Sang Piao Xiao- Stabilize and Bind
KD, LV (3-9g)


Sang Piao Xiao - The song pow wow
The natives at the song pow wow determines who has the strongest KD yang by seeing who can restrain their urine the longest by binding their essence with rubber bands and singing in a high pitched voice!

Some participants have many a hot sleepless night (cc: yin deficiency with heat) wondering how they will deal with (cc: damp heat in the urine bladder) when their time comes.

English Name: mantis, mantis egg casing
Pharmacuetical Name: Ootheca Mantidis
Properties: sweet, salty, neutral

   Explanation of Key Words in this story...
KD yang... restrain their urine... binding their essence Tonifies KD yang; binds essence; restrains urine


      Sang Piao Xiao Actions and Indications
  • Tonifies KD yang; binds essence; restrains urine (KD yang deficiency with dribbling urine, frequent urination, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea; enuresis in children; also for impotence, profuse vaginal discharge)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat or damp-heat in urinary bladder)
    Special Notes:
  • Sang Piao Xiao, Wu Yao, and Yi Zhi Ren are 3 common herbs to retain urine.

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