Wu Wei Zi - Stabilize and Bind
LU, HT, KI (3-6g)

Wu Wei Zi - Too Lazy
They called him "too lazy" because all he ever did was to stay home and wear a surgical mask . He would inhibit sweating and generate fluids by avoiding all forms of exercise, but when he got diarrhea due to KD deficiency and essence leakage he took up meditation to quiet his HT and calm shen.

When Too Lazy tried to face his disorder at first he developed (cc: early stage of coughs or rashes), so obviously he had some unresolved issues with being outside (cc: when exterior problem is not resolved). The psychologist thinks it all probably began when his mom left him in the hot car too long (cc: heat excess from interior).

English Name: schisandra, Chinese magnolia vine fruit, orange magnolia vine fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis
Properties: sour, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this Story...
surgical mask contains leakage of LU qi; stops cough
inhibit sweating and generate fluids inhibits sweating; generates fluids
diarrhea due to KD deficiency and essence leakage tonifies KD; binds KD essence; stops diarrhea
quiet his HT and calm shen calms heart; quiets spirit


       Wu Wei Zi Actions and Indications
  • Contains leakage of LU qi; stops cough (chronic cough and wheeze due to LU deficiency or LU and KD deficiency)
  • Tonifies KD; binds Kidney essence; stops diarrhea (spermatorrhea, vaginal discharge, nocturnal emission; urinary frequency due to KD deficiency; cock's crow diarrhea due to SP and KD deficiency)
  • Inhibits sweating; generates fluids (excessive sweating especially with dry throat and thirst; qi collapse, spontaneous sweating; night sweating; xiao ke)
  • Quiets spirit; calms HT (anxiety, blood and yin deficiency of HT and KD; irritability, palpitations, dreams disturbed sleep; insomnia)
  • (cc: when exterior condition is not resolved)
  • (cc: early stage of coughs or rashes)
  • (cc: heat excess from interior)
    Special Notes:
  • Wu Wei Zi and Wu Bei Zi both astringe the sweat, urine, and stop diarrhea but Wu Bei Zi is more for heat deficiency while Wu Wei Zi tonifies KD, generates body fluids, nourishes HT, and calms shen.
  • Modern day use for improving LV function in hepatitis patients; lowers LV enzymes; also used to treat allergice skin disorders

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