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Internal Cold can be Excess. What could create this situation?

DIET: Too many raw/cold foods, ice drinks

EPF Cold: entering organs

CHILDBIRTH: open for long periods in hospitals

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What are some signs and symptoms of internal cold?

GENERAL: Aversion to cold, white facial complexion, pale tongue, glossy coat, slow pulse

PAIN: Bi, abdomen, epigastric

FLUID ACCUMULATION: damp phlegm, clear profuse urine, watery diarrhea (Sp) with undigested food (Kd)

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Internal Cold can be from Deficiency. What in the patient is deficient to create this situation?

Yang is Deficient, Kidney is Deficient which in turn leads to a Deficient Spleen.

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Why is fluid accumulation an issue with excess cold?

Deficient Yang leads to excess Yin. This causes Cold to congeal, leading to Qi Stagnation. This disrupts the metabolism of H2O.

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What channels do they tend to direct towards? What 6 channel pair is most affected?

Ht, Kd, Sp (Lv)

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HERBS THAT WARM INTERIOR/EXPEL COLD

What actions do these herbs promote?

1) Dispel interior pathogenic cold

2) Stimulate Yang Qi

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Latin. Zhi Fu Zi

Aconiti Radix Lateralis Preparata

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Category

Zhi Fu Zi

Herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel Cold

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ZHI FU ZI

Channels

HT, KI, SP

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Properties

Zhi Fu Zi

Acrid, Hot, Toxic

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ZHI FU ZI

Dosage

3-15g;

BOIL 30-60 min before adding other herbs to REDUCE TOXICITY

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contraindications

Zhi Fu Zi

People with yin deficiency and abundant yang
People with true heat and false cold
Pregnancy

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Fx & Indications

Zhi Fu Zi

Revive devastated yang qi
Tonifies the fire at the gate of vitality [Ming Men]
Guides the actions of other herbs into all 12 channels
Expels cold-damp painful obstruction [KI yang deficiency]

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Is Zhi Fu Zi toxic?

Yes, therefore it needs to be prepared at all times.

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What are some general contraindications for Herbs that Warms the Interior and Expel Cold?

Heat, blood loss, yin deficiency, pregnancy

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How is Zhi Fu Zi prepared?

Steamed

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Why is it said to guide the actions of other herbs into the 12 channels?

It treats the whole body systemically.

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It is contraindicated in situations of True Heat and False Cold. What does this mean?

When a body feels cold but tongue and pulse of a person show heat signs. It is so when there's only enough yang to be distributed to organs but not enough yang for the rest of the body such as limbs.

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Does Zhi Fu Zi directly tonify the Yang?

Yes, it tonifies KI+.

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What do herbs that tonify the Qi primarily treat?

These primarily treat LU and SP.

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What are some LU qi deficiency signs and symptoms?

SOB, shallow breathing, dyspnea on exertion, weak voice, pale complexion, spontaneous sweating.

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What are some SP qi deficiency signs and symptoms?

Fatigue, lethargy, weak limbs, lack of appetite, abdominal distention, loose stools, general edema, prolapse

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What is the gate of vitality?

Ming Men of KI

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Is it always good to tonify? Explain.

No.

CAUTION: tonifying with presence of EPF can trap it in the body.
Tonifying herbs can feed and increase cancers, tumors, nodules, fibroids, etc.

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What is the difference between Bai Ren Shen and Hong Shen?

BAI REN SHEN: White Ginseng
- sun dried
- mildly warm
- generates fluid/alleviates thirst
- Best w/ Qi Xu & Yin/Jin Ye Xu

HONG SHEN: Red Ginseng
- steamed and dried
- Warmer
- Tonifies Yuan Qi
- Best w/ Qi/Yang Xu

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Which is warmer?

Bai Ren Shen and Hong Shen?

Hong Shen from Korea

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Which is better to generate fluids?

Bai Ren Shen or Hong Shen?

Bai Ren Shen

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Which can tonify the Yuan Qi?

Bai Ren Shen or Hong Shen?

Hong Shen

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Which is best for Qi deficiency with Yin deficiency?

Bai Ren Shen or Hong Shen?

Bai Ren Shen because it generates fluids and alleviates thirst.

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Which is better for Qi deficiency with Yang deficiency?

Hong Shen because it tonifies Yuan Qi.