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In another example, when a person suffers from a long-term spleen and stomach deficiency or exhibits a postillness debility and is tired from excessive labor, the person might develop a deficient stomach that fails to take in food and fluid as well as a weak spleen that cannot perform digestion, thereby damaging the medial qi. SI-19 Tinggong, TE-17 Yifeng, TE-5 Waiguan, GB-2 Tinghui and GB-20 Fengchi were needled with reducing method. If there is a poor appetite, add CV-12, the Front Collecting point, and BL-20, the Back Transporting point of the Stomach, to promote the Qi circulation and improve the appetite. Selective reporting was generally unclear in the RCTs due to the fact that all the RCT did not register before their start and we could not access to their trial protocol. However, due to the poor methodology quality and defects in the clinical design, such as lack of placebo control, the inappropriate comparison intervention and outcome measurement, the confirmative conclusions on the beneficial effect of CPMs for the common cold could not be drawn. Backaches are a common pathology among people everywhere and thanks to the Westward expansion of traditional Chinese medicine, people are coming to appreciate the age old medical wisdom of the Orient. This is said to result in further penetration of pathogenic factors and increased symptoms of deficiency, stagnation and Heat.

Being shang huo means elevated yang in the body, not a high thermal temperature. The sample size requirement for each TCM pattern group is is the number of repeated measures per subject, is the effect size, and is the intercorrelation among repeated measures. Patients who have been judged by the investigator as inappropriate to participate in the clinical trial. One of the largest research efforts undertaken for any Chinese herb was that pursued for the powerful antimalarial effects of ching-hao active components (31). Da Qinjiao Tang Major Chin-chiu Combination (1-6) tang-kuei, siler, licorice, chiang-huo, atractylodes, cnidium, peony, chin-chiu, tu-huo, hoelen, rehmannia, angelica, asarum, scute; plus gypsum Suwen Bingji Yiqi Baomingji (Zhang Yuansu 1186 A.D.). Taste and texture plays an important role in regulating appetite. The Spleen is directly related to our capacity for thinking.


Many people recognize that their pain syndromes are exacerbated with cold or damp weather. Symptoms include water retention, puffiness, a cold feeling, mild nausea, trouble breathing, watery stools and clear, frequent urine. Although with therapies such as these designed to raise the body’s temperatures, it is important to keep the head and the male genitals cool with a damp cloth because too high a temperature can destroy brain cells and could cause sterility in men. It also causes the body to burn more calories than drinking warm because the body has to work harder to maintain its core body temperature. The treatment principle for this syndrome is to clear heat and moisten the intestines with herbs such as Cannabis seeds (huo ma ren) and Rehmannia root (sheng di huang). Cold in the Middle Burner: refers generally to cold in the spleen and stomach or earth element. Cold can be eliminated with monkshood mother root and kusnezoff monkshood root, while pain caused by heat and dampness can be eased with atractylodes rhizome and largeleaf gentian root.

Filter. Another folk remedy for prevention involves a smoking technique. For example, Wind may attack the body alone, causing an Exterior Syndrome due to Wind, or in combination with Cold or Heat, causing Exterior Syn- dromes due to Wind Cold or Wind Heat, or in combination with both Cold and Damp to cause arthralgia. Therefore, the team plans to follow these patients for a further 2 years and assess disease progression once participants have completed treatment. Simply squeeze a pea-sized amount of the ointment onto a cotton swab or cotton ball and apply to the cold sore. Overuse is not just about how often you exercise. It can also be combined with Da Huang to treat constipation, Huang Lian for epigastric distension, Yin Chen Hao for yin-jaundice, Long Dan Cao for liver damp-heat affecting the spleen and Sheng Di Huang to nourish blood.

Imbalances in this function can lead to edema (body swelling) which can be very significant. X-rays, CT scans (computerized tomography), and MRI scans (magnetic resonance imaging), as well as blood tests, nerve tests, and a lumber puncture, may be used to determine more serious reasons for the pain. Previous studies have elucidated the mechanism by which red marine algae may inactivate viruses. No one really hassled her, and she was all smiles to anyone who recognized her. Some patent remedies used for their calming effects are Emperor’s Tea or An Mien Pien. Acupuncture has been shown to have pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, hormone-regulating and immunostimulating effects. Many people are surprised at the depth of conversation and careful observation they experience with a TCM practitioner.

This leads to a brighter and improved complexion.