Yi Zhi Ren - Tonify Yang
KD, SP (3-9g)


Yi Zhi Ren - The Easy Wren
They called him Easy Wren because he would poop and peep everywhere due to KD Yang deficiency, Leakage of Essence, and Inability to retain urine. His favorite drink was hot chocolate for his SP, which gave him diarrhea.

Later in life he wasn't careful and developed sleeplessness (cc: yin deficient heat) due to his frequent copious urination and enuresis.

English Name: alpinia fruit, sharp-leaf galangal fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Apliniae Oxyphyllae
Properties: acrid, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
KD Yang deficiency, Leakage of Essence, and inability to retain urine tonifies KI; fortifies yang; stabilizes essence; retains urine
hot chocolate for his SP, diarrhea warms SP; stops diarrhea


      Yi Zhi Ren Actions and Indications
  • Warms Kidney; stabilizes essence; retains urine (enuresis, frequent, copious urination, nocturnal emission, urinary incontinence, dribbling urine; spermatorrhea)
  • Warms SP; stops diarrhea (diarrhea with abdominal distension, deficient cold in SP and ST diarrhea, cold abdominal pain, excessive salivation)
  • (cc: yin deficient heat)
  • (cooking: crush before decocting)

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