Shui Zhi refers to the use of leeches in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

1) Breaks up and drives out blood stasis and reduces fixed masses;

1) Amenorrhea and fixed abdominal masses; traumatic injury;

Leech therapy, also known as hirudotherapy, involves the application of medicinal leeches for various health purposes. While it is not a herb, I can provide some general information regarding its uses, research, and contraindications in TCM.

Uses in TCM:
1. Blood stagnation: Shui Zhi is used in TCM to address conditions associated with blood stagnation, such as bruises, varicose veins, and localized pain.

2. Detoxification: Shui Zhi is believed to have detoxifying effects, helping to remove toxins from the body and improve blood circulation.

Research on Shui Zhi’s benefits:
Research on the specific uses of leech therapy in TCM is limited. However, leech therapy has been studied in the context of Western medicine and has shown potential benefits in certain conditions such as improving blood flow, reducing tissue congestion, and promoting wound healing. More research is needed to explore its potential benefits and mechanisms of action in TCM.

Contraindications and precautions:
1. Bleeding disorders: The use of Shui Zhi should be avoided in individuals with bleeding disorders or those taking blood-thinning medications, as leeches have anticoagulant properties.

2. Allergic reactions: Some individuals may develop allergic reactions to leech bites or their secretions. It is important to be aware of any potential allergies to leeches before undergoing leech therapy.

3. Infection risk: Leeches can potentially transmit infections. It is crucial to ensure that proper hygiene and sterilization procedures are followed when using leech therapy to minimize the risk of infections.

It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or TCM practitioner experienced in leech therapy before undergoing such treatments. They can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your individual health condition and needs.

Dosage 2 tsin
Granules 1ml Spoon
Ground Raw Herb 2ml Spoon
Whole Herb 6gm