Names Of An Shen Bu Xin Wan


An Shen Bu Xin Wan TCM Herbal Formula

  • English Name: Calm the Shen and Supplement the Heart Pills
  • Pinyin Name: An Shen Bu Xin Wan
  • Chinese Character: 安神补心丸
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How Is An Shen Bu Xin Wan Categorized?

An Shen Bu Xin Wan Functional Groupings

Sub Categories Within The Calm The Spirit Category

Nourish the Heart and Calm the SpiritSedate and Calm the Spirit

There Are 9 Formulas In Our Calm The Spirit Category

How Is An Shen Bu Xin Wan Used Clinically?

An Shen Bu Xin Wan Usages and Indications

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

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Staff Clinical Notes

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.  

An Shen Bu Xin Wan Has 8Ingredients

Dan Shen

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Salvia Root

Appears in the Herbs That Invigorate Blood category


  • 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 qi stagnation w/blood stasis.
  • Clear heat, soothe irritability - restlessness, irritability, insomnia due to heat entering the ying level.

This formula has cautions, see details

He Huan Pi

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Mimosa Tree Bark

Appears in the Herbs That Nourish The Heart and Calm The Spirit category


  • 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 flower, He Huan Hua (ye he hua, ye he mi) has similar functions for calming the shen from liver constraint - insomnia, chest oppression, irritability.

This formula has cautions, see details

Nu Zhen Zi

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Privet Fruit

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yin category


  • 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 deficiency.

Shi Chang Pu

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Sweetflag Rhizome

Appears in the Herbs That Open Orifices category


  • 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, transform turbid damp, abdominal pain.
  • Wind-cold damp - painful obstruction, trauma and sores.

Shu Di Huang

Rehmannia, Chinese Foxglove Root

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Blood category


  • 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, uterine bleeding, post partum bleeding.
  • Nourish yin - kidney yin deficiency with nightsweats, xiao ke, steaming bone disorder, nocturnal emissions.

Tu Si Zi

Chinese Dodder Seeds

Appears in the Herbs That Tonify Yang category


  • Tonify kidneys, strengthens yin, secures essence, reserves urine - impotence, nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, tinnitus, frequent urination, sore painful back, vaginal discharge.
  • Tonify kidney and liver, improves vision - liver and kidney yin and yang deficiency patterns with dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, floaters, etc.
  • Strengthen the spleen and kidneys - resolve diarrhea.
  • Calms the fetus - important herb for habitual and/or threatened miscarriage.

Wu Wei Zi

Schisandra Fruit/Seed

Appears in the Herbs That Stabilize and Bind category


  • 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, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, frequent urination, daybreak diarrhea.
  • Inhibits sweating, generates fluids - thirst with excess sweat, spontaneous sweating, nightsweats, xiao ke.
  • Quiet the spirit, calm the heart - irritability, palpitations, insomnia due to blood deficiency or kidney and heart yin injury.

This formula has cautions, see details

Zhen Zhu


Appears in the Herbs That Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit category


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

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