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Fundamentals of Chinese Med. I Wks. 1 - 3

Reviews the fundamentals, how theories are applied, 5 divisions of the fundamentals, philosophy, theory of essence & qi, application of essence & qi, yin-yang theory & the 5 phase theory in Chinese Medicine.
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5 Element theory originate?
This theory of Chinese Medicine has its roots in England.
Physician Literati
The name for scholars / physicians in China with money and power who wrote medical texts
repletion
too full; too much accumulated in one spot; overflowing
vacuity
not enough; vacuous; deficient
Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperors Inner Canon)
Written 221 b.c. at the end of the Waring States period and holds the core basic ideas of Chinese Medicine. This was also written while Qin Shi Huang Di became emperor.
Qin Shi Huang Di
Emperor who defeated the other war lords during the Waring States Period and unified China under his strict rule. He also standardized currency, weights and measures and roads. He is also the ruler who had the terra cotta army made to guard his tomb.
The Yellow Emperor
A mythohistorical figure who was the main character in the Huang Di Nei Jing
Theories of Chinese Medicine involved with the prevention & treatment of disease evolved as a combination of science & culture in China with the convergence of several factors:
Empirical clinical experience; naturalistic observation; socio-political factors; biology; psychology
Theories of Chinese medicine involved with the prevention & treatment of disease:
Embody the Chinese medical conceptions of - physiological activity; pathological changes; integrated unity within; connections among viscera-bowels & bodily regions; integration between humans & the natural world
Qi and Blood
Both of these are inseparable
Qi
Engenders blood; provides functionality in our bodies with the help of the blood that nourishes
Blood
Is the Mother of Qi; is produced by the spleen; is stored by the liver; is moved (governed) by the heart
Viscera Organs (Zang)
this category of organs include the heart; lung; spleen; liver; kidney and are known to STORE essence and solids
Bowels (Fu)
this category of organs include the gall bladder, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, triple burner, & bladder and moves things through (does not store essence or solids)
Extraordinary Bowels
this category of organs are not of the zang-fu. They include the brain, uterus, blood vessels, bone marrow and also the gall bladder (which is one of the bowels (Fu) organs
Bile
a clear substance
Kidney
Stores essence; governs storage
Liver
Governs free coursing; governs the sinews; stores blood
Signs and Symptoms of Blood Vacuity
Palpitations, dry eyes, skin, hair; small, thin & pale tongue; experienced a lot postpartum pregnant women.
Signs & Symptoms of Hot Phlegm
cough, scanty, thick, yellow sputum; maybe thirsty, burning sensation in chest, red tongue, slippery and rapid pulse.
Treatment for Heat in Lungs (Hot Phlegm)
clear heat and transform phlegm; engender fluids
Spleen
Source of phlegm formation
Lung
Collecting place of phlegm
Essence
all phenomena in the universe are formed from this substance, according to TCM. It is also subject to the continuous movement and transformation of qi.
Qin Shi Huang Di
Emporer who started the Ch'in Dynasty
Qi
All physiological activity is the result of this, as is all thought, emotion and essence-spirit (psychological aspects) are the outcome of this.
Jing
Chines word for "essence."
Essence
Indicates water, reproductive ____of males and females, the source of qi within the univers, and one aspect of qi.
Essence
This is required for male and female conception
The Six Evils or Six Qi
Wind, cold, heat, dampness, dryness, summer-heat
The 3 Treasures - San Bao
Essence, Qi, Spirit
Spirit
Unseen force behind the transformation of all things; most refined manifestation of essence
Function of Essence as part of the 3 Treasures
This is the foundation of the 3 Treasures
Spirit
Engenders Qi
Essence
The viscera and bowels were formed from this
The Classified Canon
1st classical reference to yin-yang theory