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Moving Qi
08-MQ-04

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

Fr Citri Aurantii/Zhike


CHINESE : ZHIKE
LATIN : Fr Citri Aurantii
ENGLISH : Ripe bitter orange
TRIVIAL : Ripe bitter orange

CATEGORY : Moving Qi
Properties : Bitter. Cool
Channels : Sp, St


ACTIONS
Moves the Qi, reduces distension; especially appropriate when the patient is deficient or weak. More Sp-related than Li-related; it circulates Sp Qi.
Milder in action than Fr Immaturus Citri Aurantii/Zhishi. In case of constipation, Fr Immaturus Citri Aurantii/Zhishi is more appropriate.


INDICATIONS
Qi distension.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
None mentioned.

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