Calm The Spirit - General Herbal Formula Category Concepts


Calm The Spirit Functional Grouping

Spirit disorders in Chinese Medicine involve a wide range of western medical conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, and many more. From a TCM perspective this may arise from excess or deficient (or mixed) syndromes. They often involve the heart and/or liver systems but can arise from other imbalances.

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The Calm The Spirit Category Contains (9) TCM formulas In Our Database

An Shen Bu Xin Wan

Calm the Shen and Supplement the Heart Pills


  • Insomnia and palpitations
  • Anxiety, possible difficulty with concentration
  • Irritibility and restlessness
  • Tinnitus
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
  • Bu Nao Wan

    Brain Supplementing Pills


    • A range of psychiatric, cognitive decline, trauma issues - benefit and clears the brain, transforms phlegm and tonifies kidney qi and the blood.
    • Often used for both general cognitive decline/dementia, disorientation, etc. - but also useful when mixed with more anxiety, insomnia and/or emotional outbursts from confusion.
    • Generally, particularly when deficiency and phlegm exist for anxiety, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, manic states.
  • Sedate and Calm the Spirit
  • Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan

    Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula


    • Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire.
    • Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed shen.
    • Symptoms of addiction recovery: cravings, anxiety, mood swings etc.
  • Sedate and Calm the Spirit
  • Gan 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.
    • Insomnia, possibly with vivid dreaming and heart palpitations.
    • Post-partum depression and milder symptoms of menopause.
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
  • Pearl Powder

    Pearl Powder


    • ADD, ADHD, restlessness, trouble with focus or concentration.
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
  • Shen 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 stress and mental overwork.  Symptoms may include insomnia, dizziness, inability to focus, memory problems, fatigue, palpitations, and/or tinnitus. 
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
  • Suan 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.
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
  • Te Xiao Zao Ren An Mian Wan

    Peaceful Sleep Tablets


    • Insomnia, vivid dreaming, nightmares.
    • Acute emotional instability.
    • May be used to treat convulsions or spasms that are caused by a combination of blood deficiency with wind.
  • Sedate and Calm the Spirit
  • Tian 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 deficiency.
  • Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit
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