Jian Zhou Tong Pian
( ShoulderEZ™ )
Jian Zhou Tong Pian
(ShoulderEZ™ )
200 mg 200 Tablets | Item #: AH010P
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Jian Zhou Tong Pian (ShoulderEZ™, 肩周痛片) is a Chinese herbal remedy used for managing frozen shoulders and arms by removing Dampness, Wind, and Cold.
What does it do?

Ease Your Shoulders from Stiffness

Got "50s Shoulder"?

That's what "frozen shoulder" is called in China (because it occurs most often in people in their 50s). If you have 50s Shoulder, you know how extremely difficult and painful it is when you try to lift your arms over your head. And the toll of 50s shoulder goes way beyond the physical realm….

Indeed, if shoulder discomfort and lack of mobility have forced you to stow your tennis racket and golf clubs away in storage, that can be downright depressing. You become resigned to thinking that your best years are behind you because you can no longer enjoy your favorite activities even though you may live at least a few decades more.

If you wish you could once again be able to perform the most menial of functional tasks, like reaching for something on a high shelf without wincing or groaning, the good news is you don't have to get expensive, invasive surgery to feel like you have a brand new shoulder.

Instead, give ShoulderEZ™ a try. ShoulderEZ is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) featuring 13 botanically-sourced herbs that may help promote circulation and reduce swelling.

Signature Formula Beneficial for Shoulder Joint Problems

From a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) perspective, there are a couple reasons why you may be having shoulder discomfort. First, is an obvious reason: injury. But also, according to TCM theory, certain "evils" may cause disharmony in the shoulder joint. These three evils are Dampness, Wind, and Cold, which can wreak havoc on a joint if you are not aging gracefully. That's because with the aging process comes a decline of Yang energy, as well as a reduction in Qi and Blood, with accompanying weakness of Liver and Kidneys. Consequently, the tendons connecting muscle to bone get less nourished and the body has less resistance to fighting the three evils. As a result, when wind, damp, and cold invade the shoulder, these evils cause Qi and Blood stagnation, which in turn result in Yang energy not circulating, causing blockages in the meridians.

In clinical applications, the formula which ShoulderEZ is based on has a successful track record for helping alleviate symptoms associated with Cold, Wind and Dampness. Furthermore, some of the individual herbs are clinically-proven in research studies to help alleviate pain (see research below).

How does ShoulderEZ work?

Collectively, the herbs in ShoulderEZ disperse wind, expel cold, remove dampness, unblock the Channels and relieve pain.

Qiang Huo (Notopterygium Root) disperses cold and dispels wind, expels dampness, and alleviates pain. Du Huo (Pubescent Angelica Root) dispels wind and removes dampness, as well as unblocks the Channels and alleviates pain.

Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig) helps alleviate pain by relaxing the muscles, warming and unblocking the channels (meridians), warming Yang energy and venting Qi. Qin Jiao (Large Leaf Gentian Root) disperses wind-damp, clears damp-heat and alleviates obstructive pain.

Hai Feng Teng (Kadsura Pepper Stem) and Sang Zhi (Mulberry Twig) both dispel Wind-Dampness and clear stagnation in the meridians, helping to alleviate painful obstruction.

Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) helps heal trauma in the joint by nourishing and invigorating the blood. Chuan Xiong (Szechwan Lovage Rhizome) expels Wind, moves Qi, and like Dang Gui, helps invigorate the blood.

Bai Shao (White Peony Root) relieves pain and nourishes the Blood. Jiang Huang (Turmeric Rhizome), another herb with pain-relieving potential, also breaks up blood stasis and moves Qi, as well as unblocks the Channels.

Bai Zhi (Angelica Root) reduces swelling and alleviates pain, while also dispersing wind and expelling dampness. Ru Xiang (Boswellia Resin) also possesses pain-alleviating properties. It invigorates the blood and promotes Qi movement.

Finally, Gan Cao (Licorice Root) tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, diminishes spasms and harmonizes the properties of the other herbs.

Does Research Support ShoulderEZ?

Many herbs included in the formula, such as Qiang Huo1 and Qin Jiao2, are shown in studies to contain active ingredients that possess anti-inflammatory properties.


Tang SY e tal., Notopterygium forbesii Boiss extract and its active constituent phenethyl ferulate attenuate pro-inflammatory responses to lipopolysaccharide in RAW 264.7 macrophages. A "protective" role for oxidative stress? Chem Res Toxicol. 2009 Aug;22(8):1473-82.
Wang YM et al., Anti-inflammatory compounds of "Qin-Jiao", the roots of Gentiana dahurica (Gentianaceae). J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 May 20;147(2):341-8.
Rhizoma Et Radix Notopterygii
Radix Angelicae Pubescentis
Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae
Radix Gentianae Macrophyllae
Caulis Piperis Kadsurae
Ramulus Mori Albae
Radix Angelicae Sinensis
Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
Rhizoma Curcumae Longae
Resina Boswelliae Carterii
Radix Angelicae Dahuricae
Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
(Qiang Huo)
(Du Huo)
(Gui Zhi)
(Qin Jiao)
(Hai Feng Teng)
(Sang Zhi)
(Dang Gui)
(Chuan Xiong)
(Bai Shao)
(Jiang Huang)
(Ru Xiang)
(Bai Zhi)
(Gan Cao)

Guang Ci Tang® Jian Zhou Tong Pian (ShoulderEZ™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

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

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

ShoulderEZ™ is a Guang Ci Tang signature formula.

Jian Zhou 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.

Check for an independent US lab test report.

Guang Ci TangВ® 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
How to use it?
The standard dosage for ShoulderEZ™ is 6 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 11 to 16 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.

ShoulderEZ™ 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 6 bottles taken at the full dose.


Side effects

Jian Zhou Tong Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects.



ShoulderEZ™ is gluten free


Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are children, old or very weak.
Keep out of reach of children.
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