Shi Chang Pu - Open Orifices
HT, ST (3-9g)


Shi Chang Pu (The homeless guy that smells like Pooh)
He claimed that one day his spirit was abducted by aliens while swimming in the VAPOR swamps and that ever since he sings in b flat when he gets skin disorders. You know he's crazy after watching him eat turbid damp swamp things to harmonize MJ and swim in the water.

The poor homeless guy later developed sleepless nights (cc: yin deficiency with heat) and (cc: excess sweating, vomiting blood or spermatorrhea)

English Name: acorus, grass-leaf sweet-flag rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Acori
Properties: acrid, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
spirit... abducted by aliens... VAPOR swamps... quiets spirit... opens orifices... vaporizes phlegm
sings in b flat ... skin disorders alleviates bi syndrome and skin disorders
turbid damp swamp things... harmonize MJ harmonizes MJ... transforms turbid dampness


      Shi Chang Pu Actions and Indications
  • Opens the orifices, vaporizes phlegm, quiets spirit (phlegm obstructing sensory orifices: deafness, dizziness, forgetfulness, insomnia, dulled senses, stupor; seizures)
  • Harmonizes MJ; transforms turbid dampness (chest and epigastrium fullness; abdominal pain due to dampness distressing SP and ST)
  • Alleviates bi syndrome and skin disorders (for wind-damp-cold painful bi; trauma; sores; tinea; topical or internal use)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
  • (cc: excess sweating, vomiting blood or spermatorrhea)
    Special Notes:
  • Shi Chang Pu and Yuan Zhi both improve memory and cognitive performance. Shi Chang Pu works by opening sensory orifices and improving alertness, while Yuan Zhi calms the shen and relieves hyperactivity and poor circulation.

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