TCM/Traditional chinese medicine/Natural medicine,Ci Shi
The mineral of Magnetitum of oxide mineral of family Spinella.
Shandong, Liaoning and Jiangsu provinces and so on in China.
Mined in any time.
The actual smell and taste
Smell of soil, no taste.
Black colour and luster, with strong ability of magnetization.
Removed other stones and weaker magnetic mineral; smashed for
unprocessed use or quenched with vinegar then smashed in powder.
Salty, cold; heart, liver and kidney meridians entered.
Induce sedation and tranquilization, pacify liver and subdue yang,
improve hearing and improve vision, improve qi reception and
A. Unsteadiness of heart-mind, convulsive epilepsy,
With its heavy weight, descending and sinking characteristics, it
induces sedation and tranquilization to enter heart meridian and
tonifies kidney-yin to enter kidney meridian. So it is good at
protecting kidney-yin, settling floating yang and inducing
tranquilization. It is usually indicated for unsteadiness of
heart-mind due to kidney deficiency with up-flaming of liver fire
to disturb heart-mind. It is usually indicated for unsteadiness of
heart-mind, insomnia, and fright palpitations due to fright leading
to qi turbulence and failure of mind to keep to its abode. It is
usually indicated for epilepsy or mania and unsteadiness, insomnia
due to clouding of heart by stagnation of phlegm-fire. For diseases
mentioned above, it is often combined with Zhu Sha to induce
sedation and tranquilization, such as Ci Zhu Wan from Bei Ji Qian
Jin Yao Fang.
B. Dizziness due to liver yang
It enters liver and kidney meridians and can pacify liver and
subdue yang, also nourish kidney-yin to astringe floating yang. For
dizziness, dizzy vision, irritability and tendency to anger, it is
often combined with liver-pacifying and yang-subduing herbs. For
instance, it is combined with Shi Jue Ming and Mu Li and so on.
C.Tinnitus, deafness, dim vision due to liver and kidney deficiency
It has actions of nourishing kidney-yin and improving hearing and
vision. For tinnitus, deafness due to kidney deficiency, it is
often combined with kidney-nourishing herbs to tonify kidney and
improve hearing. For instance, it is combined with Shu Di Huang,
Shan Zhu Yu and Wu Wei Zi and so on. For blurred vision due to
liver and kidney deficiency, it is often combined with
liver-kidney-tonifying and vision-improving herbs. For instance, it
is combined with Gou Qi Zi, Nv Zhen Zi and Ju Hua and so on.
D. Dyspnea due to kidney deficiency
It has actions of tonifying kidney, improving qi reception and
relieving dyspnea. For dyspnea due to kidney-qi deficiency failure
in receiving qi, it is often combined with herbs to improve qi
reception and relieve dyspnea. For instance, it is comboined with
Wu Wei Zi, Hu Tao Rou and Ge Jie and so on.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 15~30 g. Smash and decoct first. Take 1~3 g in powder.
Mostly used after quenched with vinegar.