Traditional Chinese Medicine

Decoction for Quiting Smoking (Thu, 15 Dec 2011)
Giving up smoking can be extremely difficult for people, with bad moods, cravings and that lightheaded feeling propelling people to rush and buy a pack even weeks after they successfully stopped. However, drinking a decoction prepared for the smokers can help them quit smoking quickly. Ingredients: Yu Xin Cao 30g; Di Long 15g; Yuan Zhi 15g; Huo Xiang 10g; Bo He 10g; Gan Cao 10g; Ren Shen 5g. Administration: Decoct the above ingredients for oral administration. Each day one dose, drink in five times. Via TCMmagic.com
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Mulberry Leaf-Folium Mori(桑叶)-Herb for dispersing wind and clearing heat (Thu, 15 Dec 2011)
Chinese Name: Sang Ye (桑叶) English Name: Mulberry Leaf Latin Name: Folium Mori Properties: This herb is bitter and sweet in flavour, cold in nature and acts on the lung and liver channels. Light in quality for lifting, floating and mainly dispersing, and sweet and cold for clearing heat and moistening, it can disperse pathogenic wind-heat from the lung channel, moistening, arresting cough, purging the liver-fire, nourishing Yin and improving eyesight It is often used to treat wind-heat affected by exopathogens, liver-fire and conjunctival congestion. Actions: Dispersing wind-heat, clearing heat from the liver and improving eyesight. Indications: 1. The herb is often used in combination with chrysanthemum flower, such as Sang Ju Decoction, to treat wind-heat type of exterior syndromes, fever, headache and sore throat; and with ophiopogon root and apricot kernel for clearing heat from the lung, moistening and arresting cough, such as Sang Xing Decoction, to treat impairment of the lung by dry heat, dry cough with less sputum, sore throat and red tongue. 2. It is often used in combination with chrysanthemum flower, cassia seed and prunella spike for clearing heat from the liver, purging fire to improve eyesight, to treat flaring-up of the liver-fire, conjunctival congestion and swelling pain; and with chrysanthemum flower, uncaria stem with hooks and other herbs for calming the liver and suppressing Yang hyperactivity of the liver, to treat exuberant liver-yang, dizziness and headache. Via TCMmagic.com
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Sang Ju Yin(Folium Mori and Chrysanthemum Decoction)桑菊饮 (Thu, 15 Dec 2011)
Chinese Name: Sang Ju Yin(桑菊饮) English Name: Folium Mori and Chrysanthemum Decoction Ingredients: Sang Ye(Folium Mori) 1.5g; Ju Hua(Flos Chrysanthemi) 3g; Xing Ren(Semen Armeniacae Amarum) 6g; Lian Qiao(Fructus Forsythiae) 5g; Bo He(Herba Enthae) 2.5g; Jie Geng(Radix Platycodi) 6g; Gan Cao(Radix Glycyrrhizae)(not prepared) 2.5g; and Wei Gen(Rhizoma Phragmitis)6g Administration: Decoct the above ingredients for oral administration. Actions: Disperse wind and clears heat, diffuse the lung to stop cough Indications: Onset of wind and warm syndrome marked by cough, mild body fever, slight thirst, a floating and rapid pulse. Via TCMmagic.com
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Xiao Qing Long Tang(Minor Blue Dragon Decoction)小青龙汤 (Thu, 15 Dec 2011)
Chinese Name: 小青龙汤 English Name: Xiao Qing Long Tang(Minor Blue Dragon Decoction) Ingredients: Ma Huang(Herba Ephedrae) with jionts removed 9g; Shao Yao(Radix Paeoniae) 9g; Xi Xin(Herba Asari) 6g; Gan Jiang(Rhizoma Zingiberis) 3g; Zhi Gan Cao(Radix Glycyrrhizae Praeparata) 3g; Gui Zhi(Ramulus Cinnamonmi) peeled 9g; Ban Xia(Rhizoma Pinelliae)(washed) 9g and Wu Wei Zi(Fructus Schisandrae)6g Administration: Decot the above ingredients for oral administration Actions: Release the exterior and expels cold, warms the lung and removes fluid retention. Indications: It is applicable to externally contacted with wind-cold with internal injury and water-fluid syndrome. The clinical manifestations are aversion to cold, fever, anhidrosis, chest stufiness, asthma, cough, profuse thin sputum, or sputum retention, cough with dyspnea, inability to lie in a horizontal position, or body pain wiht heavy sensation, edema of the face and limbs, whitish and slippery tongue coating and a floating pulse. Via TCMmagic.com
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The Six Evils (External Causes)六淫 (Thu, 15 Dec 2011)
The Six Evils is also known as six climatic exopathogens. It refers to six external factors that cause illness in TCM. They are wind, fire, cold, summer heat, dampness, dryness. Via TCMmagic
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Jiu Wei Qiang Huo Tang(Notopterygium Decoction of Nine Ingredients)九味羌活汤 (Thu, 15 Dec 2011)
Ingredients: Qiang Huo(Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii) 6g; Fang Feng(Radix Ledebourriellae) 6g; Cang Zhu(Rizoma Atractyloidis) 6g; Xi Xin(Herba Asari) 2g; Chuan Xiong(Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong) 3g; Bai Zhi(Radix Angelicae Dahuricae) 3g; Sheng Di Huang(Radix Rehmanniae) 3g; Huang Qin(Radix Scutellariae) 3g; Gan Cao(Radix Glycyrrhizae) 3g. Administration: Decot all the above ingredients for oral administration. Actions: Induces sweating and eliminates dampness, simultaneously clears heat in the interior. Indications: Externally contracted wind, cold and dampness synolrome with interior heat syndrome. The clinical manifestations are aversion to cold, fever, anhidrosis, headache, stiff nape, aching pain of limbs and body, bitter flavour with slight thirst, a white or yellow tongue coating, and a floating pulse. Via TCMmagic
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How To Cure Mouse Bite (Tue, 06 Dec 2011)
If you are unlucky and happen to be bit by the mouse, please don't worry too much. There is one simple way to cure the bite. Please follow the below steps: 1. Firstly try to find some hairs of cat and burned to ash. 2. Secondly please prepare some musk. 3. Thirdly use the saliva to mix ash and musk thoroughly. 4. Fourthly apply the mixed ash and musk to the bitten area. If not cured timely the mouse bit can leads to serious aftermath. This is effective way to cure it by TCM. The Leg Bit by the Mouse Via TCMmagic
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Bian Que: The Founder of Pulse-Taking Diagnosis in TCM (Fri, 02 Dec 2011)
Bian Que, also named Qin Yueren, lived in Bohai (present Renqiu City, Hebei Province) during the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States Period. He was accomplished in curing all diseases, which made him a famous doctor of the period and an outstanding representative of Pre-Qin medicine. Owing to his magic hand in restoring people's health comparable to the legendary doctor Bian Que, the later generations then honored him the same title. Bian Que had an open mind and was curious and assiduous in studying medical skills at a young age. He put his experience in medical treatment into practice for common people and practiced medicine around the states to free people from illness and suffering. His skilled diagnosis and remedies were recorded in Records of the Grand Historian. He was a master in many fields, including medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics and ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology, with his treatment methods ranging from stone-needle acupuncture, acupuncture and moxibustion, massage, decoction to heat-ironing with Chinese medicine. Bian Que's medical viewpoints and treatment skills served as a proof that the medical science during the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States Period was growing mature onto a progressive track free from the bondage of witchcraft and theology. Moreover, Bian Que also contributed a lot to the emergence of the unique pulse-taking diagnosis in TCM. Via TCMmagic
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Xining County: The Land of Navel Orange (Thu, 01 Dec 2011)
Xining County is located in the southwest of Hunan Province in central of China. Its unique climate is good for growing Navel Orange. There are 0.3 million mu of Navel Orange planted here, the annual output is more than 0.153 tons. The planted area of Navel Orange is the widest in the China. It earned the name of Land of Navel Orange. In recent years, the travel industry combining with the Navel Orange industry to put forward the development of Xinning county.
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Red Wedding is Fashionable among China Young People (Thu, 01 Dec 2011)
Though we are in 21st century, many of China young people who born in 80' of last century cherish the simple life in the "Red" time in China. The "Red Wedding" is popular among these young people. Yesterday, a couple from Shanxi Province held a "Red Wedding". The bridegroom riding bicycle and leading his five comrades singing "red song". The bride seems very exciting and hailing "Long Live the Chairman Mao, Long Live the People"
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