Jiu Jie Chang Pu - Altaica Rhizome

TCM Materia Medica

Jiu Jie Chang Pu TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "jiu jie chang pu" which in english is Jiu Jie Chang Pu herb"altaica rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that open orifices" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver, spleen and stomach channels and exhibits acrid and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 1.5-6g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Opens the Orifices and Transforms Phlegm - Seizures from high fevers, strong psychiatric illnesses, loss of consciousness and/or very muddled thinking, tinnitus, deafness.
  • Stagnant energy in the chest, abdominal distention, bloating.
  • Wind damp related arthritis.

Jiu Jie Chang Pu has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Use with caution in patients with yin deficiency or yang rising.

A single herb is not often thought of as an empirical way to influence a TCM diagnostic pattern. Jiu Jie Chang Pu, however, is a strong candidate to be considered when needing to influence liver wind, phlegm misting the heart and/or spleen and stomach damp heat.

Jiu Jie Chang Pu may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, arthritis (bi syndromes), convulsions, deafness (hearing loss), psychiatric issues and/or tinnitus

As noted above, jiu jie chang pu is within the herbs that open orifices functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... opens up sensory orifices and awakens the spirit - delirium, coma, locked jaw, clenched fists, rigid limbs, seizures. there herbs are scattering by nature and can drain yuan qi; treats symptoms, not the root. )".

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