Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine has a famous legend – Shen Nong (the god of husbandry), tasted thousands of herbs, poisoning himself 70 times a day, so that people know all kinds of plants and animal substances.
Over a long period of time, the Chinese medicine was developed to treat all kinds of illnesses. Chinese "herbs" include not just plants, but also minerals and parts of animals. They are divided into the four energy categories : cold, cool, hot and warm. They have five flavours: sour/astringent, sweet, bitter, salty, and pungent/acrid.
How to take Chinese herbal medicine?
After the Chinese herbal medicine are put together in a formula, they must be prepared for consumption.
There are three common ways of taking a formula:
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The Three Rules for Taking a Formula
There are 3 rules regarding taking a herbal formula that you should know.
Which Herbs to Used ?
Addiction to Nicotine or Alcohol
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Low Sex Desire
The Principles of Chinese Herbal Medicine
In Chinese medicine, applications of Chinese herbs in clinical practice are based upon the nature and capabilities of herbs and they in turn are based upon
The Characteristics of Chinese Herbs
The Chinese herbs are classified according to the principles of Chinese medicine: in other words, by their functions.
There are lists of herbs to tonify qi, for example, move blood, calm the liver; herbs to clear heat, eliminate dampness, and so on. These categories are then broken down further into herbs that work on specific symptoms.
There are a total of 20 major classifications within Chinese herbalism today, each of which represents a number of important actions.
1. Class of herbs to induce perspiration
2. Class of herbs to reduce excessive heat inside the body
3. Class of herbs to counteract Rheumatism
4. Class of herbs to reduce cold sensations inside the body
5. Class of herbs to reduce the dampness in the body
6. Class of herbs for lubricating dry symptoms
7. Class of herbs to induce vomiting
8. Class of herbs to induce bowel movements
9. Class of herbs to promote digestion
10. Class of herbs to suppress cough and reduce sputum
11. Class of herbs to regulate energy
12. Class of herbs to regulate blood
13. Class of herbs to regain consciousness
14. Class of herbs to reduce anxiety
15. Class of herbs to stop involuntary movements
16. Class of herbs to correct deficiencies
17. Class of herbs to constrict and obstruct movements
18. Class of herbs to expel or destroy parasites
19. Class of herbs for ulcers and tumors
20. Class of herbs for external applications
List of Chinese Herbs
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