Wu Gong


Wu Gong in TCM:

Explore the properties of Wu Gong according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: centipede
Pharmacuetical Name: Scolopendra
Properties: toxic, acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LV

Flavors: toxic, pungent

Special Properties:
eliminates toxins, disperses wind, reduces swelling, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Extinguishes wind; stops spasms and convulsions (acute and chronic childhood convulsions, opisthotonus, tetanus, seizures)
  • Attacks and relieves toxins, dissapates nodules (topical or internal use on toxic nodules, sores, carbuncles, scrofula, poisonous snake bites)
  • Opens Channels to stop pain (stubborn headache, migraines, painful bi, sequelae of stroke)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: caution overdose due to toxicity)
  • (cc: wind due to blood deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • There is no need to remove the head and tail, as studies show that Wu Gong is strongest when used whole.