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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.

Traditional Chinese medicine for clearing heat and resolving toxin

1 Radix scrophulariae

Radix scrophulariae contains scrophularin, cyclenes, ether, terpene and glycoside. It also contains volatile oils and alkaloids. Pharmacological tests prove that, water infusion, alcohol infusion and decoction from radix scrophulariae have a function of lowering blood pressure. Radix Scrophulariae also has function of dilation of blood vessels and the strong heart. A variety of penetration agents of scrophulariaceae plants have effects on preventing convulsion and resolving superficies.

Chinese medicine believes that it is cold in property with sweet and bitter taste. It has function of nourishing yin, reducing pathogenic fire, cooling blood and relieving toxin. It is used for polydipsia due to a fever, macular eruption, sleepless, spontaneous perspiration, night sweat, consumption of body-fluid, constipation and sore throat.

Dosage: 6–12 grams; people with loose stool, phlegmatic hygrosis, and phlegmatic abundance are forbidden for taking.

2 cassia seed

Cassia seed contains anthracene ester and anthraquinone glycoside, cassia element and vitamin A.  Pharmacological experiments prove that cassia seed has effects on lowering blood pressure, reducing serum cholesterol, preventing pathogenic bacteria and soft stool with diarrhea.

Chinese medicine believes that it is slightly cold in property with sweet and bitter taste. It has function of clearing liver, improving vision, disinhibiting water and relaxing the bowels.  It is suitable for bloodshot eyes with astringent pain and photophobia with delacrimation due to hepatic heat and wind-heat of liver channel. In addition, it is also suitable for the treatment of hypertension, hepatitis, cirrhosis of liver ascites and habitual constipation.

Dosage: 3–9 grams, decoction with mashing.

3 cortex moutan

Cortex moutan contains paeonol, paeonolide, volatile oil and phytocholesterol.

Pharmacological experiments prove that the cortex moutan has effect on reducing blood pressure easing pain, tranquilizing and allaying excitement, preventing inflammation and clearing heat. For a variety of pathogenic bacteria, it has strong inhibitory effect.

Chinese medicine believes that it is cool in property with bitter and pungent taste. It has function of clearing heat, cooling blood, and removing blood stasis. It is suitable for macular eruption, pain, hematemesis, large carbuncle and traumatic injury.

Dosage: 5—9 grams, people with the spleen deficiency with diarrhea are forbidden to take.

4 Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle contains chlorogenic acid, inositol and flavonoid.  Pharmacological experiments prove that honeysuckle has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects. For influenza virus and a variety of pathogenic bacteria and skin pathogenic fungi, it has inhibitory effect, which reflects the functions (clearing heat and resolving toxin) of honeysuckle.

Chinese medicine believes that it is cold in property with sweet taste. It has function of clearing heat and resolving toxin. It is applicable to fever with warm disease, toxic heat with bloody flux, skin ulcer, carbuncle, and furuncle.

Dosage: generally 6-12 grams; people with diarrhea with deficiency-cold, skin ulcer with purulence and no toxic heat are forbidden to take.

5 selfheal

Selfheal contains triterpenoid saponins, aglucon, tartaric acid, essential oil, vitamin, potassium chloride and so on.  Pharmacological experiments prove that whole selfheal has effects on lowering blood pressure. Its decoction has different degrees of inhibitive effects on some common skin fungus, and a variety of pathogenic bacteria.

Chinese medicine believes that it is cold in property with bitter and pungent taste. It has functions of clearing the liver-fire, dissipate binding depression and lowering blood pressure. It is suitable for bloodshot, photophobia with tears, headache and dizziness. It is used for scrofula and tumour due to pyrophlegm and stagnation

Dosage: generally 9 grams or so.

6 fructus gardeniae

Fructus gardeniae contains a variety of bitter glucoside, also mannitol and malol. It has functions of benefiting gallbladderor, increasing biliation, lowering the temperature, tranquilizing and allaying excitement, easing pain and preventing convulsion. For a variety of pathogenic bacteria and a variety of skin pathogenic fungi, it has inhibitory effect.

Chinese medicine believes that it is cold in property with bitter taste. It has function of purging intense heat, relieving restlessness, clearing heat and removing dampness, cooling blood and resolving toxin. It is suitable for calenture, dysphoria, egersis, aurigo, bloodshot eyes, epistaxis, toxic heat and toxin sores and other disorders.

Dosage: 9 – 3 grams

TABOO OF DRINK TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE, NOT NECESSARILY TO DRINK HEAT

 

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.

Scrapping

Scrapping is one of the traditional natural therapies of traditional Chinese medicine, it is at the base of theory of TCM, with instruments (horns, jade, cupping) in the related parts blow dry skin, in order to achieve the purpose of the dredging meridians, promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis. So what’s good about back scrapping? Just take a look at below.

A, promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis1460363-f42447tmyq-16240495236617414

To the muscles, ligaments, bones, once the damage, the local produce passive congestion, make the meridian qi and blood circulation, if the blood stasis needless, is more than pain. In local or corresponding acupoints scraping the mop at this moment, can eliminate the passive congestion, new blood, meridian, qi and blood running, to achieve the purpose of the general principles of pain. This is the role of scrapping promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis.

B, clear heat swelling

According to traditional Chinese medicine treatment of the principle of “hot” the disease of through put the stimulation of sha gimmick, make the hot evil disease, so as to achieve the purpose of clear heat, make the evil through the heat inside body, finally out of the body, to clear heat and blood stasis, swelling of body.

C, regulating Yin and Yang

Is the basic core of TCM theory, Yin and Yang. The human body in normal circumstances, maintaining a state of relative balance of Yin and Yang. If from the six evils of the seven emotions and fell servant damage factors such as the balance of Yin and Yang of the destruction, will lead to “Yin – Yang disease, YangSheng is Yin disease pathological changes, such as to produce” Yang excessiveness is hot, cold Yin sheng, “such as clinical syndrome. Scrapping the key to health is that according to the syndrome of properties to adjust the partial partial tide of Yin and Yang, to make the body turn to “Yin pingyang secret”, resume their normal physiological function, so as to achieve the aim of cure the disease.

Scrape the mediate role of Yin and Yang, basically is to pass acupoints compatibility and the technique of scrapping. For example: the disease in the channels and collaterals, belongs to the table in the flesh, scrapping should blow gently; Disease in the zang-fu organs, among the bones and muscles, appropriate heavy blow. Scrapping of the adjustment of the balance of Yin and Yang is a two-way, such as blood pressure instability, after scraping mop torso and limbs acupuncture points, low blood pressure to rise; High blood pressure can be reduced.

D, expectorant spasmolysis, soft firm fights

Caused by phlegm wet mass of the body surface and wind syndrome, treated by gua sha, sha, cou justified XuanChang, phlegm heat of the leaked out, and have obvious effect of antispasmodic fights.

E, supporting,

Cure variable corresponding acupoints in skin, make it appear blue, violet hyperemia of sha, to open the dredge, cou justified will lag in the meridians and the corresponding tissues and organs in the wind, cold, phlegm, dampness, blood stasis, hot and draft all kinds of pathogens from fur through at outside, to unclog the meridian.