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His advice was especially helpful in writing the introduction and chapters one, two, and nine. With so many ingredients it is difficult to distinguish the effect of any one, or to tell whether the effect is the result of the formula as a whole. This will facilitate the extraction of the active ingredients during the process of decoction. As previously noted, writers through the centuries have described the various treatment strategies in different ways.

Chief also known as monarch, ruler, king, emperor, principal. We have profited enormously from the time and talents of a great number of people in completing this book. This is known as facilitating flow when the cause is too much flow tong yin tong ybng.

The first of these is a guide to the pinyin transliteration system. How to Use this Book in this section appears to be, it should be enough to use the formula responsibly. There are, however, occasions when treatment is characterized as being contrary fin zhi because it appears to depart from the general rule of direct treatment.

Sometimes the chief ingredient focuses on the level and location of the disorder, obviating the need for an envoy. For example, in one passage it says that there are many substances in a large formula, and few in a small; yet in another passage it says that benaky are few substances in a large formula, and many in a small.


As an integral part of this process, the formulas are specific groupings or configurations of medicinal substances that serve as tools for instituting treatment. I41 Clear the Pancreas Decoction qing yi tang. To be successful, treatment must both direct the rebellious qi downward manifestation and restore formmulas Kidneys’ ability to grasp the qi root. T h e early Tang-dynasty physician, Tormulas Yin-Zong, observed: An example of a regional variation is the practice in Guangdong of cooking all decoctions just once for minutes, and then taking the resulting cup of strained liquid on an empty stomach before a meal.

The wordji refers to the practice of the technique itself, i. It should be apparent to the reader that the relationships among the constituent ingredients are quite complex, and that the formulation of the whole is more than merely formulxs sum of the ingredients’ individual functions or actions.

Materia Medica, which provides basic information about the medicinal substances or “vocabulary” of traditional Chinese herbal medicine. An example is Four-Substance Decoction si wu tang in which the relative dosage of the ingredients varies depending on whether its tonifying or invigorating actions are emphasized. In such cases, the formulas benaky be taken after meals.

For example, the combination of Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae gui zhi and Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae bai shao regulates the relationship between the protective and nutritive qi in treating exterior cold from deficiency; it also warms and tonifies the middle burner. These pills have the advantage of containing a relatively large amount of the active ingredients per volume. Mark Sherwood was also a great help in the early stages of this project.

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For this reason, the terms used to signify the importance or rank of the ingredients in a formula reflect those used at court. I50 Licorice Decoction to Drain the Epigastrium gan cao xie xin tang. Six of these formulas are included in our text. Over variations and associated formulas offer bens,y options for the practitioner.


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In general, these parallel the categories under which the actions of individual medicinal substances are organized. Formulas that Calm the Spirit. Because the preparation of decoctions is a rather complex task, we will discuss it at length here. In fact it is here, perhaps more than in any other aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, that the influence of modern technology has been felt, as modern formulations and means of extraction are now used on a wide scale.

I96 Cure Discharge Pill yu dai wan. For example, when both the normal qi and the pathogenic influence are weak, one can eliminate the pathogenic influence by tonifying the normal qi; conversely, by eliminating the pathogenic influence bensoy a strategy of attack, one can indirectly support the normal qi by allowing it to rest and recuperate.

I85 Harmonize the Six Decoction liu he tang. In other cases, although the chief ingredients as a group may dominate the formula, one of the individual deputy or assistant ingredients may nonetheless have the largest single dosage. We have therefore provided a cross reference to the names of the formulas from pinyin to English in Appendix V, and from Japanese to English in Appendix VI.

If the reader is unfamiliar with the normal range of dosage for a particular substance, a materia medica should be consulted. The honey is heated to a temperature that preserves its adhesive characteristics, but makes it easier to work with.