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Glossary of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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You will find some terms on instruction of Chinese Herbal medicine that may confuse you a lot. Please read the explanation as below to help you understand better!

 

               

Chinese Term

Explanation

Qi

 

Qi is regarded as the fundamental substance of the human body, and its movements explain various life processes. It is the inner power which pushes the blood circulates through the body.

Yin

 

Generally refers to descending, darkness, degeneration, hypo-activity, including organic disease, woman, etc.

Yang

 

Generally refers to moving, ascending, bright, progressing, and hyperactive, including functional disease of the body, man.

Herbal Medicine

 

Including herbal materials and formulation.

Cold

 

Temperature characteristics of the herb, or refers to get cold or blood circulates uncouthly of body.

heat

 

Temperature characteristics of the herb, or refers to have a fever or some part has inflammation.

wind and wind-damp

 

Generally refers to arthritis or gout. It is regarded as wind or cold invades the human body to stay in the muscles and joints as foreign bodies in the same peripheral nerve stimulation, blood vessels, muscle and other tissue, causing sluggish blood run an extent which rendered the muscles, joint pain.

toxin

 

Inflammation or unknown causes inflammation and infection.

 






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