Rhubarb

There is a Chinese herb medicine called general in common saying because it is quite sharp and effetive just as a general in army. What is the magic herb? It is rhubarb(大黄) which is good to cure constipation.

Constipation is caused by many factors in Chinese medicine. And one of the curing methods is to attack to make it smooth.
People who often feel hot, have a red face, red tongue and yellow coated tongue, easily to get angry and fidget, abdominal distension adn with a constipation can use this medicine to wipe off your fire inside body. Read more…

Blood-insufficiency

Blood-insufficiency seemly means lack of blood, then can we transfuse blood to tonify it?
In Chinese medicine it is not quite easy just add one thing to complement. It should be found its headwaters then deal with it. Though transfuse blood can give you more blood for some time, it can not give you enough blood forever. We should treat a kind of symptom from the base, the root of it, not just cure surface problem.
The headwater of blood is qi, qi can generate blood. So when blood is insufficienct, tonify qi can indirect raise it. Read more…

Ginseng Tonic Pill

Ginseng tonic pill is a Chinese patent drug written in a famous pharmacopeia of Song dynasty. It can also be seen in one of Four Famous of Chinese—A Dream in Red Mansions.

When Lin Daiyu first came to Jia house, her grandma asked for her health condition then knew her often feel pale and bad appetite. So grandma told her to take this medicine, ginseng tonic pill together with her. Read more…

Slight Cold

Slight cold is 23rd of 24 solar terms in winter. In this day, yang of both nature and human body begin to sink inside earth or the public region during cold air coming. The basic of life is protected under earth. That means you should do less and less to keep your energy stay inside your body.

The better yang of earth and human body is protected, the deeper the basic is. Then earth and human will avoid from being attacked by damage or diseases.

How to regimen in slight cold? You should be calm, make your will hide. Wear Read more…

Step on mung beans to tonify heart

Heart is the most important organ inside our body. It also belongs to the five internal organs in Chinese medicine. Heart disperse blood to the whole body, and in Chinese medicine, all pulse are come from it.

If you have some symptom such as palpitation, sense of suppression in the chest, insomnia, forgetful, irritable, or you have some pain at precordial region, it is time to tonify your heart immediately.

Here is a common method to do to protect your heart. And the name of it is step on mung beans.

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How to Protect Your Liver

Liver belongs to the five internal organs, which is an quite import organ of our body. As the five elements theory says, liver is similar as wood. So just as tree’s growing continuously, or as leaves stretch its body, the point of protect liver is to make it stretch. But what is stretch to liver? It means we should go along with it. For another example, if take liver as a person, we should make him happy and do not infuriate him. So do not often be angry in daily life.

Eye is just as the gate of liver. So if liver is in bad condition, eyes will feel uncomfortable too. So when you feel your eyesight is worse than before, you should pay attention to your liver health.

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How to Protect Your Stomach

Do not eat cold food as possible as you can. In Chinese medicine it is said cold will damage stomach yang, then cold will stay there which makes more damage.

Have a good mood. In Chinese medicine it is said anxiety will damage spleen, angry will damage stomach. So keep a good mood, smile everyday and make yourself happy.

Do not eat too much oily food and sweet food. Oily food will affect the function of spleen, make digest turn slow. Sweet food will affect the movement of qi, leave it stay in stomach. Too much qi in it will lead to stomachache and other uncomfortable feelings.

Regular diet. Eat regular is important to our health. Do not eat too much nor too quick. Both of them is harmful to your stomach. Read more…

How to cure pain

As the theory of pain in Chinese medicine is obstruction, the method to cure pain is to fight against obstruction. So it is said pain disappear with unobstruction. As most pain is caused by excess, so the method to cure pain is to make it unobstructed. Tonify is not proper in remedy.

It can also be cured with its different part of disease. If it is cold, it should make it warm. If it is hot, it should make it cool. If it is caused by blood disease, it should cure by disperse stagnate. If it is caused by deficiency disease, it should tonify to cure it.

How to choose the proper medicine should consider on the function and property of it. Read more…

Classify of painkiller

Warming the middle jiao and disperse cold medicine: monkshood, made aconite, fructus evodiae, galangal, mountain spicy tree fruit, rhizome kaempferiae. These can cure bellyache caused by evil cold pathogeny.

Regulating vital energy painkiller: rhizome cyperi, elecampane, citrus chirocarpus, kamuning, the root of three-nerved spicebush, Foeniculum vulgare, skin of citron, rhizoma nardostachyos, aspongopus, caulis perllae, turmeric, radix bupleuri, semen litchi, fructus amomi.

Promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis painkiller: Ligusticum wallichii, root of common peony, Angelica sinensis, corydalis tuber, radix curcumae, turmeric, red flower, lignum dalbergiae odoriferae, raw pollen typhae, rhizoma sparganii, curcuma zedoary, frankincense, myrrh, trogopterus dung, Sappanwood, native copper, the root of red-rooted salvia, Artemisia anomala, dragon’s blood. Read more…

Deficiency-cold corporeity

People with deficiency-cold corporeity is often fat but weak, looking pale and eat little. They like warm and dislike cold, or have a lower temperature. Their tongue and lip are white and light, pulse is slow. Maybe they prefer reading to doing sport because they are introvert. These people have weaker energy and sexual desire, tend to be ill.

This kind of people have stronger munity to cold and damp evil, yin excess and yang deficiency will lead to disease. Such as dampness being viscous and lingering, edema, phlegm and retained fluid, blood stasis and so on.