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Chinese Materia Medica(2)

1. Herbs for Relieving Exterior Syndromes (Pungent and Warm)

1) ephedra

2) cinnamon twig

3) schizonepeta

4) ledebouriella root

5) perilla leaf

6) fresh ginger

7) notopterygium root

8) dahurian angelica root

9) chinese lovage root

10) spring onion

11) magnolia flower

2. Herbs for Relieving Exterior Syndromes (Pungent and Cool)

(to be continued)




Seven Tips to Prevent Constipation (1)

Many women are constipated. Nevertheless, it rarely becomes the subject of a conversation. This means that they suffer from it in silence... ... [full story]


Menstruation is Particular to Women

Data shows that 67.3% of the women surveyed get abdominal pain during menstruation. In fact, about two thirds of the women who come to my office say they suffer from menstrual cramps during menstruation.. ... [full story]

Menstrual Cramps is not an Illness

Masako, a 30 - year old musician, has been coping with menstrual cramps almost every month for nearly twenty years. She has been taken to the hospital more than once by ambulance.. ... [full story]


Tragedy of "Chronic Fatigue"

Naomi, a 28-year-old woman working for a bank in Tokyo, has been unable to get rid of fatigue for nearly a year. Moreover, the degree of her fatigue has intensified since about half a year ago. ... [full story]

Amazing Effectiveness of Chinese Herbs

Naomi knew she had to do something, but she had no idea what and was plainly perplexed. It was at this time that a friend introduced her to a Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCM) doctor. ... [full story]

Qi, the Conductor of the Human Body Orchestra

Qi, although an imaginary substance, is the energy source of the living body. It resembles the energy of an orchestra conductor. In our bodies, air, water and food essence are transformed into qi through the work of the digestive and absorptive system (DAS). ... [full story]

Fatigue is the Source of All Illnesses!

“Chronic fatigue” is described as fatigue that continues for a period longer than six months. Since fatigue is a symptom, all cases where a person "feels tired" apply. ... [full story]



Illnesses and Formulas

How Do Medicinal Herbs Work ?

There are a lot of formulas in Chinese herbal medicine for every illness, according to your constitution. In this article, however, one of the formulas will be selected and explained in order to make you understand how the formula works. [full story]

Insomnia : Tennou-Hoshin-tan ( Tianwang Buxin Dan )

Chronic Gastritis : Anchuu-San

Acne : Un-Sei-In = (Siwu Tang + Huanglian Jiedu Tang)




The theory of Chinese medicine (TCM) is the one which has made an independent development of the modern medicine and science. ... [full story]

Yin and Yang

The concept of yin and yang is an ancient Chinese philosophy, which is fundamental to all natural sciences. Based on this theory, ancient people's thinking became broader, and they were aware of a great deal more, and thoughtfully considered every phenomenon that they encountered. ... [full story]

The Five Elements Theory

The five elements theory is also an ancient Chinese philosophy.

They believed that the world consists of five basic substances : wood, fire, earth, metal and water ... [full story]


Qi, Blood and Fluid

1. Qi

Qi, blood and body fluid are the basic substances of the human body, and are the basis of all its physiologic activities. Qi flows around the whole body, maintaining its life activities, ... [full story]

2. Blood

Ancient Chinese people naturally couldn't have had any knowledge about red and white blood cells, protein, minerals or other substances . What is striking is the fact that their conceptions of blood were generally correct, albeit a little simplistic. [full story]


3. Body Fluid

"Body fluid" means all normal liquid of the human body, including intracellular and extracellular fluid, secretion such as tears, sweat, urine, gastric juice, etc. [full story]


Five Control Systems

Through the experiences from autopsy, clinical observation and medical study, Chinese medicine (TCM) divided the organs of the human body into following three groups.[full story]



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