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San Bi Tang 三痹湯 - Three Painful Obstruction Formula

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History of SAN BI TANG

Source: Fine Formulas for Women (FU REN LIANG FANG), Chien Zi Ming, (1237 AD)

San Bi Tang is derivative of the classic DU HUO JI SHEN TANG.

Generally used for
  • Arthritis
  • Arthralgia
  • Rheumatism
  • Numbness
  • Stroke
  • General aches and pains in the muscles and bones
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Paresthesia
Formula Actions
  • Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys
  • Augments Qi
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Dispels Wind, Cold and Dampness
  • Liver and Kidney Deficiency with Qi and Blood Deficiency
  • Wind-Cold-Damp Bi with underlying Qi and Blood Deficiency


SAN BI TANG Ingredients

Rx. Dipsaci  Xu Duan  7%
Cx. Eucommiae  Du Zhong  7%
Rx. Saposhnikoviae  Fang Feng  7%
Cx. Cinnamomi  Rou Gui 7%
Rx. Ginseng Ren Shen 7%
Poria cocos mushroom Fu Ling  7%
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis  Dang Gui  7%
White Peony root Bai Shao  7%
Baked Licorice root Zhi Gan Cao 7%
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae  Qin Jiao  4%
Raw Foxglove root  Sheng Di Huang 4%
Rz. Chuanxiong  Chuan Xiong  4%
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis  Du Huo  4%
Astragalus root Huang Qi  7%
Rx. Cyathulae  Chuan Niu Xi  7%

Safety of SAN BI TANG

Generally considered OK during pregnancy, however pregnant or nursing women should consult their health care provider before taking any supplement.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be complex. As TCM is not based on symptoms alone, self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended. Best to start a low cost online-herbal-consultation.


How to Take and Administer SAN BI TANG

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

Whole Herbs: Using a container made of pyrex, ceramic, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water for 40 minutes until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM, best on an empty stomach. Good quality herbs can usually be boiled a second time, if desired. To do this, safe the boiled herbs in the refrigerator and repeat the following day, using the saved herbs.

Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions

The potent tastes and odors of Chinese herbs are legendary. Boiling and drinking the tea will provide the fullest experience of these medicines. 

Be careful not to over-boil your herbs. Check the water level frequently, and use the pot lid to regulate evaporation. Commonly, Chinese herbs are boiled for 20 - 40 minutes, Boiling times are determined by 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.  A few herbs, mainly powdered  minerals like sulfur, or tree saps like frankincense, are not boiled at all.  They are instead, stirred into the hot boiled liquid.

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

  • 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)
  • YAO = Medicine


**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. 

Granules or Whole Herbs (Custom Formulas are Not Refundable): 100g Granules - Custom Made