9-2 疏肝理氣 Herbs that Spread and Regulate the Liver Qi

香附子 Xiang Fu Zi

青皮 Qing Pi

川楝子/ 金鈴子 Chuan Lian Zi/ Jin Ling Zi

佛手 Fo Shou

疏肝理氣,即疏肝,疏散肝氣郁結的治法。按五行而論,肝屬木而性喜條達,主疏泄,為藏血之臟。設若情志不遂,肝木失於條達,肝體失於柔和,以致肝氣橫逆、郁結,呈現種種病變。疏肝理氣具有疏理肝臟氣機,恢覆肝臟功能的作用。
肝氣郁結表現為兩脅脹痛,胸悶不舒或惡心嘔吐,食欲不振,脘腹脹滿,腸鳴腹痛;婦女可見月經不調,乳房脹痛,痛經等。常用藥物有柴胡、白芍、枳殼、香附、郁金、元胡、陳皮等。
臨床註意事項:使用疏肝理氣應註意掌握郁結之主證。疏散之品久用易傷氣陰,故臨床兼見血虧氣虛者,須與養血益氣藥合用。

Herbs that Treat Liver Qi Stagnation
These medicinal herbs for Liver Qi stagnation often have a dual function of promoting the circulation of both Qi and Blood. Herbs that promote the flow of Qi and Blood help to remove blockages in the lymph ducts, muscles, nerves, and digestive system, which can help resolve pain, reduce blood pressure, alleviate stress and heal emotional blockages.
Herbs that treat Liver Qi Stagnation are recommended to anyone who is experiencing pain in the ribs, abdominal pain, feeling stressed out, tight muscles and ligaments, overly emotional, irregular menstrual cycle, painful periods, PMS, indigestion issues or anyone who feels energetically blocked.

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