9-1 通脾胃氣機 Herbs that Regulate the Stagnant Qi of the Spleen and the Stomach

陳皮/ 橘皮 Chen Pi/ Ju Pi

橘紅 Ju Hong

枳實 Zhi Shi

枳殼 Zhi Qiao/ Ke

木香 Mu Xiang

大腹皮 Da Fu Pi

理氣藥主要用於治療“氣滯”引起的胸腹疼痛等證候。 以疏通氣機、消除氣滯、平降氣逆為主要作用的一類中藥。又稱行氣藥。多辛、苦,性溫,氣味芳香,具有理氣健脾、疏肝解郁、行氣止痛、破氣散結等功效,主要用於脾胃氣滯、肝氣郁滯、肺氣壅滯等所致的病癥。

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Spleen is paired with the Stomach and is related to food and fluid assimilation in the body and the transformation of these substances into usable nutrients and substances. The Spleen function in this context is very different from the way that the spleen organ is viewed in western medicine. Spleen Qi Deficiency is associated with Internal Dampness, weight gain, digestive issues, and the emotions related to the Earth Element.

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