Guiban

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Tonify Yin
05-TYI-05

Shashen / Tianmendong / Maimendong / Sangjisheng / Guiban / Xiyangshen
Plastrum Testudinis/ Guiban


CHINESE : GUIBAN
LATIN : Plastrum Testudinis
ENGLISH : Turtle Shell
TRIVIAL : Tortoise shell

CATEGORY : Tonify Yin
Properties : Salty, sweet. Cold
Channels : Ki, Li


ACTIONS
Benefits Ki, tonifies bones. Cools and nourishes Xue, stops uterine bleeding. Tonifies Ht. Nourishes Yin and anchors Yang, brings Yang down to the water(extreme dizziness from Ki Yin Xu) and be stored.


INDICATIONS
Night sweating, tinnitus. Yin xu with ascending Yang. Li and Ki Yin xu resulting in internal Wind. Low Back Pain, weak legs, retarded skeletal development.
Anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness.
Non-healing sores and ulcerations.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Ancient sources: during gravida (it softens hardness, expels stasis, helps in difficult births). Damp Cold St, diarrhea due to Yang xu.
Antagonizes Rx Adenophora seu Glehnia/Shashen, Rx Ginseng/Renshen

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