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Channels:
GB, LIV, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold

A&I:
* Expels wind dampness & RELAXES THE SINEWS: wind damp with cramping in extremities. Used for hot conditions. Also used for Acute & Chronic conditions.

* Clears Deficiency Heat.

- Resolves dampness & reduce jaundice.

- Moistens Intestines & unblocks bowel for dry constipation (not so much)

Used in all kinds of Bi: wind, cold, damp, heat

C&C:
- Cases w/ frequent urination
- Chronic pain w/ emaciation
- Spleen Qi Xu w/ Diarrhea

Dosage: up to 12g
Qin Jiao
Channels:
BL

Properties:
Spicy, Salty, Warm

A&I:
- Dispels win-damp, unblocks channel, & stops pain: esp. for wind bi. Effective for moving Qi.

- Used to SOFTEN FISH BONES (stuck in throat)

- Reduces phlegm & congested fluid: for focal distention & accumulation in the middle jiao

C&C:
Qi & Xue Xu Syndromes

Dosage: up to 12g
Wei Ling Xian
Channels:
LIV, SP, KI

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Neutral

A&I:
* Dispel wind-dampness & unblocks channel: good for pain in lower back knee - also extremities.

- Promote urination & reduce edema: esp. for superficial edema.

- Skin lesions w/ itching - topical use

- toothache

C&C:
Blood Xu

Dosage: up to 15g
Hai Tong Pi
Channels:
LIV, SP

Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm

A&I:
* Relaxes sinews & unblocks channel: esp. good for cramping - severe cramps in the extremities, cramps in lower back & extremities, cramping & pain

- Harmonise ST & transform dampness: Abdominal pain & cramping of calf, also dampness in middle jiao

- Edema from leg qi

- reduce food stagnation

C&C:
Cautions in Exterior Syndromes, Excess use can harm teeth & bone

Dosage: up to 12g
Mu Gua
Channels:
LIV, SP, ST

Properties:
Sweet, Spicy, Warm

A&I:
* Dispel wind-dampness - esp. wind bi, itching rashes from wind-dampness

- Harmonise ST and transform damp: diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain due to dampness

C&C:
None

Dosage: up to 15g
wrap in cheese cloth for decoction

Not used much
Can Sha
Channels:
LIV

Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Slightly Cold

A&I:
* Dispels wind & unblocks channel, benefits joint: esp for bi syndrome in upper extremities & joints

- Promotes urination: for edema

C&C:
None

Dosage: up to 30g

Ge Gun also good for neck & upper back bi
Sang Zhi
Channels:
KI, LIV

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm

A&I:
* Expels wind-damp & strengthen Sinews & Bones: chronic bi due to wind, cold, damp bi. Used for Elderly. Esp for chronic be where deficiency is onvolved.

- Transform Damp & reduce sweat: damp cold leg qi, edema & dampness

C&C:
Yin Xu w/ heat signs

Dosage: up to 15g
Wu Jia Pi
Channels:
LU

Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Warm, Toxic

A&I:
* Dispel wind & dampness: bi from wind & damp, itching skin from dampness

- Nasal disorders

- Severe splitting headache radiating to back of neck (usually wind & fire)

C&C:
- Bi syndrome due to Xue Xu
- Overdose may cause vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain

Dosage: up to 9g
Cang Er Zi
Channels:
KI, LIV

Properties:
Bitter, Cold

A&I:
* Dispel wind & damp & strengthen sinews: bi wind, damp, & heat, facial paralysis, hemiplegia, numbness & weakness in back and legs

- Calms Spirit: insomnia & forgetfulness

- Clear heat & pacify liver: ascending liver yang, headache & dizziness

- Transform damp heat: skin disorders w/ damp & heat

C&C:
Yin or Xue Xu

Dosage: up to 15g

Prepare with wine for Bi Syndromes
Use raw to clear heat & resolve damp
Xi Xian Cao
Channels:
LIV

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Sweet, Cool

A&I:
* Dispel wind & damp: bi syndromes with wind & damp, numbness in trunk & extremities, hemiplegia, eczema

- hypertension (no much) it is a symptom not a syndrome.

C&C:
None

Dosage: up to 15g
For Hypertension - cook @ low temperatures not on high heat.
Chou Wu Tong
Channels:
LIV

Properties:
Bitter, Slightly Cold

A&I:
* Dispel wind-damp & unblocks channel: wind, heat, damp. Heat spasms of sinews.

- Cool blood & reduce swelling: sore throat

C&C:
may counteract bei mu & shi chang pu

Dosage: up to 15g
Luo Shi Teng
Channels:
LIV, KI

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Slightly Warm

A&I:
* Dispel wind-damp & unblock channel: bi wind, cold, damp. esp cramping & stiff joints, lower back pain

- Disperse cold & alleviate pain: epigastric/abdominal pain & diarrhea due to cold (Rarely)

C&C:
None

Dosage: up to 15g
Hai Feng Teng
Channels:
KI, LIV

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm

A&I:
* Dispel wind dampness - strengthen sinew & bone: Bi wind, damp, cold. Pain, spasms, numbness. Most often used for elderly

C&C:
Xin Xu

Dosage: up to 9g
Qian Nian Jian
Channels:
LIV, SP

Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Warm, Toxic

A&I:
* Powerfully unblocks the channels & extinguishes wind: for chronic Bi syndromes especially from wind or damp. Numbness & weakness of the 4 limbs & cramping of the sinews.

- Dispels wind from the skin: for tinea, numbness, of the skin, or any kind of rash arising from wind.

- Dispels wind from the sinews: for any kind of spasms, tremors, or seizures. Facial paralysis or hemiplagia arising from wind-stroke.

C&C:
Yin Xu with false heat
Blood Xu

Dosage: up to 10 grams in decoction
up to 1.5 grams as a powder
Bai Hua She
Channels:
LIV, SP

Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Neutral

A&I:
Same as Bai Hua She except milder effect

* Powerfully unblocks the channels & extinguishes wind: for chronic Bi syndromes especially from wind or damp. Numbness & weakness of the 4 limbs & cramping of the sinews.

- Dispels wind from the skin: for tinea, numbness, of the skin, or any kind of rash arising from wind.

- Dispels wind from the sinews: for any kind of spasms, tremors, or seizures. Facial paralysis or hemiplagia arising from wind-stroke.

C&C:
Yin Xu with false heat
Blood Xu

Dosage: up to 9 grams in decoction
up to 3 grams as a powder
Wu Shou She
Channels:
LIV

Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Neutral

A&I:
* Dispels wind & stops spasms: for skin lesions due to wind, for other wind patterns such as childhood convulsions & seizures

- Remove superficial visual obstruction: for pterygium or disorders of the cornea.

C&C:
pregnancy

Dosage:
up to 3g when decocted
up to up to 0.6g when taken as powder
She Tui
Channels:
KI, BL

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy,

A&I:
* Dispels wind-dampness & alleviates pain: wind-cold-damp bi esp. in the lower back & legs. Acute & Chronic conditions

- Disperses wind-cold-dampness & releases exterior.

- Also used for lesser yin stage headache & toothache.

C&C:
Yin Xu w/ heat signs

Dosage: up to 9g.
Du Huo
Herbs that dispell wind-dampness:
Wind-Cold-Dampness
- Du Huo
- Wei Ling Xian
- Wu Jia Pi
- Mu Gua
- Qian Nian Jian
Herbs that dispel wind-dampness:
Wind-Heat-Dampness:
- Qin Jiao
- Xi Xian Cao
- Luo Si Teng
- Si Gua Luo
Herbs that dispel wind-dampness:
Address Upper Body
- Qiang Huo
- Sang Zhi
- Gui Zhi
Herbs that dispel wind-dampness:
Address Lower Body
- Du Huo
- Mu Gua
- Can Sha
Herbs that dispel wind-dampness:
Address Upper or Lower Body
- Luo Shi Teng
- Hai Feng Teng
- Wei Ling Xian
Herbs that expel wind-dampness:
For Children & Adolescents
- Sang Zhi
- Gui Zhi
- Si Gua Luo
- Luo Shi Teng

* They are relatively mild & release the exterior
Herbs that expel wind-dampness:
For Elderly
- Qian Nian Jian
- Wu Jia Pi
- Xi Xian Cao

* They have tonifying properties. Also, for this group of people it is necessary to add herbs that tonify the liver & kidney - such as Niu Xi, Du Zhong, Sang Ji Sheng.