An Shui Wan
Herbal Formula: An Shui Wan
Western Name: Peaceful Sleep Pills
Dating from: Dr. Chang Chung-Ching 142 A.D.
Polygala tenuifolia root, Rehmannia glutinosa root-prep., Schisandra chinensis
fruit, Biota orientalis seed, Ziziphus spinosa seed, Citrus reticulata peel,
Poria cocos fungus, Dioscorea opposita rhizome, Codonopsis pilosula root,
Angelica sinensis root, Scrophularia ningpeoensis root, Ophiopogon japonicus
tuber platycodon grandiflorum root, Stephania sinica root, Atroctylodes
macrocephala rhiaome, Acorus gramineue rhizome, Glyrrhiza uralensis root.
An Shui Wan- or
Peaceful Sleep Pill- a classical Chinese herbal formula to calm nerves and
promote sleep. An Mien wan cools liver heat, and reduces stress. It is
especially useful for those who have problems sleeping due to heat or congestion
in liver. Useful for treating insomnia, anxiety, depression.
Insomnia can be caused by
- Set a regular schedule for sleep, with a heavy
emphasis on stable bedtime routines.
so whether you are tired or not, when bed time roles around, off to bed you
- Exercise regularly, but avoid heavy exercise
before bedtime. Easy breathing is fine, but nothing
that will raise your heart rate.
- Avoid taking naps.
- 30 minutes before bedtime, start unwinding.
Reduce the noise, reduce the lights, and relax into a good frame of mind
- Reserve the bedroom for sleep only, so if you
have a television ,or stereo, place them in the family room, or any other room
except the bedroom.
- Go to bed when ready to sleep and leave the
bedroom if unable to sleep after 30 minutes.
- Avoid the use of alcohol or over-the-counter
sleep medications as sleep inducers.
- Try not to rely in caffeine to stay awake,
this causes a vicious circle. You will need more and more caffeine
to stay wake, because you will not be able to sleep at night.
- Try deep breathing...
Nice deep long inhaling, and just as long exhaling.
I have seen many people replace
medications such as Prozac, Risperidol, Zoloft, Ambien, Soma, and others with An
Shui Wan. Safe, non-addictive, gentle. The Chinese herbal approach is to correct
the problem, not just treat the symptoms. Contains no drugs, chemicals, Kava
kava, or poisonous substances. Unlike pharmaceuticals An Shui Wan will not
cause a hangover or drowsy affect the next day. Caution is always advised
when taking any relaxant.