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Fire and Water Fusion in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Explore the intricate interplay of fire and water processing in traditional Chinese medicine.

Prof Brand delves into methods of combining fire and water in traditional Chinese medicine processing.

Techniques like boiling, quick boiling, steaming, and quenching are explored, each impacting herb properties. Harmonizing processing methods differ across regions, influencing preparation standards. Examples of herb variations in Vietnam, Japan, and China, such as Rehmannia radix and Ganjiang, highlight the lack of standardization. The processing of Dang Gui exemplifies how different methods enhance or alter its blood-moving and pain-relieving effects, showcasing the nuanced applications of traditional processing in herbal medicine.

How does the technique of quenching impact the therapeutic effects of minerals in traditional Chinese medicine?

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