Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan - Emperor of Heavens Special Pill to Tonify the Heart

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Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "tian wang bu xin wan" , 天王补心丸, which in english is "emperor of heavens special pill to tonify the heart", is categorized within the "calm the spirit" functional grouping and within the "nourish the heart and calm the spirit" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan, Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan, Emperors Teapills, Emperors Tonic.

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

  • 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 deficiency.

Our shop contains tian wang bu xin wan from the following manufacturers:

($28.00) Add To Cart View Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan - Sun Ten
($9.99) Add To Cart View Tian Wang 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. Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Zi Ren (Arbor-Vitae Seed)

Nourishes heart blood, calms the spirit - irritability, insomnia, forgetfulness, palpitations. Moisten the intestines from blood/yin deficiency - constipation (elderly, post-partum women). Nightswea…

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

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…

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewJie Geng (Balloon Flower Rhizome)

Opens up and disseminates lung qi, expels phlegm - cough (wind-heat/cold), benefits the throat (sore, loss of voice). Promotes discharge of pus. Guides other herbs to the upper body.

ViewMai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)

Moistens the lungs, stops cough - dry cough, coughing blood. Augments stomach yin, generates fluids - dry tongue and mouth. Clears heat and eliminates irritability due to yin deficiency or a warm-f…

ViewRen Shen (Ginseng Root)

Strongly tonify yuan qi - extreme collapse of qi, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse sweating, weak pulse (often used alone for this condition after severe blood loss). Tonify lung qi - wheezi…

ViewSheng Di Huang (Rehmannia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood. Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mou…

ViewTian Men Dong (Asparagus Tuber)

Nourish kidney yin, clear lung heat - yin deficiency with heat signs in the upper warmer, dryness of mouth, thick or blood-streaked sputum that is difficult to expectorate. Moisten the lungs, nouris…

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…

ViewXuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root, Scrophularia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Bleeding, fever, dry mouth, purplish tongue. Nourishes Yin. Particularly for the sequel of warm febrile disease with constipation, irritability. Drains Fire, Relieves Toxi…

ViewYuan Zhi (Senega Root)

Calms the spirit, quiets the heart - insomnia, palpitations, anxiety, restlessness. Expels phlegm from the lungs, clears the heart orifices - copious sputum, mental confusion, seizures. Reduces abs…

ViewZhu Sha (Cinnabar)

Sedates the heart, calms the spirit - restlessness, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, convulsion. Clears heat, relieves toxicity - carbuncles, sore 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. Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence heart yin deficiency and/or kidney yin deficiency.

Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: anxiety, arrhythmia (palpitations), fatigue, insomnia and/or palpitations

As noted above, tian wang 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:

ViewAn Shen Bu Xin Wan (Calm the Shen and Supplement the Heart Pills)

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

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.

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

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