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Tea for renal damp and hot

Renal damp and hot has the symptom of eyelid edema, leg edema, waist sour and fatigue, have blood in urinate, proteinuria, urinate short and yellow, muddy.

If you have such symptoms you can choose couchgrass root(茅根) and lotus leaf(荷叶) boil to drink as tea.
Couchgrass root is sweet and cold, belongs to lung, stomach and  bladder channel. It can make blood cool and hemostasis, clear heat and diuresis, and clear heat of lung and stomach. It is also called funnel drug because it can make all damp and hot of five organs and the six hollow organs to go through by pee, just as a funnel. Read more…

Foresee for children’s disease

As children can not say what he feel, it makes doctor difficult to diagnose. So it is important to foresee before disease become heavier.
A child may come by cough this morning, after taking some cough drug and come again this afternoon due to fever. Then after taking some febricide, he may become convulsions.
Chinese medicine can know the development of disease by feeling the pulse. For exemple, a child with cold and fever, his pulse is quiet and body is cold, this means he has heat in the surface, but it will disappear before long. So doctor take some pectral drug instead of gypsum which is good for fever, though the child is not cough at that moment. The doctor ask after that and know the child’s fever is really disappear a few hours later and have a little cough. Read more…


Gypsum is the represent herb of acrid cold .It can clear away heat and toxic material. It is the major herb of patent medicine Baihu soup, so many people are afraid of its strong function when using it. However, a famous doctor used it to cure many patients.
As Shennong report, gypsum is spicy and little cold. It is not so cold but it is quite efficient to fever.
Gypsum is efficient to inflammatory diseases such as cephalitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, nephritis. Cephalitis patients often have cold limbs so doctors may be afraid to use cold herbs. In fact, surface cold means inner heat, the more the cold is outside, the more the heat is inside. So cold herb is necessary for this condition. Read more…

Kong Bohua and Acrid Cold

Kong Bohua, one of the four most famous doctor of Beijing in the past century, is the creater of acrid cold faction.
This Chinese medicine theory is based on the faction of warm disease. Kong Bohua consider that disease change as circumstance change and climate change. He consider that as the weather becomer warmer and warmer, more and more disease are caused by heat. So we should use some acrid cold herb to cure it.
Doctor Kong like the herb gypsum(生石膏) most, so he is called gypsum kong by people love him. This herb is spicy and a little cold, it is good for fever.

Massage scalp for sober and hairdressing

One of the famous Chinese medicine doctor called Kong Bohua is the founder of acrid-cold herbs. He is good at curing kinds of heat diseases such as cephalitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, nephritis and so on.
Doctor Kong consider that head is the pool of all yang. So massage head usually has the good function of regimen. It can both make yourself sober and hairdressing, moreover, it can prevent from getting cold. Massage scalp for child is also good for intellect improvement.
How to do this magic massage? Let us learn it together. Make your two hands warm by chafing which can arrest cold come into head. Then press the scalp from forehead to back with your ten fingers. Then do it again with more strength. Do it for 30 times.

Different herb for different cold

Cold is common for everyone. It is make trouble to go to see doctor, are there some good food regimen to deal with it?

Different symptoms should be cured with different medicine in Chinese medicine, though they are both cold. So as cold can devided into wind heat cold and wind cold cold, there should be different way to deal with them.
Wind heat cold can use some acrid-warm herbs relieving superficies, such as ginger and brown sugar. In addition, you can choose herba schizeneptae. Read more…

Top Grade, Middle Grade and Low Grade of TCM

Traditional Chinese medicine can divided into top grade, middle grade and low grade.
Top grade can make body healthy and prolong life. It is innocuous. It is safe to use. Such as lily and tuckahoe, they can not only used as medicine, but also taken as food in daily life.
Middle grade is not so good as top grade, but it can also cure disease. But it can not use for a long time because it has some side-effect.
Low grade are such herbs which are nocuous. They can just use for a short time. For example, radix aconiti agrestis(草乌) can used as anaesthetic, and it can also be used Read more…

Top Grade of Regimen——Tuckahoe

Top grade of Chinese medicine are these medicine which can relong life and make body healthy. They are innocuous, moreover, they are prevent from getting ill. Except for lily, tuckahoe is one of the top grade which can both taken as food and medicine.
As a kind of Chinese herbal medicine, tuckahoe has the functions of removing dampness and promoting diuresis, strengthening the spleen and stomach, making heart quiet and mood peaceful. And as mordern research, tuckahoe has the function of strengthen immunity of the body.
Tuckahoe is also famous taken as a food.
Tuckahoe cake is a famous Beijing snack. It is not only good to eat but also good to regimen. Another snack called eight precious cake which also has tuckahoe in it.
Though tuckahoe is good to regimen, you can not become immortal after taking it. Food regimen is just a kind of method, the more important for regimen is a good Read more…

Top Grade of Regimpen——Lily

Top grade in Chinese medicine can tonify the body, relong life and it is innocuous to use safely. Such as lily and tuckahoe. They can not only be used as Chinese herb medicine but also common food in daily life.
Lily can tonify yin and clear lung, it is good to cough due to dry and heat. Though you do not have such symptoms you can also eat some to regimen. But to remember, people often have phlegm do not eat it too much.
You can find both dry and fresh lily in market, which one is better? The answer is the fresh one. You can chop it or boil porridge with it.
Since lily is so good to prolong life, how much to eat per day is proper? If ask, I should say more or less 10g is better because it will use 30 to 40g as medicine, so do not eat more than that.
Lily is just a food and a common medicine, it is not a medicine for all kind of diseases and can not live forever after eating it. It is just a way to regimen, keeping good habit of life is the keypoint of defending diseases and live longer.

How long do you want to live

Live forever is a myth for all people no matter ancient or mordern, native or foreign. Well how long can we expected to live and what is the obstruction of getting that aim?

Aristoteles think humanbeings lifespan is 6 to 7 times of growing period, which is  100 to 140 years old. Another saying is that lifespan is 10 times longer than  sexual maturity period, which is 108 to 145 years old.
What is the view of old Chinese? As Book of Docements says, 120 years old called long life, which is quite similar to other sayings.
However, what the reality is? As a report says, the average lifespan of Chinese man is 71, and 74 of Chinese women.
It is only half of expected lifespan. Why? The biggest enemy is disease. Most people die before their expected age due to kinds of disease such as heart attack, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke,etc. Read more…