An Shen Bu Xin Wan - Calm the Shen and Supplement the Heart Pills

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An Shen Bu Xin Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "an shen bu xin wan" , 安神补心丸, which in english is "calm the shen and supplement the heart pills", is categorized within the "calm the spirit" functional grouping and within the "nourish the heart and calm the spirit" sub-category.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Insomnia and palpitations
  • Anxiety, possible difficulty with concentration
  • Irritibility and restlessness
  • Tinnitus

Our shop contains an shen bu xin wan from the following manufacturer:

($9.99) Add To Cart View An Shen Bu Xin Wan - HBW

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. An Shen Bu Xin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewDan Shen (Salvia Root)

Invigorate blood, break up blood stasis in lower abdomen - dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, palpable masses, lochioschesis, pain due to blood stasis, chest/epigastric pain, soreness in the ribs due to liver…

ViewHe Huan Pi (Mimosa Tree Bark)

Calms the spirit, relieves constrained emotions - vexation, depression, insomnia, irritability, poor memory. Invigorates the blood, alleviates pain - pain and swelling due to trauma, abscesses. The…

ViewNu Zhen Zi (Privet Fruit)

Liver and/or kidney yin deficiency - dizziness, floaters, weak knees and back, tinnitus, premature graying of hair. Clears deficient heat. Improves vision in patients with liver and/or kidney defic…

ViewShi Chang Pu (Sweetflag Rhizome)

Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets the spirit - sensory orifice disorders due to phlegm, deafness, dizziness, poor memory, dulled sensation, seizures. Harmonize the middle warmer, transfor…

ViewShu Di Huang (Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root)

This is the root of Sheng Di Huang (steamed and dried, or soaked in red wine and dried). Tonify blood for blood deficiency with dizziness, pallid complexion, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses…

ViewTu Si Zi (Chinese Dodder Seeds)

Tonify kidneys, strengthens yin, secures essence, reserves urine - impotence, nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, tinnitus, frequent urination, sore painful back, vaginal discharge. Tonify ki…

ViewWu Wei Zi (Schisandra Fruit/Seed)

Constrain leakage of lung qi, enriches kidney yin - chronic cough and wheezing due to kidney and lung deficiency. Tonify the kidneys, bind the essence, stop diarrhea - nocturnal emission, spermatorr…

ViewZhen Zhu (Pearl)

Sedates the heart - tremor, palpitations, seizures, childhood convulsions. Clears the liver - blurred vision. Promotes healing, generates flesh - ulcers of the gums or throat.

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. An Shen Bu Xin Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart blood deficiency, heart yin deficiency, liver blood deficiency, liver yang rising and/or liver yin deficiency.

An Shen Bu Xin Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: anxiety, insomnia, irritability, palpitations and/or tinnitus

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding an shen bu xin wan.

This formula is useful for the situation where the deficiency of the heart yin and blood fails to keep the liver yang grounded, which results in the liver yang rising.  

As noted above, an shen bu xin wan is within the calm the spirit functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "nourish the heart and calm the spirit", which contains the following formulas:

ViewGan Mai Da Zao Wan (Licorice, Wheat, and Jujube Formula)

Anxiety/depression/manic issues with a tendency towards losing self-control (crying fits, excessive yawning, etc.) that result from the combination of heart yin deficiency and liver qi stagnation. I…

ViewPearl Powder (Pearl Powder)

ADD, ADHD, restlessness, trouble with focus or concentration.

ViewShen Jing Shuai Ruo Wan (Stress Reducing Pill)

For common variants of the modern western lifestyle - in Chinese Medicine terms, calms the spirit, balance liver and kidney yin, for a range of psycho-emotional and physical issues from chronic stres…

ViewSuan Zao Ren Wan (Sour Jujube Decoction)

Shen related issues when arising from liver blood deficiency - anxiety, insomnia. Menopausal heat contributing to sleep and/or anxiety issues. Palpitations, night sweats, and general dryness.

ViewTian Wang Bu Xin Wan (Emperor of Heavens Special Pill to Tonify the Heart)

Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, hot flashes, flushing or sensation of heat in the palms due to deficiency heat. Insomnia, poor memory, poor focus and concentration due to yin deficien…

All formulas in the primary category of "calm the spirit" are listed below.

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