70 Essential Chinese Herbal Formulas by Bob Flaws

By Bob Flaws

At TCM faculties in China, undergraduates research a easy repertoire of among 50 and a hundred natural formulation. This comprises one or formulation from each one of 21 significant different types. by way of studying to switch this middle crew of formulation with additions and subtractions, one will have a uncomplicated repertoire of formulation for many scientific events. This booklet isn't really intended to interchange or compete with Bensky & Barolet's chinese language natural drugs: formulation & thoughts. it truly is intended as an define for prioritized research and use by means of under-graduates and new practitioners

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Dry Ginger and Pinellia are acrid, warm, and open nodulation, thus scattering cold. Ginseng, Licorice, and Red Dates are sweet and warm and boost the qi, thus supplementing vacuity. , ingredients) are combined, cold and hot (medicinals) are used together as are bitter, downbearing and acrid, opening ingredients. In addition, the qi is supplemented and the center is harmonized. Therefore, evils are removed at the same time as the righteous is augmented. Additions & subtractions: For damp heat accumulating in the middle burner with vomiting, glomus, and fullness, subtract Ginseng, dry Ginger, Red Dates and mix-fried Licorice and add Fructus Immaturus Citri Seu Ponciri (Zhi Shi) and raw Rhizoma Zingiberis (Sheng Jiang).

Semen Zizyphi Spinosae (Suan Zao Ren), Sclerotium Poriae Cocos (Fu Ling), Rhizoma Ligustici < previous page page_41 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_42 next page > Page 42 Wallichii (Chuan Xiong), Rhizoma Anemarrhena (Zhi Mu), and Radix Glycyrrhizae (Gan Cao). For abdominal distention, add Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis (Hou Po) and Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae (Chen Pi). For abdominal distention and decreased food intake, add Rhizoma Pinelliae Ternatae (Ban Xia), Fructus Cardamomi (Bai Dou Kou), and Fructus Germinatus Hordei Vulgaris (Mai Ya).

If there is no bowel movement after 1 hour, take a second dose. If the bowel movements are too frequent, eat cold rice soup. Functions: Attacks and drives out water rheum Indications: 1) Suspended rheum and 2) replete water. Tuberculous exudative pleurisy, rheumatic pleurisy, ascites due to cirrhosis, schistosomiasis, nephritis, or uremia from systemic lupus erythematosus. Main signs & symptoms: 1) Cough causing pain in the chest and lateral costal regions, hard glomus beneath the heart, dry heaves and shortness of breath, headache, vertigo, possible chest pain extending to the upper back with the pain making breathing difficult, a white tongue coating, and a deep, wiry pulse; 2) swelling of the entire body which is worse in the lower extremities, abdominal distention, wheezing, and fullness, and inhibition of urination and defecation.

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