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An Shen Bu Xin Pian (Wan)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
An Shen Bu Xin Pian (An Shen Bu Xin Wan, SpiritCalm™, 安神补心片) is an all-natural Chinese herbal supplement that may calm the Heart and Spirit and support a peaceful mind and a restful sleep.
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    What does it do?
    An Shen Bu Xin Wan is a very common Chinese herbal remedy used to manage difficulty in falling or staying asleep.1

    From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), An Shen Bu Xin Wan calms the Heart and spirit and restores normal sleep rhythm by nourishing Heart Yin and blood while anchoring hyperactive Liver Yang (caused by deficient Heart blood). When blood is insufficient and therefore fails to nourish the Shen (spirit) which is said to be housed in the heart, palpitations and sleeplessness are common symptoms. An Shen Bu Xin Wan may also be used for mood swings, lightheadedness, temporal hearing loss, and occasional ringing in the ears.

    An Shen Bu Xin Wan is composed of 10 medicinal Chinese herbs that nourish Yin and blood, calm the Shen (spirit), clear heat and anchor Yang.

    Dan Shen (Salvia root) regulates blood circulation, calms the Shen and dispels heat from the Heart. Dan Shen also nourishes blood to help palpitations and sleeplessness. Studies have shown Dan Shen to have a marked sedative effect.2 Shou Wu Teng (Polygonum vine), also known as Ye Jiao Teng, nourishes the Heart and calms the Shen due to general blood deficiency while also clearing the meridian pathways.

    Di Huang (Rehmannia root) is a powerful Yin tonic used to nourish the blood of the Heart and also takes care of sleeplessness and palpitations.

    Wu Wei Zi (Schisandra fruit) calms the heart and Shen, resolves anxiousness and dream-disturbed sleeplessness (which are signs of Yin and blood failing to nourish the heart). Tu Si Zi (Cuscuta seed) tonifies Kidney Yin and Yang and is combined with Wu Wei Zi to reduce the occurrence of frequent dreaming. Nu Zhen Zi (Glossy Privet fruit) clears heat caused by Yin deficiency and is a relatively mild tonic useful for lightheadedness. When combined with Wu Wei Zi, it is very useful for night sweats. Mo Han Lian, also known as Han Lian Cao (Eclipta) nourishes Yin and clears heat from the blood. It is often paired with Nu Zhen Zi for Liver and Kidney Yin deficiency.

    Shi Chang Pu (Acorus) opens the orifices and calms the Shen. Zhen Zhu Mu (Pearl shell) calms the Liver and anchors Yang, which can become hyper-ascendant due to Liver blood deficiency. Zhen Zhu Mu also clears Heart fire when combined with Shi Chang Pu.

    He Huan Pi (Albizia Bark) calms the Shen and relieves Liver Qi stagnation (constraint).

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
    Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
    Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii
    Concha Margaritifera Usta
    Caulis Polygoni Multiflori
    Cortex Albiziae
    Semen Cuscutae Chinensis
    Herba Ecliptae Prostratae
    Fructus Ligustri Lucidi
    Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
    (Dan Shen)
    (Wu Wei Zi)
    (Shi Chang Pu)
    (Zhen Zhu Mu)
    (Shou Wu Teng)
    (He Huan Pi)
    (Tu Si Zi)
    (Mo Han Lian)
    (Nu Zhen Zi)
    (Di Huang)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® An Shen Bu Xin Pian (SpiritCalm™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    Guang Ci Tang® An Shen Bu Xin Wan (SpiritCalm™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 pills @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, both products represent the most potent form of An Shen Bu Xin Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet or pill is equal to 1 gram of raw herb. Both tablets and pills have the same formulation.

    An Shen Bu Xin Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?
    The standard dosage for SpiritCalm™ is 7 tablets or pills each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 10 to 14 days.

    The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    SpiritCalm™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.

    Differentiation in Usage
    An Shen Bu Xin Wan is similar to Te Xiao Zao Ren An Mian Wan and Tian Wang Bu Xin Wan for insomnia.

    Side Effects
    An Shen Bu Xin Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects.

    1. Not for use during pregnancy.

    Allergy Info
    SpiritCalm™ is gluten free

    In the Media

    1. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medications or receiving other medical treatments.
    2. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
    3. Not suitable in cases of concurrent external attack (i.e. acute cold or flu with fever).
    4. Keep out of reach of children.


    1. Xia C, et al., Traditional Chinese medicine constitution types in 127 elderly patients with insomnia: an investigation in communities of Yangpu District, Shanghai. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2012 Aug;10(8):866-7
    2. Yao Xue Xue Bao (Journal of Herbology), 1979; 14(5):288
    SpiritCalm™ (An Shen Bu Xin Pian) is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spiritcalm is helpful for my anxiety. Spiritcalm is helpful for my anxiety. I can really see the difference. I am recommending it to my niece.
    Date published: 2013-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from calms Product states that it takes a few months to work but seems to be relieving some of the anxiety after a week.
    Date published: 2014-07-20
    Date published: 2014-07-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Prompt delivery The delivery of the product by ActiveHerbs was prompt and smoothless. The product perse is good in the sense that it made me calmer, unfortunately only for a short time until the restlessness continued. I am not saying that the product is good or bad, it was just the wrong kind of herbal combination for me.
    Date published: 2014-03-11
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