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Dosage and Usage of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The dosage of Chinese medicinal herbs.

The meaning of dosage is the amount of every herb the adult take each day  .2 dosage says : in the ancient times there are weight, measurement, capacity, quantity, etc.Since the Ming and qing dynasty, which USES 16 carry, now our country of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) measurement using the metric system.3. Determine the size of the dose based on: mainly based on the need of the properties, clinical use of drugs used, and the patient’s specific circumstances to determine, should also consider the season, climate and natural environment to live.[medicine] quality of medicinal materials: high quality.Medicinal material quality of a material: Mosaic class qualitative light, stone, shellfish quality heavy amount of drugs should be heavy.)[people] 1. Age 2. Gender (3) the strength of different 4. The length of the course of different 5. Even the weight of different 6. Professional, the differences between the living habit, etc

The using of the Chinese medicinal herbs, including the Chinese herbal Chinese herbal medicine’s  administration way, application forms, medicine decoction method and method.The delivery system. Method is one of the factors influencing drug efficacy.In addition to the oral and skin for two kinds of main ways, and inhaled, administered under the tongue, mucosal drug delivery and rectal administration.“Application form”, in traditional Chinese medicine formulations for oral medicinal broth, pill, powder, wine, zi preparation, dew;For skin soft paste, hard preparation, powder, Dan agent, inunction, soaker, fumigant;And for the use of body cavity of suppository, medicine, tincture, and so on.Dosage form has a great influence on the effectiveness: the same drugs, dosage form different, efficacy may be very different (strength or different nature) decoction method. 1. Tisanes must clarify no smell, clean water, containing minerals and less impurity.2. Add water shall be the water absorbing capacity, decoction in the process of evaporation and decoction after the required quantity is the sum of the solution.3. Can be Fried soak before full dissolution of active ingredients decoction can shorten the time and avoid the decocting time is too long, cause excessive effective component loss or damage.4. Appropriate temperature and decoction time.5. Marc juice: one Fried good * hot poured out 7. Immediately after decocting number: in general, a dose of medicine can be Fried, three times at least should be Fried twice.8. Special decoction method.

Medicine  methods :1. Duration: in the morning, before eating, after dinner, the specific time (2) how much medication: general medicine disease, with a daily agent, per dose points two or three suits.Condition in the person that weigh, can take the medicine every four hours.Diaphoretic, xie remedy to the case, such as it is stronger, medication should be enough is enough.Vomiting frequency medication should be small.Medicine 3. Hot and cold: general clothing liquid form more appropriate temperature, for the pill, powder, such as solid agent, unless otherwise specified, appropriate is used generally warm boiled water


The Place Origin and Gathering of Chinese Medicinal Herbs

The concept of genuine regional medicine

First, genuine regional medicine is the name of high quality medicinal materials. It refers to a long history and rich area, quality, production, processing fastidious, prominent curative effect, herbs with regional characteristics.

Second, the formation of genuine regional medicine (why medicinal herbs production has a certain regional)

1. The distribution and production of natural herbs can live without certain natural conditions.2. The natural geographical conditions in China is very complex, soil, climate, distribution of sunshine, biological, ecological environment around is not exactly the same, even the difference is very big.Therefore natural wood used medicinal materials production has a certain regional more, and there is a close relationship between origin and its yield and quality.3. The ancient medical doctors, after long-term using, observation and comparison, have a wide distribution know even the medicinal materials, but also because of the different natural conditions, produces, its quality fit and unfit quality, and gradually formed the concept of “Chinese”.The determination of Chinese drugs and medicinal herbs of origin, variety, quality and other factors, and clinical curative effect is the key factor.

Third, How to correctly treat genuine regional medicine

(1) long-term clinical medical practice has proved that attaches great importance to the quality of Chinese herbal medicine production and relationship, focuses on developing and application of Chinese drugs for guarantee the curative effect of Chinese herbal medicine, plays a very important role.(2) with the development of the medical enterprise, wood used herbs growing demand, coupled with a lot of medicinal material production cycle is long, production is limited, therefore, emphasize alone to expand production of Chinese drugs region, has been unable to meet the demand of medicinal materials.In this case, the medicinal materials of artificial cultivation and breeding become a important way to solve the lack of authentic medicinal materials.Such as: 1) the American ginseng in the domestic introduction 2) success gastrodia from guizhou now shaanxi large 3) artificial bezoar, artificial keeping deer take (3) Chinese drugs such as chopped is formed in the long-term production and practice, is not set in stone.1) environmental conditions change to take ginseng, ginseng northeast instead become a Chinese 2) rhizoma ligustici wallichii beginning to become authentic medicinal materials in the song dynasty.

Fourth, gathering and efficacy

The relationship between active ingredients of the medicinal herbs contain implied is the material basis for the prevention drugs has cure effect, and the quality and quantity of effective components and wood collection season, time and method of medicinal materials has a very close relationship.Or just before a. All grasses, flowers bloom in the harvest.Leafy, bud will put or harvest when are in full bloom, some, such as frost mulberry leaves, must be in late autumn or early winter collection after frost.3. Flowers, flowers are open harvesting, some flowers for picking the bud in bud.Some, such as honeysuckle, sophora japonica, magnolia flower.As for cattail pollen in pollen medicine, such as must to flowers in full bloom when the harvest.Four. The fruit and seeds, fruit mature or will mature, a few varieties of immature young fruit, such as plum, green husk, acid-insoluble ash.Five. The root and rhizome, early spring in February, the late autumn season, a few exceptions, such as pinellia tuber and rhizoma corydalis in summer harvest.

Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Chinese Medicinal Herbs
There is a great variety of Chinese materia medica, including plants, animao parts and minerals, such as flowers ,hers, trees, insects, fish, birds, iron and ston. Among these materials, flowers, herbs and trees are the ones most frequently used, that is why Chinese materia medica is called Chinese medicinal hers.

The Chinese medicinal herbs are characterized by four properties(cold, heat, warm and cool) and five flavors(sour, bitter, sweet, acrid or pungent-spicy and salty). These terms descirbe the therapuetic significant and energetic characterized of the bers and their actions.

Herbs like Gyopsum (shigao), anemarrhena rhizome(zhi mu), coptis root(huang lian) and fresh rehmannia root(shengdihuang), which relieve heat syndromes, are characterized as cll or cold. Herbs such as prepared aconite root(fuzi), which relive cold syndromes, are characterized as warm or hot. Herbs whoseproperties are neither cold nor hot are termed neutral, such as pora(fuling).

Based on these primary considerations, the ancient physicians generalized the actions of herbs into the therory of five flavors. Herbs that have a dispersing function are pungent-spicy; herbs that tonify are sweet; and so on. Consequently, the taste of herbs described in the classical Chinese Materia Medica are approximate. For example, the “pungent” taste of pueraria root (gegen), the “sweet” taste of gypsum(shigao) and the “salty” taste of scrophularia( xuanshen) are not in line with their actual taste in the mouth.