Healthy complexion, firm muscles, clear color of face, lively eyes, clear mind, and even breathing are all signs of what?
What are the 2 types of herbs that calm the Shen?
Those that nourish the Heart and calm the Shen.
Those that sedate the Heart and subdue Yang.
What is the nature and channel of herbs that noruish the heart and calm the shen?
What is the nature and the function of Suan Zao Ren (Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae)?
Nature: sweet, sour, and neutral
Function: nourish heart & calm shen; astringe to stop sweating
What is the contraindication for herbs that sedate the heart and subdue the yang?
can injure stomach qi. use cautiously with deficiency of middle jiao. best to combine with digestive herbs.
What is the nature and the function of Long Gu (Os Draconis)?
Nature: sweet, astringint, and neutral
Function: subdues heart and calms shen; astringes to stop sweating
How is Long gu prepared?
boil for 30-60 min then add other herbs
(tx for anxiety, agitation, & insomnia)
Herbs used to treat interior wind most often caused by extreme heat, deficiency in blood/liver/kidney, and excess liver yang are called?
Herbs that Calm Liver Wind
(happens in elderly often)
When wind travels thru the channels and collaterals it causes what symptoms?
headache, dizziness, tinnitus, tremors, spasms, convulsions, coma
Herbs that treat interior wind are often insects and worms. Examples?
earthworm, centipede, scorpion, silk worm
What is the nature, channel and prep for herbs that calm liver wind?
Prep: boil for 30 min
What is the nature and function of Di Long (Lumbricus) (earthworm)?
Nature: salty and cold
Function: subdues wind and stops spasms and convulsiions; tx for schizophrenia; calms wheezing.
Diarrhea, edema, arthritis, jaundice and skin problems are all symptoms of what?