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What is the first function of Zhi Fu Zi (Aconiti Radix Lateralis Preparata)?

Revives the yang and rescues from rebellion

 

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Under what circumstances should you use Zhi Fu Zi to revive the yang and rescue from rebellion?

Diarrhea with food particles, chills, cold extremities, faint pulse

This condition often occurs after severe vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating

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what is the second function of Zhi Fu Zi (Aconiti Radix Lateralis Preparata)?

Warms the fire and assists the yang

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under what circumstances should you use Zhi Fu Zi to warm the fire and assist the yang?

For any problem associated with weakness or deficiency of the heart, spleen, or kidney yang

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What is the third function of Zhi Fu Zi (Aconiti Radix Lateralis Preparata)?

Disperses cold, warms the channels, and alleviates pain

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Under what circumstances should one use Zhi Fu Zi to disperse cold, warm the channels and alleviate pain?

For wind-cold-damp painful obstruction, especially when cold predominates. Also for cold blocking the organs, channels, sinews, bones, or blood vessels, and for yin flat abscesses.

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What is the first function of Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix)?

Powerfully tonifies the primal qi

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Under what circumstances should one use Ren Shen to powerfully tonify the primal qi?

For extreme collapse of qi or abandoned conditions manifesting in shallow breathing, cold limbs, profuse sweat, and weak pulse (almost imerceptible)

This condition can occur after loss of blood, overly profuse sweating, or other problems related to severe fluid loss.

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What is the second function of Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix)?

Strengthens the spleen and tonifies the stomach

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Under what circumstances should one use Ren Shen to strengthen the spleen and tonify the stomach

For lethargy, lack of appetite, chest and abdominal distention, chronic diarrhea, and, in severe cases, prolapse of the stomach, uterus, or rectum

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What is the third function of Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix)?

Tonifies the lungs and augments the qi

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Under what circumstances should one use Ren Shen to tonify the lungs and augment the qi

For wheezing, shortness of breath, and labored breathing upon exertion caused by lung deficiency.

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What is the fourth function of Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix)?

Generate fluids and stop thirst

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Under what circumstances should one use Ren Shen to generate fluids and stop thirst

For wasting and thirsting disorder, as well as cases when qi and fluids have been injured by high fever and profuse sweating.

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What is the fifth function of Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix)?

Benefits the heart and calms the spirit

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Under what circumstances should one use Ren Shen to benefit the heart and calm the spirit?

For palpitations with anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, and restlessness due to qi and blood deficiency

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Why is Ren Shen used in a wide variety of situations where a stronger primal qi will indirectly aid in a patient's resolution?

Becuase Ren Shen tonifies the primal qi, which underlies and supports all the qi activities of the body. This makes it the sixth miscellaneous adjunctive function of Ren Shen.

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What is the first function of Dang Shen (Codonopsis Radix)?

Tonfies the middle burner and augments the qi

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Under what circumstances should one use Dang Shen to tonify the middle burner and augment qi?

For lack of appetite, fatigue, tired limbs, diarrhea, vomiting, or any chronic illness with spleen qi deficiency. Also for symptoms of prolapse of the uterus, stomach, or rectum due to collapsed spleen qi.

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What is the second function of Dang Shen (Codonopsis Radix)?

Tonifies the lungs

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Under what circumstances should one use Dang Shen to tonify the lungs?

For lung deficiency with chronic cough and shortness of breath, or copious sputum due to spleen qi deficiency

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When a patient's pattern includes significant qi deficiency, Dang Shen may be used with what kind of herbs?

Dang Shen may be used with herbs that release the exterior or drain downward. Dang Shen supports the normal, while the other herbs expel the pathogenic influences.

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What is the first function of Tai Zi Shen (Pseudostellariae Radix)?

Strengthens the spleen and augments the qi

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Under what circumstances should one use Tai Zi Shen to strengthen the spleen and augment the qi

for spleen and stomach deficiency with fatigue and lack of appetite. Also for lung qi deficiency with spontaneous sweating

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What is the second function of Tai Zi Shen (Pseudostellariae Radix)

Generates fluids

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Under what circumstances should one use Tai Zi Shen to generate fluids?

For thirst and injury to fluids after a febrile disease. Also for unrelenting fever or summerheat in children

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What is the best Tonify Qi herb for yin and qi deficiency?

Tai Zi Shen

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What is the first function of Bai Zhu (Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma)

Tonifies the spleen and augments the qi

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Under what circumstances should one use Bai Zhu to tonify the spleen and augment the qi?

For spleen and stomach deficiency with symptoms such as: diarrhea, fatigue, sallow complexion, and lack of appetite

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What is the second function of Bai Zhu (Acrtacylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma)?

Dries dampness and promotes water metabolism

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Under what circumstances should one use Bai Zhu to dry dampness and promote water metabolism

For accumulation of fluids affecting digestion as well as edema and reduced urination due to spleen deficiency and its failure to T&T.

Used as an auxiallary herb for damp painful obstruction.

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What is the third functino of Bai Zhu (Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma)?

Stabilizes the exterior and stops sweating

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Under what circumstances should one use Bai Zhu to stabilize the exterior and stop sweating?

For spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency.

Can be used for other types of sweating when combined with appropriate herbs

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What is the fourth function of Bai Zhu (Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma)?

Calms the fetus

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Under what circumstances should one use Bai Zhu to caml the fetus?

For restless fetus disorder, especially when due to spleen deficiency.

Can be used for other types of this disorder when combined with appropriate herbs

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What is the first function of Gan Cao (Glycyrrizae Radix)?

Tonifies the spleen and augments the qi

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Under what circumstances should one use Gan Cao to tonify the spleen and augment the qi?

Used for spleen deficiency with shortness of breath, lassitude, and loose stools. 

Also for qi or blood deficiency patterns with an irregular or intermittent pulse and/or palpitations

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What is the second function of Gan Cao (Glycyrrizae Radix)?

Moistens the lungs and stops cough

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Under what circumstances should one use Gan Cao to moisten the lungs and stop cough?

For cough and wheezing. 

*Because of its neutral properties, it can be used for either hot or cold in the lungs and for either productive or non-productive coughs.

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What is the third function of Gan Cao (Glycyrrizae Radix)?

Moderates spasms and alleviates pain

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Under what circumstances should one use Gan Cao for moderating spasms and alleviating pain?

For painful spasms of the abdomen and legs.

*Traditionally, this effect is only seen when combined with Bai Shao.

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What is the fourth function of Gan Cao (Glycyrrizae Radix)?

Clears heat and resolves fire toxicity

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Under what circumstances should one use Gan Cao to clear heat and resolve fire toxicity?

Used unprepared for carbuncles, sores, and sore throat due to fire toxin. 

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Which herb that tonifies qi is also used as an antidote for a variety of toxic substances, both internally and topically?

Gan Cao (Glycyrrhizae Radix)

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What is the sixth function of Gan Cao (Glycyrrizae Radix)?

Moderates and harmonizes the charcteristics of other herbs

It is often used to moderate such combinations as:

Zhi Fu Zi & Gan Jiang

Shi Gao & Zhi Mu

Da Huang & Mang Xiao