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Theory Review: Tastes

What taste expel pathogenic factors? pungent
What taste flows downward? salty (downward think KD)
What taste clears damp heat? bitter
What taste generates fluids and yin? sour
What taste tonifies deficiency? sweet
What taste balances and moderates? sweet
What taste astringes? sour
What taste treats constipation? salty
What taste stops pain? sweet
What taste sedates & hardens? bitter
What taste softens hardness? salty
What taste subdues rebel qi? bitter
What taste controls perspiration & diarrhea? sour
What taste treats swelling? salty
What taste clears heat? bitter
What taste scatters? pungent
What taste should you avoid is the Spleen is diseased? sour (because this is the taste of the LV, and wood acts on or controls earth)
Where does bitter taste go? bones (and also to the HT)
What taste should be avoided in Qi deficiency? pungent (because it scatters)
What taste should be avoided in Kidney disease? sweet (because earth acts on water
What taste should be avoided in Liver disease? pungent (because metal acts on wood)
What taste can dry the blood? salty
What taste goes to the Muscles? sweet
What taste should be avoided in Lung disease? bitter (because fire acts on metal)
What taste should be avoided in Heart disease? salty (because water acts on fire)
An excess of what taste weakens the muscles? sweet
What taste should be avoided if the blood is deficient? salty
______goes to the nerves, and can upset the ______? sour; LV
Use _____sparingly if the patient has chronic pain. sour (LV controls the tendons)
Created by: DOCRAIN