She Xiang


She Xiang in TCM:

Explore the properties of She Xiang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: musk, navel gland secretion of the musk deer
Pharmacuetical Name: Moschus
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: SP, HT, LV

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
circulates blood, eliminates toxins, resolves phlegm, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Hastens delivery; induces labor of stillborn children after birth (used when a dead fetus or placenta fails to descend)
  • Intensely opens orifice, Revives Spirit, unblocks bi (patterns that impair consciousness: heat in PC with convulsions, delerium, stupor, feinting; closed disorders; tetanus; phlegm seizures; bi closed disorder caused by phlegm and/or heat misting mind; stagnation in channels due to trauma or painful bi)
  • Invigorates Blood; dissipates clumps; reduces swelling; alleviates pain (carbuncles, internal or topical use for toxic sores, immobile palpable masses; recently used for coronary Heart disease; angina)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs)
  • (cc: unconsciousness due to collapse (open disorders))

    Special Notes:
  • Similar to Su He Xiang. She Xiang is stronger to open orifices and is suitable for both cold and hot types of bi syndrome. Su He Xiang is weaker and primarily used for cold bi due to phlegm.
  • Synthetic forms are often used.