|Du Huo - Dispel Wind Damp (treat arthritis) and Relieve Cold|
KI, UB (6-12g)
Du Huo (Doubleteeth Pubescent Angelica Root)
(Pubescent = pubic area is in lower jiao and
Old Mr. Doubleteeth was a ghost from the netherworld who would cause pain
to the knees of passerby in an icy rain storms.
He was powerful indeed, but he could only attack outside.
English Name: pubescent angelica root, double teeth pubescent
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Angelicae Pubescetis
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|pain... icy rain storms
|| alleviate pain; disperse W/C/D
|| releases exterior
Du Huo Actions and Indications
- Dispels Wind Damp Cold and Alleviates Pain (especially
in lower body pain, acute or chronic W-D-C; shaoyin headache and toothache)
- Releases the exterior (exterior Wind Cold with dampness)
- Guides to Shao Yin channels
- Du Huo and Qiang Huo were once used interchangeably
but today we recognize Qiang Huo for its ability to relieve pain in
the upper body, whereas Du Huo works better on the lower body.
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