San Fu Tie: Getting ahead of Winter Illness in Summer!

Do you expect that when the cold hits, you’ll go down with it?   

Do you always get sick in the winter?    

Do you always get hay fever in the colder fall months?   

Does your joint pain get worse when it’s cold?  

Are you susceptible to severe illness, goes to your lungs, or just lingers on and on?

What is “san fu tie”?

In recent years, it is very popular in China to apply a Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture protocol called “san fu tie” to cure winter diseases in summer.

San fu tie, also known as “dog days paste.”  Dog days are the hottest days of summer, and during this time, we mix a wonderful herbal medicine paste and “sticking” it on to particular points to cure the winter diseases.

How does “san fu tie” work?

Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, San Fu days have the most Heat and Yang energy, which means that the human body also is full of Yang energy.  Because of this, it’s the perfect time to treat winter ailments and strengthen your health by nourishing the Yang energy of the body.  This relieves and prevents the most common pathogens in winter time, which are characterised as “Cold” in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

Basically, you get three treatments over the course of one summer, over three consecutive summers, which, over time, can significantly reduce the severity of symptoms, and possibly even cure any regular health problems that you have during the winter months.

What are the symptoms suitable to be treated/prevented with “san fu tie”?

Conditions that are best treated are generally associated with Yang-deficiency or predominantly Cold related.  These include:

  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Pollen allergy
  • Sinusitis
  • Recurrent colds and flus
  • Lingering colds
  • Arthritis
  • Feeling cold all the time
  • And more…

It is also suitable for individuals with a deficient and cold body condition, who are commonly averse to cold and to wind.

When should I get san fu tie?

Best Treatment Periods for San Fu days:

  1. The beginning (chufu): July 17 – July 26 (10 days)
  2. The middle (zhongfu): July 27 – August 15 (20 days)
  3. The end (mofu): August 16- August 25 (10 days)

San fu tie treatment can begin at any time from the san fu days. You do not have to start from the first day of san fu days of the summer time.

To book in for your treatment in Vancouver, BC click here to see Kelly Zeng’s profile and schedule.  Kelly practices out of Empower Health Clinic on Commercial Drive, East Vancouver.  

Cost per treatment = only $15  | Buy all three and get 10% off!

Other Notes about the treatment:

  1. During  the treatment course term: cold and greasy foods, cigarettes, alcohol, seafood, beef and lamb should be avoided as they may reduce treatment effect.
  2. According to patient’s sensitivity, body condition, and duration of application, certain skin reactions such as local redness, heat sensation, light prickling, or minor blistering may occur. These generally do not require special attention and will heal on its own. In rare cases, large rashes or vesicles may develop. Cautions should be taken to prevent infections.
  3. The site of application may retain hyperpigmentation for a short period of time.
  4. Not recommend for those who with severe skin diseases, easily allergy to external application medication, fever, sore throat, during pregnancy or nursing, and children less than 3 years of age.
  5. It is important to know that San Fu Tie does not endorse as a cure and please be aware that there may be underlying causes that continue to set off the condition. It is intended as a natural alternative treatment option to current medications and steroids, and patients with chronic conditions currently taking medication should not replace their treatment and must consult their physician or healthcare provider before making adjustments.
  6. Recommend three years of continuous treatment
By | 2016-08-13T11:51:37+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: Therapies|Tags: , |

About the Author:

Kelly Zeng is a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist. She is also licensed to prescribe custom Chinese Herbal Formulas! Kelly uses many effective techniques, such as: Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha (Chinese massage) and Chinese Herbal Medicine.


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