|Sang Ji Sheng - Dispel Wind Damp and Strengthen
Bones & Tendons
LV, KD (9-18g)
|Song of Shame
The song of shame is sung at the gruesome sacrifical ritual of the elemental
temple-fortress of wind and water. The ritual is gruesome. The priest
rips out the LV and KD of the poor sacrificial
victim first, and the fetus second. Then he
eats them to tonify his blood.
Personally I am rather neutral (note: nuetral temperature)
to the practice but some find the cannibalism shameful. As you might imagine,
all the sacrifical victims waiting there in the temple have a good bit of
English Name: taxillus, Chinese taxillus
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Taxilli
Properties: bitter, neutral
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|bones and sinews; elemental temple-fortress
of wind and water; LV and KD
|| dispels wind-damp; strengthens tendons and
bones; tonifies LV and KD
|tonify his blood.... calm his pet fetus
||nourishes blood; calms fetus
Sang Ji Sheng Actions and Indications
- Dispels wind-damp; tonifies LV and KD; strengthens tendons
and bones (wind-damp bi; chronic LV and KD def w/ sore back
and knees; joint problems, numbness, atrophy or swelling of legs)
- Nourishes blood; Calms fetus (restless fetus due
to blood and yin deficiency; uterine bleeding during pregnancy, benefit
skin w/ dryness due to blood deficiency)
- Treats Hypertension (see: Tian
Ma Gou Teng Yin)
- Jiu Zhi: To enhance function to expel wind damp
- (note: compare with xu duan and du
- Some other traditional texts have reported San Ji Sheng to treat hair
loss, loose teeth, and insufficient breast milk.
- Compared to wu jia pi, sang
ji sheng is more tonifying.
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