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Take for example the coughing and wheezing associated with cold phlegm obstructing the Lungs in a benskj suffering from underlying Kidney deficiency which leads to rebellious qi.
This goal is an elusive one, and the best that we can hope is that we have come a bit closer to reaching it. To that end, we have used what we believe are the best books from modern China about the formulas, and distilled them into a single volume. The first is a bibliography of historical sources for the formulas. When taken internally, the three most common types of soft extracts are those made from prolonged decoction, liquid extraction, and semi-solid extraction.
The information in these pages will only be useful to a practitioner who has a good foundation in traditional theory and The name of each formula is provided in English, Chinese, and pinyin transliteration.
In other cases, although the chief ingredients as a group may dominate the formula, one of the individual deputy or assistant ingredients may nonetheless have the largest single dosage. Suffice to say that both of these schools of practice have their strong and weak points.
However, even Zhang was unable to completely dispense with the previous systems. Among the categories were deficiency, excess, cold, heat, pathogenic qinormal qiinternal, and external. Such practical aspects must be carefully handled. Their significance lies in showing that, depending on the presentation, not only can a single formula be used for treating a variety of biomedicallydefined disorders, but each disorder can be treated by a variety of formulas.
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The treatment principle is likewise based on these findings. Pills are also the formulation of choice when a formula calls for ingredients that should not be decocted. We have therefore provided a resource guide to available prepared medicines as a supplement to this book. For example, when taken as a pill, Regulate the Middle Pill li zhong wan is used for treating cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach, particularly when it is a long-term problem, such as chronic epigastric pain.
The resulting mixture is made into granules or powder by sifting through a series of sieves, or rolled like pasta dough through a series of rollers, after which it is firmulas up bensk crushed. Materia Medica will note that the pharmaceutical names for many of the ingredients there are different from those used in this text. Although not discussed at length, we have chosen to include them because they appear on a major state examination in the United States.
These are made by repeatedly decocting the ingredients to a specified concentration, further concentrating the strained liquid, and finally cooking with the addition of honey or sugar to make into a syrup or gel-like extract.
Most of the works discussed in the following section which detail the relationship between strategies and formulas date from this period, as do the major categorization schemes for the formulas.
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For this reason, we have included a brief overview of this tradition in the introduction. The commentary to each formula is extensive. Powders Gn ji The ingredients are ground up and sifted into a relatively uniform powder, then either ingested or applied externally. Some herbs must be specially treated during the decocting process see table below.
Sometimes there is very little information, and sometimes it is quite comprehensive. This is because metals, particularly iron or aluminum, can cause unknown chemical reactions when herbs are decocted in them. Decoctions usually have a stronger effect than drafts, which in turn are stronger than pills. These included regulating the qi, regulating the blood, eliminating dampness, and expelling phlegm.
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On the other hand, a literal translation of some disorders would be meaningless; in such cases, we have elected to use semi-equivalent terms, e.
The leading medical figure formklas the Tang dynasty was Sun Si-Miao. Zhang was a representative of the earthtonifying school and was a great force in compiling and integrating the knowledge of benksy ages. The water should generally cover the herbs by about one-half inch. The problem of categorizationbecame most acute during the Ming dynasty.
These are finely ground herbs that are pressed together in tablet form. For example, tonic formulas are often cooked only once, but in relatively more water and for a longer besky of time.
Lozenges can be ingested or applied externally. Another example is the addition of maltose yi tang to Cinnamon Twig Decoction plus Peony gui zhi jia shaoyao tang. Most formulas are cooked for minutes.
Soft Extracts giio ji The ingredients are simmered with water or vegetable oil until a concentrate with a syrupy or gummy consistency forms. I95 Three-Marvel Pill san miao wan. Clinically, it is important to distinguish the ofrmulas from the manifestation of a disease so that treatment can be directed accordingly and fine tuned to the precise needs of the patient at a particular time. An example is the use of Peony Decoction shao yao tang or Aucklandia and Betel Nut Pill mu xiang bing lan wan for treating dysenteric diarrhea.