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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.

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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.

Sweat

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.

Nourishing the Lung and Kidney

Cordyceps sinensis is a valuable traditional Chinese medicine, together with ginseng and pilose antler is tied for the three tonics. Because of low yield and rarity cordyceps sinensis become a treasure in medicine.

TCM think cordyceps sinensis has warm in property with sweet taste. It can complement deficiency, strengthen Qi, nourishing kidney and protecting lung, reducing phlegm and stop bleeding. It is suitable for patients with cough due to pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, asthenia and night sweats. Modern research found that cordyceps sinensis has effects on obvious improve immunity and preventing cancer, which makes the cordyceps sinensis become worth a hundred times. In addition, cordyceps sinensis contains component of expanding bronchial smooth muscle, so it can relieve asthma.

Steaming duck with cordyceps sinensis is extremely popular in folk. It can, and tonify lung and benefit essence and raise the lung with stopping asthma.

Method:

You can choose about 1500 grams of old duck, pull hair, celiotomize and take out the internal organs. You can wash the duck and use chopstick as the size of the bamboo to tuck cordyceps sinensis into a small cave in a duck’s back. Then you can put into the pot to steam and add salt. People with impotence due to deficiency of the kidney, spermatorrhea, soreness and weakness of waist and knees, anemia and deficiency after disease can eat Steaming duck with cordyceps sinensis , and they also can grinder dry cordyceps sinensis into powder and steam with eggs.

Cordyceps sinensis soak with wine and the effect is good.

Specific method:

You can put 20 grams of Cordyceps sinensis in a container, add 500 grams of liquor, and seal for soaking 3 days. And then you can immediately drink, daily 1 – 2 times and 10 grams. It is suitable for the illness in frail health, fatigue and weakness, impotence, backache, cough and other symptoms.

The quality of in Qinghai, Tibet and Sichuan are the best. And North Cordyceps sinensis Produced from Jilin, Hebei and Shaanxi also can be used in medicine, but the quality is not as good as the former. People should pay attention to the selection.

 

Not Necessarily to Drink Heat Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine has curative effect on multiple treatment and remission of disease. Most people like traditional Chinese medicine to fill body, but you know what kind of decoction of traditional Chinese medicine is? Do you know how to drink Chinese traditional medicine? Do you know what the best time to drink traditional Chinese medicine is?

The role of Chinese medicine is very big. Some people immediately drink after decocting well the traditional Chinese medicine. Does people drink hot traditional Chinese medicine have the best effect?

“Medicine is OK, drink it with the heat!” this is a lot of people’s experience of Chinese traditional medicine, so, is there the reason?

Parts of the traditional Chinese medicine are bad to drink in heat. It will have the effect after cooling.

Theory of traditional Chinese medicine for oral decoction temperature is very strict. 10 kinds of instructions about how to take medicine and it is specific to the syrup temperature. There are three kinds of temperature: warm-taken decoction, hot-taken decoction and cold-taken decoction.

Warm-taken decoction, hot-taken decoction and cold-taken decoction

The warm-taken decoction is that drink decoction with warm temperatures.  General decoction of Chinese medicine should be “warm- taken decoction”, namely immediately filtered medicine juice out after decoction. Drink with room temperature in 30 Celsius degree to 37 Celsius degree. Medicine like pill and powder should be taken in warm water, which is a kind of warm- taken decoction.

Hot-taken decoction is that immediately drink when medicine decocted well. Treat cold syndrome with hot natured drugs, which appropriate to take in heat. For example, traditional Chinese medicine of dispelling wind and cold should be taken in heat. And then people can eat hot porridge and hot water to help potency.

Cold-taken decoction is that drink with cold temperature. Generally, medicine for clearing heat and relieving toxin, especially which can relieve summer-heat will have better effect by cold-taken decoction.

Patients with vomiting or poisoning should take in cold. In the south of China, t people often take some of the herbal tea in summer. In fact, it is also a kind of Chinese traditional medicine. Just as its name implies, a lot of tea drink in cool. Cool tea will have better effect in relieve summer-heat. However, taking the decoction which should not take in cold can cause gastrointestinal irritation to cause abdominal pain and diarrhea or vomiting.

In complex pathological process, when disease develop to severe stage, people use special medication methods to adapt to the condition of special needs, for example, syndrome of “real heat with false cold” should use method that “cold medicines take in heat” to adapt to the condition changes. In the case of a syndrome of “real cold with false heat” should approach to “hot medicines take in cold” to adapt to the condition of the transformation.

Otherwise, it often causes that the drug resistance after taking the drug, which will lead to no treatment effect. From the point view of TCM, heat syndrome more appear that fever, thirst, dry stool, yellow and short urine, red tongue nature, yellow tongue fur and fast pulse. And cold syndrome appear that chills, no sweat, cold pain in the abdomen, pale tongue, white and thin moss.

In short, traditional Chinese medicine should be taken in cold or heat according to the circumstances of the specific analysis. The treatment of fever can be taken in cold, and the treatment of cold syndrome should be taken in heat. Patients can control the temperature according to their own situation. However, for the sake of caution, the patient should ask about the use of traditional Chinese medicine after getting the medicine.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common acute or chronic connective tissue inflammation, which can recurrent attacks and get involved in the heart. As to the clinical, features of joints and muscles are the migration of the heavy, sour and pain. Chinese medicine called the disease as “three kinds of arthalgia “. According to the sense of different pathogens and the main clinical manifestations, there are “migratory arthralgia”, “arthritis”, and “damp arthralgia “. Its pathogenesis is mainly caused by disorders of wind, cold and dampness, which results in sluggish blood running and blockage of channel

  1. Angelica and rose in the treatment of arthritis

Materials: 20 grams of rose, 15 grams of angelica, 10 grams of safflower

Methods: you can decoct the above materials 2 times with every time 300 ml of water for half an hour. You can mix the twice juice, and take with the hot rice wine 2 times.

Functions: it can invigorate the circulation of blood with removing blood stasis and relieve pain. It applies to acute and chronic rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis.

  1. Pinellia and frankincense powder in the treatment of acute rheumatic arthritis

Materials: 20 grams of pinellia, 20 grams of angelica, 18 grams of frankincense, 20 grams of myrrh, 30 grams of safflower, 15 grams of radix aconiti preparata and 15 grams of radix aconiti agrestis.

Method: you can decoct with water and wash with fumigation.

Function: It can treat acute rheumatic arthritis.

  1. Stephania tetrandra and unprocessed rehmannia root in the treatment of acute rheumatic arthritis

Materials: 15 grams of cocculus trilobus, 15 grams of unprocessed rehmannia root , 9 grams of cassia twig, 12 grams of radix sileris, 6 grams of licorice, 15 grams of notopterygium root, 30 grams of caulis lonicerae or 30 grams of cacumen tamaricis, 30 grams of dandelion and 30 grams of wild chrysanthemum.

Method: water decoction.

Function:  It can treat acute rheumatic arthritis.

  1. Atractylodes and coix seed in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Materials: 30 grams of fried atractylodes, 30 grams of radix cyathulae, 30 grams of angelica, 15 grams of raw coix seed, 6 grams of golden cypress, 30 grams of radix gentianae macrophyllae, 15 grams of caulis lonicerae, 30 grams of pawpaw, 30 grams of mulberry tablets, and 5 grams of raw licorice

Method: water decoction.

Function: It can treat rheumatic arthritis.

  1. loofah and wine in the treatment of rheumatic joint pain

Materials: 50 grams of loofah, 500 grams of white spirit.

Method: you can put loofah into white spirit to soak for 7 days and then drink without residue. Each you can drink 15 grams. Drinkers can drink 30-90 grams with 2 times a day. It is in treatment of joint pain.

Functions: clearing and activating the channels and collaterals. It can treat rheumatic arthralgia.

  1. Coix seed and bighead atractylodes rhizome in the treatment of damp lumbago

Materials: 24 grams of coix seed, 15 grams of bighead atractylodes rhizome.

Method: water decoction.

Functions: it can treat damp abdominal pain

  1. Lignum millettiae in the treatment of rheumatic lumbago

Materials: 9 grams of lignum millettiae, 9 grams of lycopodium clavatum.

Method: water decoction.

Function: it can treat rheumatic lumbago.

 

Clear Toxins of Body

 

For detoxification with health way, traditional Chinese medicine also has a good effect. The key if you have found a way for detoxification. For those who have stubborn acne on face and constipation, it is worth recommending.

Eat patchouli for stomach to prevent toxin

The patchouli has tepid in property with spicy taste. It enters spleen, stomach and lung meridians. Modern pharmacological studies have demonstrated that patchouli contains volatile oil.  The main components of oil are methyl chavicol and limonene, which can promote gastric juice secret and increase digestion, so that toxins of body will be smoothly discharged from the intestinal

Asparagus cochinchinensis can moisten lung and remove fire

Asparagus cochinchinensis is chill in property with little bitter. Dry one is hard and brittle and wet one is soft and sticky. It can nourish yin and moisten lungs, relieve cough and remove phlegm, which can effectively put the toxins out of the lungs and reduce pathogenic fire and help excretion. It can treat tuberculosis, pus and blood, phlegm and cough, breathlessness, diabetes, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, feet with hot pain, yin deficiency with fire. Decoction, the amount is generally 6 to 15 grams.

Decoction of Chinese angelica to clear intestine and stomach

Angelica is warm in property with sweet and pungent taste.  It can relax bowel. It is used for constipation due to blood deficiency and dry intestine. Eating can enhance gastrointestinal absorption function and promote metabolism and help to the discharge of body wastes. At the same time, sweet and warm property can promote blood circulation and nourish blood. It can maintain the normal circulation of body blood and help blood detoxification. Decoction, the amount is generally 5~15 grams.

Rangooncreeper Quisqualis can promote digestion

Quisqualis is warm in property with sweet taste. It enters spleen, stomach and large intestine meridians. It has effects on eliminate parasite, removing food retention, strengthening spleen. The sweet and warm property can help promote digestion, removing food retention with excess liquid to smooth. It can help to clear toxin out of body. Quisqualate can effectively treat infantile malnutrition, indigestion and loss of appetite.

Material: 30 grams of quisqualis, 0.3 grams of peeled sunburn officinalis, 0.3 grams of tangerine peel, 0.3 grams of rhizome,

Method: grind into fine powder and mix thoroughly, and use honey to modulate into the pill as size of bean. Above 3 years old children every time take 2 and children lower than 3 years old take 1 grain each time and deliver with rice soup