Pinyin: ci shi (duan)
ENGLISH NAME: Magnetite
LATIN NAME: Calcine Magnetitum
Properties: acrid, salty, cold
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney, Heart
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Anchors Liver Yang and Calms the Shen (Spirit)
2. Improves Hearing and Brightens Eyes
3. Stops Wheezing and Helps Kidney in Grasping Lung Qi
10 to 30 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Because Ci Shi is difficult to digest when taken as powder or pils, excessive or prolonged intake in these forms is contraindicated.