Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Volume I Diagnosis and by Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra

By Michael Tierra, Lesley Tierra

This primary quantity makes a speciality of the idea, rules, diagnostic tools and remedy modalities which are an important a part of the practicum of conventional chinese language drugs (TCM). it truly is meant not to simply give you the heritage and theoretical framework for the reader to appreciate the perspective from which TCM begins in its knowing of human future health, but additionally offers the reader systematic perception and functional info to allow significant program of those rules.

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M. M. is the Triple Warmer time. ven a show of blood during hemorrhage, indicates Heat or Fire. 8) Flavor: Bitter One of the paradoxes of the Five Element system is that while the Fire Element represents heat and warmth, it is assigned the bitter flavor, 41 which is energetically cooling and detoxifying. The bitter flavor is a dominant quality in most medicinal herbs that are used for toxicity and inflammation. This is because the biochemical constituents of bitter tasting herbs include various alkaloids and bitter glycosides that have the potential to neutralize toxic wastes in the body as well as possessing antibacterial and antiviral properties.

While in many cases this can invoke the fragrance of blooming flowers and ripe fruit on the trees, the odor on a person with an Earth imbalance is a kind of cloying sweet fragrance. 11) Body Orifice: Mouth Because food, drink and air first enter the mouth where the initial location of digestion occurs, the lips and mouth are traditional correspondences for the Earth element. The tissue of the GI tract extends itself to the mouth and gums, and the state of these bodily areas is indicative of the condition of the Stomach and Spleen.

14) Emotion: Joy Joy is the emotion of the Heart. For most of us, joy has a very positive connotation and certainly not what we would be inclined to consider as an imbalance. From another perspective, people who party and celebrate excessively, if for no other reason than overindulgence, are frequently prone to heart attacks. The Heart governs the blood vessels, and an overindulgence in the enjoyment of rich desserts causes fatty deposits in the arteries which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

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