Mu Li (Oyster Shell) could help conditions related to the liver and kidneys

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Mu Li (Oyster Shell) could help conditions related to the liver and kidneys
USER | EAST WEST COLLEGEPosted by Marie
DATE | EAST WEST COLLEGE On June 07, 2019
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Mu Li (Oyster Shell) could help conditions related to the liver and kidneys.  If natural medicine interests you, let us show you what our school offers.

Mu Li (oyster shell) according to Asian medicine theory, is cool, astringent and salty and could help conditions related to the liver and kidneys. Its salty feature could soften hardness and dissipate nodules which means it would be used in conditions such as palpable masses and goiters.  It calms the liver and anchors the rising yang. This means in the theory of Asian medicine, that is could help with symptoms of insomnia, irritability or tinnitus that may arise from a pattern of Liver yang rising.  Mu Li's astringent properties enable it to prevent the leakage of fluids in cases such as spontaneous sweating or enuresis (involuntary urination especially by children at night). Mu Li is often used with Long Gu (dragon bone) as a calming sedative for the heart. With its many benefits, Mu Li is not without its contraindications and should always be used when prescribed by a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.

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