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Flashcards in WK9 - Fxns & Indications Deck (21):
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What is the 1st function of Qian Hu (Peucedani Radix)?

Directs Qi downward & dispels phlegm

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What are the indications for use of Qian Hu to direct Qi downward and dispel phlegm?

Coughing or wheezing with thick sputum due to turbid clogging of the lungs

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What is the 2nd function of Qian Hu (Peucedani Radix)?

Disperses & scatters wind-heat

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What are the indications for the use of Qian Hu to disperse and scatter wind-heat?

Externally contracted wind-heat with headache and cough. Most suitable when wind-heat constrains the lungs.

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What is the 1st function of Zhi Ban Xia (Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum)?

Dries damp, transforms phlegm, and causes rebellious Qi to descend

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What are the indications for use of Zhi Ban Xia to dry damp, transform phlegm and cause rebellious qi to descend?

Cough with copious sputum, as in cold phlegm in lungs. Especially effective for transforming phlegm due to damp of spleen.

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What is the 2nd function of Zhi Ban Xia (Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum)?

Directs Rebellious Qi downward and stops vomiting

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What are the indications for the use of Zhi Ban Xia to direct rebellious qi downward and stop vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting due to many causes: cold, thin mucus, stomach deficiency, stomach heat or pregnancy

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What is the 3rd function of Zhi Ban Xia (Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum)?

Dissipates nodules & reduces clumps

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What are the indications for use of Zhi Ban Xia to dissipate nodules and reduce clumps?

- Nodules, pressure, distention, pain due to phlegm in chest
- Phlegm nodules in neck (such as goiter & scrofula)
- Obstruction caused by phlegm anywhere in body

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What is a the 4th/additional function of Zhi Ban Xia (Pinelliae Rhizoma Preparatum)?

Focal distention in the chest & epigastrium

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What is the 1st function of Xing Ren (Armeniacae Semen)?

Stops cough & calms wheezing

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What are the indications for use of Xing Ren to stop cough and calm wheezing?

- Cough caused by hot and/or cold
- Especially useful for externally-contracted dry cough (bc the herb is moist in nature)

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What is the 2nd function of Xing Ren (Armeniacae Semen)?

Moistens the intestines & unblocks the bowels (due to high oil content) (note: herb must be crushed in preparation)

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What is the first function of Shan Zha (Crataegi Fructus)?

Reduces food stagnation & transforms accumulation

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What are the indications for the use of Shan Zha to reduce food stagnation and transform accumulation?

For accumulation due to meat or greasy foods with abdominal distention, pain, or diarrhea

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What is the 2nd function of Shan Zha (Crataegi Fructus)?

Transforms blood stasis & dissipates clumps (related to LV channel)

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What are the indications for use of Shan Zha to transform blood stasis and dissipate clumps?

- Post-partum abdominal pain & clumps due to blood stasis
- Bulging disorders (hernias)

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What is the 3rd function of Shan Zha (Crataegi Fructus)

Stops diarrhea (must be charred first for this function)

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What are the indications for the use of Shan Zha to stop diarrhea?

Diarrhea of chronic dysentery-like disorders

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What is the 4th function / indications of Shan Zha (Crataegi Fructus)?

- Hypertension
- Coronary artery disease
- Elevated serum cholesterol