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Herbs that Anchor, Settle and Calm the Spirit tend to share what characteristics?

-tend to be heavy (minerals, shells bone)
-settle ascending Yang (HT, LV)
-treat rebellious Qi
-can injure ST Qi w long term use

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What is the Latin name for Long Gu?

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi

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How do you spell the pinyin for Fossilia Ossis Mastodi?

Long Gu

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What is the american for Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi?

Dragon Bones

can be any (mammal) bone buried for at least 50 years

4

To which category does Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi belong?

Herbs that anchor, settle and calm the spirit

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What channels does Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi enter?

HT
LV
KI

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What are the properties of Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis mastodi?

Sweet
Astringent
Neutral

7

What is the dosage range for Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi?

15-30g
heavy substance

8

What are the special preparation instructions for Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi?

should be cooked first when used in decoctions

9

What are the key characteristics of Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi?

·calms with heaviness
·binds with astringency
·secures the normal qi

10

What are the contraindications of Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi?

damp heat
externally contracted excess disorders

11

What herb enters the HT LV KI?

Long Gu - Fossilia Ossis Mastodi

12

What properties do herbs the Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit generally share?

sweet
moistening

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What channels do herbs the Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit commonly enter?

HT
LV
(they nourish the HT and LV blood)

14

What are herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit generally used to treat?

general malaise
palpitations
irritability
insomnia

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What is the Latin name for Suan Zao Ren?

Ziziphi Spinosae Semen

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How do you spell the pinyin for Ziziphi Spinosae Semen?

Suan Zao Ren

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What is Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen in american?

sour date kernal

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To which category does Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen belong?

Herbs that Nourish the Heart and Calm the Spirit

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What channels does Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen enter?

GB
HT
LV
SP

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What are the properties of Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen?

sweet
sour
neutral

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What are the key characteristics of Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen?

·nourishes the Heart yin and Liver blood
·promotes sleep
·inhibits sweating

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What are the contraindications for Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen?

use with caution in those with:
severe diarrhea
heat from excess

24

What herb enters the GB, HT, LV, SP channels?

Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen

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What is formula indicated for irritability, insomnia, palpitations, night sweats, dizziness, dry throat and mouth, dry red tonge and wire or thin rapid pulse? What is the chief herb and action of this formula?

Suan Zao Ren Tang
Suan Zao Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen - chief herb
ACtions: nourishes the blood, calms the spirit, clears heat, eliminates irritability

26

What channels do herbs that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors generally enter?

LV

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What properties do herbs that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors generally share?

acrid, sweet or salty
cold, slightly cold or neutral
down-bearing nature

28

What is the Latin name for Gou Teng?

Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis

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How do you spell the pinyin for Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis?

Gou Teng

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What is the american for Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis?

hook vine

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To which category does Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis belong?

Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors

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What channels does Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis enter?

PC
LV

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What are the properties of Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis?

sweet
slightly cold

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What is the common dosage range for Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis?

6-15g

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What are the special preparation instructions for Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis?

should not be decocted for longer than 20 minutes

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What are the key characteristics for Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis?

·drains Liver heat
·settles Liver wind

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What are the contraindications of Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cum Uncis?

use with caution in:
the absence of wind-heat
heat from excess

38

What herb enters the PC and LV channels?

Gou Teng - Uncariae Ramulus cun Uncis

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What are the common properties that Aromatic Substances that open the Orfices generally share?

acrid
aromatic

40

What is the Latin name for She Xiang?

Moschus

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How do you spell the pinyin for Moschus?

She Xiang

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What is the american for She Xiang - Moschus?

Deer Musk

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To which category does She Xiang - Moschus belong?

Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices

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What channels does She Xiang - Moschus enter?

HT
SP
LV

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What are the properties of She Xiang - Moschus?

acrid
warm
aromatic

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What is the common dosage range for She Xiang - Moschus?

.03-.1g
micro-dose

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What are the key characteristics of She Xiang - Moschus?

·intensely aromatic to open all the orifices and awaken the spirit
·stops pain
·unblocks the channels and collaterals by invigorating the blood

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What is the common dosage range for Suan Zau Ren - Ziziphi Spinosae Semen?

9-15g

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What are the contraindications for She Xiang - Moschus?

during pregnancy
patterns of yin def w heat signs

use with caution:
significant allergies
hypertension
reduced KI Fx

50

What is the Latin name for Da Suan?

Allii Sativi Bulbus

51

What is the pinyin for Allii Sativi Bulbus?

Da Suan

52

What is the american for Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus?

Garlic
"the big sour"

53

To which category does Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus belong?

Herbs that Expel Parasites

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What channels does Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus enter?

LI
LU
SP
ST

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What are the properties of Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus?

acrid
warm

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What is the common dosage range for Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus?

4.5-9g

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What are the key characteristics for Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus?

·kills parasites
·transforms meat and food stagnation
·unblocks accumulations
·promotes qi movement
·expels cold dampness

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What are the contraindications for Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus?

yin def w heat signs
irritant to the skin, do not apply topically for long or ingested by those w problems of the mouth, tongue or throat
topical application to the peri-anal area or enemas c/i for pregnancy

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What herb enters the LI LU ST SP channels?

Da Suan - Allii Sativi Bulbus

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Can Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices, like She Xiang - Moschus be used for a long time?

No. They can only be used for short periods of time.