Chan Tui - Release Exterior: Wind Heat
(LU,LV) - (3-9g)


Chan Tui the Cicada bug flew into some smokey wind heat and got and itchy rash with blindness, all because she smelled fried liver wind inside.

She should have been more careful and considered that fact that flying inside could cause (cc: exterior deficiency) that would be dangerous to her unborn child (cc: pregnancy)

English Name: cicada moulting
Pharmacuetical Name: Periostracum Cicadae
Properties: sweet, cold
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
wind heat Dispel wind heat
itchy rash vents rashes; relieves itching
blindness clears eyes; removes superficial visual obstruction
liver wind inside extinguishes internal wind; relieves spasms


      Chan Tui Actions and Indications
  • Dispel Wind Heat (wind-heat or early stage of warm febrile diseases causing fever, headache; especially for loss of voice, sore throat and hoarseness)
  • Vents rashes; relieves itching (early stage measles with incomplete expression of rash; wind-rash; skin itch)
  • Clears eyes; removes superficial visual obstruction (eye problems due to wind-heat: red, swollen, painful eyes; blurry vision; pterygium)
  • Extinguishes internal wind; relieves spasms (internal LV wind, tetanus, spasms, convulsions; night terrors)
  • (cc: pregnancy caution)
  • (cc: exterior deficiency)
    Special Notes:
  • Combine with Ju Hua to treat red eyes
  • Tetanus: according to one report, 8 patients with tetanus were treated with Chan Tui with success. Adults were given 45-60g of Chan Tui powder with 90-120 mL of grain based liquor and antibiotic therapy for 7 to 17 days.

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