Flashcards in herbs that warm the interior and expel cold Deck (24):
zingiberis rhizoma (dried)
wu zhu yu
chuan hua jiao
xiao hui xiang
gao liang jiang
alpiniae officinarum rhizoma
piperis longi fructus
what are fundamental differences between GAN JIANG and SHENG JIANG?
GJ: dry, hotter, older, less effervescent; warms interior
SJ: juicy, fresh; releases exterior
what are fundamental differences between FU ZI and GAN JIANG?
are they often used together?
GJ: more for cold with SP/ST and LU
FZ: more HT and KD
both used to rescue yang from collapse (x REN SHEN)
what organ systems does GAN JIANG's therapeutics affect?
warms SP/ST, LU
(channel also travels to HT)
what form of GAN JIANG is used for hemorrhaging such as uterine bleeding?
PAO JIANG - quick fried; outside charred, inside not
good for uterinebleeding
what precautions should be taken when prescribing herbs in this category?
what are some main contraindications?
those who are susceptible to heat (excess heat)
what is GAN JIANG's role in treating cold-damp obstructions?
GJ indicated for cold predominant bi syndrome
can disperse deep cold, warm the channels, unblock the channels and vessels, alleviate pain
ROU GUI can “lead fire back to its source”
under what 2 TCM pattern discussed in class are they applicable?
what should the dose be for each pattern?
floating yang and true cold below/false heat above
2.7g and below
of the herbs that we have discussed, list herbs that are frequently accompany ROU GUI for lower jiao cold?
HUANG BAI and ZHI MU (because they guide to lower jiao)
ROU GUI disperses deep cold.
name some clinical applications in which it can be used? e.g. cold abdominal pain...
deep cold kidney yang deficiency things like diarrhea, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea
due to cold stagnation, chest painful from HT yang deficiency
what special preparation should be employed and why?
ROU GUI: use in powdered form; don’t powder it until right before putting it in decoction because the oil can go away quickly (short cooking form = chong fu)
ZHI FU ZI: cook 30 min before adding other herbs
WU ZHU YU can relieve LV constraint.
under what clinical context was discussed in class? how does it compare with other relieve constraint herbs such as CHAI HU?
uterine cold, hernial pain due to cold
CHAI HU (close to neutral) - most used
XIANG FU (close to neutral) - most used
CHUAN LIAN ZI (cold)
WU ZHU YU (warm/hot)
XIAO HUI XIANG (warm/hot)
many herbs in this category can stop vomiting due to what TCM mechanism?
when the vomiting is due to cold
warming the middle and reversing counterflow
many herbs in this category can warm the middle burner but DING XIANG can also warm the KD and aid the YANG.
List a few clinical conditions that illustrate the use of this function.
clear vaginal discharge
womb cold from deficiency
XIAO HUI XIANG is well known for the use in Mounting Pain as well as lower jiao cold abdominal pain.
list some “usual suspects” herbs that are used for Mounting Pain.
mounting pain is pain along the liver channel, like you re mounting a horse
XIAO HUI XIANG + WU ZHU YU