Xiangfu

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Moving Qi
08-MQ-05

Chenpi / Qingpi / Zhishi / Zhike / Xiangfu / Muxiang / Wuyao

Rh Cyperi Rotundi/Xiangfu


CHINIESE : XIANGFU
LATIN : Rh Cyperi Rotundi
ENGLISH : Cyperus
TRIVIAL : Nut-grass rhizome

CATEGORY : Moving Qi
Properties : Acrid, slightly bitter, slightly sweet. Neutral.
Channels : Li, SJ


ACTIONS
Moves the Qi of Li Xue. Spreads and regulates Li Qi. Regulates menstruation, alleviates pain.
Not warming, not as dry as Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae/Chenpi.
Non-Physical: Cold-anger-persons experiencing obstruction; Xiangfu takes away the obstruction. It resolves the obstruction.


INDICATIONS
Constrained Li Qi patterns. Distension, disharmony between Li and Sp. Very useful for gynecological problems due Li disharmonies. Dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation. Not warming, it takes away the obstruction: hypochondriac pain, epigastric pain. Cold anger.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Qi xu without stagnation, Yin xu, Heat in Xue

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