Wu Yao - Invigorate QI
KD, UB, LU, SP (3-9g)


Would you have lead an army to the crusades if you knew that god would warm your KD?

Would you march in circles to the great crusades, knowing the amount of pain ahead, if you knew that the heaven fire from god would warm your Kidney from the cold?

Though the servants of god look weak - they are powerful due to (cc: qi deficiency with interior heat)

English Name: lindera root
Pharmacuetical Name: Radix Linderae
Properties: acrid, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
march in circles, pain promotes movement of qi; alleviates pain
warm your Kidney from the cold warms the Kidney; disperses cold


       Wu Yao Actions and Indications
  • Promotes movement of qi; alleviates pain (hypochondriac pain, epigastric and abdominal pain and distension due to cold with qi stagnation; stifling sensation of chest, stops pain in many areas, for cold and qi stagnation of lower abdomen, stroke caused by wind-cold attacking channels, hernia disorder, menstrual pain)
  • Warms the Kidney; Disperses Cold (failure to retain urine with soreness or coldness of the low back and knees, frequent urination, enuresis, fatigure, spermatorrhea)
  • (cc: qi deficiency or interior heat)
    Special Notes:
  • Wu Yao, Mu Xiang, and Xiang Fu all regulate qi and relieve pain. Wu Yao is for hernial pain and enters the KD. Mu Xiang is for Middle Jiao qi stagnation and lower abdominal pain, while Xiang Fu is neutral and is one of the best herbs to treat hypochondriac pain.

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