MM4 Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation

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  1. Accumulation of food stagnation is a disorder that is characterized by...
    • Abdominal masses
    • Distention
    • Pain
  2. What are the characteristics of Hot food stagnation?
    • Bad breath
    • Tongue: yellow, greasy coating
    • Pulse: strong slippery
  3. What are the characteristics of cold food stagnation?
    • Nausea, vomiting, spitting out clear emesis
    • Tongue: white, greasy coating
    • Pulse: slippery
  4. What are the characteristics of Shan Zha? (4*)
    • Sour, Sweet
    • Slight warm
    • LV, SP, ST
    • BEST FOR --> stag due to overindulgence in MEAT
    • Lowers cholesterol
    • Associated w/blood (red in color)
  5. What are the characteristics of Shen Qu? (3*)
    • Sweet, pungent
    • Warm
    • SP, ST
    • Overindulgence in ALCOHOL & STARCHY FOOD
    • Combo of multiple herbs
  6. What are the characteristics of Lai Fu Zi? (3*)
    • Acrid, sweet
    • Neutral
    • LU, SP, ST
    • GI dysfunction
  7. What are the characteristics of Mai Ya? (3*)
    • Sweet
    • Neutral
    • LV, SP, ST
    • Inhibits Lactation
    • SP strengthening, cold food stag w/food absorption problem
  8. What are the characteristics of Gu Ya? (3*)
    • Sweet
    • Neutral
    • SP, ST
    • Doesn't injure ST Qi
    • Hot food stag w/SP def
  9. What are the characteristics of Ji Nei Jin? (3*)
    • Sweet
    • Neutral
    • UB, SI, SP, ST
  10. What are the actions & indications of Ji Nei Jin? (3*)
    • STRONGLY REDUCE FOOD STAG & IMPROVE SP TRANSPORTIVE FUNCTION --> various food stag, used alone in mild case
    • SECURE ESSENCE & STOP ENURESIS --> bedwetting, frequent urination & urination at night
    • TRANSFORM HARDNESS & DISSOLVE STONE --> stones in GB or UB stone
  11. What are the actions & indications of Gu Ya? (3*)
    REDUCE FOOD STAG & STRENGTHEN ST --> poor digestion due to stag & accumulation of undigested starchy food, weak digestion and loss of appetite associated w/ SP def
  12. What are the actions & indications of Mai Ya? (3*)
    • REDUCE FOOD STAG & STRENGTHEN ST --> poor digestion due to stagnation & undigested starchy food, weak digestion and loss of appetite in SP def
    • INHIBIT LACTATION --> stop nursing, distention & pain in breast
    • FACILITATE SMOOTH FLOW OF LV QI --> contrained LV qi manifestation (stifling sensation, distention in epigastrium or rib, belching and loss of appetite)
  13. What are the actions & indications of Lai Fu Zi? (3*)
    • REDUCE FOOD STAG & TRANSFORM ACCUMULATION --> food stag in MJ w/fullness & distention, belching rotten smell, acid regurg, abd pain w/difficult diarrhea
    • CAUSE QI TO DESCEND & REDUCE PHLEGM (goes to LU)--> chronic productive cough or wheezing, mos effective in excess
  14. What are the actions & indications of Shen Qu? (3*)
    • REDUCE FOOD STAG & HARMONIZE ST --> ST cold w/food stag or accumulation w/symptoms (epigastric and abd fullness or distention, lack of appetite, borborygmus, diarrhea)
    • ADDED TO PILL THAT CONTAIN MINERAL TO AID IN THEIR DIGESTION & ABSORPTION
  15. What are the actions & indications of Shan Zha? (4*)
    • REDUCE & GUIDE OUT FOOD STAG --> due to meat or greasy food w/abd distention, pain or diarrhea
    • TRANSFORM BLOOD STASIS & DISSIPATE CLUMP --> post partum abd pain and clumps fue to blood stasis; also for hernia disorder
    • STOP DIARRHEA --> partially charred herb used for diarrhea of chronic dysentery-like disorder
    • HYPERTENSION, CAD, ELEVATED SERUM CHOLESTEROL
  16. What are the cautions and contraindications of Shan Zha? (4*)
    CAUTION --> SP/ST def w/o food stag, acid regurg
  17. What are the cautions and contraindications of Shen Qu? (3*)
    • CAUTION --> pregnancy
    • CONTRA --> ST fire
  18. What are the cautions and contraindications of Lai Fu Zi? (3*)
    CAUTION --> Qi def
  19. What are the cautions and contraindications of Mai Ya? (3*)
    If taken long-term --> injure KD
  20. What are the cautions and contraindications of Gu Ya? (3*)
    CONTRA --> nursing mothers
  21. What is the dosage for Ji Nei Jin? (3*)
    • 3-9 g in decoction
    • 1.5-3 g in powder
    • Usually dry-fried, EXCEPT when used to tx stones
  22. What is the dosage for Gu Ya? (3*)
    • 9-15 g
    • Raw = aid digestion
    • Dry-fried = strengthen MJ
  23. What is the dosage for Mai Ya? (3*)
    • 6-15 g powder
    • 12-30 g decoction
    • Large dose (>60g) = inhibit lactation
    • Raw = mostly reduce & guide out function
    • Dry-fried = warm, more potent in strengthening SP, improve appetite and inhibiting lactation
  24. What is the dosage for Lai Fu Zi? (3*)
    • 6-12 g
    • Raw = food stag
    • Dry-fried = productive cough
  25. What is the dosage for Shen Qu? (3*)
    • 6-15 g
    • Combination of Xing Ren, Cang Er Zi, Qing Hao
  26. What is the dosage for Shan Zha? (4*)
    • 9-15 g
    • Raw = blood stasis
    • Dried-fried = food stag
  27. Gu Ya (rice sprout; hot food stag)
  28. Ji Nei Jin (chicken gizzard's internal lining; secure essence & stop enuresis; dissolve stone; goes to UB & SI as well)
  29. Lai Fu Zi (chronic productive cough; goes to LU as well)
  30. Mai Ya (barley sprout; inhibits lactation; goes to LV as well; cold food stag)
  31. Shan Zha (goes to LV as well; lowers cholesterol; stag due to meat & greasy foods; transform blood stasis; good for CAD)
  32. Shen Qu (stag due to alcohol & starchy foods; multiple herbs combined)

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