Vitality Combination (zhen wu tang)



A classic formula- This formula should not be taken as a substitute for Western Medical evaluation.


Details of Vitality Combination
Aconite is used to warm up the body.
Aconite is used to warm up the body.

This version contains Fu Zi – Aconite. If you would like an Aconite free version then it can be bought here :

Alternative Names

  • zhen wu tang
  • North Water God Decoction
  • True Warrior Decoction
  • chen wu tang
  • sinbu to
  • shimbuto
  • Shinbu-tō
  • 真武湯
  • しんぶとう
  • TJ30; TJ-30; TJ 30
  • zhēn wǔ tāng wán
  • 真武湯丸


  • warms the lower back
  • improves clarity of mind and a lightness to the head
  • warms the body for pains that are aggravated by cold
  • regulates large intestine functions
  • warms the hands and feet.
  • supports joint health


Fu Zi 附子 Prepared daughter root of Sichuan aconite Radix Lateralis Aconiti Carmichaeli Praeparata [don’t use if pregnant]

Fu Ling 茯苓 sclerotium of tuckahoe, China root, hoelen, Indian bread Poria Cocos

Bai Zhu 白术 , bai shu ovate atractylodes, (white) atractylodes rhizome [supports pregnancy]

Bai Shao 白芍 white peony root, peony Paeoniae Radix alba [supports pregnancy]

Sheng Jiang 生薑 fresh ginger rhizome Zingiberis Rhizoma

Recommended for these body types:
Slightly Delicate
Slightly Delicate

Recommended for these thermal natures:

Adult Dosage

This formula can be used to support health with or without symptoms. If symptoms are present, take 1 level teaspoon of the powder (8 capsules) three times daily. When symptoms are not present, take 1/2 level teaspoon (4 capsules), two times daily. Empty stomach is best for efficient absorption, but not essential. [More…]

At this dosage, your order will last approximately this long (?):

  • 50 grams powder (capsules only): 4 to 14 days.
  • 100 grams powder (capsules or powder): 8 to 25 days
  • 200 grams powder (powder only): 19 to 56 days

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 0.2 × 0.2 × 0.2 in
granules or capsules sizes

100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules (50 grams): $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260

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