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Da Ding Feng Zhu
treats dizziness due to LV Yang Rising where Yin deficiency causes internal wind
Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin
treats Dizziness due to LV Yang Rising
Ban Xia Bai Zhu Tian Ma Tang
treats Headache due to phlegm turbidity or Dizziness due to phlegm damp in the Middle Jiao
Gui Pi Tang
treats Insomnia due to HT/SP deficiency or Dizziness due to Qi/Blood deficiency
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang
treats Insomnia due to HT/KD Disharmony
Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
treats Thoracic Bi due to Blood stasis
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan
treats Palpitations due to HT/KD Yin deficiency
An Shen Ding Zhi Wan
treats Palpitations or Insomnia due to HT/GB Qi deficiency
Signs of Stable Angina

pain lasting 1-15 minutes

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responds well to rest and/or nitro

brought on by exercise or stress

Signs of Unstable Angina

pain lasting more than 15 minutes

responds poorly to rest or nitro

no apparent trigger

Signs of a Heart Attack

Pain lasting > 20 minutes

Squeezing like a tight band around chest



Crushing heaviness on chest

Treatment principle for the recovery stage of Angina
Replenish HT Qi
Treatment principle for during an attack of Angina
Activate blood and dredge the collaterals
Excess factors for Thoracic Bi secondary to deficiency


Blood stasis

Cold obstruction

Key pathogenesis for Insomnia
Dysfunction of interchange between Yin and Yang

What pattern is manifest when an elderly person awakes early in the a.m. without restlessness?
Qi/Blood Deficiency
Tai Yang Headache


on occiput and nape

treat with Qiang Huo, Gao Ben or Mang Jing Zi

Yangming Headache



on forehead and brow

treat with Ge Gen or Bai Zhi

Shao Yang Headache


On lateral side of head

 treat with Chai Hu or Chuan Xiong

Jue Yin Headache


Apex of head

 treat with Wu Zhu Yu

What’s the difference b/w HA and Dizziness in TCM terms?

HA may be external or internal and is usually excessive

Dizziness is internal and is usually deficient

Heat Strangury



Burning painful urination

 Heat in the Bladder or KD

Blood Strangury




Heat damages blood vessels causing Hematuria

Stone Strangury



Damp Heat condenses fluids, causing stones

Unctuous Strangury

Damp Heat obstructs the collaterals and lipids effulge

 Urine is milky-white like rice water or may be greasy

Taxation Strangury

due to overstrain, overstress or overindulgence in sex

Tends to be chronic

Jin Qian Cao, Hai Jin, Sha, Ji Nei Jin
treat Stone Strangury
Most Important Feature of Strangury
Painful Urination
Qi Strangury
Distention of abdomen, difficult painful urination; may be stagnation or deficiency
Key Pathogenesis of Dribbling Urinary Block
Dysfunction of storing and dispersing
Excessive Patterns of Dribbling Urinary Block
Damp Heat
LU Qi stagnation
LV Qi stagnation
Urethral or Ureter obstruction
Deficiency Patterns of Dribbling Urinary Block
SP Qi failing to Rise
KD Qi deficiency
Key manifestations of Dribbling Urinary Block
Urine Retention
No Pain
Herbs that Nourish HT and calm shen
Suan Zao Ren
Bai Zi Ren
Fu Shen
Treatment principles for Epilepsy
Expel Phlegm
Extinguish Wind
Open Orifices
Role of Blood Stasis in development of Wasting-Thirsting Patterns
seen in late stages of disease
produce secondary conditions (TB, cataracts, etc)
TCM Causes of Diabetes
Qi or Yin Deficiency
Heat Dryness
Cautions for treating Internal Damage Fever
do not promote sweating
do not prescribe fever-reducing or exterior-releasing herbs
Signs of Internal Damage Fever due to Qi/Blood Stagnation
Low grade fever
afternoon or night fever
localized hot sensation
Signs of Internal Damage Fever due to Qi, Blood, or Yin Deficiency
High or Low fever all day
Pale tongue thin white coat
Thready, weak pulse
Herbs containing Iodine
Hai Zao
Hai Dai
Kun Bu
Sheng Yang Yi Wei Tang
Used for Internal Damage Fever due to Qi Deficiency
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Used for Internal Damage Fever and/or HA due to Qi deficiency
Wu Gong
Expels wind, relieves pain
Quan Xie
Expels wind
Relieves pain
Zhi Fu Zi
Warms the collaterals, Relieves pain
Chuan Wu
Warms the collaterals, Relieves pain
Du Huo Ji Sheng Tang
treats Painful Bi due to Qi, Blood, LV or KD deficiency
Ding Xian Wan
treats Epilepsy due to wind phlegm obstruction
Chai Hu Shu Gan Tang
treats Depression due to LV Qi stagnation
Shao Yao San
treats Depression due to LV Qi stagnation
You Gui Wan
treats Dizziness or LBP due to KD Yang deficiency
Zuo Gui Wan
treats Dizziness due to KD Yin deficiency
Qing E Wan
treats LBP due to KD deficiency
Zuo Gui Yin
treats Thoracic Bi due to HT/KD Yin deficiency
Sheng Mai San + Ren Shen Yang Rong Tang
treats Thoracic Bi due to Qi/Yin deficiency
Gua Lou Xie Bai Ban Xia Tang
treats Thoracic Bi due to Phlegm obstruction
Gua Lou Xie Bai Bai Jiu Tang
treats Thoracic Bi due to Cold obstruction
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
treats Insomnia due to LV Depression transforming into Fire
Huang Lian Wen Dan Tang
treats Dizziness or Insomnia due to Phlegm fire or Palpitations due to phlegm heat
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan
used as preventive maintenance for Dizziness due to LV Yang Rising
What herbs calm shen?
Suan Zao Ren, Bai Zi Ren, Fu Shen
Bai Zi Ren
Treats HT/KD disharmony (palpitations, insomnia)
Suan Zao Ren
Tonifies HT, calms shen
Fu Shen
Better at calming HT shen than Fu Ling
Causative factors of scrofula
Phlegm and fire
Application of iodine in treating goiter
Reduce phlegm and soften hardness
Key cause of Goiter
Phlegm and Qi stagnation
When no response to Edema treatment, what next?
Move, blood, qi and damp

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