Gou Ji - Dispel Wind Damp and Strengthen Bones & Tendons
LV, KD (9-15g)

Gou Ji - Gouging
Gouging out the LV and KD is a sacrificial art at the elemental temple of wind and water. The priests believe that gouging them properly and then eating them immediately will stabilize their KD essence.

But if you look at the priests carefully you will see they suffer from sleepless nights (cc: yin deficient heat).

English Name: cibotium, east Asian tree fern rhizome, scythian lamb rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Cibotii
Properties: sweet, bitter, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
elemental temple-fortress of wind and water dispels wind-damp bi; strengthens bones and sinews
stabilizes KD essence stabilizes kidney essence


      Gou Ji Actions and Indications
  • Dispels wind-damp bi; Tonifies LV and KD; Strenghtens Bones and Tendons (stiff / sore or weak back, inability to lay down without pain, wind-damp painful bi with pain or numbness; lower extremities, swelling of legs after illness)
  • Stabilizes KD essence (spermatorrhea, mild effect for urinary incontinence or vaginal discharge)
  • (cc: yin deficient heat)
    Special Notes:
  • In one study 213 patients were treated for post tooth-extraction bleeding with good results using a gou ji applied topically.

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