Quan Xie


Quan Xie in TCM:

Explore the properties of Quan Xie according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: scorpion
Pharmacuetical Name: Scorpio
Properties: toxic, acrid, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LV

Flavors: toxic, pungent

Special Properties:
disperses wind, resolves phlegm, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Extinguish wind; stop spasms and convulsions (facial paralysis, wind or wind-phlegm in channels: acute or chronic childhood convulsions, opisthotonos, spasms, cramps, tics, tetanus, seizures)
  • Attacks and eliminates toxins, dissipates nodules (swellings, scrofula, topical or internal use for toxic sores)
  • Unblocks collaterals; stops pain (hemiplegia due to stroke, persistant headache, migraines, painful bi due to phlegm blocking channels)

    Special Notes:
  • (note: compare to wu gong)
  • The tail is considered to be the most potent, but also the most toxic part. When prescribing the tail the dosage should be one third of the regular dosage.

  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: caution of use and overdose due to toxicity)
  • (cc: wind due to blood deficiency)