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PCOM SD Year End Category Fx

LV-constrained qi, LU-leading to loss of dissemination & descending, SP & ST-middle jiao dampness

List the 3 major areas of qi stagnation differentiated to according organs involved.

body fluids, essence, blood, organs (uterus, rectum-from prolapse)

Herbs that stabilize & bind primarily astringe what?


Yin tonics primarily treat the yin of which 4 organs?

drain fire

Which category best treats high fever, thirst, irritability & qi level heat?

cold, cool, bitter

What is the nature and taste of clear heat dry damp herbs?

SP & ST xu

Because of the temperature clear heat dry damp herbs are contraindicated for what?

clear heat resolve toxicity

What category treats purulent infections (bacterial & viral) sores, swellings & abcesses?

relieve food stagnation

Which category best treats abdominal distention & fullness, belching with a rotten smell, acid regurgitation & aversion to food?

qi or yin xu

Spicy cool herbs that release the exterior should not be used under what conditions?

invigorate blood

Which category treats deep sharp pain, abcesses & ulcers & abdominal masses?

dispel wind damp

Which category treats pain & numbness in the joints & muscles and may also tonify the liver & kidneys?

aromatic transform dampness

Which category best treats signs of distended and full abdomen, nausea, vomit, absence of thirst, loss of appetite, diarrhea, body aches & greasy tongue coat?

tonify qi

Which category treats loss of appetite, abdominal distention or pain, loose stools, fatigue & weak extremities?

nourish heart calm spirit

Which category best treats insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, forgetfulness & a pale face?

aromatic substances that open the orifices

Which category treats delirium, stupor, convulsions & seizures?

downward draining herbs (purgatives, harsh expellants)

Which category treats ascites & pleurisy & constipation due to stagnation of fluids?

extinguish wind stop tremors

Which category best treats headache, dizziness, blurred vision, tinnitus, irritability & muscle twitches?

anchor settle & calm spirit

Which category BEST treats anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, emotional distress agitation with FLUSHED FACE?

nourish heart calm spirit and anchor, settle, calm spirit

Which 2 categories GENERALLY treat anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, emotional distress & agitation?

warm interior expel cold

Which category treats cold extremities; profuse sweating; watery stool; minute, deep pulse or cold extremities; fear of cold; lack of thirst; loose stool; pallid complexion; slow pulse?

vomiting blood, nosebleed, blood stasis, trauma (external), uterine, damp heat

What types of bleeding to hemostatic herbs stop?

LV - constrained, LU - leading to loss of dissemination & descending, SP & ST - digestive issues; regulate qi

Name the 3 major areas of qi stagnation differentiated according to organs involved and the category that would treat them.

regulate qi

Which category treats stifling sensation in the chest, flank pain and distention, loss of appetite & irritability?

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