The Heart

Herbs That Tonify Heart Qi
Most of these herbs are sweet and warm in nature and are indicated for Heart Qi Deficiency with symptoms of palpitations and shortness of breath. Commonly used herbs include : Ren Shen, Dang Shen, Tai Zi Shen, Huang Qi, Zhi Can Cao


Herbs That Warm Heart Yang
These herbs are pungent and warm or hot in nature. They are indicated for Heart Yang Deficiency, with symptoms for palpitations, clod limbs, sweating with a cold sensation of the body, cyanonsis and a pulse that is feeble, thready and fading, deep and hidden, or knotted, Commonly used herbs include : Fu Zi, Gan Jiang, Gui Zhi


Herbs That Tonify Heart Blood
These herbs are sweet, nourishing and sticky in nature; they may be warm, neutral or cold. They are indicated for deficiency of Heart Blood with symptoms of dizziness and vertigo, palpitations, a pale tongue and a thready pulse. Commonly used herbs includes : Dang Gui, Shu Di, Sheng Di, A Jiao, Long Yan Rou


Herbs That Tonify Heart  Yin 
Most of these herbs are sweet and cold in nature. They are indicated for Heart Yin Deficiency with symptoms of palpitaions, a red tongue and a thready and rapid pulse. Commonly used herbs include : Sheng Di, Mai Dong, A Jiao, Yu Zhu


Herbs That Clear Heart Fire
These herbs are primarily bitter and cold and secondarily sweet in nature. They are indicated for Heart Fire Blazing with symptoms of restlessness, mouth and tongue ulcers, coma and a red tongue tip: Representative herbs include : Huang Lian, Lian Qiao, Zhi Zi, Niu Huang, Sheng Di, Zhu Ye, Mu Tong, Lian Xin,  Dan pi


Substances That Soothe the Heart and Calm the Mind
Substances which strongly settle and calm the Mind are mostly minerals or fossils, while those which calm the Mind by nourishing the Heart are mostly seeds. Both types of medicinal are indicated for restlessness, insomnia, palpitation, irritability, depression, and mania. Commonly used sustances which settle and calm the Mind include : Zhu Sha, Long Gu, Ci Shi, Zhen Zhu, Zhen Zhu Mu, Ho Po, Zhe Shi, Mu li​. Herbs that calm the Mind by nourishing the Heart include : Bai Zi Ren, Suan Zao Ren, Ye Jiao Teng, Yuan Zhi, He Huan Pi, Fu Shen


Substances That Open the Orifices
These substances are aromatic, pungent and penetrating in nature. They are indicated for delirium or coma due to high fever, or sudden collapse and syncope in Wind Stroke, convulsion or epilepsy. Commonly used substances include : She Xiang, Bing Pian, Niu Huang, Shi Chang Pu, Su He Xiang, An Xi Xiang, Yu Jin, Yuan Zhi, Chan Su  ​
​With the exception of Shi Chang Pu, Yu Jin and Yuan Zi, all these substances are administered in the form of pills or powders for first aid, eg.: Niu Huang Wan, Zhi Bao Dan, Su He Xiang Wan


Herbs That Activate Blood circulation and Resolve Blood Stasis in the vessels
These herbs are pungent or bitter in nature and are indicated for stagnation of Heart Blood with symptoms of cardiac pain, palpitation of oppression of the chest. Common used herbs include : Dan Shen, Chuan Xiong, Gui Zhi, Tao Ren, Hong Hua, Chi Shao, Di Bie Chong, Shui Zhi


Herbs That Tonify Heart Qi and Herbs That Warm Heart Yang 
Heart Yang Deficiency is often complicated with Heart Qi Deficiency, and herb that warm Heart Yang thus often used in combination with herbs that tonify Heart Qi. For example, Ren Shen is combined with Fu Zi, and Gui Zhi is combined with treated Zhi Can Cao.


Herbs That Tonify Heart Blood and herbs That Nourish Heart Yin
With the exception of Dang Gui and Long Yang Rou, the herbs that tonify Heart Blood also nourish Heart Yin. Some of herbs that nourish Heart Yin – such as Sheng Di, Shu Di Huang and A Jiao - also tonify Heart Blood. Since deficiency of Heart Blood and Heart Yin often appear concurrently, these categories of herbs are often used in combination. 


Herbs That Tonify Heart Qi and Herbs That Nourish Heart Blood and Heart Yin
In patterns of Heart pathology, it is quite common that both Qi and Blood, or Qi and yin, are deficient. Herbs that tonify Heart Qi are thus often used in combination with herbs that nourish Heart Blood or Heart Yin.


Herbs that nourish Heart Yin and clear Heart Fire
Heart Yin Deficiency is likely to lead to Empty Heat in the Heart; on the other hand, febrile disease at the Nutritive(Ying) Level may damage Heart Yin. Herbs that nourish Heart Yin are thus often combined with herbs that clear Heart Fire. For example, A Jiao and Mai Dong are combined with Huang Lian and Lian Qiao.


Herbs that tonify Heart Blood and Yin and Herbs that calm the Mind
When Heart Blood and Yin are deficient, the Heart is not nourished; this leads to restlessness from Deficiency. In this case, herbs that calm the Mind are combined with herbs that tonify Heart Blood and Yin. For example, Bai Zi Ren, Suan Zao Ren, Long Gu and Fu Shen are combined with Dang Gui, Mai Dong, A Jiao. 


Herbs that clear Heart Fire, resolve Phlegm and open the orifices
Mental disturbance due to obstruction of the Heart orifices can rise either from Turbid Phlegm or from exterior Heat invading the Pericardium. Since these two conditions may coexist, herbs that clear Heart Heat are ofen combined with herbs that open the orifices. For example, Huang Lian, Lian Qiao and Niu Huang are combined with She Xiang, Bing Pian, Shi Chang Pu and Yu Jin. Similarly, herbs that resolve Phlegm are combined with herbs that open orifices. For example, Yuan Zhi, Zhu Li and Bei Mu, are combined with Shi Chang Fu, Yu Jin and Bing Pian. For restlessness with insomnia due to Heart Fire Blazing with Phlegm-Fire harassing the Heart, herbs that clear Heart Fire are used in combination with herbs that clear Phlegm and herbs that calm the Mind. For example Huang Lian and Zhu Ru are combined with Fu Shen, Bai Zi Ren and Long Gu.


The Lungs

Herbs That Stimulate The Dispersing Function of The Lungs
Most of these herbs are pungent and either warm or cool in nature. They are indicated for retention of pathogenic factors in the Lungs with symptoms of cough and wheeze. Representative herbs include : Ma Huang, Jie Geng, Qian Hu, Xing Ren.


Herbs That Clear Lung Heat
These herbs are often cold and either bitter or sweet in nature. They are indicated for retention of Heat in the Lungs with symptoms of cough, dyspnoea, fever, a yellow tongue coating and a rapid pulse. Commonly used herbs include : Huang Qin, Shi Gao, Zhi Mu, Sang Bai Pi, Di Gu Pi, Yu Xing Cao, Jin Yin Hua, Lian Qiao, Lu Gen.


Herbs That Moisten The Lungs
Most of these herbs are sweet, cold and moistening in nature. They are indicated for dryness of the Lungs and damage to Body Fluids generally. Herbs which are effective in moistening the Lungs and stopping cough include : Bei Mu, Gua Lou, Feng Mi. Other herbs not only moisten the Lungs but also nourish Yin and promoted Body Fluids, and are thus more suitable for dryness of the Lungs complicated with consumption of Body Fluids, These include : A Jiao, Bei Sha Shen, Nan Sha Shen, Mai Dong, Tian Dong 


Herbs That Purge The Lungs
These herbs are usually bitter and cold in nature and have a strong therapeutic action. They are indicated for Lung Fire and retention of Water in the Lungs. Representative herbs include : Huang Qin, Ting Li Zi, Sang Bai Pi, Di Gu Pi. Huang Qin is more effective in purging Lung Fire while Ting Li Zi is more effective in purging Water from the Lungs. Sang Bai Pi and Di Gu Pi are applicable in both condition but have a milder action.


Herbs That Stimulate The Descending Function of The Lungs
These herbs are descending in nature and conduct Rebellious Qi downward. They are indicated for cough and dyspnoea due to upward perversion of Lung Qi. Representative herbs include :  Hou Po, Chen Xiang, Xin Ren, Xuan Fu Hua, Bai Qian, Su Zi. 


Herbs That Warm The Lungs
These herbs are pungent, and warm or hot in nature. They are indicated for retention of Cold in the Lungs and for retention of Cold Damp in the Lungs with symptoms of cough, watery white sputum and a pale tongue with a white coating. Commonly used herbs include : Gan Jiang, Xi Xin, Gui Zhi


Herbs That Resolve Phlegm and Stop Cough and Wheeze
These herbs are either pungent and warm or cool and moist in nature. Herbs that resolve Phlegm and are pungent, warm and dry in nature are indicated for retention of Cold and Phlegm in the Lungs, characterized by profuse white sputum. Commonly used herbs for this type include : Ban Xia, Tian Nan Xing, Bai Jie Zi, Chen Pi. Herbs that cold or cool and moist in nature are indicated for Phlegm Heat characterized by thick yellow sputum. Representative herbs of this type include : Bei Mu, Gua Lou, Zhu Li. Herbs that primarily stop cough and relieve dyspnoea and secondarily resolve Phlegm include : Zi Wan, Kuan Dong Hua, Bai Qian, Qian Hu, Yuan Zhi. Herbs that stop cough and wheeze include : Xing Ren, Bai Bu, Ma Huang, Ting Li Zi, Bei Guo


Herbs That Tonify Lung Qi
These herbs are sweet and warm in nature and are indicated for deficiency of Lung Qi with symptoms of dyspnoea, lassitude and a low and feeble voice. Commonly used herbs include : Ren Shen, Dang Shen, Hunag Qi, Huang Jing, Xi Yang Shen, Bai He.


Herbs That Tonify Lung Yin
There herbs sweet and cold in nature and are indicated for deficiency of Lung Yin with symptoms of malar flush, tidal fever, night sweats, cough and haemoptysis. Commonly used herbs include : Xi Yang Shen, Bei Sha Shen, Nan Sha Shen, Mai Dong, Tian Dong, Yu Zhu, Huang Jing, Bai He.


Herbs That Astringe The Lungs
These herbs are sour and astringent in nature. They are indicated when Lung Qi is scattered and attenuated by Chronic cough and wheeze. Representative herbs include : Wu Wei Zi, Wu Mei, He Zi, Wu Bei Zi, Ying Su Ke.

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Minimize Inflammation thru Acupuncture and Herbs.....
Control Your delicate pH balance thru Acupuncture, Herbs, and Diet

Inflammation is a precursor to many diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, cancer, degenerated disc, colon diseases, infertility, allergies, skin problems, ADHD, ADD, anxiety, depression, yeast(candida) infection,heart diseases,stroke, dizziness, diabetes,high blood pressure, MS, dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc.

High levels of acid in the blood can cause your body to pull important minerals like calcium from your bones to neutralize the acid, which can lead to decreased bone density and osteoporosis. A pH imbalance caused by over-acidity can potentially cause inflammatory problems like arthritis or even bronchitis. Also, research shows that cancer and autoimmune disease thrive in acidic environments.

The Liver and Gall Bladder


Herbs That Clear Liver Heat 
These herbs are bitter and cold in nature and are indicated for Liver Heat and Liver Fire with symptoms of headache, red eyes, irritability or mania and a red tongue with a yellow coating. Commonly used herbs include : Long Dan Cao, Xia Ku Cao, Huang Lian, Zhi Zi, Huang Qin, Dan Pi, Qing Dai, Ju Hua, Jue Ming Zi.


Substance That suppress Hyperactive Liver Yang
​These substances are shells, minerals, or herbs which are cold and descending in nature. They are indicated for Liver Yang Rising with symptoms of headache, dizziness and vertigo, flushed face, irritability and dream-disturbed sleep. Commonly used substances include : Shells - Shi Jue Ming, Mu Li, Zhen Zhu Mu,  Gui Ban, Bie Jia. Minerals - Long Gu, Zhi Shi, Ci Shi. Herbs - Gou Teng, Tian Ma, Luo Bu Ma.


Herbs That Calm Liver Wind
These herbs are indicated for Stirring of Liver Wind with symptoms of spasm, convulsions, dizziness, numbness of the limbs and hemiplegia. Commonly used herbs included : Ling Yang Jiao, Tian Ma, Gou Teng, Ci Ji Li, Quan Xie, Wu Gong, Di Long, Jiang Can


Herbs That Nourish Liver Yin
These herbs are sweet, cold or slightly warm, nourishing and sticky in nature. They are indicated for Liver Yin Deficiency with symptoms of dizziness, blurred vision and a dry red tongue with scanty coating. Commonly used herbs include : Sheng Di, Shu Di, Gou Qi Zi, Bai Shao, Shan Zhu Yu, He Shou Wu, Bie Jia


Herbs That Tonify Liver Blood
These herbs are sweet and slightly warm, and nourishing and sticky in nature. They are indicated for Liver Blood Deficiency with symptoms of dizziness, blurred vision, pale complexion, irregular menstruation with a scanty flow of pale blood, or amenorrhoea. Commonly used herbs include : Dang Gui, Shi Di, Bai Shao, A Jiao, He Shou Wu, Gou Qi Zi


Herbs That harmonize The Liver
These herbs pungent and dispersing in nature and are indicated for stagnation of Liver Qi with symptoms of distending hypochondriac pain, mental depression or irritability and irregular menstruation. Commonly used herbs include : Chai Hu, Xiang Fu, Qing Pi, Chuan Lian Zi, Yu Jin, Chuan Xiong, Xiang Yuan, Fu Shou, Lu E Mei, Mei Gui Hua


Herbs That Warm The Liver
These hebs are pungent and hot or warm in nature. They are indicated for retention of Cold in the Liver channel with abdominal pain. Commonly used herbs include : Wu Zhu Yu, Xiao Hu Xiang, Li Zhi He, Bi Cheng Qie, Chen Xiang, Wu Yao, Rou Gui, Xi Xin


Herbs That Activate Blood Circulation and Resolve Blood Stasis
These herbs are bitter, pungent and dispersing in nature. They are indicated for stagnation of Liver Blood with symptoms of palpable abdominal masses, stabbing pain, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea and and a purple tongue. Commonly used herbs include : Dan Shen, Chuan Xiong, Dang Gui, Hong Hua, Tao Ren, San Leng, E Zhu, Yi Mu Cao, Chi Shao, Da Huang, Dan Pi, Ru Xiang, Mo Yao, Di Bie Chong, Shu Zhi


Herbs That Clear Heat from The Gall Bladder
These herbs are bitter and cold in nature. They are indicated for retention of Heat in the Gall Bladder channel with symptoms of hypochondriac pain, alternating chills and fever, and jaundice. Commonly used herbs include : Long Dan Cao, Huang Qin, Zhi Zi, Qing Hao, Yin Chen Hao, Hu Zhang, Pu Gong Ying


Herbs That Benefit the Gall Bladder
These herbs are bitter cold in nature and are indicated for patterns of Gall Bladder Damp-Heat with symptoms of jaundice, hypochondriac pain, cholecystitis and cholelithiasis. Commonly used herbs include : Yin Chen Hao, Zhi Zi, Yu Jin, Huang Qin, Jin Qian Cao, Hai Jin Sha, Da Huang, Mang Xiao, Ji Nei Jin


The Kidney & Bladder


Herbs That Tonify Kidney Yang
These herbs are pungent and hot, or sweet, salty adn warm in nature. They consist of :


Herbs that warm the Kidneys and strengthen Yang 
These herbs are indicated for Kidney Yang Deficiency with symptoms of cold limbs, lower back pain, impotence, spermatorrhoea and lack of libido. Commonly used herbs include : Fu zi, Rou Gui, Lu Rong, Lu Jiao, Xiao Mao, Yin Yang Huo, Rou Cong Rong, Ba Ji Tian, Hai Gou Shen, Hai Ma


​Herbs that tonify the Kidneys and strengthen tendons and bones.
These herbs are indicated for soreness and weakness of the lumbar region an knees due to Kidney Yang Deficiency and for osteoporosis, chronic Bi syndromes and hemiplegia. Commonly used herbs include : Du Zhong, Xu Duan, Gou Ji, Sang Ji Sheng, Wu Jia Pi, Hu Gu


Herbs that tonify the Kidneys and stimulate the reception of Qi

These herbs are indicated for a weakness for the Kidneys' function of receiving the Qi, with symptoms of chronic cough of asthma. Commonly used herbs include : Ge Jie, Hu Tao Rou, Qi Dai, Wu Wei Zi, Bu Gu Zhi, Dong Chong Xia Cao, Chen Xiang 


Herbs that Tonify Kidney Yin
These herbs are sweet, cold or slightly warm, nourishing and sticky in nature. They are indicated for Kidney Yin Deficiency with symptoms of soreness and weakness of the lumbar region and knees, tinnitus and tidal fever. Commonly used herbs include : Shi Di, Sheng Di, He Shou wu, Shan Zhu Yu, Nu Zhen Zi, Gui Ban, Xuan Shen


Herbs that Stop Enuresis and Spermatorrhoea
These herbs are sour and astringent in nature and are indicated for patterns of Kidney Oi Not Firm, with symptoms of spermatorrhoea, enuresis ad clear watery leucorrhoea. Commonly used herbs include : Long Gu, Mu Li, Jin Ying Zi, Qian Shi, Lian Zi, Sang Piao Xiao, Wu Wei Zi, Shan Zhu Yu


Herbs that Clear Empty Kidney Fire
There herbs are bitter and cold in nature and are indicated for Empty Kidney Fire with sexual hyper function. Commonly used herbs include : Zhi Mu, Huang Bai, Dan Pi, Ze Xie


Diuretric Herbs
These herbs are sweet and bland in nature and are indicated for dysuria and oedema. Commonly used herbs include: Fu Ling, Zhu Ling, Ze Xie, Che Qian Zi


Herbs that Open the Water Passages
These herbs are cold in nature and are indicated for urinary disturbance due to retention of Heat and for haematuria, urolithiasis or turbid urine. Commonly used herbs include : Mu Tong, Jin Qian Cao, Hai Ji Sha, Shi Wei, Qu Mai
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The Spleen, Stomach, & Large Intestines


Herbs That Tonify Spleen and Stomach Qi
These herbs are sweet and warm in nature and are indicated for Spleen and Stomach Qi Deficiency with symptoms of poor appetite, loose stools and lassitude. Commonly used herbs include : Ren Shen, Dang Shen, Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Shan Yao, Zhi Can Cao.


Herbs That Warm Spleen Yang
These Herbs are pungent and warm or hot. They are indicated for Spleen Yang Deficiency with symptoms of poor appetite, loose stools, cold limbs and a cold senstion and pain in epigstrium and abdomen. Commonly used herbs include : Gan Jiang, Fu Zi, Rou Gui, Gui Zhi, Yi Zhi Ren.


Herbs That Raise Central Qi
These herbs are ascending in nature and are indicated for patterns of Spleen Qi Sinking with symptoms of chronic diarrhea, or prolapse of the anus or internal organs. Commonly used herbs include : Huang Qi, Sheng Ma, Chai Hu, Ge Gen.


Herbs That Resolve Dampness 
These herbs are pungent, bitter, warm, dry and aromatic in nature. They are indicated for retention of Dampness in the Middle Burner with symptoms of epigastic and abdominal distension and fullness and a sticky tongue coating. Commonly used herbs include : Cang Zhu, Hou Po, Huo Xiang, Pei Lan, Sha Ren, Bai Dou Kou, Xiang Ru, Shi Chang Pu


Herbs That Regulate Spleen and Stomach Qi
These herbs are pungent, warm and aromatic in nature. They are indicated for stagptomsnation of Spleen and Stomach Qi with symptoms of distension and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen. Commonly used herbs include : Mu Xiang, Chen Pi, Zhi Shi, Zhi Ke, Hou Po, Su Geng, Sha Ren, Da Fu Pi


Herbs That Clear Stomach Fire
These herbs are cold and either bitter or sweet in nature. They are indicated for Stomach Heat or Fire with symptoms of thirst, vomiting, burning epigastic pain, haematemesis and swelling and pain of the gums, Commonly used herbs include : Huang Lian, Shi Gao, Zhi Mu, Da Huang, Lu Gen.


Herbs That Nourish Stomach Yin.
These herbs are sweet and cold in nature and are indicated for Stomach Yin Deficiency with symptoms of retching, an uncomfortable and empty sensation in the Stomach and a red tongue with scanty coating. Commonly used herbs include : Shi Hu, Mai Dong, Sha Shen, Nan Sha Shen, Yu Zhu, Shan Yao


These herbs are pungent and hot or warm in nature. They are indicated for retention of Cold in the Meddle Burner with symptoms of a cold sensation an pain in the epigastrium and abdomen. Commonly used herbs include : Cao Liang Jiang, Sheng Jiang, Gan Jiang, Gui Zhi, Ding Xiang, Huang Jiao, Wu Zhu Yu.


Herbs That Conduct Rebellious Stomach Qi Downward
These herbs are descending, pungent and warm, or bitter and cold, or sweet and cold in nature. They are indicated for upward disturbance of Stomach Qi with symptoms of vomiting and hiccup. Commonly used herbs that warm the Stomach and conduct Rebellious Qi downward include : Sheng Jiang, Ding Xiang, Chen Xiang, Ban Xia, Wu Zhu Yu. Herbs that clear Stomach Heat and conduct Rebellious Qi downward include : Huang Lian, Zhu Ru, Lu Gen. Herbs that conduct Rebellious Qi downward and stop vomiting include : Zhe Shi, Xuan Fu Hua


Herbs That Assist Digestion and Invigorate the Stomach.

These herbs relieve Food Retention, assist digestion and invigorate the Stomach. They are indicated for Retention of Food with symptoms of distending epigastric and abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite and indigestion. Commonly used herbs include : Shan Zha, Gu Ya, Mai Ya, Shen Qu, Ji Nei Jin, Lai Fu Zi.


Substances that Moderate Acid secretion 
These herbs neutralize or stop acid secretion and are thus indicated for hyper acidity with symptoms of epigastric pain and acid regurgitation. Commonly used substances : Wu Zei Gu, Wa Leng Zi, Mu Li


Purgative Herbs
There herbs resolve obstruction in the intestines and promote the discharge of feces. They are divided into three types : 1. herbs that purge by eliminating pathogenic factors. 2. herbs that purge by moistening. 3. harsh cathartics that dispel retained Water. Herbs that purge by eliminating pathogenic factors are bitter and cold in nature. They are indicated for stagnation in the intestinal tract, high fever, constipation with abdominal distension an fullness, and acute abdomen. Commonly used herbs include : Da Huang, Mang Xiao, Fan Xie Ye. Herbs that purge by moistening are sweet and neutral, moist and oily in nature. They are indicated for constipation due to defiiciency of Body Fluids and Blood. Commonly used herbs include : Huo Ma Ren, Yu Li Ren, Gua Lou Ren, Xing Ren, Dang Gui, Rou Cong Rong. Harsh  cathatics that dispel retained Water are toxic and purge very strongly; they should therefore be used with extreme caution. They are indicated for patterns of Retetion of Water in the  chest and abdomen characterized by excessive pathogenic factors an strong Zheng Qi. Commonly used herbs include : Gan sui, Da Ji, Yuan Hua, Qian Niu Zi.


Herbs That Clear Damp-Heat From the Large Intestine
These herbs are bitter and cold in nature and are indicated for diarrhea, dysentery and hemorrhoids due to retention of Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine. Commonly used herbs include : Huang Lian, Huang Qin, Huang Bai, Qin Pi, Bai Tou Weng, Ma Chi Xian, Ya Dan Zi, Ku Shen. For bleeding hemorrhoids due to Heat in the Large Intestine, use Di Yu and Huai Hua. 


Herbs That Astring the Intestines to Stop Diarrhea
There herbs are sour and astringent in nature and are indicated for chronic diarrhea and dysentery due to deficiency of Large Intestine Qi. Commonly used herbs include : Wu Mei, Wu Wei Zi, Rou Dou Kou, Qian Shi, Lian Zi, He Zi, Shi Liu Pi, Chun Gen Pi, Chi Shi Zhi, Yu Yu Liang.
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