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Who was Shen Nong?
1st pharmacologist
wrote Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing-The Divine Husbandman's Classic of Materia Medica
What is Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (The Divine Husbandman's Classic of Materia Medica)?
1st authoritative documantation of TCM
Who was Huang Di?
the Yellow Emperor, Qi Bo
Who was Qi Po?
Chief minister to Huang Di, wrote Neijing together
What is the Huang Di Nei jing?
Bible of TCM, Principles of Chinese Medicine, deals with theoretical and philosophical foundation
Author of Shang Han Lun?
Zhong Zhang Jing
What are the divisions of the Nei jing?
Su Wen-simple questions
Ling Shu-spiritual pivot
What did Sun Si Miao write?
Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang (valuable formulas for emergencies)
What is the Shan Han Lun?
6 stages of dz
first time theory and d&d and tx in same book
what are the 6 stages of dz?
taiyang
shaoyang
yangming
taiyin
shaoyin
jueyin
What are the 4/5 properties?
heat/cold
warm/cool
neutral
what are the 8 therapeutic methods?
xs/xu
hot/cold
yin/yang
external/internal
How would you reduce the toxic side effects of herbs?
combine with other herbs
boil/bake for long periods
soak the boil for long periods
mutual accentuation
combo herbs w/ similar fxns accentuateing therapeutic action
mutual enhancement
herbs w/ different action, one enhances the effect of another
Mutual counteraction
toxicity or SE is reduced or eliminated by another substance
Mutual Supression
one substance reduces SE of the other but emphasis is on the sub that performs action
Mutual Antagonism
2 substances minimize or neutrualize positive effects:
*Ba Dou *Qian Niu Zi
Ding Xiang Yu Jin
Liu Huang Po Xiao
Zhi Wu Tou Xi Jiao
Ren Shen Wu Ling Zhi
Rho Gui Chi She Zi
Mutual Incompatibility
combo gives rise to SE that wouldn't be there otherwise
Gan Cao with:
Gan Sui
Da Ji
Yuan Hua
Hai Zao
Post processing herbs:
salt-geared for kidney
charr-stops bleeding
honey-qi tonifying (Spleen)
vinegar-astringent
tang
soup
cha
tea
san
powder
wan
big pill
ruan gao
ointment
jiao
gelatan or glue
measurements
1Li = .03g
1Fen = 10 Li, .3g
1Qian = 10 Fen, 3g
1Liang = 10 Qian, 30g
for fresh herbs you would do what to the dose?
double
dosing for different age groups:
up to 1 yr:1/10
2-3yrs: 1/4
4-6yrs: 1/3-1/2(per weight)
7-9yrs: incr weight/height
over10: reg up to 100lbs
4 basic herb-drug interactions
interaction in GI prior to absorption

alteration of drug metabolizing enzymes

target-cell binding (herb and drug compete for same receptor)

alternative pathway (effect can
chong ji
crystal
SE diuretics:
constipation
SE blood nourishing:
loss of appetite
loose stools
n/v
SE purgatives:
abd cramping
pain
loose stool
SE Fire purging:
loss of appetite
loose stool
diarrhea
SE yang tonifying:
feverish feeling
SE blood vitalizing:
incr uterine bleeding
SE minerals:
gi discomfort
loss of appetite
achy muscles
SE ma huang:
tachycardia
insomnia
excessive sweating
HTN
SE Saponin-rich formulas:
nervousness
spontaneous bleeding
change in appetite
SE large amounts of licorice:
Na+/K+ imbalance
SE hormone influencing
changes in menstral cycle
What is the Jing Wei Yao Luo?
Rx from the Golden Cabinet
Rx part of Shang Han Lun
kernel (without fruit)
ren
seed (with fruit)
zi
leaf
folium, ye
flower
flos, hua
roots
radix, shen/g
skin, peel
pericarpium, pi
entire top
herba, cao
mineral
shi
root bark
radicis cortex
stem
caulis
ma huang
strongest w/c diaphoretic

best to dissipate water esp in upper jiao
gui zhi
cinnamon

best to tx frostbite, angina/palpitations

#1 herb to tx def constitution with exterior xs w/c

best to harmonize ying and wei levels
zi su ye
perilla leaf

best to calm fetus, tx morning sickness, seafood poisoning
fang feng
schizonepeta

major surface reliever due to mild yet effective action

dispels both int & ext wind, tx skin problems
Jing Jie
siler

itchy rash, w/o eruptions, getting worse
Qiang Huo
dispel wind cold damp, Bi

guide to taiyang and du ch
Bai Zhi
guide to yangming

tx orbital and frontal ha
Sheng Jiang
fresh ginger

best to tx common cold with thin mucous and digestive problems

best to tx od of toxic herbs
Cong Bai
best to open nose by dispelling cold
Xi Xin
wild ginger/asariaum

best to tx shaoyin stg dz, ext C combined w/ int C and old ext C in channels
Xiang Ru
Elsholtzia

tx WC in summer,
tx vomit/diarrhea from over eat C,D, raw food,
tx WC and internal damp
Xin Ye Hua
magnolia flower

tx sinus problems
E Bu Shi Cao
centipeda

common cold w/ runny nose, stuffy nose, HA and cough
Bo He
Mint

tx W/H and liver qi stasis
calms Liv and St disharmony, clear eyes
Niu Bang Zi
Arctium

tx sore throat
tx sore throat w/ constipation
Chan Tui
cicada

sore throat w/ sudden loss of voice

skin problems-measles,exzema,itching
Ju Hua
chrysanthemum

clear/nourish eyes, calm liver fire/yang, tx htn
Ye Ju Hua
wild chrysanthemum

not used much as diaphoretic
cl H and toxins, tx deep rooted sores and inflammation
Man Jing Zi
vitex

cl H in head
tx wind damp bi in extremities
Dan Dou Chi
prepared soybean

CC w/ stuff chest
w/c and w/h
yin def w/h
not for nursing mothers
Sang Ye
Mulberry leaf

relieves ext w/h
calm liv yang
cl H in Lu-dispels in&out wind
Ge Gen
Pueraria

cc w/ neck and upper back pn
H stasis muscle yangming ch
Chai Hu
Buplerium

raises Qi, tx diarrhea, disperses liver qi calms liver

shaoyang syndrome

prolapse organs

liv qi stag w/ anger, liv & sp disharmony
Sheng Ma
cimicifuga

BEST to raise Qi, cl H and toxins from blood

skin prob, promote eruptions-measles, rash
Clear heat/ quell fire category has what characteristics and what level Heat does it tx?
bitter and coldest in CHM, easily damages middle jiao

Qi level & yangming stage Heat
Fire Vs Heat
Fire: effects the mind, cause mouth ulcers/bleeding

Heat: no loose stools
Shi Gao
Gypsum

Lu and St Qi level H while nourishing BF

STRONGEST to Cl H
Zhi Mu
anemarrhea

Cl H @ yangming, LU&ST, SJ, moistening
Zhi Zi
Gardenia

Cl H in SJ, H & toxins Xue level,
Dan Zhu Ye
Bamboo Leaf

Heart heat trnsfr to SI, urine; good def constitution
Xia Ku cao
prunella

Cl H in Liv Ch, tx neck lump/mass, eye/ear prob
Lian Xin
Lotus plumule

Cl Ht fire attack PC-confuse, delirium
Lu Gen
phragmitis

Cl H LU&ST, nourish Yin damaged by Heat
Jue Ming Zi
Cassia Seed

Liv yang rising w/red eyes, constipation
Qing Xiang Zi
Celosia

Liv Fire, NOT moistening; good eye prob
Ye Ming Sha
Bat excrement

night vision
Xiong Dan
Bear GB

Cl H & toxins, calm Liv, kill intestinal parasites
Xi Jiao
Rhino horn

Tx skin prob due to extreme heat
Strong cool xue,ht fire
Sheng Di Huang
raw rhemannia

Xiao Ke,earth sore-ht fire,kid yin def w/ false H
Xuan Shen
scrophularia

Tx sore throat, neck mass/lump
Mu Dan Pi
Moutan

Asc Liv fire w/ HA,red & pn eyes, hypochon pn
Zi Cao
Lithosperma

measle/pox not espressed,toxic skin rash/CA
Di Gu Pi
Lycium

Tx LU H cough
Bai Wei
Cynanchum

Xue lev H/yin def,linger fever damage yin/xue
Huai Jiao
sophora fruit

Tx Inflammed hemrrhoid-H in Xue
Huang Qin
Scute

Prevent miscarriage by Cl H, Cl H in LI (Lu/St relation), best tx H in Lu/up jiao
Huang Lian
Coptis

Cl H Fire, St Fire, Tx boils/carbuncles best to Cl D/H mid jiao
Huang Bai
Phellodendron

Cl Kid Fire and protect Kid Yin
Long Dan Cao
Gentiana

Cl D/H in GB
Ku Shen
Sophora root

Stop itching, D/H skin prob-exzema, toxic skin sores
Qin Pi
Fraxinus

Cl H and toxins in LI, D/H dysentery