Dai Zhe Shi - Stabilize and Bind
LV, HT (9-30g)

Dai Zhe Shi - Hematite (... that sprang from the Volcano)
The volcano was vomiting out hematite left and right, so the shaman decided to do a ritual to appease the gods hoping it would strongly redirect rebellious qi downward and stop the volcano. As part of his ritual the shaman became hot blooded and danced until his feet were bleeding. Apparently the shaman was successful in calming the LV of the Gods since the LV fire cleared up and the floating yang was anchored.

Apparently the gods were angry because the pregnant wife of the chieftan (cc: pregnancy) was abusing drugs that were (cc: not for long term use since contains minute levels of arsenic salts which can accumulate into toxic levels).

English Name: Hematite
Pharmacuetical Name: Haematitum
Properties: bitter, cold
strongly redirect rebellious qi downward strongly redirects rebellious qi downward
hot blooded... bleeding cools blood... stops bleeding
calms LV; anchors floating yang; clears LV fire calms LV; anchors floating yang; clears LV fire
CRUSHED...COOKED FIRST (cooking: crush and cook 20-30 minutes first)


      Dai Zhe Shi Actions and Indications
  • Calms LV; Anchors floating Yang; Clears LV Fire (headache, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, manic-depressive disorder, seizures)
  • Strongly redirects rebellious qi downward (rebellious qi in LU or ST: belching, vomiting, hiccups; acute or chronic wheezing)
  • Cools blood; stops bleeding (vomiting blood, nosebleeds, uterine bleeding, or blood in stool due to hot blood; can be used in combination for bleeding due to deficient cold)
  • (cc: pregnancy caution)
  • (cc: cautioned against long term use: contains minute levels or arsenic salts, which can accumulate into toxic levels)
    Alternate Forms:
  • Sheng: use to calm, anchor yang, redirect rebellious qi
  • Cui: use to cool blood and stop bleeding (Cui: is a tempering process of preparing by frying, dipping in vinegar, then pulverizing)
    Special Notes:
  • Stimulates smooth muscle of the intestines to increase peristalsis
  • Compare Dai Zhe Shi, which is bitter and cold, to Chi Shi Zhi which is warm and used mainly for lower jiao bleeding.
  • Dai Zhe Shi is often paired with Xuan Fu Hua to treat rebellious qi.

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