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By Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra

This primary quantity makes a speciality of the idea, rules, diagnostic equipment and remedy modalities which are an important a part of the practicum of conventional chinese language drugs (TCM). it's meant not to merely give you the history and theoretical framework for the reader to appreciate the point of view from which TCM starts off in its knowing of human well-being, but additionally supplies the reader systematic perception and useful details to allow significant program of those ideas.

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Therefore, the most frequent problem of the Spleen-Pancreas is "lack of Spleen Yang," a condition associated with edema, damp swelling, poor digestion, hypoglycemia, fatigue and tiredness. Herbs that tonify Qi, such as ginseng, codonopsis and astragalus, as well as diuretics, such as atractylodes, the mushroom Poria cocos and Western gravel root, are all good Spleen-strengthening herbs. Yin and Yang in Relationship to Seasons, Diet and Activities Yin and Yang is a way of describing the relative states of balance or imbalance between the individual and any or all external factors affecting his or her existence.

Formulas that are useful for this type include Coptis and Rhubarb Combination (San huang xie xin tang), Pueraria, Coptis and Scutellaria Combination (Ge gen huang lian huang qin tang)and Siler and Platycodon Combination (Fang feng tung sheng san). J:. The Earth Element relates to processes involved with nourishing and supporting life. This includes digestion, assimilation and transportation of food and fluids and represents solidity and stability. This also encompasses personality and mental concepts such as grounding, focusing and centering as part of its manifestation in the individual person.

Notwithstanding, the Earth Element, which includes the Stomach and Spleen-Pancreas, is the source of acquired Qi from food and drink, and therefore has a unique role to play in supplying Qi to each of the Organs. ~ 45 1) Yin Organ: Spleen-Pancreas The Spleen-Pancreas transforms and transports food and fluids, deriving from them the essential factors that ultimately create Blood and Qi in the body. Thus, the Spleen includes as part of its functions the Pancreas (with its regulation of blood sugar and digestive enzymes).

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