Wu Ling Zhi - Invigorate Blood and Relieve Pain
(LV, SP) - 3-9g

Wu Ling Zhi - The flying squirrel ninja!
The flying squirrel ninja ran in circles until her toes were painful and bleeding. When she got the shen of ren and ran into a traffic jam she lost her cheesecloth (cooking: decoct in cheesecloth).

She wasn't careful and got (cc: weak SP / ST qi) when she got pregnant! (cc: pregnancy)

English Name: pteropus feces, trogopterus dung
Pharmacuetical Name: Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Properties: bitter, sweet, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
run in circles... painful invigorates blood; alleviate pain
bleeding... traffic jam stops bleeding; dispels blood stasis


       Wu Ling Zhi Actions and Indications
  • Invigorates blood, alleviates pain (dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, pain due to blood stasis, pospartum abdominal pain; epigastric, abdominal and chest pain; topical use for fractures, poisonous insect bites)
  • Dispels blood stasis; stops bleeding (profuse uterine bleeding, lochioschesis due to blood stasis; blood in stool)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: weak SP or ST qi def)
  • (cooking: decoct in cheesecloth)
    Special Notes:
  • Antagonistic to ren shen
  • Patients with infertility were treated with modified Shi Xiao San with good results.
  • Ling Zhi is an alternate name for Wu Ling Zhi but is also the pinyin for another herb - Reishi Mushroom - named Ling Zhi.

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