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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.


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.

Recommend six kinds of the most effective traditional Chinese medicine for anti aging

  1. Astragalus

Modern research has found that astragalus not only can expand the coronary artery, improve supply of myocardial blood and improve immunity, but also can delay the process of cellular senescence.

  1. Polygonum multiflorum

Modern research found that polygonum multiflorum can promote the growth of nerve cells and play the role of adjuvant therapy in neurasthenia and other diseases of the nervous system. And it can regulate serum cholesterol, lower blood sugar and improve liver cell transformation and metabolism of cholesterol. Polygonum multiflorum also has good antioxidant effect.

  1. Ginseng

Modern research found that it also has effects on antioxidant, anti-aging and anti fatigue. Protect liver, regulate cardiovascular function and stimulate hematopoietic function.

  1. Panax notoginseng

Modern research has found that the chemical composition, pharmacological effects and clinical application of panax notoginsen is similar with the ginseng. The total saponins content exceeds the ginseng. Panax notoginsen can expand blood vessels, reduce blood vessel resistance, increase cardiac output, slow down the heart rate and reduce myocardial oxygen consumption and blood capillary permeability. In the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, it has more obvious advantages than ginseng.

  1. Goji berry

Resist arteriosclerosis, reduce blood sugar, promote the growth of liver cells, enhance body and has an effect on anti-aging.

  1. Ganoderma

Modern research has confirmed that ganoderma has regulatory effects on nervous system, respiratory system and cardiovascular system. It can regulate immunity, remove free radicals, balance metabolism and directly influence the process of human aging.


Prescription of traditional Chinese medicine to remove freckle and wrinkle

Traditional Chinese medicine thinks, skin is black and dry, which is caused by improper diet, blood disorders, kidney deficiency and other reasons. Take methods of nourishing yin and tonifying kidney, invigorating spleen and regulating qi and blood, which can make the face white and moist. In life, people should minimize exposure to the sun, wind, cold and so on. A reasonable diet can whiten and moisten skin. People can mostly eat lemon, apple, melon, watermelon, cabbage, melon seeds, pig and fish. According to the ancient document and modern medicine confirm that fruits and food contains rich protein are beneficial to moisten skin and maintain beauty. Common medicine has radix polygonati officinalis, semen benincasae, semen nelumbinis, carrot, radish seed, and goji berry to cook medical diet, which has very good effects.

Semen nelumbinis and longan soup

Materials: 30 grams of semen nelumbinis, 30 grams of Gorgon fruit, 50 grams of coix seed, 8 grams of arillus longan and some honey.

Method: wash above materials, decoct with 500mL water to boil with strong fire, and then switch to soft fire to decoct for 1 hour. Until cook well, slightly cool and add some honey into juice and stir.  Until the temperature cool, pour into the container, drink soup and eat semen nelumbinis.

Function: This product can tonify spleen, help transport, stimulate skin cell growth and promote metabolism. Make the rough and dark skin become white and delicate, which is called the best medicated beauty diet. It can often take.

Lily bulb and pork leg

Materials: one pork leg, 150 grams of lily bulb, 15 grams of scallion, 100 grams of ginger slice, salt, monosodium glutamate, coriander and cooking wine.

Method: clean the residual hair of pork leg. Wash and cut into small pieces. Put pot on fire. Add appropriate amount of water, pork leg pieces, scallion, ginger and cooking wine. When boil and half cooked, add lily bulb and salt. Use soft fire to stew well, add monosodium glutamate, pour out soup and add coriander.

Function: it is smooth and not greasy, which can clear heat and stop pain, nourish yin and moisten lung, calm the mind and promote urine. It also can prevent aging.

Eight treasures to maintain beauty

Materials: one white fungus,50 grams of semen nelumbinis, 50 grams of arillus longan , 20 grams of rock candy, 10 grams of honey, 10 grams of apricot kernel, 2 grams of  sweet scented osmanthus and chrysanthemum.

Method: wash white fungus, remove the pedicel and tear into small pieces. Put it with semen nelumbinis, apricot kernel and arillus longan into pot and add the amount of water to cook.  Add rock candy and cook with strong fire until boil. Switch to small fire to simmer for 1 hour, add honey and mix thoroughly.  Pour in a bowl, add sweet scented osmanthus and chrysanthemum and stir well.

Function: nourish yin, maintain beauty and keep fit. Often take can make skin smooth and delicate.



Traditional Chinese medicine recipe for treatment of halitosis

During work and make friends, people with halitosis are treated with disdain, sometimes their relative is hard to bear.

In social life, halitosis often makes people worry. During

In fact, halitosis is often caused by a symptom of certain chronic diseases. Oral, nasopharyngeal, respiratory and digestive systems and some systemic diseases all can cause halitosis. In addition, do not pay attention to oral hygiene or bad eating habits can also cause halitosis. Traditional Chinese medicine has very precise knowledge and rich experience in the treatment of halitosis. Chinese medicine thinks multi enunciation disease, indigestion of lung and stomach and other reasons cause halitosis.  For the treatment of halitosis, besides can pay attention to the eradication of the primary lesion, can develop good oral hygiene habits, avoid overeating and get rid of bad habits like smoking or drinking substandard. According to the different symptoms of the performance, take following treatments recipes.

  1. halitosis with dry mouth, thirst with intake of fluid, body heat, irritability, or red swollen gums, constipation and red tongue with yellowish fur, which is due to exuberant fire in the spleen and stomach. Match with: 9 grams of patchouli, 9 grams of radix sileris, 9 grams of fructus gardeniae, 30 grams of gypsum (decoct first), 4.5 grams of licorice root and 6 grams of caulis bambusae in taeniam 6 grams. Decoct with water.
  2. Halitosis with cough, asthma, thirst, sore throat, constipation, short yellow urine, and red tongue with yellowish fur, which is due to partial heat of lung. Match with: 9 grams of cortex mori radices, 9 grams of platycodon root, 9 grams of cortex lycii radices, 9 grams of rhizoma anemarrhenae, 9 grams of scutellaria baicalensis, 9 grams of radix ophiopogonis, 6 grams of schisandra chinensis, and 4.5 grams of licorice root. Decoct with water.
  3. Halitosis with abdominal distension, nausea, belching, pan evil and other diseases, which usually caused by indigestion. Match with: 9 grams of patchouli, 9 grams of herba eupatorii, 9 grams of fructus gardeniae, 9 grams of germinated barley, 9 grams of raw hawthorn and 5 grams of licorice root. Decoct with water.


The above prescription can be taken one dosage per day and 7 dosages as for one course. If properly use, generally can get better treatment effect.


TCM recipe against influenza

Traditional Chinese medicine believes influenza often show as fever, sore throat, runny nose, rhinobyon, cough, sputum, headache, body aches, fatigue and other. There are some pieces of Chinese herbal prescription, respectively for adults, children, pregnant women and the elderly against H1N1 flu and other influenza virus invasion. As follows:

1, children against influenza recipe

Drug composition: rhizoma phragmitis, mulberry leaf, flos lonicerae, lobster sauce

Dosage: 1 times a day, decoct with water 2 times, and even take for 5 days. The children in the first half of school age take a half. The proportion of the drug in the group can be with reference to the recipe.

2, adult against influenza recipe

Drug composition: honeysuckle, herba taching, mint, licorice root

Applicable people: adults with sore throat or flu cases of a history of close contact.

Dosage: 1 dosage a day with 2 times taking. Continue to take 7 days.

3, pregnant women against influenza recipe

Drug composition: atractylodes, scutellaria baicalensis, folium perillae, flos lonicerae

Dosage: 1 dosage a day, water decoction is divided into 2 times and even takes continuously 5 days.

4, old against influenza recipe

Drug composition: radix pesudostellariae, scutellaria baicalensis, folium perillae, fructus arctii

Dosage: 1 times a day, water decoction is divided into 2 times, and even take continuously for 5 days; the proportion of the drug in the groups can be with reference to this recipe.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Prevent Miscarriag

The older generation thins that miscarriage prevention of Chinese medicine is the safest method of preventing miscarriage. However, people must choose formal division of doctor of traditional Chinese medicine to open a prescription and above will be detailed component specification, so that it can take with feeling at ease.

Miscarriage prevention of Chinese medicine is applicable to those pregnant women with advanced maternal age and habit abortion.  Doctors of traditional Chinese medicine will deploy appropriate drugs according to different individual constitution to get the best effect of tocolysis.

It is worth noting that, pregnant women want to take herbs to prevent miscarriage without taking Chinese medicine by themselves which is very dangerous. Therefore, pregnant women should choose public formal Chinese medicine hospital or affiliated hospital of traditional Chinese medicine. Thus, the doctors make a diagnosis to suit the remedy to the case. It will be more secure.

Chinese medicine of miscarriage prevention

Purple perilla

It is tepid in property with sweet and spicy taste.  It has effects on sweating, loosening the chest, nourishing phren and guiding qi downward and preventing miscarriage. It is applicable to threatened abortion, fullness in chest and hypochondrium and nausea and vomiting due to anemofrigid cold and stagnation of the circulation of vital energy in gestation period. It often gets    synergy with tangerine peel and amomum villosum.

Scutellaria baicalensis

It is cold in property. It has effects clearing heat with drying dampness, purging fire with preventing toxin, cooling blood, stopping bleeding, and preventing miscarriage. It is suitable for threatened abortion due to syndrome of accumulated heat due to fetal toxicity. It often gets synergy with bighead atractylodes rhizome and angelica. It can treat gestational dysentery, jaundice and cough with lung heat, ardent fever, skin and external diseases and bleeding due to reduchishen.

Amomum villosum

It is warm in property with spicy taste. It has effects on relieving dampness, promoting the circulation of qi, warming middle energizer to arrest vomiting, relieving diarrhea and prevent miscarriage. It is applicable for sense of suppression in the chest, vomiting and threatened abortion due to adverse rising of gastric qi in early gestation. It often fried and then grinds into powder or gets synergy with perilla leaf, ageratum, bighead atractylodes rhizomet, largehead atractylodes rhizome and angelica.

Folium artemisiae argyi

It is warm in property with bitter and pungent taste. It has effects on warming meridian to stop bleeding, expelling pathogentic cold, regulatimg the menstrual function and prevent miscarriage. It is suitable for fetal bleeding due to vacuity cold of the lower origin, threatened abortion, algomenorrhea and uterine cold infertility. It often gets synergy with rhizoma cyperi, angelica, fennel, dipsacus asperoides and parasitic loranthus.

Bighead atractylodes rhizome

It is warm in property with sweet taste. It has effects on nourishing qi and strengthening spleen, eliminating dampness, disinhibiting water and preventing miscarriage. It is applicable to threatened abortion due to deficiency of spleen and qi. It can get synergy with tangerine peel, poria, radix codonopsis, and ginger and so on.

It is also widely used in treating threatened abortion due to gravid heat (synergy with scutellaria baicalensis, cape jasmine, radix paeoniae alba, etc.), blood deficiency (synergy with angelica, radix paeoniae alba, radix rehmanniae recens and so on), kidney deficiency (synergy with mistletoe, himalayan teasel root, yam, cornus officinalis, etc.).

Eucommia bark

It is warm in property with sweet taste. It has effects on tonifying the liver and kidney, strengthening muscles and bones and preventing miscarriage. It is applicable for liver and kidney deficiency, threatened abortion due to vacuity cold of the lower origin, hematockezia, and habitual abortion. It gets synergy with teasel root (grind into powder) and jujube flesh for making pills, or teasel root, dodder and donkey-hide gelatin for decocting.

Donkey-hide gelatin

It is neutral in nature with sweet taste. It has effects on stopping bleeding, enriching the blood, nourishing yin, moistening dryness and preventing miscarriage. It is applicable for threatened abortion, uterine bleeding and hematockezia due to blood deficiency or weakness of thoroughfare and conception vessels. It gets synergy with radix rehmanniae recens and mugwort. It also can treat hypermenorrhea and postpartum astriction.

Bamboo shavings

It is slightly cold in property with sweet taste. It has effects on clearing heat, relieving phlegm, relieving restlessness, stop vomiting and preventing miscarriage. It is applicable for threatened abortion due to gravid heat. It can singly use and use with scutellaria baicalensis and radix boehmeriae.

Radix boehmeriae

It is cold in property with sweet taste. It has effects with clearing heat, cooling the blood, removing toxin and preventing miscarriage. It is applicable for threatened abortion due to exuberant heat toxin, threatened abortion and hematockezia. It can use with donkey-hide gelatin, scutellaria baicalensis and angelica.