Herbs 1 General

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Herbs 1 General
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  1. Jue Yin
    LV/PC

    Terminal Stage

    Complex syndrome of extreme heat or cold
  2. Shoa Yin
    HT/KI

    Pathological changes in HT & KI

    Extremely deficient condition
  3. Tai Yin
    LU/SP

    Cold Xu from deficient SP Qi

    Cold excess attacking the SJ
  4. Shao Yang
    GB/SJ

    Due to unrelieved syndromes that have migrated to the interior

    On the border between Yin/Yang

    Half exterior/Half Interior
  5. Yang Ming
    ST/LI

    Wind/Cold convert to interior heat

    Greatest conflict between excess and body's defenses
  6. Tai Yang
    SI/UB

    Most Exterior

    Use herbs that release the exterior
  7. Ingredient Heirarchy
    • Chief - Primary
    • Deputy - Secondary (aids Chief)
    • Assistant - Aids primary and secondary
    • Envoy - directs or harmonizes
  8. Pao Zhi (Heat and Water)
    Zheng - Steaming (reduces toxicity)

    Dan Fa - Scalding (removes foreign substances)
  9. Pao Zhi (Fire)
    • Chao - Dry Frying
    • Zhi - Frying w/liquids
    •   - Honey - supplements
    •   - Wine - clears channels
    •   - Vinegar - astringes, quickens Qi
    •   - Ginger juice - reduces counterflow
    • Duan - High Temp baking
    • Pao - High Temp frying
  10. Pao Zhi Methods
    • Mechanical
    • Fire
    • Water
  11. Pao Zhi Objectives
    • Reduce toxicity
    • Modify energetic properties
    • Reinforce therapeutic effects
    • Modify tropism
    • Dissipate disagreeable odors/flavors
    • Facilitate storage, production, etc.
    • Eliminate foreign substances
  12. Chen
    Sinking
  13. Fu
    Floating
  14. Jiang
    Downbearing
  15. Sheng
    Upbearing
  16. Astringent
    Stores and Retains
  17. Aromatic
    Opens the orifices
  18. Bland
    Disinhibits Dampness
  19. Acrid/Spicy
    Metal

    • Scatters and Moves Qi and Blood
    • Upbears Yang
  20. Sweet
    Earth

    • Supplements
    • Augments
    • Harmonizes
  21. Sour
    Wood

    • Astringes
    • Secures
    • Stops
  22. Bitter
    Fire

    • Dries
    • Drains
    • Descends
  23. Salty
    Water

    • Softens
    • Purges
    • Descends
  24. San
    • Powder/Granules
    • Between Tang and Wan for strength
  25. Wan
    Pills

    • Mild action and speed
    • Good for long-term use
    • Better for compliance, but cannot be tailored
  26. Jui
    Medicinal Wine

    Used for wind-dampness, vacuity, cold

    Wine=nourishing, blood invigorating
  27. Gao
    Plasters

    Topical application
  28. Tang
    Decoction
  29. Mutual Incompatibilty
    Two substances that cause side effects
  30. Mutual Accentuation
    Herbs with similar functions
  31. Mutual Enhancement
    Herbs with different functions
  32. Mutual Counteractions
    Reduction in toxicity with emphasis on toxic substance
  33. Mutual Suppression
    Reduction in toxicity with emphasis on suppressing herb
  34. Mutual Antagonism
    Reduction in therapeutic effects

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