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Mastering Interior Warming Medicines: Applications and Treatment Principles

Explore the vital category of interior warming medicines in Chinese medicine.

Prof Brandt introduces the category of “Interior Warming Medicines,” highlighting its focus on dispelling cold from the interior and treating patterns like interior cold, cold of the digestive system, and Yang deficiency.

Interior Warming Medicines form a crucial category in Chinese medicine, specializing in dispelling cold from the interior and treating conditions such as interior cold, digestive system cold, and Yang deficiency. Herbs like cinnamon bark, Aconiti, and dry ginger, known for their warm and acrid nature, are key players in warming the interior and addressing specific cold patterns.

The concept of rectifying Qi involves stimulating proper Qi movement, utilizing warm, acrid herbs to treat Qi stagnation. Food-dispersing herbs balance nature and sweetness, addressing stagnation and accumulation of food in the digestive tract. Worm-expelling herbs focus on eliminating worms from the digestive tract, while herbs stopping bleeding have various approaches, including cooling the blood, transforming stasis, and promoting containment based on the specific cause of bleeding.

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