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Herbs that regulate qi primarily affect which channels?

herbs that regulate qi restore smooth flow of Qi, especially to:
SP/ST
LV
LU

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What are the common properties of Herbs that Regulate Qi?

most are:
-aromatic and warm
-acrid or bitter
-promote movement, disperse or drain downward

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What are some signs of Qi Stagnation?

distention
pain - unfixed
stifling sensations

4

What are some signs of rebellious Qi?

belching
nausea
vomiting
wheezing
dyspnea

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What are the 3 types of stagnant Qi and which organs are affected?

Stagnant Spleen and Stomach Qi - inhibits T+T function
Constrained Liver Qi - blocks free flow of Qi
Stagnant Lung Qi - prevents diffusion and descending

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Can Chen Pi treat nausea and vomiting?

yes, it promotes the movement of qi, but specifically directs it DOWNWARD.

7

Chen Pi is generally effective for Tai Yin symptoms, why?

It is effective in treating the LU and SP (SP makes phlegm/damp and LU i the repository of phlegm), Tai Yin symptoms are cold in nature and this herb is warm.

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What are the three causes of bleeding?

· leaking due to failure of SP Qi to contain the blood
·forced out by excess yang or heat in the blood from severe yin def
· blood stasis obstructing the normal passage ways, forcing blood out of the vessels

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What causes bleeding in the upper body?

Ascendant Yang

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What causes bleeding in the lower body?

Spleen Qi Def

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What are the characteristics of bleeding from Heat?

profuse, bright red blood

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What are the characteristics of bleeding due to Qi Def?

not containing - so continuous bleeding (continuous spotting throughout menses cycle)

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What are characteristics of bleeding due to Stasis or Trauma?

dark blood, clots, fixed location

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What are characteristics of bleeding due to cold?

dark and painful

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What are the facts about San Qi?
Latin Name, Category, channels entered, properties, contraindications, key characteristics

San Qi - Notoginseng Radix
Herbs that Stop Bleeding
LV ST
sweet, slightly bitter, warm
use with caution during pregnancy
· Stops bleeding without causing blood stasis
· transforms blood stasis
· reduces swelling and stops pain

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Can San Qi be used internally, externally or both?

both internally and externally

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Why is San Qi a unique herb in the Stops Bleeding category?

San Qi stops bleeding without causing blood stasis.

18

San Qi is very dense. Is it effective in this form?

No, it needs to be ground, broken up or powdered.

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What is the chief herb of Yunnan Bai Yao? What are the actions of this formula?

San Qi, Chief herb
+ secret ingredients
·stops bleeding
·invigorates blood
· disperse swelling
· clear heat
· resolve toxins
· relieve pain

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What are the general properties of herbs in the category- Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Invigorate the Blood?

most herbs that invigorate blood are:
acrid, bitter, warm
they are very moving so contraindicated with pregnancy, people with a tendency to bleed or on blood thinners

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What kind of stasis situations do Herbs that Invigorate the Blood treat?

·pain - general or localized (fixed stabbing)
·numbness and paresthesias of the limbs
·masses or lumps, hematomas
·masses due to trauma bleeding
·bleeding of any kind where it is purple and with clots
·dark purple stasis spots on the skin, mucous membranes, tongue
-amenorrhea
-abnormal uterine bleeding
-chest painful obstruction
-hypochondrial pain
-pain due to wind-damp painful obstructions
-abscesses and other types of sores
-abdominal masses
-traumatic masses
-traumatic pain from fractures
-pain of tumors

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what are the facts about Chuan Xiong?
Latin, category, channels entered, properties, key characteristics

Chuan Xiong - Chuanxiong Rhizoma
Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
LV GB PC
Acrid, Warm
·Invigorates blood
·promotes the movement of Qi
·expels wind
·stops pain

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Can Chuan Xiong treat wind heat?

Yes, this herb dispels wind by invigorating blood to push it out and wind heat can cause blood stasis

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Can Chuan Xiong treat headaches? Headaches from which etiology? Which Channels?

It is good for headaches from wind.
Particularly effective for temporal and vertex headaches.
Annie, please update.

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Why is Chuan Xiong good for pain in the flanks and hypochondria?

Because the GB and LV run up this area

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What are the facts of Chi Shao?
Latin name, category, channels entered, properties, key characteristics

Chi Shao - Paeoniae Radix Rubra
Herbs that Invigorate Blood
LV SP
Sour, Bitter, Slightly Cold
·invigorates blood
·transforms stasis
·stops pain
·cools heat in the blood
use with caution in patients w/ def cold

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Which herb is sour?

Chi Shao - Paeoniae Radix Rubra

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Which herb is a Red Peony Root?

Chi Shao - Paeoniae Radix Rubra

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Which herb is Tangerine Peel?

Chen Pi - Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium

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What are the facts about Chen Pi?
Latin Name, Category, Channels Entered, Properties, Key Characteristics

Chen Pi - Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium
Herbs that Regulate Qi
LU SP ST
Acrid, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
·promotes the flow of Qi
· dries dampness