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62 Cards in this Set

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____guides to the Lower Burner
Zhi Fu Zi- Lower
Wu Zhu Yu is the guiding herb to the _____
LV- leg terminal yin
____ is one of the guiding herbs to the SP
Cang Zhu-Leg Greater Yin SP
Bai Zhi is the guiding herb for which channel?
ST-leg/arm yang Brightness
Which herb guides to the KD channel
Rou Gui-leg lesser yin
Lis the 8 Theraputic Methods
Promote Sweat
Induce Vomit
Which tastes correspond to the 5 yin organs?
Fu Zhi is
a) Thick Qi-yang within yin
b) Thick Qi-yin within yin
c) Thin Qi-yin within yang
d) Thin Qi-yang withinin Yang
thick Qi-yang within Yang- generates heat
Da Huang is
a)thick taste-yin within yang
b)thick taste-yin with yin
c)thin taste-yang within yin
d)thin taste-yang within yang
thick taste-yin within yin- drains down
What is the function of an aromatic herb?
penetrate thru turbidity to revive a particular function
which taste is yang and scatters, and travels in qi?
Acrid taste
disperse/ move
travels in qi- avoid acrid food/herbs w Qi disease
This taste is yang and travels in the flesh?
travel in flesh
which tastes are yin? what is their function
Sour, bitter, salty- drain
Sour-astringes, travels in sinews
Bitter-drain/dry-travel in bones, thin
Salty-purge/soften-travels in blood
Bitter is Thin or Thick?
Bland taste is Yin or Yang? what is its function?
Yang-seeps and drains-leeches damp-promotes urination
Herbs that move out, promote sweat, disperse cold, expel wind, raise yang, and keep organs from collapsing

rise/float or ascend?
What is the difference between an ascending herb and a floating/raising herb?
ascending herbs move Qi upward
(chang zhu)

Herbs that raise move up/out, promote sweat, disperse cold, expel wind, raise yang, and keep organs from collapsing
these directional terms move qi up or down
What function does a sinking/falling herb have?
move down/inward, redirect rebel qi, calm wheezing, prevent abnormal fluid loss (astringe)anchor yang
Da huang and Mang xiao are examples of what combination?
mutual accentuation.necessity
2 herbs with similar funcitons
Da Huang & Huang Qi
Fu Ling & Huang Qi

These are examples of what combination?
Mutual Enhancement/Employment
2 substances with different actions 1 substance enhannces the effect of the other clinically
Da Huang & Huang Qi-painful eyes
Fu Ling & Huang Qi-edema
in this combination, toxicity or side effects of a substance are eliminated by another
Mutual Counteraction/Fear

ex: Zhi Ban Xia fears recens of shen jiang
what happens during a mutually supressing combination?
substances reduce undesireable side effects of another

ex: sheng jiang-zhi ban xia
Ba Dou/Quian Niu Zhi
Rou Gui/Chi Shi Zhi

are examples of what kind of combination?
Mutual Antagonism/Aversion
2 substances minimize e/o positive effects

8 pairs:
Ba Dou/Qian Niu Zhi
Ding Xiang/Yu Jin
Zhi Wu Tao/Wu Ling Zhi
Rou Gui/Chi SHi Zhi
Zhi Wu Tou/Wu Ling Zhi
Ding xiang/Yu Jin

are examples of what kind of combination
Mutual Antagonism/Aversion
2 substances minimize e/o positive effects
What kind of combination causes side effects or toxicity that would not occur if herbs were used alone?
Mutual Incompatibility/Opposition

Gan Cao:
Gan sui, Da Ji, Yuan Hua, Hai Zao

Zhi Wu Tao:
bei mu, bai lian, bai ji, gua lou

Li Lu:
Ren shen, sha shen, dan shen, ku shen, xi xin, bai shao
Li Lu:
Ren shen, sha shen, dan shen, ku shen, xi xin, bai shao

are examples of?
Mutual Incompatitbility:
combo causes side effect or toxicity that would not occur alone
Zhi Wu Tao:
bei mu, bai lian, bai ji, gua lou

are exmples of?
Mutual Incompatitbility:
combo causes side effect or toxicity that would not occur alone
Gan Cao is incompatible with...?
Gan sui, Da Ji, Yuan Hua, Hai Zao
(downward draining harsh expellents)
which herb is most commonly used for its single effect?
ren shen- shen xu with yang collapse
which herb is often used as a guide to chnnls, and also used to harmonize?
Gan Cao- envoy
Simultaneous attack and reinforcement is a common method when combing herbs. Give an example.
Wu Zhu Yu-redirect ST Qi to treat ST heat
Huang Lian-drains Heat

attack pathogen and tonify
Hard, heavy, moderate, bland, minerals & shells tend to be given in _____ doses
light, toxic, strong flavores, aromatic, flowers, leaves tend to be given in ____ doses
aromatic herbs tend to be given in ___ doses
how should herbs be prepares in order to decrease the toxicity or reduce irritating side effects?
bleach or bake
____ extracts volatile oils while ____ reduces the oil content
alcohol extracts oils
baking reduces oil content
preparing herbs with honey provides what kind of action?
moderate, and time releasing action
this preparation focuses the formula on the LV chnnl, it also astringes and invigorates blood, detox, and pain relief
fry with vinegar
this method of preparation awakens the SP and strengthens the ST
dry fry "chao"
stir frying with salt provides what benefits?
goes to KD, nourishes yun, reduces fire
frying with which liquid provides an astringing, analgesic, detoxifying, and blood invigorating effect?
fry with vinegar
frying with wine provides what benefits?
clears chnnls/blockages, expels wind, alleviates pain
frying with this liquid will warm the ST, stop vomit, and decrease the effects of bitter herbs on the ST
fry with ginger juice
what does calcinating do to an herb?
makes it brittle and easy to pulverize
what method is used to reduce toxicity and harsh characteristics of herbs?
quick fry "pao"
____ and ___ can alter the properties of herbs
steaming and boiling
this method is often used with minerals and shells to facilitate pulverization and moderation
decoctions are best for ____ disorders, and ___,___,___ are common solvents
decoctions are best for acute disorders

water, wine(invig blood), and Vinegar(astring)

do not use metal
the avg decoction time is ___
20-30 min
these herbs should be cooks on hi flame for s shorter time approx 10-15min
herbs that release exterior
release heat, volatile oil, cool/acrid herbs
how should tonics, rich and cloying herbs be cooked?
lo flame, loger time 45-60 min
all decoction should be taken warm except...
if they cause nausea/vomit
these herbs should usually be decocted first
light weigh sbstncs/large doeses-20min
these herbs are usually added near the end in the last 4/5min
volatile oils or to get a stonger effect for some s/a da huang
this herb is added near the end in order to give it stronger effects
da huang
these herbs, and specifically ___ should be decocted separately for 2/3 hours or taken as a powder shot chased with the decoction. what is the purpose?
ren shen
get max effect
how should viscous/sticky herbs be added to a decoction?
dissoved in a strained decoction
what are boiled powders/drafts?
10 min decoctions, small dosage
what is the difference in taking pills or powders?
pills- slow/mild action water, honey or wax solvents increase time to dissolve

powders-readily absorbed, faster action
Gao Yao and Yao Gao are different types of ____. what are their differences?
types of plasters
Gao Yao-slowly simmered in medicinal oils, discard residue, add beeswax, spread over peper/cloth

Yao Gao-powder of substnce heated into a mixture of oil and beeswax
how are medicinal wines prepares, and what are the functions?
steep sbstncs in wine
used for damp/painful obstrxn, traumatic injury, xu induced disorders
nourishes/invigorated blood, unblocks chnnls