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what is the first function of Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi

settles anxiety and calms the spirit

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under what circumstances would we use Long Gu to settle anxiety and calm the spirit

For symptoms of emotional distress, restlessness, insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, seizures or withdrawal-mania due to an agitated heart and spirit

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what is the second function of Long Gu - Fossolia Ossis Mastodi

calms the liver, anchors and preserves the floating yang

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under what circumstances would we used Long Gu to calm the liver, and anchor/preserve the floating yang

For irritibility, restlessness, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, and bad temper due to liver yin deficiency with deficient yang transgressing upward

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what is the third function of Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi

prevents leakage of fluids

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under what circumstances would we used Long Gu to prevent the leakage of fluids

For spermatorrhea, night sweats, spontaneous sweating, nocturnal emissions, vaginal discharge, and uterine bleeding - loss of fluids due to deficiency

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what is the fourth function of Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi

It may be used topically for chronic, non-healing sores and ulcers

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what is the first function of Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen

nourish the heart yin, augments liver blood and quiets the spirit

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under what circumstances would we used Suan Zao Ren to nourish the heart yin, augment the liver blood and quiet the spirit

For irritibility, insomnia, and palpitations with anxiety - blood deficiency causing an inability to nourish heart, or yin defieicncy with upward-flaring of fire

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what is the second function of Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen

Prevents abnormal sweating ie: spontaneous sweating and night sweats

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what is the first function of Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis

Extinguishes wind and alleviates spasms

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under what circumstances would we use Gou Teng to extinguish wind and alleviate spasms

In cases of liver heat patterns with internal stirring of liver wind: tremors, seizures, eclampsia

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what is the second function of Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis

drains liver heat and pacifies the liver

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under what cicumstances would we use Gou Teng to drain liver heat and pacify the liver

For symptoms of liver fire and ascendant liver yang: headache, irritibility, red eyes, dizziness, hypertension

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what is the third function of Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis

Release the exterior

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under what circumstances would we use Gou Teng to release the exterior

For fever, headache, red eyes, if due to a exterior wind-heat pattern

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what is the first function of She Xiang - Moschus

Vigorously opens the orifices, revives the spirit, and unblocks closed disorders

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under what circumstances would we use She Xiang to vigorously open the orifices, revive the spirit, and unblocs closed disorders

If we saw the patient experiencing convulsions, delirium, stupor, and fainting; closed disorders, tetanic collapse, phlegm collapse, and seizures

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what is the second function of She Xiang - Moschus

Invigorates blood, dissipates clumps, reduces swelling, and alleviates pain

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under what circumstances would we use She Xiang to invigorate the blood, dissipate clumps, reduce swelling and alleviate pain

For fixed, palpable masses, toxic sores and carbunclesdue to severe blood stasis
Also can be used to clear obstructions to the channels and collaterals due to traumatic injury or painful obstruction
Recently used in treating coronary artery disease.

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what is the third function of She Xiang

Hastens the delivery and facilitates the downward passage of stillborns

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when would we use She Xiang to hasten the delivery and facilitate the downward passage of a stillborn

when the dead fetus or placenta fails to descend

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what is the first function of Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus

kills parasites

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under what circumstances would we use Da Suan to kill parasites

In cases of hookworms and pinworms, and with other herbs for different types of intestinal parasites

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what is the second function of Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus

Disperses abscesses and reduces swelling

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under what circumstances would we use Da Suan to disperse abscesses and reduce swelling

Used primarily for early stage sores and abscesses.

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what is the third function of Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus

resolves toxicity and kills parasites

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when would we use Da Suan to resolve toxicity and kill parasites

for tinea and other pruitic rashes (primarilly topically)

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what is the fourth function of Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus

warms the stomach, strengthens the spleen, promotes the movement of qi, reduces stagnation, and resolves toxicity

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when could we use Da Suan to warm the stomach, strengthen the spleen, promote the movement of qi, reduce stagnation and resolve toxicity

For diarrhea and dysenteric disorders due to epidemic toxins or food stagnation.