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A Look at Blood Stasis

A Look at Blood Stasis

- by Ronald Koh DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT. FL USA

Blood Stasis or Xue Yu (Xu = Blood; Yu = Stasis) is an important pathology of many disease processes in TCVM. Simply put, it means the flow of Blood is slowed down and brought to a static state. Normally, Blood is stored in the Liver and propelled by the Heart Qi to flow through the body. If Blood circulation is Stagnant or slowed down by certain factors, it will lead to retention of Blood in any part of the body or overflow of blood out of the vessels, resulting in Blood Stasis. Blood Stasis frequently occurs in long-term chronic illnesses. Blood Stasis, due to various etiologies may be the root of many age-related disharmonies. It can also be commonly observed after surgery or external traumatic injuries. Liver (in TCVM) is the most frequently affected organ by Blood Stasis. Other affected organs are the Heart, Lung, Stomach, and Intestines.

Monday, September 9, 2013/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (35644)/Comments (0)/
TCVM Treatment for Vomiting

TCVM Treatment for Vomiting

Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for common vomiting patterns

A failure of the smooth flow of Stomach Qi results in Stomach Qi Stagnation or Stomach Qi rebelling upwards. This disrupted function often leads to nausea and vomiting. The common causes of rebellious Stomach Qi can be categorized as Excess or Deficiency patterns. Excess patterns include Cold or Heat invading the Stomach, Food Stagnation, or Liver Qi Stagnation. Deficiency patterns include Spleen Qi/Yang Deficiency or Stomach Yin Deficiency. Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for these common vomiting patterns are presented in this TCVM article.
Monday, April 1, 2013/Author: Dr. Ronald Koh/Number of views (6456)/Comments (0)/
Osteoarthritis / Bony Bi Syndrome and the Use of TCVM

Osteoarthritis / Bony Bi Syndrome and the Use of TCVM

by Stuart Ray Rosenburg, DVM, Tampa, FL USA

According to traditional Chinese medicine, osteoarthritis is analogous to Bi syndrome.  Bi refers to stiffness and blockage of circulation of Qi and Blood in the meridians.  Bi syndrome involves pain in muscles, tendons, bones and joints as well as difficult movement or deformation of these structures.1  Bi syndrome involving the musculoskeletal system is a result of invasion from Wind, Cold, Damp and Heat.  In the authors opinion arthritis pain from Bony Bi syndrome is one of the most common reasons for cases to seek treatment with acupuncture and herbs with or without the use of Western therapeutics.
Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Zhen Zhao/Number of views (7978)/Comments (0)/
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