Qiang Huo
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Qiang Huo in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qiang Huo according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Factoids:
English Name: notopterygium rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm


Temperature: warm

Channels: UB, KD

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold, clears damp, disperses wind


Actions / Indications:
  • Expels Wind damp cold; Alleviates Pain (external cold with dampness; headache and general body aches, especially useful for taiyang headache)
  • Unblocks Painful obstruction - alleviates pain (wind-cold-damp bi, especially in upper limbs and upper back)

    Special Notes:
  • Qiang Huo is known to guide to the Tai Yang channels (for Headache, etc..)

Contraindications:
  • (cc: blood or yin deficiency; exterior syndrome)
  • (cc: use caution if patient has weak SP/ST: overdose may cause nausea and vomiting)
 




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