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Therapeutic Actions

  1. Treats physical discomfort due to exposure to wind, cold, or dampness. Symptoms include headache, numbness, pain, malaise, fatigue, and the like
  2. Treats arthritis and muscle pain that worsens in cold damp weather
  3. This formula is particularly suitable for persons over 30 years of age

Chinese Therapeutic Effects

Tonifies the blood
Invigorates the blood
Dispels cold, wind, dampness
Relieves joint pain


Internal: 3 tablets TID, between meals
90 tablets, 750 mg., 10 day supply 270 tablets, 750mg, 30 day supply
Contraindication: Should not be used to treat symptoms due to common cold or flu


Kirin Ginseng root (ren shen), Cinnamon twig (gui zhi), Rehmannia (cooked) root (shu di huang), Ho-shou-wu root (he shou wu), Loranthus stem (sang ji sheng), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Cistanche salsa herb (rou cong rong), Ardisia gigantifolia root (zou ma tai), Chiang-huo rhizome (qiang huo), Angelica pubescens root (du huo), Tienchi root (san qi), Spatholobus stem (ji xue teng), Tinospora root (shen jin teng), Chaenomelis fruit (mu gua), Achyranthes root (niu xi), Ginger root: 5% gingerols (gan jiang)


This is an empirical formula based on Dr. Fung’s 60 years of clinical experience. Exposure to cold, wind, or dampness is a common occurrence, and can take place during sudden changes in weather or while participating in everyday outdoor activities. In other cases, exposure can result from being in a damp indoor environment for extended periods. In Chinese medicine, exposure to the excesses of cold, wind, or dampness leads to the initial symptoms of cough, runny nose, headache, fatigue, joint pain, and fever and chills. If not treated promptly, the cold, wind, or dampness accumulates, causing blood stasis, thus leading to more serious conditions, such as arthritis.

The overall goal of this formula is to remove blood stasis so that the accumulated excess(es) are resolved. The herbs that invigorate the blood are tang kuei (dang gui), spatholobus (ji xue teng), and ardisia gigantifolia (zou ma tai). Loranthus (sang ji sheng), expels wind-dampness and tonifies the liver and kidney yin. Kirin ginseng (ren shen) tonifies the basal qi, and strengthens the spleen and tonifies the stomach, and helps alleviate fatigue. Chaenomelis (mu gua) relaxes the sinews, unblocks the channels, harmonizes the stomach and transforms dampness. Cistanche salsa (rou cong rong) tonifies the kidney and strengthens the yang, and moistens the intestines and facilitates the passage of stools. Cinnamon twig (gui zhi) adjusts the nutritive and protective qi levels and warms the channels and disperses cold. Chiang-huo (qiang huo) releases the exterior and disperses cold. Ardisia and Angelica (du huo) dispel wind-dampness. Tienchi (san qi) transforms blood
stasis and reduces swelling and pain. Rehmannia (shu di huang) tonifies the blood and nourishes the yin. Ginger extract (gan jiang) disperses cold and has been clinically shown to relieve arthritis pain and reduce stiffness. Achyranthes (niu xi) invigorates the blood, and strengthens the sinews and bones so that low back and knee pain are alleviated. Ho-shou-wu (he shou wu) tonifies the liver and kidney and strengthens the low back and knees. Tinospora (shen jin teng) relaxes the sinews and activates the collaterals, and clears heat and drains dampness.

Clinical Notes

  1. As Mobility 3 has tonic herbs, it is suitable for long term use.
  2. See Health Concerns Newsletters: Vol. 9 No. 3 Can Herbs Help Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients? (Gaeddert); Vol. 10 No. 2 Herbal Back Pain Treatments (Gaeddert); Vol. 12 No. 4 Diabetes II Complications of Diabetes (Gaeddert)

Additional Information

  • Combine Mobility 3 and Marrow Plus for long-term administration
  • Mobility 2 treats joint pain that is accompanied by inflammation
  • AC-Q Tabs addresses joint and muscle pain. These formulas may be combined when
  • SPZM for upper body spasm
  • Channel Flow for intense pain, Resinall E Tabs and Resinall K are for pain due to trauma
    or injury

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