What does it do?
The Chinese name Shi Quan Da Bu Tang literally means "all-inclusive great tonifying decoction" or "ten complete tonic decoction." This classical formula powerfully tonifies Qi and blood and also warms the Yang. It is traditionally used for fatigue or lassitude, shortness of breath, dizziness, pallor, low appetite, palpitations, insomnia, intolerance to cold, spontaneous perspiration, weakness of the lower extremities, persistent sores, or continuous spotting from uterine bleeding. †
The original source of the formula Shi Quan Da Bu Pian can be traced back to the Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang). Today it remains an important tool used in contemporary Chinese Medicine for the treatment of modern diseases which arise from patterns of predominant Qi and blood deficiency with moderate Yang deficiency or cold. Studies have shown Shi Quan Da Bu Tang may be beneficial in reducing hematotoxicity in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.1 Recent studies of this formula have also shown promise in the TCM treatment of anemia, chronic atrophic gastritis, gastric prolapse, Meniere’s Syndrome and in post-surgical recovery. †
Patients may present with a pale tongue with a white coating. The pulse may be thin, weak and slow.
Shi Quan Da Bu Pian is based on the classical formula Ba Zhen Tang (Eight Treasure Decoction) with the addition of Huang Qi (Astragalus) and Rou Gui (Cinnamon bark). Ba Zhen Tang itself is a combination of the classical formulas Si Jun Zi Tang (Four Gentleman Decoction) and Si Wu Tang (Four Substance Decoction) which are the flagship Traditional Chinese Medicine formulas used to tonify Qi and blood, respectively.
Ren Shen (Ginseng) is traditionally the chief herb of both Ba Zhen Tang and Shi Quan Da Bu Tang, however today Dang Shen (Codonopsis root) is usually substituted at around 2-3 times the dose. While Dang Shen, Bai Zhu (Atractylodes rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria) and Gan Cao (Licorice) tonify the Qi, Shu Di Huang (processed Rehmannia root), Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica root), Bai Shao (white Peony root) and Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage rhizome) nourish and gently move the blood.
Because chronic or profound Qi deficiency often presents with concurrent Yang deficiency cold, Shi Quan Da Bu Pian is modified with the addition of Huang Qi and Rou Gui. Huang Qi is a highly prized medicinal herb for its ability to powerfully enhance immune function by tonifying Lung and Spleen Qi, consolidating the exterior and raising Yang. Huang Qi is known to aid the body in healing wounds by promoting the discharge of pus and generating flesh.2 Recent studies have also shown that Huang Qi may help decrease the adverse side effects associated with chemotherapy and radiation used in modern cancer treatments.3
Rou Gui is extremely effective at warming Yang and dispelling cold. These modifications make Shi Quan Da Bu Pian an indispensable supplement in the TCM treatment of patients with cold deficiency patterns to restore vitality and optimum health.†
What is the formula composition?
A proprietary blend of
| Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae |
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cortex Cinnamomi Cassiae
| (Dang Shen) |
(Shu Di Huang)
What is Available?
Guang Ci Tang
® Shi Quan Da Bu Pian (TotalTonic™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.
At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Shi Quan Da Bu Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.
Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Shi Quan Da Bu Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.
Shi Quan Da Bu 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®
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- 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
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How do I use it?
The standard dosage for TotalTonic™ is 5 tablets taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks. 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.
TotalTonic™ is a tonic 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
Shi Quan Da Bu Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.
- 1. Not to be used in patients with heat signs or excess conditions.
- 2. Not to be used during pregnancy.
- 3. Avoid cold and greasy foods (such as ice cream and french fries) for best results.
- 4. Not to be used in conjunction with exterior releasing medicinals.
- 5. Not to be used in the absence of deficiency signs/symptoms.
- 6. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medications or receiving other medical treatments.
- 7. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
- 8. Keep out of reach of children.
TotalTonic™ is gluten free
In the Media
- 1. Huang SM et al., Effectiveness of 3-Week Intervention of Shi Quan Da Bu Tang for Alleviating Hematotoxicity Among Patients With Breast Carcinoma Receiving Chemotherapy. Integr Cancer Ther. 2012 Jul 16.
- 2. Lau KM et al., Synergistic interaction between Astragali Radix and Rehmanniae Radix in a Chinese herbal formula to promote diabetic wound healing. J Ethnopharmacol. 2012 May 7;141(1):250-6. Epub 2012 Feb 17.
- 3. Li Q et al., Inhibiting effect of Astragalus polysaccharides on the functions of CD4+CD25 highTreg cells in the tumor microenvironment of human hepatocellular carcinoma. Chin Med J (Engl). 2012 Mar;125(5):786-93.