Flashcards in Quiz: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior Deck (25):
Herbs that release the exterior generally enter what level? What channel?
The Wei Level. Lung Channel.
All of the following are reasons to use herbs for releasing the exterior with caution or not at all, EXCEPT: (profuse sweating, sweating due to Qi deficiency or Yin deficiency, deficiency of blood and/or body fluids, runny nose)
List 3 symptoms you would expect to see in a case of Wind-Cold invading the exterior.
Simultaneous chills and fever, runny nose, headache, floating pulse
Ma Huang strongly induces sweating, facilitates Lung qi to calm wheezing, and:
promotes urination to reduce edema
Ma Huang is a central nervous system stimulant so it must be used with caution with what conditions?
high blood pressure, restlessness, and insomnia
Which herb release the muscle layer, unblocks yang qi, and warms the middle?
This warm herb is useful for all types of wind, such as exterior wind, interior wind causing tremors, and wind-damp bi (WD bi).
This herb to release the exterior is especially good at unblocking the nasal passages, relieving the pain of frontal headaches, and treating vaginal discharge.
This herb alleviates nausea, stops coughing, transforms phlegm, and resolves the toxicity of other herbs.
1-3 grams (toxic)
Which of the following herbs is NOT useful for nasal congestion? (cang er zi, xin yi (hua), bai zhi, sheng jiang).
Which of the nasal herbs also dispels dampness, treats Wind Damp Bi, and skin disorders with itching?
Cang Er Zi
This "kitchen herb" is useful for releasing the exterior in the very early stages of a wind-cold invasion. It is also useful for unblocking the yang and can be used as a poultice for sores.
This herb to release the exterior also harmonizes the middle, moves qi, treats restless fetus and morning sickness, and seafood poisoning.
Zi Su Ye
The herbs in this category sweating. What is the western medical word for this action?
The formula Ma Huang Tang/Ephedra Decoction is used for
exterior wind cold with wheezing as a predominant symptom
The assistant that helps functions of unblocking the flow of lung qi and arresting wheezing is:
_______ is used to release pathogenic influences from the muscle layer and regulate the nutritive and protective qi, in other words to harmonize the ying and wei.
Gui Zhi Tang
Xiang Ru San is used for:
summer external wind cold with dampness
A very effective formula for treating external cold with congested fluids manifesting with wet cough and post nasal drip:
Xiao Qing Long Tang/Minot Blue Dragon