Ge Jie - Tonify Yang
LU, KI (1-2g)

 



Ge Jie the asthmatic Gecko... (Ge Jie is gecko)
The asthmatic Gecko had cough and asthma which made it hard to breathe(LU) and live (KD). He was finally cured when he found that long hours of sitting outside on the sunny side of the hill would help him augment essence and blood.

After finding this cure the asthmatic gecko told many about it. Many were healed, except for those who had (cc: asthma due to externally contracted wind-cold or excess heat)


English Name: gecko, tokay
Pharmacuetical Name: Gecko
Properties: salty, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
breathe (LU) and live (KD) benefits KD; tonifies LU
sitting outside on the sunny side of the hill... augment essence and blood fortifies the KD yang; augments essence and blood

 

      Ge Jie Actions and Indications
  • Benefits KD; tonifies LU (cough and asthma due to KD and LU deficiency, wheezing with difficult urination, consumptive cough or blood streaked sputum)
  • Fortifies KD yang; augments the essence and blood (impotence, daybreak diarrhea, polyuria from KD yang deficiency)
  • (cc: asthma due to externally contracted wind-cold or excess heat)
  • (note: often soaked in liquor)
    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Ge Jie is an immunostimulant which is also associated with increased production of adrenocortical hormone. It relaxes Bronchii and has a marked antiasthmatic property.
  • The tail and body are used, though some say the tail of Ge Jie is more potent.

 
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