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What is the general taste and temperature of Herbs that Regulate Qi?

aromatic
acrid
bitter
warm

1

What are some typical clinical manifestations of Qi Stagnation in the SP/ST, LV and LU?

SP/ST: epigastric & abdominal fullness; distention; pain; belching; gas; acid regurgitation; nausea; vomiting; loss of appetite; diarrhea/constipation

LV: stifling in the chest; pain in the flanks (ribside, hypochondrial); loss of appetite; depression/irritability; bulging disorders (severe); irregular menses -swollen, tender breasts

LU: cough & wheeze with labored breathing, SOB, stifling chest sensation

2

What is Counter-Flow or Rebellion of Qi?

"upward movement of qi which should otherwise move downward"
belching
nausea
vomiting
wheezing

4

As future clinicians, what cautions should be exercised when breaking qi? What demographics are potentially more vulnerable to Qi breaking herbs?

duration of use should be short
don't use in qi deficient people
caution w elderly patients

4

Which herbs are most appropriate when treating ST/SP pathologies?

Chen Pi - Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium - LU SP ST (regulates the qi, adjusts the middle, relieves the diaphragm; Dries Dampness and transforms phlegm)
Qing Pi - Citri Reticulatae Viride Pericarpium - LV GB ST (dissipates clumps and reduces stagnation)
Zhi Shi - Aurantii Fructus Immaturus - LI SP ST (breaks up stagnant qi and reduces accumulation; transforms phlegm and expels focal distention)
Chen Xiang - Aquilariae Lignum Resinatum - KD ST SP (promotes the movmnt of qi and alleviates pain; directs rebellious qi downward and regulates the middle)
Da Fu Pi - Arecae Pericarpium - LI SI ST SP (drives qi downward and eases the middle)
Mu Xiang - Aucklandiae Radix - LI GB ST SP SJ (promotes the movmnt of qi and stops pain)

5

Which herbs are most appropriate when the source of the Qi Stagnation is emotionally based? Which channel would correspond to that?

Xiang Fu - Cyperi Rhizoma - LV GB SJ
used when "problem is secodary to emotional constraint"

The LV channel

6

Which herb requires special preparation when cooking in a decoction?

Mu Xiang - Aucklandiae Radix - LI GB ST SP SJ
add last to preserve volotile oils

Tan Xiang - add at end of decoction to preserve oils

Chen Xiang - don't decoct, if powdered- dissolve in tea, if wood - add to decoction at end of cooking

7

What are the major differences between Chen Pi - Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium and Ju Hong - Citri Reticulatae Exocarpium Rubrum?

Ju Hong - Citri Reticulatae Exocarpium Rubrum is more drying and aromatic than Chen Pi - Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium and less harmonizing.

Chen Pi is stronger and used more, but Ju Hong warmer and is effective in cold patterns of food stagnation or phlegm.

8

Which herbs can be used to treat LV channel Stagnation?

Qing Pi - Citri Reticulatae Viride Pericarpium- LV GB ST (spreads the LV qi and breaks up stagnant qi)
Chuan Lian Zi - Toosendan Fructus- UB LV SI ST (dredges LV qi, releases constraint, stops pain, conducts heat out from below)
Xiang Fu - Cyperi Rhizoma - LV GB SJ (Spreads and regulates LV qi)
Mu Xiang - Auclandiae Radix -LI GB ST SP SJ (promotes the movement of qi and stops pain)

9

Which is the marquee herb for treating Bladder Cold due to KD Yang insufficiency? Does this herb treat the constitutional insufficiency that may be the cause of the cold?

Wu Yao - Linderae Radix - UB KD LU SP (warms the KD)

does not address the underlying cause of the cold

10

Does Mu Xiang - Aucklandiae Radix tonify the SP like Ren Shen and Dang Shen?

Ren Shen and Dang Shen Tonify.
Mu Xiang STRENGTHENS. Tonifying is on a deeper level.

11

Which herb is commonly used to treat menstrual pain and also regulate the menses?

Xiang Fu - Cyperi Rhizoma - LV GB SJ (regulates the menstruation and alleviates pain)

12

What does it mean: to regulate the menses?

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