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what is the first function of Lu Rong - Cervi Cornu Patotrichum

tonifies the kidneys and fortifies the yang

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under what circumstance would we use Lu Rong to tonify the kidney and fortify the yang

For cases of fatigue, impotence, cold extremities, lightheadedness, tinnitus, soreness and lack of strength in the lower back and knees, and frequent, copious, clear urination; all due to kidney yang deficiency

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what is the second function of Lu Rong - Cervi Cornu Pantotrichum

warms the yang, regulates the penetrating Chong and conception Ren vessels, and stabilizes the girdle vessel (Dai Mai)

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under what circumstances would we use Lu Rong to warm the yang, and regulate the penetrating Chong & conception Ren vessels, and stabilize the girdle vessel (Dai Mai)

For cases of vaginal discharge or uterine bleeding due to cold from deficiency, and also infertility with a cold womb (can be used as a stand-alone herb for this purpose)

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what is the third function of Lu Rong - Cervi Cornu Pantotrichum

Tonifies the governing vessel Du, augments the essence and blood, and strengthens the sinews and bones

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under what circumstances would we use Lu Rong to tonify the governing vessel Du, augment the essence and blood, and strengthen the sinews and bones

We would use Lu Rong in this instance for childhood cases of physical and/or mental development disorders, failure to thrive, mental retardation, learning disabilities, insufficient growth or skeletal deformities, and rickets; due to deficient essence and blood in child
*Also used for this function for non-healing fractures with kidney deficiency and exhaustion of the essence *Can be used as a stand-alone herb for this purpose

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what is the fourth function of Lu Rong - Cervi Cornu Pantotrichum

Tonifies and nourishes the qi and blood

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under what circumstances would we use Lu Rong to tonify and nourish the qi and blood

for chronic ulcerations or yin-type boils (those that are concave, ooze a clear fluid, and do not heal)

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what is the first function of Mai Men Dong - Ophiopogonis Radix

Moisten the lungs and nourish the yin

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under what circumstances would we use Mai Men Dong to moisten the lungs and nourish the yin

For symptoms such as hacking, dry cough, cough with this sputum that is difficult to expectorate, coughing up blood due to injury to lung yin
*Most suitable when cause is pathogenic warm-dryness or dryness that transforms into fire b.c. has ability to cool the lungs

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what is the second function of Mai Men Dong - Ophiopogonis Radix

Augments stomach yin and generates fluids

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under what circumstances would we use Mai Men Dong to augment the stomach yin and generate fluids

for cases of fry tongue and mouth due to insufficient stomach yin

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what is the third function of Mai Men Dong - Ophiopogonis Radix

Moisten the intestines

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under what circumstances would we use Mai Men Dong to moisten the intestines

For constipation, dry mouth, irritibiliy, aftermath of febrile disease, or any pattern of yin deficiency

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what is the fourth function of Mai Men Dong - Ophiopogonis Radix

Clears the heart and eliminates irritibility

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under what circumstances would we use Mai Men Dong to clear the heart and eliminate irritibility

For irritibility due to yin deficiency or a warm-heat pathogen disease at the nutritive level. In both cases, the fever and irritibility worsen at night

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what is the first function of Shu Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix Preparata

Tonifies the blood

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under what circumstances would we use Shu Di Huang to tonify the blood

For sumptoms such as: facial pallor, dizziness, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menstruation, uterine and postpartum bleeding due to blood deficiency
*Best when there is deficiency but no significant stagnation

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what is the second function of Shu Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix Preparata

Nourishes the yin

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under what circumstances would we use Shu Di Huang to nourish the yin

In cases of weak lower back and limbs, dizziness, tinnitus, tidal fevers, night sweats, and nocturnal emissions

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what is the third function of Shu Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix Preparata

Strongly enriches the yin and relieves wasting and thirsting disorder

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under what circumstances should we use Shu Di Huang to strongly enrich the yin and relieve wasting and thirsting disorder

In instances of lower burner wasting
*can be used as a stand-alone herb in large doses for this problem

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what is the fourth function of Shu Di Huang - Rehmanniae Radix Preparata

Nourishes the blood and tonifies the essence

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under what circumstances would we use Shu Di Huang to nourish the blood and tonify the essence

For delayed development during childhood, blunted affect, premature aging, diminished mental activity, greying of hair, impotence, memory loss

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what is the first function of Dang Gui - Angelicae Sinensis Radix

Tonifies blood and regulates menses

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under what circumstances should we use Dang Gui to tonify the blood and regulate menses

For symptoms such as pallid, ashen complexion, lusterless nails, tinnitus, blurred vision, and palpitations due to blood deficiency affecting the heart and liver
Also for mestrual disorders due to blood deficiency, ie: irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea

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what is the second function of Dang Gui - Angelicae Sinensis Radix

Invigorates and harmonizes the blood and disperses cold

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under what circumstances would we use Dang Gui to invigorate and harmonize the blood and disperse cold

For Pain due to blood stasis, and abdominal pain, traumatic injury and carbuncles due to blood stasis, accompanied by cold from deficiency
*Important postpartum herb and also during pregnancy if used with caution
*Used in the treatment of blood deficiency with chronic wind-damp painful obstruction

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what is the third functino of Dang Gui - Angelicae Sinensis Radix

moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels

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under what circumstances would we use Dang Gui to moisten the intestines and unblock the bowels

For dry intestines due to blood deficiency

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what is the fourth function of Dang Gui - Angelicae Sinensis Radix

reduces swelling, expels pus, generates flesh, and alleviates pain

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under what circumstances would we use Dang Gui to reduce swelling, expel pus, generate flshe and alleviate pain

To treats sores and abscesses where its ability to both tonify and invigorate the blood leads to improvement. Can be used topically for this purpose

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what is the last function of Dang Gui - Angelicae Sinensis Radix

it weakly treats cough, however is used as an adjunctive herb for this symptom

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what is the first function of Shan Zhu Yu - Corni Fructus

stabilizes the kidneys and secures the essence

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under what circumstances would we use Shan Zhu Yu to stabilize the kidneys and secure the esssence

For urinary frequency, incontinence, spermatorrhea, excessive sweating (leakage of fluids due to weak essence)

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what is the second function of Shan Zhu Yu - Corni Fructus

Stops excessive sweating and supports the collapsed

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under what circumstances would we use Shan Zhu Yu to stop excessive sweating and support the collapsed

For excessive sweating, especially in cases of devastated yang and collapsed qi
*Also used when sweating was mistakenly induced as a treatment

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what is the third function of Shan Zhu Yu - Corni Fructus

tonifies and augments the liver and kidneys

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under what circumstances would we use Shan Zhu Yu to tonify and augment the liver and kidney

For situations of lightheadedness, dizziness, soreness, and weakness of the lower back and knees, or impotence due to liver and kidney deficiency
*This herb both tonifies the essence and assists the yang

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what is the fourth function of Shan Zhu Yu - Corni Fructus

Stabilizes the menses and stops bleeding

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under what circumstances would we use Shan Zhu Yu to stabilize the menses and stop bleeding

in deficiency patterns of excessive uterine bleeding and prolonged menstruation
*This has only a weak effect on the bleeding