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TCM review

Week One Review

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YIN DEFICIENT PULSE THREADY, RAPID OR FLOATING, WEAK
YIN DEFICIENT TONGUE RED, THIN BODY LESS / NO COATING, PEELED, DRY COAT
YANG DEFICIENT PULSE WEAK, DEEP WEAK, SLOW THREADY, WEAK, DEEP KNOTTED (When HT Yang Def)
YANG DEFICIENT TONGUE PALE, ENLARGED, SWOLLEN, TOOTH-MARKED BODY WITH MOIST / SLIPPERY COATING
QI DEFICIENT PULSE THREADY, WEAK SOFT DEFICIENT (EMPTY)
QI DEFICIENT TONGUE NORMAL OR PALE BODY THIN WHITE COATING
BLOOD DEFICIENT PULSE THREADY, WEAK HESITANT
BLOOD DEFICIENT TONGUE PALE, THIN BODY SLIGHT DRY COATING
QI STAGNATION PULSE STRING-TAUT (Esp. on Left Side)
QI STAGNATION TONGUE NORMAL, SLIGHTLY DUSKY (PURPLE) BODY THIN, WHITE COATING
BLOOD STASIS PULSE STRING-TAUT (Liver) HESITANT Knotted (Heart)
BLOOD STASIS TONGUE PURPLE BODY PURPLISH SPOTS
GOVERNS WATER KIDNEY
REGULATES WATER PASSAGES LUNG
OFFICIAL OF FLUIDS SAN JIAO
ORIGIN OF FLUIDS STOMACH
SEPARATES FLUIDS SMALL INTESTINE
STORES BLOOD LIVER
GOVERNS BLOOD HEART
CONTROLS BLOOD VESSELS HEART
CIRCULATES BLOOD HEART
CONTROLS BLOOD SPLEEN
MAIN SOURCE OF BLOOD SPLEEN
TWO MATERIAL SOURCES SP/ST AND KIDNEY JING
SMOOTH QI LIVER
CONTROLS ASCENDING OF QI SPLEEN
CONTROLS DESCENDING OF QI STOMACH
GOVERNS QI AND RESPIRATION LUNG
CONTROLS RECEPTION OF QI KIDNEY
MOBILIZES YUAN QI SAN JIAO
ROOT OF POST-HEAVEN QI SPLEEN
ROOT OF PRE-HEAVEN QI KIDNEY
YIN WITHIN YANG (Season, Time and Organ) AUTUMN 12PM-6PM LUNG
YANG WITHIN YIN (Season, Time and Organ SPRING 6AM-12AM LIVER
YANG WITHIN YIN PULSE ROLLING TENSE
YANG WITHIN YANG PULSE SUPERFICIAL RAPID EXCESS STRING-TAUT ABRUPT
YIN WITHIN YANG PULSE SURGING
YIN WITHIN YANG PULSE DEEP SLOW DEFICIENT HESITANT THREADY SOFT WEAK KNOTTED REGULARLY-INTERMITTENT
5 ASPECTS OF THE YIN/YANG RELATIONSHIP 1. OPPOSITION 2. INTERDEPENDENCE 3. INTER-CONSUMING-SUPPORTING 4. INTER-TRANSFORMING 5. INFINITE DIVISIBILITY
DESCRIPTION OF MUTUAL-CONSUMING YIN AND YANG ARE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF CHANGE FOR PRESERVING THE BALANCE (QUANTITATIVE CHANGE, Balance/Harmony)
THE NATURES OF MUTUAL-CONSUMING 1. In the Summertime the weather is Hot (Yang) and we sweat (Yin) more. 2. When the external temperature is very cold (Yin), the body starts trembling (Yang)
DESCRIPTION OF INTER-TRANSFORMATION YIN AND YANG CHANGE INTO ONE ANOTHER. Qualitative Change, 8 principle change (cold, hot, excess, deficiency)
NATURE OF INTER-TRANSFORMATION 1. Day turns into night. 2. Excessive work (Yang) without rest induces extreme deficiency (Yin) of the bodys energies. 3. Excessive jobbing (Yang) induces a very slow (Yin) pulse 4. Excessive consumption of alcohol creates a pleasant euphoria (Yang) w
SOUR TASTE FUNCTIONS 1. Generates fluids and Yin 2. Astringent and can control perspiration and diarrhea
SOUR TASTE SIDE EFFECTS Makes Phlegm worse
BITTER TASTE FUNCTIONS 1. Clears heat, Sedates and hardens 2. Clears damp-heat and it subdues rebellious Qi
BITTER TASTE SIDE EFFECTS Injures the Spleen, Injures Yin
SWEET TASTE FUNCTIONS 1. Tonifies, balances and moderates 2. Is used to tonify deficiency and to stop pain
SWEET TASTE SIDE EFFECTS Creates Damp
PUNGENT FUNCTIONS 1. Scatters 2. Is used to expel pathogenic factors
PUNGENT TASTE SIDE EFFECTS INJURES YIN
SALTY TASTE FUNCTIONS 1. Flows downwards, softens hardness 2. Is used to treat constipation and swelling
SALTY TASTE SIDE EFFECTS INJURES FLUIDS
SOUR TASTE 1. TISSUES/ CAUSING 2. 2. ORGANS AND IF DISEASED 1. NERVES / CAUSING CHRONIC PAIN 2. GOES TO THE LIVER. a. IF THE SP IS DISEASED ONE SHOULD NOT EAT SOUR FOODS
BITTER TASTE 1. TISSUES/ CAUSING 2. ORGANS AND IF DISEASED 1. BONES / CAUSING BONE DISEASE 2. GOES TO THE HEART a. IF THE LUNG IS DISEASED ONE SHOULD NOT EAT BITTER FOODS
SWEET TASTE 1. TISSUES/ CAUSING 2. ORGANS AND IF DISEASED 1. MUSCLES / CAUSING WEAKNESS OF MUSCLES 2. GOES TO THE SPLEEN i. IF THE KIDNEY IS DISEASED DO NOT EAT SWEET FOODS
PUNGENT TASTE 1. TISSUES/ CAUSING 2. ORGANS AND IF DISEASED 1. SCATTERS QI / CAUSING QI DEFICIENCY 2. GOES TO THE LUNG a. IF THE LIVER IS DISEASED DO NOT EAT PUNGENT FOODS
SALTY TASTE 1. TISSUES/ CAUSING 2. ORGANS AND IF DISEASED 1. CAN DRY OUT THE BLOOD / CAUSING BLOOD DEFICIENCY 2. GOES TO THE KIDNEY. IF THE HEART IS DISEASED DO NOT EAT SALTY FOODS
VITAL SUBSTANCE ORGAN OF THE JING (ESSENCE) KIDNEY
VITAL SUBSTANCE ORGAN OF THE QI LUNG
VITAL SUBSTANCE ORGAN OF THE BLOOD LIVER
VITAL SUBSTANCE ORGAN OF THE BODY FLUIDS SPLEEN
VITAL SUBSTANCE ORGAN OF THE SHEN (SPIRIT) HEART
DESCRIPTION OF PRE-HEAVEN ESSENCE Is Kidney essence Is rooted in the Kidneys Is divided within Yin and Yang
DESCRIPTION OF POST HEAVEN ESSENCE Is rooted in the Spleen and Stomach Is stored in the Kidneys
WHAT ARE THE 6 FUNCTIONS OF QI 1. Promoting 2. Warming 3. Defensive 4. Checking (holding) 5. Activities of Qi 6. Nourishing
WHAT ARE THE THREE MAIN PEAK YEARS FOR WOMEN 14 – MENSES 21 – WISDOM TEETH 28 – TENDON, BONES AND HAIR STRONGEST
WHAT ARE THE THREE MAIN PEAK YEARS OF MEN? 16 – SPERM 24 – KIDNEY ENERGY OF WISDOM TEETH, TENDON AND BONES 32 – TENDON, BONES, MUSCLES AT THE STRONGEST
QUOTE 8 THINGS ABOUT THE LIVER 1. Stores the blood 2. Smoothen the flow of Qi 3. Controls the sinews 4. Manifests in the nails 5. Opens into the eyes 6. Controls the tears 7. Houses the ethereal soul 8. Affected by anger
QUOTE 7 THINGS ABOUT THE HEART 1. Governs the blood 2. Controls the blood vessels 3. Manifests in the complexion 4. Houses the mind (shen) 5. Related to joy 6. Opens into the tongue 7. Controls sweat
TWO THINGS ABOUT THE PERICARDIUM AS AN ORGAN 1. is a membrane wrapped around the heart to protect the Heart 2. In the ying stage of Wen bing: PC heat includes signs of High fever and delirium.
QUOTE 8 THINGS ABOUT THE SPLEEN 1. Governs t&t 2. Controls the ascending of qi 3. Controls the blood 4. Controls the muscles and limbs 5. Opens into the mouth and manifests in the lips 6. Controls saliva 7. Houses the intellect (Yi) 8. Affected by pensiveness
QUOTE 11 THINGS ABOUT THE LUNGS 1. Governs qi and respiration 2. Controls the channels and the blood vessels 3. Controls the diffusing and descending of qi and body fluids 4. Regulates all physiological activities 5. Regulates water passages 6. Controls the skin and the space betwe
Quote 10 things about the Kidneys 1. stores essence 2. produces marrow 3. governs water 4. controls the reception of qi 5. opens into the ears 6. manifests on the hair 7. controls spittle 8. controls the two lower orifices 9. houses will power (zhi) 10. controls the gate of life
QUOTE 6 THINGS ABOUT THE GALL BLADDER 1. Stores and excretes bile 2. Controls decisiveness a. GB deficiency = timid or fearful, no drive b. Acu. Pt GB-40 3. Controls the sinews. Acu pt: GB 34 4. Has an influence on the quality and length of sleep a. Def = Awakens early in the AM, cannot
QUOTE 3 THINGS ABOUT THE SAN JIAO 1. Mobilizes Yuan Qi 2. Controls the Transportation and penetration of Qi 3. Controls the water passages and the excretion of fluids
WHAT IS THE MENTAL ASPECT OF THE BLADDER FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN ADULT: feeling of jealousy, suspicion, long standing grudges. CHILD: Fears, anxieties or insecurities which lead to a sinking of UB Qi
DESCRIBE INFANTS FINGER A. GATE OF WIND B. GATE OF QI C. GATE OF LIFE A. EXTERIOR PATHOGENIC FACTOR AND A MILD DISEASE B. INTERIOR & RATHER MORE SEVERE DISEASE C. SERIOUS & LIFE-THREATENING DISEASE
GREEN OR BLUE TIP OF THE NOSE MEANS Abdominal pain from SP (SP cold & Qi stagnation)
FLARING OF NOSTRILS WITH HIGH FEVER Extreme Lung Heat
DRY, WITHERED, DARK EAR LOBES Kid Qi exhaustion (usually KD Yin)
SWOLLEN AND PAINFUL GUMS STOMACH HEAT
ACUTE PAIN, Redness AND SWELLING OF THE THROAT INVASION OF WIND-HEAT
CHRONIC PAIN, REDNESS AND SWELLING OF THE THROAT STOMACH HEAT
CHRONICALLY SORE & DRY THROAT (not red or swollen) LUNG AND KIDNEY IN DEFICIENCY WITH EMPTY HEAT
PITTING EDEMA OF THE HANDS LUNG YANG DEFICIENCY
PITTING EDEMA OF THE FEET KIDNEY YANG DEFICIENCY
PITTING EDEMA OF THE FOUR LIMBS SPLEEN YANG DEFICIENCY
EDEMA OF THE FOUR LIMBS DAMPNESS (DAMP HEAT OR DAMP COLD)
EDEMA OF THE FOUR LIMBS (NON PITTING) QI STAGNATION
ACUTE EDEMA OF THE HANDS AND FACE WIND WATER INVADING THE LUNGS.
EFFECT OF MEDICINE ON THE TONGUE - ANTIBIOTICS Peeled patches (Tends to injure ST yin)
EFFECT OF MEDICINE ON THE TONGUE - Corticosteroids Red & swollen (after about one month of administration)
EFFECT OF MEDICINE ON THE TONGUE - Bronchodilators Tongue tip to become red (after prolonged and continued use)
EFFECT OF MEDICINE ON THE TONGUE - Diuretics Peeled (Reflecting Yin Deficiency because it injures yin)
EFFECT OF MEDICINE ON THE TONGUE - Anti-inflammatory Red points, make the tongue body thinner, and peeled (after prolonged use)
EFFECT OF MEDICINE ON THE TONGUE - Anti-neoplastics (cytotoxic drugs) Very thick brown or even black and dry coating
LONG TONGUE DESCRIPTION Blazing HT fire, HT phlegm-fire
HORIZONTAL CRACKED TONGUE= YIN DEFICIENCY
CRACKED TONGUE LIKE ICE FLOES YIN DEF. FROM OLD AGE
IRREGULAR CRACKED TONGUE STOMACH YIN DEF.
CRACKED TONGUE – TRANSVERSE ON THE SIDE SP QI/YIN DEFICIENCY
CRACKED TONGUE VERTICAL IN THE CENTER SP QI DEFICIENCY
CRACKED TONGUE LONG VERTICAL REACHING THE TIP HEART, EMOTIONAL DISORDERS
CRACKED TONGUE TRANSVERSE BEHIND TIP PRIOR LUNG DISEASE PRESENT LUNG YIN DEFICIENCY
CRACKED TONGUE DEEP CENTRAL & SMALL CRACKS KIDNEY YIN DEFICIENCY WITH HEAT
NUMB TONGUE WITH PALE BODY HEART BLOOD DEFICIENCY
NUMB TONGUE WITH RED OR NORMAL COLOR INTERIOR LIVER WIND
NUMB TONGUE WITH SLIPPERY COATING WIND-PHLEGM
TIP OF TONGUE ROLLED OVER EXCESS HEAT
TIP OF TONGUE ROLLED DOWN DEFICIENCY HEAT
MOISTURE ON NORMAL TONGUE SLIGHTLY MOIST
TONGUE COATING THAT IS PUDDLED WITH MOISTURE/WET/GLOSSY EXCESS FLUIDS OR FLUIDS STAGNATION
WET AND WHITE TONGUE COATING YANG DEFICIENCY WITH DAMP RETENTION
WET, WHITE AND THIN COATING EXTERIOR WIND-COLD
DRY COATING = HEAT SIGNS EXCESS HEAT OR YIN DEF. HEAT
DRY COATING YANG DEFICIENCY YANG DEFICIENCY WITH DAMP RETENTION; MOUTH IS DRY WITH NO THIRST (absence of thirst)
SLIPPERY TONGUE EXCESSIVE WET COATING WITH OILY APPEARANCE YANG DEFICIENCY, DAMP COLD INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL ORIGIN
SLIPPERY TONGUE THAT HAS WHITE COATING PATHOGEN IS BEGINNING TO GO INTO THE INTERIOR
SLIPPERY GREASY TONGUE COATING DAMP-PHLEGM
SLIPPERY, GREASY, THICK TONGUE COATING DAMP-PHLEGM RETENTION AND COLD
SWEATING ONLY ON THE HEAD STOMACH HEAT OR DAMP HEAT
OILY SWEAT ON THE FOREHEAD YANG COLLAPSE
SWEATING ONLY ON THE ARMS AND LEGS STOMACH AND SPLEEN DEFICIENCY
SWEATING ONLY ON THE HANDS LUNG OR HEART QI DEFICIENCY (OR NERVES)
SWEATING ON THE WHOLE BODY LUNG QI DEFICIENCY
SWEATING ON THE FIVE PALMS (PALMS, SOLES, CHEST) YIN DEFICIENCY
DAY TIME SWEATING YANG DEFICIENCY
NIGHT TIME SWEATING YIN DEFICIENCY (possibly damp-heat)
PROFUSE COLD SWEAT DURING A SEVERE ILLNESS YANG COLLAPSE SWEATING
OILY SWEAT ON FOREHEAD, LIKE PEARLS, NOT FLOWING (SEVERE YANG COLLAPSE) DANGER OF IMMINENT DEATH SWEAT
OILY SWEAT SEVERE YANG DEFICIENCY
YELLOW SWEAT (esp. in arm pits) DAMP HEAT