Chuan Niu Xi - Regulate Blood


Chuan Niu Xi (sounds like "Juan knew she")

Juan knew she was cheating on him when she came in late looking flushed and invigorated - she blamed a fire truck a traffic jam but her hair was a jungle! When she started demontrating amazing new flexibility in the bedroom with her bones and tendons, Chuan set out to discover who was driving blood and fire downwards when he wasn't around!

Juan's wife wasn't careful and developed (cc: pregnancy) and (cc: weak KD qi with excessive menstruation spermatorrhea) and she ruined the sheets with (cc: diarrhea due to SP deficiency)
English Name: cyathula, medicinal cyathula root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Cyathula
Properties: bitter, sour, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
looking flushed and invigorated... traffic jam invigorates blood and dispels stasis
jungle damp heat
bones and tendons strengthens bones and tendons (tonifies LV and KD)
driving blood and fire downwards directs fire and blood downwards


      Chuan Niu Xi Actions and Indications
  • Invigorates blood and dispels stasis (gynecological disorders due to blood stasis: dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, lochioschesis; lower back and knee pain due to blood stasis)
  • Tonifies LV and KI; strengthens bones and sinews (pain, soreness, and weakness of low back, knees)
  • Clears Damp Heat in the lower jiao (damp-heat knee pain or low back pain; lin syndrome or edema; vaginal discharge)
  • Directs fire and blood downwards (bleeding symptoms due to reckless movement of hot blood, stomach fire, or liver yang rising: dizziness, headaches, blurred vision)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: diarrhea due to SP deficiency)
  • (cc: weak KD qi with excessive menstruation spermathorrhea)
    Alternate Forms:
  • zhi- more for tonifying
  • chuan niu xi- more for invigorating blood and clearing damp heat
  • huai niu xi- more for tonifying LV and KD and for inducing downward movement of blood
    Special Notes:
  • Niu Xi is the name that refers to both Chuan Niu Xi and Huai Niu Xi
  • Similar to Huai Niu Xi, but Chuan Niu Xi is stronger to activate blood circulation, remove stasis, promote urination, and darin heat downwards. Huai Niu Xi is stronger to tonify LV and KD and strengthen bones and tendons.
  • Acute Epistaxis: 110 patients were treated with 100% success with up to 10 doses of an herbal preparation containing Niu Xi, Dai Zhe Shi, and Xian He Cao

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