Books mentioned in class 课堂上提及的有关书籍

This post  is a collection of the related books mentioned in the TCM class. It will be updated from time to time. 此贴列举了中医课上提到的一些有关书籍,将不定期更新。


《伤寒论》,《金匮要略》by 汉·张仲景

《针灸甲乙经》by 晋·皇甫謐

《针灸大成》by 明·杨继洲

《四圣心源》by 清·黄元御

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Common symptom and its treating points 常见症状及治疗穴位汇总

This post is a collection of common symptom mentioned in the TCM class, and its corresponding pressure points to treat the symptom. It will be updated from time to time. 此贴汇集了中医课上讲的常见症状及治疗穴位,将不定期更新。

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桂枝汤:桂枝 9克,白芍 9克,炙甘草 6克,生姜 9克,大枣 30克(12枚)是《伤寒论》中的第一方,运用其加减方可以治疗很多疾病,对其的研究,尤其是日本人, 发表的论文有上千篇。三碗水煮成一碗,喝一天,小孩减半。最最常用于感冒治疗,服用后可以喝一点粥,帮助药力达到四肢末梢。其中桂枝入太阳经,发散;白芍入肝经,收敛;炙甘草,生姜,大枣补气,发热,补脾胃。

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About breast cancer 关于乳腺癌

According to National Cancer Institute, Breast cancer has become the most common cancer in the US in 2014 followed by prostate cancer, lung cancer and colorectal (colon and rectal) cancers. Not only the number of new breast cancer patients has reached a new high, but it seems that more and more younger people have it. Recent breast cancer victim, Beina Yao, a talented singer in China, passed away and was only 33. I also have friends, relatives, young and old, who are suffering from this, and some have passed away. All the tragedies make us think why and how this cancer can happen to so many people and such young people. Genetics may play a role in some of the cases. However, some modern ways of living may be the root for breast cancer.

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Kidney stone, gallstone 肾结石,胆结石

关于结石,金钱草,鸡内金,海金沙是三种最重要的化结石的中药,俗称三金化结石,无论是胆结石,还是肾结石。根据人的体重大小,可以每一种取 15-30克,煮水喝。另外根据每个人的具体情况,还可以加入其他草药,如利尿的车前草或者丝瓜瓤。南瓜蔓排结石(秋后的南瓜曼 凉干切段泡水喝,就能够在4-10天左右排出融化了的结石),也是取其通之意象,因为南瓜蔓中间是空 的。唯象是中医的一大特点。鸡内金加桃仁也是一有效的验方,其中桃仁是指核桃仁,有补肾的功能。

About High Blood Pressure 高血压



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Moxibustion 艾灸

Moxibustion is one of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) methods to treat diseases using moxa made from dried mugwort. Available in the market you often find two kinds of moxa: moxa wool and cigar-shaped moxa stick, which comes in with different length. Some suppliers also make non-smoke moxa (e.g stick-on moxa). There are three common ways to do moxibustion traditionally: jinger-moxibustion, garlic-moxibustion, and salt-moxibustion. Jinger-moxibustion is the most popular one,and it means to use a piece of jingle with small holes between your skin and the burning moxa. Garlic-moxibustion means to use a piece of garlic. Salt-moxibustion means to use some warm salt, preferring Qinghai salt, usually at Ren8 Shenque point.  When using moxa wool, only take a small amount of it, and roll it into cone-shape with bottom sitting on the surface of jinger, garlic or salt.  This is called one unit. Then burn it, and only burn odd number of units. Now a days, more common used is the cigar-shaped moxa stick, and other devices to hold the stick. Continue reading