|Zhi Shi - Regulate QI |
SP, ST, LI (3-9g)
Zhi Shi - Zirsha's Inertia
Zirsha was a dancer who loved teaching people to break
up stagnant qi and resolves food accumulations through dancing. Folk
Lore says dancing in the swamp to transform phlegm
and relieve focal distension can also heal your
SP qi sinking
But crazy dancing when pregnant (cc: pregnancy)
may cause (cc: SP and ST qi deficiency)
English Name: aurnatium immaturus, immature bitter orange, immature sweet orange
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Aurantii Immaturus
Properties: bitter, acrid, cool
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|breaks up stagnant qi and resolves
||breaks up stagnant qi and resolves
|transform phlegm... relieves focal distension
||transforms phlegm; relieves focal distension
|SP qi sinking
||treats SP qi sinking
Actions and Indications
- Breaks up stagnant qi and resolves food accumulations
(indigestion with focal distension or gas, epigastric or abdominal pain
and distension, diarrhea, incomplete feeling, abdominal pain and constipation
with abdominal pain and fullness; dysenteric disorder or damp-heat diarrhea)
- Transforms phlegm; relieves focal distension (cholecystitis,
chest bi; angina; focal distension of chest and epigastrium due to phlegm
obstructing qi; recent use for coronary artery disease)
- Treats SP qi sinking (gastrectasis, gastroptosis,
rectal and urethral prolapse; recent use for treating hypotension)
- (cc: pregnancy)
- (cc: SP and ST qi deficiency)
- Zhi Shi should not be used by itself since its qi dispersing function may consume qi.
- Zhi Shi is acidic and should be used with caution in patients suffering from peptic ulcer.
- Zhi Ke and Zhi Shi
are similar but not interchangeable. Zhi Shi is more suitable for severe
cases because it is more potent, while Zhi Ke is more gentle. Zhi ke
is ripe while Zhi Shi is unripened and stronger in action.
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