TIAN WANG BU XIN DAN 天王補心丹 - Emperor's Pills

$ 12.99
Tablets, Granules, or Whole Herbs (custom formulas are not refundable)

Emperor of Heaven's Formula to Tonify the Heart (HeartVigor™ )

Shen Clinic TCM Advice

also known as TIAN WANG BU XIN WAN or PIAN, extends the reach of the fabled formula LIU WEI DI HUANG to address the pattern sometimes known as Heart and Kidney Not Communicating. 


  • Tonifies Kidney YIN
  • Tonifies Heart Blood
  • Calms the Spirit

TIAN WANG BU XIN DAN: Uses and Indications of When to Use It

  • Poor Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Poor memory
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Poor concentration
  • Night sweat
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mouth Sores


Tablets: 5 tablets, 2-3 times a day 

Granules: 2-4 grams, taken 2-3 times a day, best on an empty stomach

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-quarts of water or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.

On Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions 

Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 60 minutes, the dregs are strained out and the "tea" is taken warm or at room temperature. Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion.

* What’s the Difference Between, PIAN, WAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?

  • PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
  • WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
  • TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
  • SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
  • SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
  • GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)

Safety Cautions and Contra-Indications

Do not take when ill with common cold, as it could prolong the cold. Pregnant women should consult with their health care provider before taking any supplement. 

TCM is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended for chronic, recurring, or serious illness. Best to Find a Local Practitioner or Start an E-mail Consultation now.


  1. DAN SHEN, Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae
  2. SHI CHANG PU, Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii 
  3. SHU DI HUANG, Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
  4. DANG GUI, Radix Angelica Sinensis
  5. WU WEI ZI, Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
  6. MAI MEN DONG, Tuber Ophiopogonis Japonici
  7. TIAN MEN DONG, Radix Asparagi Cochinchinensis
  8. SUAN ZAO REN, Semen Ziziphi Spinosae
  9. BAI ZI REN, Semen Platycladi
  10. DANG SHEN, Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
  11. FU LING, Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
  12. XUAN SHEN, Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis
  13. YUAN ZHI, Radix Polygalae Tenuifoliae
  14. JIE GENG, Radix Platycodi Grandiflori
  15. GAN CAO, Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis


*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



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