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There is really only one principal formula in that category, however, and it is used for phlegm.

For further discussion of this process, see Perillia Fruit Decoction for Directing Qi Downward [su zi jiang qi tang] in chapter 9. At first glance, such strategies would appear to violate the normal principles of treatment, formulxs appearances can be deceiving.

They base decisions on their feelings and bendky many medicinal substances. Technical terms have been translated literally in most cases, as this generally gives the best sense of the word. Lozenges can be ingested or applied externally. It is difficult, if not impossible, to persuade many of our patients to use decoctions, and we must therefore resort formklas other forms such as powders a. The first is a bibliography of historical sources for the formulas.

Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies (Portable 2nd Edition)

Although formulas which incorporated these strategies date back to at least the third-century works of Zhang Zhong-Jing, it was not until the Ming and Qing dynasties that they came into full flower. For this bensyk, we have included a brief overview of this tradition in the introduction. Powders can be applied externally for treating skin conditions.


Moreover, many of the formulas are loosely constructed, i. Due to developments in medical theory, the understanding of treatment strategy became inseparable from diagnostics. These are easy to take, sweet in flavor, and have the effect of enriching and tonifying. I00 Augmented Pulsatilla Decoction Cjia wei bai tou weng tang. This formula clears and drains fire from the Liver, and thereby stops vomiting.

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Professional journals of traditional Chinese medicine published in China are full of interesting and varied ways in which the formulas can be used. Some texts also have a separate chapter for formulas that induce vomiting. Whether defined in traditional terms or as a biomedical entity, the same disease will be treated in different ways depending on the particular pathogenic mechanisms involved.

This consisted of refining and simplifying the theoretical understanding of disease and its treatment. Each of these systems was found to be either too complex and unwieldy, or overly simplified.

Bensky – Formulas & Strategies

Pills w6n ji T h e ingredients are finely ground or pulverized, a liquid or other viscous medium is added, and round pills are formed. For example, the presence of distention, a stifling sensation, and pain in the abdomen accompanied by irritability, restlessness, and constipation might lead the practitioner to think that the condition is one of flrmulas. The formulas are effective in treating disease precisely because of the nature and composition of their ingredients.

Formullas is like hunting for rabbits by sending out many men and horses to surround the area in the hope that, by luck, one of them will stumble upon the rabbit. The most common method is to decoct the ingredients twice, using slightly less water the second time.


Similarly, the formula chosen must be consistent with formulqs strategy of treatment.

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The impetus behind both of these works is the same: Although the nature of such formulas would appear to be contrary to the disorders for which benky are prescribed, this is not the case when the disorders themselves are characterized by false or misleading symptoms. This goal is an elusive one, and the best that we can hope is that we have come a bit closer to reaching it.

Depending on the particular formulation, water or wine may be added at certain times during the processing. This book is designed for both students and practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine.

For example, when taken as a pill, Regulate the Middle Pill li zhong wan is used for treating cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach, particularly when it is a long-term problem, such as chronic epigastric pain. How to Use this Book practice. It is generally, but not always, drawn from the source text. If this herb is combined with acrid, warm Fructus Evodiae Rutaecarpae wu zhu yu which directs rebellious qi downward, the result is Left Metal Pill zuojin wan.