Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Characteristics

Drugs of sheen, sweet, sour, bitter and salty five different taste, different ingredients have different therapeutic effect.In addition, there are weak, astringent taste, light attached to gansu, sour and astringent effect are similar, not another light acerbity, is based on five tastes.
1, bitter taste Taste spicy hot or cool and refreshing feeling, some incense, spread to nourish, line qi and kidney strong sun, temperature, suitable for such symptoms, qi and blood stasis syndrome, cold poliomyelitis, Yang kui, etc.Such as herba schizonepetae, basil, dried tangerine or orange peel, radix aucklandiae, angelica, turmeric, leek, common cnidium fruit, dodder, etc.
2, grape Taste sweet taste, can reconcile the spleen and stomach, benefit qi and blood, pain, and is suitable for the body weak, the function of disease, and some of the detained cramps and pain and can mediate medicinal properties, such as liquorice, dangshen, prepared rhizome of rehmannia, caramel, yellow liquor, wolfberry fruit, etc.
Mild can wet permeability, water, treatment of edema, diarrhea, drench turbidity, retention of urine, urination disease, such as poria cocos, grifola, alisma.
3, acid (dry) has the effects of convergence, solid acerbity, suitable for spontaneous sweating, night sweats, long xie rectocele, frequent urination, incontinence, spermatorrhea taken down, ren blood disease, etc.Such as keel, oysters, dogwood, ChiShi refers to, yu surplus grain, opium poppy, mulberry butterfly, Alaska, raspberry, Gordon euryale seed, lotus seed, Cherokee rose, Chen brown coal, cranes, etc.
4, the bitter taste Can be heat-clearing and detoxifying, dry wet, purging fire, blood gas, aperient, apply to the fever, damp heat syndrome, carbuncle swollen ulcers, asthmatic cough, ou evil disease, such as mountain Zhi, rhubarb, rhizoma coptidis, sophora, almond, magnolia bark, etc.
5, salty To soft firm fights to dive, purging purge, liver Yang, for constipation, scrofula phlegm nucleus, the thyroid, liver Yang headache and dizziness, such as seaweed, kelp, glauber’s salt, desertliving cistanche, antelope horn, haliotis, etc.


The “five elements” of the dialectical in TCM

The doctor of traditional Chinese medicine said gold, wood, water, fire and earth 5 kinds of material movement and for the “five elements”.The concept of five elements has the following points: 1, single refers to five.

Five kinds of concrete material itself.According to the modern words can be thought of as: metal, wood, water, fire, land;2, respectively in this paper, the five characteristics of the material, such as the characteristics of the gold is interpromotion, hard;Wood is the feature of germinal, downy;The characteristics of the water is cold, downward;The characteristics of the fire is hot, attack on;The characteristics of the soil is immortality, change.3, properties of classification.Like all accord with the characteristics of five kinds of material things, including the body’s physiological and pathological characteristics belongs in the category of “five elements” material.Such as;With a clean, transforming, convergence effect such as food, belongs to the gold;Article has reached, soothing, germinal role of things, all belongs to wood;With a cold, moist, run down, belongs to water;With warm, rise or of the nature of things, all attributable to the fire;With bearing, biochemical, permissive role of things, all belong to soil.Four, five elements theory do not exist in isolation between the “five elements”, phase, phase grams of the relationship between each other, to sustain the development of things.Because it can image shows that the nature of things, so the ancients France medicine and syndrome differentiation in TCM ShiZhiZhong the five elements theory.


If in sorching summer, sweat is commonplace.But some people, no matter the summer still is winter, eat meal, do something, or a little nervous and sweating heavily, this may be some diseases at work.

In medicine, hyperhidrosis can be divided into the whole body sweat .

The whole body hyperhidrosis

By the febrile disease, metabolic disease, and mental factors, etc.

Hypoglycemia: can lead to the patient is pale, sweating, limbs tremor, etc.

Patients with thyroid function hyperfunction: in addition to afraid of hot sweat, but also have increase appetite, eat more, instead, angular, defecate number increase, flustered, mental tension and other symptoms.

Diabetes: due to the merger plant nerve function disorder, often have a sweat phenomenon, in the patients with food, drinks, polyuria, weight loss and other symptoms.

Pheochromocytoma: common symptom is dripping sweat, paroxysmal sweat more, sustainable sweating, sometimes also can appear flustered, hand shake, limbs cold, attacks are often accompanied by obvious increased blood pressure.

In addition, patients with high blood pressure and menopausal women also can appear sweat.

Partial hyperhidrosis:

From khan: often perspire in the day, and after the event, caused by qi deficiency or Yang deficiency, can take the product of removing undertake recuperating.

Sweat out, night sweats, falling asleep, wake up, the sweat, see more at Yin fire, of a long illness, especially in the most common tuberculosis patients.

Nasal khan: each in the emotional, mental stress, work hard, speak too much sweat, sweat from the bridge of the nose and on both sides of the nose.See more at allergic rhinitis and low immunity, easily having a cold.

The forehead sweat: sweat out limited to brow, even sweat such as steam heat, see more at what sun be the spirit body slants hyperthyroid and digestive function.

Half body sweat: refers to the bust sweat, while the other half without sweat and sweat a little.See more at the young hypertensive encephalopathy, renal hypertension, stroke, hemiplegia, paraplegia patients.

Come khan: refers to the heart of the middle part and two breast sweat, more because of worry and thought, surprise, fear and hurt and lungs caused by too much.Common knowledge of excessive intellectuals.

Perineum khan, the sweat out limited to perineum and genital area, common in department of gynaecology of vulva pruritus, vaginitis, etc, may also appear sweat smell of perineum.

Armpits khan: sweat such as fox SAO odour, axillary region of large sweat gland secretion caused by abnormal.See more Yu Qing, middle-aged, more women than men.

Half head sweat: the whole head to the nose is divided into two and a half, half head sweat, the other half head drops of sweat.Husband and wife knew after this system because of a serious illness, Yin and Yang double deficit and feeling cold.

Brothers heart khan: develops in nervous or excited or speaking in public, often in adolescent onset, mostly spirit is depressed.

In addition, patients with high fever “zen” khan (seer of shivering body, and then the sweat out), the critical condition of “sweat” off (sweat not), are the danger signs of disease, should be paying attention.

TCM How to Diagnose Disease Trough Lip

Wet dry lips ruddy moderation, gastrointestinal health.

Lips blue Chinese medicine known as “purple purple”, this is a sign of oxygen to the body or drug poisoning.Often accompanied by complexion dark red or pale, chest tightness is not comfortable or flustered shortness of breath and other symptoms.

Refers to the oral cracked lips appear crack or fissure, called “lips dry crack,” is a symptom of vitamin B2 deficiency and Yin deficiency fire.

Upper lip sere as the colon lesions, accompanied by halitosis mouth rash, ear nose can’t wait for a symptom.

The characteristics of the lip color white for blood deficiency, blood circulation is weak, the winter cold limbs turned purple, if malnutrition, daily life, easy to cause anemia.

Lips pale for e. cold, diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal cramps, hot and cold symptom such as severe occasional.

Can appear lower lip was pale as the stomach cold, diarrhea and vomiting, stomach cold, stomach pain and other symptoms.

Lower lip lower stomach heat, and stomach pain, abdominal distension and other symptoms.

Red red lip inside something, quick temper easily.

Inside the lip yellow signs of hepatitis, liver and gallbladder must be bad.

Lip color red fever, heart, respiratory inflammation.

Lip color dark and turbidity of digestive system dysfunction, you then constipation, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, loss of appetite, etc.

6 Kinds of Food for Nourishing Blood

1, nourishing buffets – chinese yam
Mountain ingredients, cool, into the lung, spleen and kidney, compendium of material medica says it has to match tonify deficiency profit loss of function, the acknowledgement in the qing dynasty Chen Xiuyuan has explained the function of the yam, said it air into the lungs, gan into the spleen, blood and spleen system, the main limbs, blood and spleen is not hungry, limbs balloon;The main gas, gas filling in a lung is the intellectual man fit, gas for the multiplication of;Again because of the quality of a material is thick and sticky, can fill, kidney essence is enough strong Yin, prolong life.Modern pharmacological studies suggest that yam contains saponins, glycoprotein, tannins, check right element, yam alkali, choline, starch, calcium, phosphorus, iron, etc., have the effect that induce interferon, have certain anti-aging material base.Yam, therefore, it can raise blood tonifying qi, tonify deficiency treatment and prolong life.
2, amaranth,
Amaranth are rich in iron, calcium and vitamin k, have promote clotting, increase and improve the ability of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin content, promote hematopoietic effect and so on.Amaranth carotene contained more than 2 times the solanaceous fruit above, can provide rich nutrients for human body, is beneficial to strengthen physical health, improve the body’s immunity, is called “longevity food”.And do not contain oxalic acid in amaranth, contains calcium, iron, enter human body is easy to be absorbed after use.
3, spinach,
Spinach is a famous blood tonic food.Among them, spinach contains rich in iron, carotene and folic acid are very good to the health of human body.
4, longan
Longan with tonifying spleen blood tonic, bushing sedative effect, can treat insomnia, forgetfulness due to qi deficiency can lead to discomfort, such as is also a kind of good have smoked in the qi and blood.If women in the physiological period after physical weakness, also can tone up in longan.
5, red jujube
Red is a well known fill qi and blood.Jujube contains protein, fat, carbohydrate, organic acids, vitamin a, vitamin c, calcium minerals and so on the many kinds of amino acids and nutrients, for women’s health and beauty is good.
6, donkey-hide gelatin,
Gelatin has enhanced physique, improve sleep, brain puzzle, regulate the menstrual function spuc, anti-aging effect, can improve the woman the immunity of the body, and help control because of the circulation of qi and blood, or blood deficiency caused by various diseases, blood, moist skin at the same time.

24 Healthy Life Tips

1.   Arrange your work and life regularly, harmonious your family and happy mood.

2.   Develop good living habits on personal hygiene and environmental protection.

3.   Exercise regularly with each time more than 30min and at least 5times a week.

4.   By walking rather than cycling, cycling rather than taking buses, and climbing stairs rather than taking elevators.

5.   Don’t sit still too long, and have relax for 10min per hour.

6.  Drink water at least 500ml per day, and not exceeds 3000ml every day.

7.  Having a rich breakfast is very important.

8.  Every day, vegetables, fruits, cereal and legumes shall take up more than 2/3 of food.

9.  Eat appropriately with suitable intake and nutritious food combination. Limit high-fat food and preferably have light food.

10.  Drink soup before meals. The best time to have fruits is between 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

11.   Reduce the intake of cooking oil and salt. Prefer to have 25g cooking oil every day and 6g salt maximally.

12.   The intake of cholesterol every day shall be less than 300mg, which is equal to one and half egg yolks.

13.  Have physical examinationregularly, and often examine your weight, blood pressure, blood fat and blood sugar.

14.  Judge disease symptoms correctly, have medicine timely, meanwhile consult with health professionals.

15.  Senior citizens shall establish hobbies of life.

16.  When administrating OTC medicines for self-medication, please read drug inserts carefully.

17.   Don’t rely on sleeping pills.

18.   Sort out your medicine box or cabinet per 3 months, and dispose appropriately the expired medicines.

19.   Children should administrate children dedicated medicines, and it is not advisable to give children the reduced dose of adult medicines.

20.  Clean teeth on morning, evening and after meals.

21.   Don’t stay up late with might and main.

22.   Use computer properly, protect your eyesight and keep youngsters from being shortsighted.

23.  No smoking.

24.   No drinking or drinking properly.


Four Herbal Soup

Autumn drink soup is the best way of keeping in good health, we are all love to drink soup, when you eat, a bowl of soup is very nutritious.Autumn is very dry, this time we need to eat some runfei food, so for the prevention of disease has played a very good effect.

Apricot sword pig lung soup
Material: south almonds 12 grams, 30 grams of sword spend one (bright sword 250 grams), glazed date 2, 500 g fresh pig lung.
Practice: first the fresh pig lung lavage with clear water clean, cut thick;South almonds slightly immersed in warm water to skin, rinse;Sword flowers washed with clear water infiltration,;After all things ready, south apricot, sword, jujube, pig lung, placed in a pot, add some water, with high heat, first with cook cook for 1 hour, after seasoning.
Efficacy: this soup can summer hot and can runfei cough.Qing dual standby.
Dried vegetables duck kidney jujube soup
Material: kidney four preserved duck, pig  500 grams, 250 grams of cabbage, jujube for four.
A cut: dehydrated vegetables;Preserved duck renal macerated with warm water, cut into pieces.The pig  wash.Put all the materials in a pot, add water right amount, high heat after boiling, slow fire boil for about 2 ~ 3 hours.
Efficacy: dried vegetables can pass the disappear of intestines and stomach, the gas;Chen renal function under the heat gas;And talk on a pig, clearing lung heat, eliminating phlegm fire, the effect of the intestines and stomach, suitable for dry cough without phlegm, pharynx dry mouth, dry, and people of stool stem node.
Siraitia grosvenorii snow pear soup
Material: snow pear, herbal tea, red jujube, Chinese wolfberry, rock candy.
Wash and cut into pieces: snow pear;Herbal tea, red jujube, wolfberry fruit, wash, a small hole in the abstract.Put all these materials and rock sugar in the pot, add water and cook for half an hour.
Efficacy: fructus momordicae snow pear soup, can runfei cough, beauty to raise colour, drink is of great benefit to the body, pear is “hundreds of cases of fruit”, because of its fresh and juicy, sweet, and so there is “natural mineral water,” said.Pear is rich in B vitamins, which can protect the heart, reduce fatigue, expectorant cough, curing sore throat.
Tremella jujube soup
Material: tremella 20 g (about half), red jujube 20, rock candy 60 grams (according to the taste of each add weight reduction).
Practice: put tremella water found on, take off her head, tear into small pieces, with red jujube, rock sugar into the pot, add water bowl, after the fire boil, convert and cook for half an hour, can be shut down.
Efficacy: with a big red jujube soup, in now, red jujube boil soup filling body not only, still can runfei cough, for people with colds cough, drink some red jujube boil soup is very good, the tang dynasty jar is agreeable freedom by the recorded the will effect the book will be red date and tremella soup with rock sugar, can cough runfei.