Qing Pi - Invigorate QI
(GB, LV, ST) - 3-9g


Qing Pi (king pee wee)

King Pee would often make this funny laugh - huhuh - that would spread LV qi and make the viewers happy. To be even funnier he would cause traffic jams by running in circles but one day he bought a clump of illegal drugs from a car in the traffic jam on national TV - busted Pee Wee!!!

When the cops busted him he was sleeping (cc: qi deficiency) and sluggish (note: modern use for hypotension)

English Name: citrus viride, immature orange peel, green tangerine peel
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Stemonae
Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
spread LV qi... traffic jams... run in circles Spreads LV qi, breaks up qi stagnation
clump... traffic jam dissipates clumps and nodules; reduces stagnation


       Qing Pi Actions and Indications
  • Spreads LV Qi and breaks up stagnant Qi (hernia pain, distension and pain of chest, breast, hypochondriac regions)
  • Dissipates clumps and nodules; Reduces stagnation (SP or LV organ masses; food stagnation with qi stagnation causing pain, distension or stifling sensation of epigastrium; for masses when qi stagnation progresses to blood stasis)
  • (cc: caution with qi deficiency)
    Special Notes:
  • Qing Pi and Chen Pi are both warm and regulate qi and they are commonly used to harmonize LV, SP, and ST. Qing Pi is stronger on breaking qi stagnation and focuses on MJ/LJ while Chen Pi focuses on the UJ (chest and epigastriuim). Remember that pee wee herman is stronger than a chimpanzee.

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