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Flashcards in Eastern Systems Deck (9):
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Ayurveda

knowledge of life, science of life

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Charaka samhita

classic text
collection by several authors on therapeutic medicine
describes >600 drugs
first to describe digestion, metabolism, immunity
body functions as result of three dosha (movement, transformation, lubrication and stability)
illness results from loss of balance of three dosha
two classes - salya-cikitsaka (surgeons) or kaya-cikitsakas (physicians)

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Three dosha (principles)

Movement (vata)
Transformation (pitta)
Lubrication and stability (kapha)

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Nei Ching/Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor/Mo Ching/ Golden Mirrow

Bible of Chinese medicine

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medical model

emphysis on sphygmology
rejected venisection
disease imbalance of yin and yang

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Yin

dark element, passive, night, water and earth

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Yang

bright element, active, masculine, fire and wind

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Moxa

warms regions for acupuncture - stimulates chi

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Materia medica

1000 different animal, mineral, and vegetable drugs
iron - anemia
marijuana - sedation
ephedra vulgaris - asthma