A traditional Chinese medicine, used as a Shen fixative. Shen is the inner state of calm strength that resides in the heart and protects our other two treasures, Qi and Jing. Shen keeps our emotions and mental state collected and our energies coherent, so that we can act effectively even under stress and not deplete our more finite vital resources.
A Shen fixative works to hold the Shen in, keeping you from becoming scattered and frantic. We remember this action with a silly but accurate rhyme we came up with: “hold your own with Dragon Bone.”
Whenever life pulls you in too many directions and you are feeling spread too thin, this is the remedy to pull it all back together and hold on to your core self and energy.