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Calm The Spirit - TCM Herbal Formula Category


Calm The Spirit - General Formula Concepts

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.





(7) TCM formulas grouped as Calm The Spirit

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

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

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

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

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

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



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