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Channels:
LU, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic

A&I:
** Regulates the qi, improves the transportive function of the Spleen, adjusts the middle & relieves the diaphragm: epigastric or abdominal distention.

* Dries dampness & transforms phlegm: important herb for phlegm-damp coughs. Also used for damp turbidity obstructing the middle with stifling sensation in the chest, abdominal distention, loss of appetite, fatigue, loose stool, and a thick, greasy tongue coating. An important qi-level herb of both Spleen & lung channels. It is especially appropriate for disorders involving both channels.

- Helps prevent stagnation

C&C:
- Yin or Qi Xu
- hot phlegm or dry heat coughs
- spitting of blood

Dosage: up to 15g
Chen Pi
Brownish-Orange tangerine peel
Channels:
GB, LIV, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Warm

A&I:
* Spreads the Liver qi & breaks up stagnant qi: for constrained Liver qi patterns (distention & pain in the chest, breast, or hypochondriac regions, or hernial pain.

- Dissipates clumps & reduces stagnation: for food stagnation with accumulation. Often used for rather severe food stagnation, and for masses when stagnant qi progresses to blood stasis

- Dries dampness & transforms phlegm: for phlegm dampness with malarial disorders. Especially useful for breast abscesses with this etiology.

- Recently used for raising blood pressure

C&C:
- Qi Xu
- Hypertension

Dosage: up to 9g
Qing Pi
brown strips w/ citrus smell
It is unripened tangerine peel
Channels:
LI, SI, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm

Area - Middle Jiao

A&I:
** Middle Jiao

* Promotes the downward movement of qi & reduces stagnation: food stagnation & qi obstruction (epigastric & abdominal distention, regurgitation, belching with acid regurgitation.

- Expels dampness: damp stagnation in the Stomach & Intestines.

- Promotes urination & reduces edema: abdominal distention accompanies by edema, especially superficial edema, or the symptoms of food stagnation. Also used for damp leg qi.

C&C:
- Qi Xu

Dosage: up to 9g
Da Fu Pi
Nut Shell
Channels:
LI, SP, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Cold

Area - Middle Jiao

A&I:
* Breaks up stagnant qi & reduces accumulation: for epigastric or abdominal pain & distention or indigestion with focal distention or gas

- Directs the qi downward & unblocks the bowels: for abdominal pain & constipation caused by accumulation & stagnant qi. Dysenteric diarrhea that is difficult, with or without tenesmus.

- Also used with qi-tonifying hers for gastriectasis, rectal prolapse, or uterine prolapse.

- Recently used to raise blood pressure

C&C:
- pregnancy
- Qi Xu
- Stomach Cold from Xu
- Hypertension

Dosage: up to 9g
- generally don't use a lot.
Zhi Shi
unripened bitter orange
Channels:
SP, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Cool

A&I:
* Moves qi & reduces distention & pressure. Esp good when patient is deficient or weak.

- more mild & better for distention

C&C:
- pregnancy
Zhi Ke
No School Sample
Channels:
LIV, SJ, SP

Properties:
Spicy, Slightly Warm, Slightly Sweet, Neutral


A&I:
* Spreads & regulates Liver qi: for constrained Liver qi patterns

* Regulates menstruation & alleviates pain: dysmenorrhea or irregular menstruation

C&C:
- Qi Xu w/o stagnation
- Yin Xu
- Heat in the blood

Dosage: up to 12g
- Fry in vinegar for better entry into Liver channel to alleviate pain

- Fry in wine to treat blood stasis
Xiang Fu
Channels:
GB, LI, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm

A&I:
* Promotes the movement of qi & alleviates pain: Middle Jiao stagnant qi. Also for stagnant Liver or Gall Bladder Qi

- Adjusts & regulates stagnant qi in the Intestines: for diarrhea & dysenteric disorders or for abdominal pain & tenesmus.

- Strengthens the Spleen & prevents stagnation: used with tonifying herbs to ameliorate their side effects.

C&C:
- Yin Xu w/ heat signs
- depleted fluids

Dosage: up to 9g
- No big dosage
- Add Last
- Toast to increase absorptive properties for diarrhea
Mu Xiang
Channels:
BL, KI, LU, SP

Properties:
Spicy, Warm

Area: Treats Cold in All Jiaos

A&I:
* Promotes the movement of qi & alleviates pain: Stifling sensation in the chest, flank pain, & epigastric and abdominal pain. This herb warms & disperses. Smoothes the flow of qi.

** Qi stagnation manifesting in lower abdominal pain, hernial disorder, or menstrual pain.

- Warms the Kidneys: frequent urination or urinary incontinence due to insufficiency of Kidney yang & cold from Bladder xu.

C&C:
- Qi Xu
- Interior Heat

Dosage: up to 9g
Wu Yao
Channels:
KI, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm

A&I:
* Promotes the movement of qi & alleviates pain: Stagnant qi patterns (distention, pain, or a feeling of pressure in the epigastric or abdominal region.

- Directs rebellious qi downward & regulates the middle: for rebellious qi wheezing of either the excessive or deficient type, or vomiting, belching, or hiccoughs due to cold deficiency of the Stomach or Spleen.

- Aides the Kidneys in grasping the qi: for asthma & wheezing due to Kidney yang deficiency

C&C:
- Prolapse due to Qi Xu
- Yin Xu with heat signs

Dosage: up to 3g (Very Little)
- Should NEVER be decocted.
Chen Xiang
School has sample
No Personal Sample
Channels:
LU, SP, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic

Area: Pain in Chest and Abdomen

A&I:
* Promotes the movement of qi & alleviates pain: pain associated with stagnant qi in the chest & abdomen.

- Recently used in treating Coronary artery disease.

C&C:
- Yin Xu w/ heat signs

Dosage:
Powder - up to 3g
Decoction - up to 9g (Add Near End)
Tan Xiang
No School Sample
Channels:
LI, LU, ST

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Warm

Area: commonly used for chest pain

A&I:
* Unblocks the yang qi & disperses cold phlegm: damp-cold painful obstruction of the chest (chest, flank, or upper back pain, dyspnea, coughing, wheezing, & stifling sensation in the chest.

- Promotes the movement of qi & blood & alleviates pain: cold stagnant qi (epigastric fullness, distention, and abdominal pain.. Also chest pain due to blood obstruction the Heart channel

- Directs the qi downward & reduces stagnation: for damp stagnation in the Large Intestine associated with dysenteric disorders

C&C:
- Qi Xu
- No long term use in cases w/ peptic ulcers

Dosage: up to 9g (fried)
- up to 60g (fresh)
Xie Bai
Channels:
LIV, LU, ST, SP

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Slightly Warm

Treats Xu & Shi
Treats Liver, Stomach, Lung
Good for patients w/ weak condition & qi stagnation
Promotes the movement of qi w/o exhausting qi.

A&I:
* Spreads & regulates the Liver qi: This herb strongly promotes the movement of qi, but its ability to alleviate pain is weak.

- Harmonizes the Stomach & strengthens the Spleen:

- Dries dampness & transforms phlegm:chronic cough with copious phlegm. Unrelenting cough with chest pain.

C&C:
- Yin Xu with heat signs

Dosage: up to 9g
Fo Shou
Buddha Hand
Channels:
LIV, SP

Properties:
Sweet, Slightly Bitter Warm

Not used much

A&I:
* Promotes the movement of qi & relieves constraint: for Liver-Stomach disharmony (stifling sensation in the chest, pain & distention in flanks & epigastrium, belching, & poor appetite)

- Promotes the movement of qi, harmonizes the blood, & disperses stasis: for irregular menstruation, premenstrual breast tenderness, & menstrual pain due to blood stasis. Also for blood stasis secondary to trauma.

C&C: None Noted

Dosage: up to 6g
Mei Gui Hua
No school sample
No personal sample
Channels:
BL, LIV, SI, ST

Properties:
Bitter, Cold, Slightly Toxic

Most used for Liver qi stagnation - esp w/ heat.

A&I:
* Promotes the movement of qi & stops pain: for flank, rib, & abdominal pain due to constrained Liver qi or Liver-Stomach disharmony. Esp useful in cases with heat signs

- Kills parasites & stops pain: roundworms & tapeworms. Also used topically in powder form for tinea of the scalp.

C&C:
-cases of cold from xu of Spleen & Stomach (Xu cold in middle jiao)

Dosage: up to 9g
- Must be broken up prior to use.
Chuan Lian Zi
AKA - Jin Ling Zi
Channels:
LIV, ST

Properties:
Sweet, Astringent, Warm

A&I:
* Regulate the qi & stops pain: for abdominal & epigastric pain doe to constrained Liver qi. Also abdominal premenstrual or post partum pain due to qi stagnation & blood stasis.

- Disperses cold & stagnation & stops pain: for hernial or testicular pain due to cold congealing in the Liver channel.

C&C: Nothing major

Dosage: up to 15g.
- up to 30g for epigastric pain
Li Zhi He
No school Sample
Channels:
ST

Properties:
Bitter, Astringent, Neutral

A&I:
Directs the qi downward & stops hiccups: for belching or hiccups due to Stomach dysfunction. Used in treating both hot & cold patterns depending on the other herbs with which it is combined.

C&C: None Noted

Dosage: up to 12g
Shi Di
No School Sample
Channels:
LIV, LU, ST, SP

Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Slightly Warm

Similar properties to Fo Shou but milder. More effective for directing qi downwards & is often used for cough & wheezing due to rising of rebellious Lung qi.

More for Lung qi stagnation.
Fo Shou Hua
Herbs that regulate qi:
for stagnant qi of the
Spleen & Stomach.
Chen Pi
Zhi Shi
Mu Xiang
Zhi Ke
Herbs that regulate qi:
for constrained Liver qi,
Liver qi stagnation
Xiang Fu
Wu Yao
Chuan Lian Zi
Qing Pi
Herbs that regulate qi:
for stagnant Lung qi
Chen Xiang
Chen Pi
Tang Xiang
Herbs that regulate qi:
for stagnant qi of
Heart and chest.
Xie Bai
Gua Lou
Zhi Shi
Herbs that regulate qi:
Treats hot natured stagnant qi.
Chuan Lian Zi
Zhi Shi
Herbs that regulate qi:
for cold natured stagnant qi
Chen Xiang
Wu Yao