal formula that has been used for centuries to support women's health. The formula is made up of four key herbs: Dang Gui (Angelica Sinensis), Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia Glutinosa), Bai Shao (Paeonia Lactiflora), and Chuan Xiong (Ligusticum Chuanxiong).

Four Substance is known for its ability to nourish the blood, regulate menstruation, and alleviate menstrual cramps and other symptoms related to women's reproductive health. However, what many people don't realize is that Si Wu Tang can also be highly beneficial for men.

Not Just For Women

The formula is designed to nourish and strengthen the blood, which is important for overall health regardless of gender. Men going through issues of "blood deficiency" or circulation found that Four Substance is vital in providing a relief from symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and weakness.

Additionally, the formula can support the health of the liver and kidneys, which are crucial for men's health and vitality.

Men & Si Wu Tang
The Formula Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Four Substance is known to improve blood circulation, which can have a positive impact on cardiovascular health. By nourishing the blood and promoting circulation, this herbal formula can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions.

A Formula the Boosts Stamina & Energy

Four Substance contains herbs that are traditionally used to support energy and stamina. Dang Gui, for example, is known for its ability to promote blood flow and increase vitality, while Shu Di Huang is believed to help replenish the body's energy reserves.

Don't Forget Sexual Health

Four Substance is often used to promote sexual health and enhance libido in men. Bai Shao Yao, one of the key ingredients in this formula, is believed to help regulate the hormonal balance in the body, which can have a positive effect on sexual function and desire.

Better Muscles, Stronger Bones

Four Substnace is rich in nutrients that are essential for healthy muscles and bones. Chuan Xiong, for example, is known to promote blood flow to the muscles, while Shu Di Huang can help strengthen bones and joints.

Men & Si Wu Tang

Finally, Better Sleep

Si Wu Tang is also known for its ability to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. By nourishing the blood and calming the mind, this herbal formula can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can interfere with healthy sleep patterns.

Care Consideration: Just a reminder that the above information is not a substitute for medical care and is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations  from a healthcare provider.  This information is not intended to treat, mitigate or cure any disease.  That said, we encourage you to connect with an Acupuncturist in your community to learn more about this and other Traditional Chinese Medicine options.  If you’ve got questions about Chinese herbal medicine or getting started with an Acupuncturist, feel free to connect with us on

Dr. Eric Karchmer is a practicing Chinese medical doctor, medical anthropologist, and co-founder and Chief Doctor of Chinese Medicine for DAO Labs. From 1995-2000, Eric studied at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and today is both a licensed acupuncturist and professor at Appalachian State University. Eric can be reached at

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