Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan - Knee Joint Pain Relief

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Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan Herbal Formula Classifications and Usages

The herbal formula "xi guan jie bi tong wan" , 膝关节消痛丸, which in english is "knee joint pain relief", is categorized within the "expel dampness" functional grouping and within the "dispel wind-dampness" sub-category.

You may also see this formula referenced by: Xi Guan Jie Xiao Tong Wan.

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Arthritis from damp heat in Chinese Medicine terms.
  • Knee issues with kidney and liver systems involvement.
  • Lower body pain and/or inflammation - hips, knees, ankles, toes especially when the pain moves around due to interior wind.
  • Connective tissue disorders.

Our shop contains xi guan jie bi tong wan from the following manufacturers:

View Guan Jie Shu Wan - Sun Ten
($9.99) Add To Cart View Xi Guan Jie Xiao Tong Wan - HBW

For many reasons such as availability, ecological choices, and/or price, each manufacturer or herbalist may well adjust the exact composition of a specific formula. Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan is generally comprised of the following herbs:

ViewBai Shao (White Peony Root)

Nourishes the blood and regulates menstrual problems due to blood deficiency (pale, lusterless complexion and nails) - menstrual dysfunction, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding - very common herb fo…

ViewChuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)

Invigorate blood, promote movement of Qi - any blood stasis pattern, important for gynecological issues (amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, difficult labor, lochioschesis). Expels wind and alleviates pain - …

ViewDang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)

Tonifies the blood, regulates menses - pallid, ashen complexion, tinnitus, blurred vision, palpitations, irregular menses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea. Invigorates/harmonizes the blood, disperses cold …

ViewDang Shen (Codonopsis Root)

Tonifies the middle warmer, augments the qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, any spleen qi deficiency issues, prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum. Tonifies the lungs - lung deficienc…

ViewDu Huo (Angelica Root)

Dispels wind-cold-damp - bi syndromes, especially lower back and legs (acute/chronic). Shao yin stage headache and toothache.

ViewDu Zhong (Eucommia Bark)

Tonify liver and kidneys, strengthen sinews and bones - weak, painful knees and lower back, fatigue, frequent urination. Promotes smooth flow of qi and blood circulation. Calms the fetus - for cold…

ViewFang Feng (Ledebouriella root, siler)

Releases exterior, expel wind-cold (headache, chills, body ache) Bi-Syndromes, Wind-Damp, alleviates pain, relieves spasms (not very strong, only as a supporting herb) Trembling hands and/or feet …

ViewFu Ling (Poria, China Root)

Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat. Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, …

ViewGan Cao (Licorice Root)

Tonifies the spleen and augments qi - spleen deficiency w/shortness of breath, fatigue, loose stools (si jun zi tong). Qi and/or blood deficiency w/irregular pluse or palpitations (Zhi Gan Cao Tang)…

ViewGan Jiang (Dried Ginger Root)

Warms the middle and expels cold - warms spleen and stomach both in conditions of excess due to externally contacted cold, as well as cold from deficiency due to yang qi deficiency. Rescues devastat…

ViewHuang Qi (Astragalus Root)

Tonifies spleen qi - lack of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea. Raises yang qi of spleen and stomach - prolapse of uterus, stomach, rectum, uterine bleeding. Augments the wei qi and stabilizes the exteri…

ViewQin Jiao (Gentiana Macrophylla Root)

Dispels wind-damp bi and cramping, especially in the extremities, for acute/chronic, cold/hot conditions. Clears deficient heat - fever, steaming bone disorder. Jaundice due to acute damp-heat. Co…

ViewRou Gui (Dried Cinammon Bark)

Warms the kidneys and fortifies yang - aversion to cold, cold limbs, weak back, impotence, frequent urination; also for waning of spleen and kidney yang with abdominal pain and cold, reduced appetit…

ViewSheng Di Huang (Rehmannia)

Clears Heat, Cools Blood. High fever, thirst, scarlet tongue, hemorrhage due to heat in the Blood. Nourishes Yin, Generates Fluids. Yin Deficiency with heat signs with injury to body fluids. Dry mou…

ViewXu Duan (Japanese Teasel Root)

Tonify liver and kidney, strengthen sinews and bones - lower back and/or knee weakness and pain, stiff joints. Tonify without causing stagnation. Stops uterine bleeding, calms the fetus - bleeding d…

A single formula, alone, may not be sufficient to fully address a particular TCM diagnostic pattern. Formulas may be used alone, in combinations, and/or in stages. Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan is a candidate for consideration when needing to influence liver cold stagnation, liver wind and/or stomach dampness.

Xi Guan Jie Bi Tong Wan may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored overall approach, to influence the following conditions: knee pain, osteoarthritis (oa), rheumatoid arthritis (ra) and/or wrist pain

As noted above, xi guan jie bi tong wan is within the expel dampness functional group. And it appears within the sub-category "dispel wind-dampness", which contains the following formulas:

ViewDu Huo Ji Sheng Wan (Solitary Hermit Teapills)

For chronic pain due to obstruction (bi zheng) with liver and kidney deficiency. For lower back pain often with weakness and/or pain in the knees. For arthritis, especially the type affected by col…

ViewJuan Bi Wan (Remove Painful Obstruction Decoction)

Wind-cold-damp bi syndromes in qi deficient patients - joint pain possibly with heaviness of the limbs that generally improves with movement.  Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gouty arthritis.  …

ViewXiao Huo Luo Wan (Minor Invigorate Channels Pills)

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ViewZhuang Gu Guan Jie Wan (Invigorate Bone and Joint Pills)

Damp and Cold bi-syndromes - arthritis (osteo primarily), joint pain, muscles aches that is aggravated with cold and/or damp weather - weakness of the knee, pain in lower back, general weakness, pain…

ViewZuo Gu Shen Jing Tong Wan (Sciatica Pills)

Wind-cold-damp bi syndromes with particular issues in the lower back and legs - sciatic pain, heaviness in the lower body, hip and knee pain, arthritis in those areas (osteo or rheumatoid).

All formulas in the primary category of "expel dampness" are listed below.

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