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tai zi shen (QI)

pseudostellariae radix

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huang qi (QI)

astragali radix

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shan yao (QI)

dioscoreae rhizoma

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da zao (QI)

jujubae fructus

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yi tang (QI)

maltosum

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huang jing (QI)

polygonati rhizoma

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bai bian dou (QI)

lablab semen album

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he shou wu (BLD)

polygoni multiflori radix preparata

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bai shao (BLD)

paeoniae radix alba

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e jiao (BLD)

asini corii colla

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gou qi zi (BLD)

lycii fructus

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long yan rou (BLD)

longan arillus

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sang shen (BLD)

mori fructus

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what is HE SHOU WU's claim to fame for the lay public?

under what clinical circumstances is it effective?

premature grey hair

used because it tonifies and preserves, neither cold nor warming, drying or cloying

good for yin deficiency without drying or cloying

cholesterol

good for SP

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HE SHOU WU is well known for its moderate nature, detail them.

it is not drying or cloying, it tonifies and preserves

good for old, cold and dry patients

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detail the difference between raw and prepared forms of HE SHOU WU.

when not specified, which has the potent laxative action?

the raw form is the potent laxative

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how does HE SHOU WU treat wind rash?

it nourishes the blood and fills the spaces so the wind can’t be any place

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why is BAI SHAO an important herb in GYN?

regulates menses and it is one of the best herbs for menstrual cramps;

clams the lv yang rising due to deficiency, smooth muscle pain, nourishes blood

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what dose can be employed for pain?

what are possible side effects with that?

12, 15, 18g for pain

may be too cooling

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BAI SHAO can curb LV YANG and alleviate pain.

list some of the conditions that were discussed in class that is relevant to this mechanism.

hot flashes
sweating
upper jiao bleeding out of nose (inverse menses)
uterine and abdominal muscle cramps
dizziness

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explain BAI SHAO's ability to treat vaginal discharge?

which combination is especially effective for abdominal cramping?

astringent property: vaginal discharge due to damp-heat, dysentery cramping, spermatorrhea

CHAI HU x BAI SHAO (or GAN CAO x BAI SHAO)

CH and GC push out, BS is astringent

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what special preparation instruction would you give to a patient when prescribing E JIAO?

crush, resolve in tea, drink tea before hardens

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many herbs can tonify the blood, what is the one function that makes E JIAO stand out among herbs of its category?

stops bleeding (and tonifies blood)

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what are some clinical precautions when using E JIAO?

very cloying, bad taste

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what is GOU QI ZI’s claim to fame?

how is it incorporated in everyday cooking?

brightens eyes and benefits essence

steam it

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LONG YAN ROU can calm the spirit, but what mechanism?

is it indicated for any type of insomnia?

HT BLD + SP DEFICIENCY

insomnia due to HT BLD

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SANG SHEN is the fruit of the mulberry tree.

name other TCM herbs derived from the mulberry tree.

SANG YE - Mori Flolium - cool acrid release exterior

SANG ZHI - Mori Ramulus - dispel wind damp

SANG BAI PI - Mori Cortex - herbs that relieve cough and wheezing

CAN SHA - eat mulberry leaves

SANG JI SHENG - dispel wind damp

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what is TAI ZI SHEN’s claim to fame when compared with other QI TONICS such as REN SHEN.

TZS tonifies qi for individuals who have a healthy yang constitution (children)

less strong and not as warming as RS

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HUANG QI can tonify SP QI, but what other well known QI can it also tonify?

HQ is marquee herb for LU QI, especially for WEI QI

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HUANG QI can be used to treat prolapses.

what TCM function does it owe this to?

tonifies the SP and raises the YANG

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large does of HUANG QI is sometimes warranted.

under what condition do we use large doses?

channel obstruction due to QI DEFICIENCY

(when it is used for stroke in formula tonify yang 5 return decoction) (250-450g)

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does HUANG QI tonify BLD? explain.

HQ doesn't tonify blood
it tonifies the QI IN THE BLOOD

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according to TCM text, SHAN YAO can tonify LU QI.

is it a strong tonic for LU QI?

not as strong as HUANG QI

it ASTRINGES LU QI (saves it)

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SHAN YAO is a very important astringing herb in TCM.

name some clinical condition discussed in class in which it is used.

are large doses acceptable?

vaginal discharge, spermatorrhea

urine, sweat, essence, stool, blood

yes, up to 240 grams

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DA ZAO encompasses hei zao and hong zao.

what differences if any are there between them.

what traditional role does da zao play as a food?

HONG: red dates, more BLD tonifying

HEI: black dates, BLD and QI tonifying

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HUANG JING is often included in "aphrodisiacs."

what possible TCM function can explain its association.

tonifies the KD, augments essence