【1】What is a “Sanfu Patch”?

The Sanfu Patch is a type of plaster, used in traditional Chinese medicine for treatment and prevention. The Sanfu period, which falls in summer, is the time when the body’s “Yang” energy is most vigorous, and the body is more receptive to medication. Applying the patches on specific acupoints during the Sanfu period is called “Sanfu Patching.”Taking advantage of the high summer temperatures and abundant “Yang” energy in the body, applying the patches to specific acupoints can help restore and support yang energy, strengthen the body’s disease-fighting ability, and improve overall health.

What is the “Sanfu period”?

The Sanfu period is the hottest time of the year. It consists of three parts: the early, middle, and late Sanfu. This year, the Sanfu period starts from July 11th and lasts until August 19th, total 40 days.

【3】What are the benefits of using Sanfu Patches during the Sanfu period?
During the Sanfu period, “Yang” energy gathers on the surface of the body, making it the best time to eliminate cold and dampness from the body. The effect of eliminating cold and dampness during this period is three times stronger than usual. Treating deficiency and cold-related conditions during the Sanfu period often yields better results. Applying Sanfu Patches can help warm and tonify “Yang” energy, regulate the body’s disease resistance, improve chronic respiratory diseases, and relieve pain in the shoulders, neck, waist, and legs. Therefore, it is important not to miss this optimal opportunity for treatment and prevention because if you miss this period, you will have to wait another year.

【4】When is the best time of the day to apply Sanfu Patches?

It is generally recommended to apply Sanfu Patches during sunny days when there is abundant sunlight in the morning.

【5】Can Sanfu Patches be applied every day?

Sanfu Patches can be applied daily. The duration of application can vary based on individual needs, ranging from 7 to 14 days, or even up to one month.

**Pay attention to the duration of application and avoid prolonged use. If you experience slight sensitivity, it is not recommended to use it every day.

【6】How long should Sanfu Patches be applied for best results?

Firstly, the duration of application should follow the instructions. Generally, applying the patches for 2 to 4 hours is sufficient to prevent excessive depletion of the body. Secondly, the purpose of applying patches to acupoints is for the medicinal ingredients to be absorbed through the skin and stimulate the meridians for therapeutic effects. Therefore, it is normal to experience slight redness, pigmentation, or mild itching on the skin after application, and there is no need to worry excessively. Some patients believe that the longer the application, the better the results, but if the patches are left on for 24 hours without replacement, more pronounced skin reactions are likely to occur.

【7】Where should Sanfu Patches be applied?

The specific acupoints for applying Sanfu Patches vary depending on different symptoms, so it is recommended to consult a physician for guidance.

【8】Who should avoid using Sanfu Patches?

Sanfu patches are not recommended for use by certain individuals:

1. During the acute phase of the illness (fever and respiratory symptoms)
2. Patients with severe cardiopulmonary disorders
3. Individuals with severe skin allergies
4. Infants under the age of 3
5. Pregnant women
6. Breastfeeding women

【9】What are the common uses of Sanfu Patches?

  1. Respiratory system diseases:
    Cough, asthma (can be done once a year, observe the effect continuously for three years), allergic rhinitis, etc.

  2. Digestive system diseases:
    Cold stomach pain, chronic gastritis, diarrhea, indigestion、digestive issues (abdominal bloating, belching, constipation, diarrhea), and so on.

  3. Gynecological diseases:
    Menstrual irregularities, dysmenorrhea, postpartum headache, and catching a cold during the confinement period, which are symptoms of cold syndrome.

  4. Pediatric diseases:
    Weak constitution and susceptibility to illnesses, asthma, bronchitis, indigestion, loss of appetite, enuresis, delayed growth and development, etc.

  5. Health maintenance (preventive care).:
    Low immune function, “Yang” deficiency constitution, “Qi” deficiency constitution, suboptimal health, weak constitution, cold hands and feet, and cold abdomen.”

  6. Eliminate cold and dampness from the body.

【10】What should be taken into consideration or avoided when applying Sanfu patches?

Most people who use Sanfu Patches have a constitution prone to cold-related conditions. During the application period, it is important to follow dietary restrictions, and avoid consuming raw, cold, and cooling foods.Additionally, it is advisable to avoid vigorous exercise and excessive sweating during the application period to prevent the patches from detaching.It is also recommended to reduce direct exposure to electric fans or air conditioning, as it can affect the absorption of the medication through the skin.

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