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Feng Shi Xiao Tong Pian
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Feng Shi Xiao Tong Pian (Feng Shi Xiao Tong Wan, ArthritEZ™, 风湿消痛片) is an all natural herbal supplement that dispels Wind and Cold, promotes Blood circulation, and is traditionally used for arthritis and joint pain.
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    What does it do?
    Arthritis occurs as a result of the breakdown of cartilage which normally protects the joints, absorbs shock from movement and allows the joints to move smoothly. Cartilage may wear away as a result of aging, overuse, trauma, infection or even autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Without the normal amount of cartilage, bones may rub together and cause pain, swelling, stiffness or inflammation.

    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), arthritic pain (painful obstruction syndrome or Bi Zheng) can be caused and/or aggravated by Wind, Cold, Damp or Heat. Pain of any sort may also be caused or aggravated by Blood stagnation. Feng Shi Xiao Tong Pian is a warming formula best used in cases of Wind-Cold-Damp type painful obstruction syndrome (Bi Syndrome) which is further complicated by Blood stagnation. This herbal formula disperses Wind, Cold and Damp, moves the Blood, relieves pain and strengthens the sinews and bones. Possible applications include join pain or stiffness, sciatica, lower back pain or stiffness, sensation of cold in the joints, difficulty walking, weakness of the legs, swelling of the joints or even pain resulting from blood stasis due to trauma such as a fall.

    Feng Shi Xiao Tong Pian is composed of a number of herbs which work together to dispel Wind, Cold and Damp, relieve pain, and strengthen the tendons and bones.

    Hai Feng Teng (Kadsura stem) dispels Wind-Damp for painful obstruction syndrome (Bi Zheng) and also alleviates pain associated with traumatic injuries. Mo Yao (Myrrh) and Ru Xiang (Boswellia) are used together to activate Blood, relieve pain and relax the tendons. Both have demonstrated analgesic effects.1 This pair of herbs is combined here with Niu Xi (Achyranthes) and Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica root) to strengthen the pain relieving effect. Niu Xi tonifies the Kidneys and Liver, strengthens tendons and bones and is especially good for lower back pain and knee pain. Niu Xi also has a powerful anti-inflammatory action.2 Dang Gui has the ability to both invigorate and tonify the Blood. Dang Gui also has strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions.3 Dang Gui is often paired with Gui Zhi (Cinnamon twigs) and Bai Shao (White Peony root) for sensation of cold in the extremities. Bai Shao nourishes the Blood, softens the Liver and relieves pain, numbness and spasms. Gui Zhi is an important guiding herb here used to warm and open the channels as well as disperse Wind-Cold. Mu Gua (Papaya) relaxes the sinews, opens the channels, and relieves spasms and stiffness especially when used in combination with Ru Xiang, Mo Yao, Dang Gui and Bai Shao as it is here.

    Gui Zhi, Mo Yao and Ru Xiang are best for arthritis when combined with Qiang Huo (Notopterygium root) and Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica root). Qiang Huo and Du Huo both release the exterior, dispel Cold, eliminate Dampness and alleviate pain. Fang Feng (Siler) is also added to further dispel Wind, Cold and Damp and release the exterior. Qian Nian Jian (Homalomena) dispels Wind and Damp too, but also strengthens the tendons and bones and is good at relieving joint pain particularly when used in combination with Du Huo and Niu Xi as it is here.

    Du Zhong (Eucommia bark) is a Yang tonic used to tonify both the Liver and Kidneys, strengthen tendons and bones and relieve low back pain, cold legs and joints.

    Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis) activates Qi and Blood circulation to relieve pain. Jiang Huang (Turmeric) also activates Blood circulation, opens the channels, relieves pain and swelling and has anti-inflammatory action.

    Chi Shao (Red Peony root) modestly clears heat, dispels Blood stasis and relieves pain. A slight degree of heat clearing is useful to balance the effects of the other herbs which are mostly warm in nature. Gan Cao (Licorice root) relieves pain and harmonizes the formula.

    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Caulis Piperis Kadsurae
    Resina Commiphorae Myrrhae
    Fructus Chaenomelis
    Radix Saposhnikoviae Divaricatae
    Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii
    Resina Boswelliae Carterii
    Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
    Cortex Eucommiae Ulmoidis
    Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
    Rhizoma Corydalis
    Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Radix Paeoniae Rubra
    Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
    Rhizoma Homalomenae Occultae
    (Hai Feng Teng)
    (Mo Yao)
    (Mu Gua)
    (Fang Feng)
    (Gui Zhi)
    (Gan Cao)
    (Qiang Huo)
    (Ru Xiang)
    (Niu Xi)
    (Du Zhong)
    (Du Huo)
    (Yan Hu Sho)
    (Jiang Huang)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Chi Shao)
    (Bai Shao)
    (Qian Nian Jian)
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Feng Shi Xiao Tong Pian (ArthritEZ™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Feng Shi Xiao Tong Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Feng Shi Xiao Tong Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    ArthritEZ™ is a Guang Ci Tang signature formula.

    Feng Shi Xiao Tong 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 ArthritEZ™ 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.

    ArthritEZ™ has a mild action 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

    Side Effects
    Feng Shi Xiao Tong Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when used as directed.

    1. Not for use during pregnancy.

    Allergy Info
    ArthritEZ™ 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. Keep out of reach of children.
    4. Contraindicated in the presence of heat signs such as a red tongue etc.


    1. Zhong Yao Xue (Chinese Herbology), 1998; 539:540
    2. Zhong Yao Tong Bao (Journal of Chinese Herbology), 1988; 13(7):43
    3. Xin Yi Yao Xue Za Zhi (New Journal of Medicine and Herbology), 1975; (6):34
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