Chen Xiang- Invigorate QI
SP, ST, KD (1-3g)


Chen Xiang - Chen's Young: the baseball fan

When Chen's Young heard he was going to the baseball game he became SO energetic that he got a painful bump on the head. There at the stadium he had too much hot chocolate which made him vomit, and when he saw his first home run he had an asthma attack with Kidney failing to grasp qi.

His parents decided never to let him go to the baseball game again, since it gave him (cc: qi deficiency ) and sleepless nights (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs)

English Name: aquilaria, Chinese eaglewood
Pharmacuetical Name: Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
SO energetic... painful moves qi... alleviates pain
hot chocolate... vomit warms the middle, stops vomiting
asthma attack with Kidney failing to grasp qi Soothes asthma, Aids kidney to grasp qi


      Chen Xiang Actions and Indications
  • Moves qi; alleviates pain (pain, feeling of pressure in epigastrium or abdomen, qi stagnation with distension; especially useful when due to cold from deficiency)
  • Warms the middle, stops vomiting ( belching,vomiting, or hiccups due to deficiency cold of Spleen and Stomach)
  • Aids kidney to grasp qi; soothes asthma (asthma; wheezing due to Kidney deficiency)
  • (cc: qi deficiency)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs)
    Special Notes:
  • Compare with other herbs that are aromatic and move qi: Jiang Xiang, Tan Xiang
  • Marked results for asthma and wheezing at 1.5g Chen Xiang combined with 3g Ce Bai Ye given once daily before bedtime.

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