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Regulate Qi characteristics
– pungent, warm, drying, aromatic; careful w/ Qi & Yin defic
affects middle and upper jiao(St/LU), dispels damp – but not as much as ban xia, sends down rebellious qi, affects sp, st, lu, medium strength qi mover
Chen Pi (tangerine or orange peel)
Regulate Qi
strong qi mover, affects chest, breast and hypochondriac (chest & breast distention!!), good for lqs, dries damp and stops pain
Qing Pi (unripe peel of immature mandarin orange)
Regulate Qi
strong qi mover, food stasis, middle and lower jiao, strong to dispel damp stasis, descending – moves stasis out through li
Da Fu Pi
Regulate Qi
strong qi mover, qi stasis w/ heat, moves stool, middle and upper jiao
Zhi Shi (immature bitter orange)
Regulate Qi
– liv qi stagnation leading to blood stasis, menstrual problems, enters all 12 channels, moves all 6 excesses, one of most commonly used qi movers
Xiang Fu
Regulate Qi
moves qi, tx digestive problems from lqs, affects st, li and liv, prevents qi stasis from tonics, #1 for tenesmus
Mu Xiang
Regulate Qi
lower jiao stasis due to cold – better than chen xiang, mild to warm kid, dispels cold, used more than chen xiang
Wu Yao –
Regulate Qi
lower jiao qi stasis due to cold, sends down lu and st qi
Chen Xiang
Regulate Qi
dispel stasis due to cold in MJ & UJ
Tan Xiang
Regulate Qi
promote flow of Yang Qi in chest
Xie Bai
Regulate Qi
mild qi mover, liv and sp disharmony, prevents stasis from tonic herbs, tx xu patients
Fo Shou
Regulate Qi
mild; LV/ST disharmony
Mei Gui Hua
Regulate Qi
– liv and gb stasis esp w/ heat or fire, flank or lower abdomen, mild to dispel parasites, sends down rebellious qi, use instead of chai hu for lqs w/ yin xu (not as drying)
Chuan Lian Zi (melia / chinaberry)
Regulate Qi
#1 for hiccups
Shi Di
Regulate Qi
LV channel Qi stasis w/cold – guide to testes, ovaries, & groin
Ju He
regulate qi
mild qi mover, milder & less dispersing than zhi shi, moves liv qi w/ heat, good for xu patients, but stronger than Fo Shou, Mei Gui Hua, Lu E Mei(super xu ps) -> the other 3 good for xu patients
Zhi Ke
regulate qi