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Chinese therapy for Leg cramps

Leg cramps, also known as the lower limbs twitch, is a common situation. The typical hair as lower limb convulsions, sudden contraction of the calf muscles after local muscle pain, deformation, touch stiff and tense, stiff joints. Leg cramps often occur at night to rest, especially during sleep time. Every cramp few seconds to a few minutes, the pain of varying severity. Lower limbs twitch muscles often are: gastrocnemius (calf muscle), biceps femoris (rear thigh muscles), quadriceps (front thigh muscles).

Distribution of the leg muscles
Leg cramps are very common, many people will occasionally occur, particularly the elderly and pregnant women.

Etiology of leg cramps is not very clear, but there are many situations that can cause:

Excessive exercise, trauma, muscle strain
Ambient temperature suddenly changes, such as alpine weather, long-standing cold water
Poor posture, such as prolonged sitting or standing guard, or legs placed improper posture
Dehydrates the body, such as profuse sweating
Local circulation disorders, such as lower extremity vascular stenosis, hardening of the arteries
Electrolyte imbalance or minerals such as calcium, magnesium intake, such as severe diarrhea, vomiting, blood loss after
Overwrought emotions
The influence of drugs, such as diuretics, lipid-lowering drugs, antidepressants, adrenal hormones, etc.
Health problems such as kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, alcoholism, low thyroid function, etc.
1 leg cramps how to do?

Very often, when the legs and muscle twitching, massage and stretching can stop immediately. However, the first aid is not the same person, you need a lot to try to learn how to effectively massage and stretching to stop his seizures. In short, is to "do the opposite", in the opposite direction to slowly stretch the muscles. For example after a calf muscle twitching, commonly used emergency following ways:

1 reluctantly stood up, two-foot, showing lunge open, the leg cramps on the back straight, hands against the wall, upper body slowly forward, heel down the pressure to stretch the muscles twitch.
2 sit up straight cramps lower limbs, trunk flexion, soles of the feet with both hands Banzhu, slow, sustained stretch to the torso until the convulsions ease. If you need assistance, will be a big towel sets foot in cramps, clenched both ends of the towel, held high feet, drop down again, remember to keep the knee straight, maintaining the convulsions disappear.
3 If someone help, to the patient supine position, straighten your legs, your feet caught cramps, raised to the vertical position, then slowly press the foot down. Do not pull too hard when you avoid muscle damage. Remember to keep the knee straight.
4 If in the water, too late to go ashore, we must remain calm, do not panic. Take a deep breath, head into the water, and then, like jellyfish, back floating in the water, held tight to the side of the toe cramps, then gradually slowly straighten the limb. Not once, a few more times, the muscles will gradually relax restitution. When the pull toes, legs stretched forward as far as possible, while the heel kicking forward. After the relaxation, posture slowly changed to Yang swim swim to shore, and massage the calf to prevent cramps from happening again.
When stretching leg cramps
Other help blood circulation, muscle relaxation, pain relief measures include:

Ground walking, kicking
Hot showers
Cold or hot
Gently rub back and forth along the muscle
Taking pain medicine or muscle relaxants smear
Drinking water or sports drinks
In most cases, the case of occasional muscle twitching phenomenon is not harmful to the body. However, if you often cramps, affecting daily life, as well as sleep disturbance, should report to the doctor rule out the possibility of underlying disease. Where necessary, the doctor will stop twitching prescription drugs to improve symptoms.

2 Chinese medicine treatment leg cramps

Calf muscle twitching in the case of traditional Chinese medicine "arthralgia" category, commonly known as leg cramps, leg cramps. According to TCM theory, muscle and limb movement spleen, liver reinforcement, renal bone. These organs weakness, lack of blood, muscles and bones have problems. Yongzhi as evil cold dampness of the meridian or other stimuli, caused by lower limb meridians blood block, you can have cramps. In addition, the liver is responsible for regulating the storage of blood and blood when the body rest and sleep, blood requirement to reduce excess blood returning to the liver; during exercise or work requirements increase blood, liver blood put storage transport the body. At night, the less blood nutrition muscle tendons, particularly insufficient and therefore more common occurrence evening.
TCM liver and spleen image
TCM Syndrome handled by leg cramps, visceral nourishing treatment places, getting tongmai, warm eradicates cold based. The following are common syndromes leg cramps and prescription.

Cold stagnation meridians

Leg or toes twitching, pain, muscle stiffness, pain, chills, pain reduction was warm, many patients with mouth thirst, thin white fur, pulse string tight. TCM treatments for warm meridians and getting pain.
Prescription Example: Powder Aconitum cock soup

Alpine resistance network

Limbs heavy, frequent leg and toes twitching, pain, patient or ankle swelling, pain relief was warm, greasy tongue coating, pulse. TCM treatments for cold and dampness, warm through pain.
Prescription Example: Powder cock Yiyiren, herb, peony

Stagnation of liver blood deficiency

Calf and toe muscle stiffness, throbbing, numbness, patients often accompanied by dizziness, headache, mental depression, chest swelling, nausea, pale complexion, lips A pale, pale tongue, pulse string breakdown. TCM treatments for liver meridians, nourishing getting.
Prescription Example: Guishao Liujunzi can add Chai Hu Tang, gelatin, papaya

Blood deficiency

Twitching leg or toe pain, flexion and extension negative, many patients with lassitude, less gas lazy words, insomnia, dizziness, lip A pale, pale tongue, weak pulse. The treatment method for replenishing qi and blood, getting and networks.
Prescription Example: Shiquandabu pill can add dogwood, papaya

According to clinical experience, muscle tendon disease treatment effective slow, so taking some time must be long to decoction is appropriate.

Asarum papaya aconite
Asarum papaya aconite
Pregnant leg cramps

Pregnant women often have lower limbs twitch, mostly in middle and late occur. Due to increasing weight after pregnancy, legs burden, local blood vessels and nerve compression; another significant increase in nutritional requirements, dietary intake likely to have uneven situation. Sudden lower limbs twitch at night often woke up pregnant, and sometimes during the day also appeared, accompanied by body aches.

From the Chinese point of view, pregnant women due to child care and blood, caused by the relative lack of hepatic blood, muscles easily dystrophy. If the lower limbs by wind cold dampness evil alien invasion, meridian runs sluggish, there will be cramps. Treatment should Bugan, getting, warm, relieving wet.

Yin deficiency

Leg throbbing, repeated seizures, patients have upset, insomnia, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, dry stool, red or pale, thin yellow coating, pulse smooth. TCM treatments for nourishing Liver.

Prescription Example: Siwutang together abalone, keel, oysters, Millettla

Blood deficiency

Leg throbbing, repeated attacks, most patients with dizziness, headache, lassitude, no appetite, pale and tasteless mouth, lips and pale face, pale tongue, thin white, thin weak pulse. TCM treatments for BNI.

Prescription Example: Ba Zhen Tang together papaya, Millettla

Peony Atractylodes Achyranthes
Peony Atractylodes Achyranthes
3 acupuncture treatment of leg cramps

Acupuncture effective regulation of muscle excitability, leg cramps are a common therapy. According to TCM theory, the calf muscle twitching mainly due to the lower limbs by cold stimulation, through the air unfavorable, causing sudden partial muscle twitching.
Acupuncture or moxibustion techniques, stimulate acupoints surface, clear the meridians, qi and blood circulation, can spasm and pain.

Leg cramps disease located in the foot a small positive bladder, are less carnal deficiency, treatment with Warming blood, Shujin network based. Point Selection: Venezuela (Bl 40), Cheng-shan (Bl 57), Kunlun (Bl 60), Yanglingquan (Gb 34), after the river (Si 3), Zusanli (St 36) Operation: if being jerks when a single take on lateral River Point, get gas, diarrhea law, strong stimulation, to cramp stationary. In peacetime, the desirability of unilateral Chengshan, Venezuela, Yanglingquan, Kunlun twisting the needle, after the gas, reducing method. Once a day, alternating sides stimulation, each time the needle 1 hour, moxa or radio, 10 days for a course of treatment.

Analysis: After the calf muscles (gastrocnemius) is at the foot of the bladder through the line of the sun, Venezuela, Cheng Shan, Kunlun belong meridians and acupoints on this, but also cramp attack site. Principles "of the over through, attending clinics" and "near the Ministry of acupoints" in line with Chinese medicine. Yanglingquan belong Gallbladder by foot, but also the tendons will cave, attending muscle disease; after the river is eight confluence points, and Yang Qiao intricately interlinked, lower limb movement and help regulate sleep. Select these points were played Shujin network, antispasmodic analgesic effect.

Leg cramps leg cramps acupuncture points acupuncture points
Leg cramps leg cramps acupuncture points acupuncture points
* If you do not want to use acupuncture stimulation, acupuncture can also be used in the local cupping method, can stay five minutes.

4 massage Prevention leg cramps

Massage can play warm the meridians, declared through blood, antispasmodic analgesic effect. Self-massage can relieve calf muscle stiffness, pain and other symptoms, and sometimes even Shoudaobingchu, is an effective means to deal with prevention of cramps. People often cramp to do stretching and massage at bedtime, especially for easy muscle cramps.

1 rub Zuxin: fist, rub Zuxin to heat;
2 rubbing points: Venezuela (Bl 40), Zusanli (St 36), Cheng-shan (Bl 57), Yanglingquan (Gb 34), Kunlun (Bl 60), after the river (Si 3), with the thumb Roudong hard to have a sense of soreness appropriate, per hole 1 minute;
3. virtual palm (fingers together, metacarpophalangeal joints bend) after a smooth and rhythmic beat beat calf muscle, about 1 minute;
4. his hands rub the calf muscle, bottom-up, repeat 2 minutes;
5 straighten the knee, holding the toes, soles of the feet with both hands Banzhu, traction.
Stretching methods and emergency stop lower limb cramps same main stretch the gastrocnemius and foot muscles.

5 Scrapping Prevention leg cramps

Scraping therapy is stimulated by local subcutaneous congestion, making Cou dredge, dirty cloud of gas organs accessible on the outside, the whole body blood flow to promote physical rehabilitation. Scrapping simple operation, is common folk care methods. The use of smooth-edged tool, dipped in vegetable oil or warm water, in particular at the surface, top-down, repeatedly scraping from the inside outward, until the skin purple spots or patches so far.

Leg cramps are suitable for scaling the spine on both sides (5th - 7th thoracic and lumbar) and popliteal fossa. First with a wet towel to wipe locally, along the spine from top to bottom, gently scrape down along, gradually increased, to scrape along the same direction, with the wrist, uniform strength, general scraping 10-20 times. After scraping the popliteal fossa. After Guawan dry oil or water stains, and wipe a small amount of bruising at carminative oil, break.

If the local ecchymosis not scattered, then where should scrape. Serious illness, skin diseases, bleeding tendency, too skinny, hunger, the meal is not suitable for scraping.

6 leg cramps daily care

Leg cramps usually do not need treatment, usually more exercise legs, keep warm, eat warm food, cramps will reduce or disappear. Often have leg cramps must first understand some of their own "history", such as diet, daily exercise (work) volume, cramps site, when the weather episodes, each of incentives may be different, all the factors, the understanding of after the impact of the body, you can do targeted prevention improvements. If frequent cramps, but no cause, must be handled with care, the doctor to do the inspection report. Some cramps may be a symptom of some vascular diseases, diabetes or neurological disorders.

Here are some suggestions to prevent cramps life:

A balanced diet, eat more foods rich in calcium and magnesium
If leg cramps easy to avoid air-conditioning, fans, etc. directly into the leg hair
Cold, note the lower limbs keep warm
Before exercise, be sure to fully warm up; also stretch the muscles after exercise
Choose a good supporting performance and comfort shoes
Add water, always keep sipping all day habit
Drink less alcohol and caffeine drinks
No matter how busy working during the day, remember to find time to do regular stretching exercises, must be done before going to sleep
Daytime moderate exercise, such as jogging, cycling and the like, exercise, improving lower extremity muscle conditions
A lot of people sleeping posture is bad, the quilt cover tightly, press and hold the foot, calf and foot muscles tight, very prone to cramps. So you want some bedding Larsson, so the lower limbs have mobile space
Pregnancy cramps occur, it is recommended to wear compression stockings and elevation legs timing
To the elderly more than the sun, taking supplements
To relax the mood engaged in sports or work
7 leg cramps dietary choices

Leg cramps are often people who want to get enough nutrition, weekdays beneficial to multiple choice of fresh food. Many female patients also have calcium loss leading to osteoporosis problems, should eat milk, soy, seaweed, etc. to supplement calcium.

From the Chinese point of view, leg cramps and local blood blocked and alpine stimulation. Patients should eat foods help blood metaplasia, including dates, mushrooms, brown sugar, liver, lamb, beef, duck, goose, eggs, rabbit meat, yam, sesame, rice, longan meat, mushrooms, nuts, leek. Diet should be light and easy to absorb, unfavorable blood run cold food, should not eat. Alternatively, eat some cold, wet eradicates, vibrant food, including chicken, shrimp, snake, sea cucumber, bones, carp, squid, taro, celery, mulberry son, cherry, star fruit, lychee, chestnuts, walnuts, soybeans, white beans, lily, osmanthus, gourd, onion, ginger, Yiyiren, cinnamon, fennel, etc..

Millettla Zhigancao rutaecarpa
Millettla Zhigancao rutaecarpa
The following is a recipe for leg cramps:

1 peony (7.5g), licorice (7.5g). Jianshui day one, two suits, and even drink seven days.
2 papaya (7.5g), Evodia (6g), salt (1.5g). Jianshui day one, two suits, and even drink seven days.
3 papaya (5g), white peony root (7.5g), licorice (7.5g), keel (7.5g), oysters (7.5g). Fry keel, oysters 20 minutes, adding other materials, slow gently for 30 minutes. One dose a day, two suits, and even drink seven days.
4 Angelica (4.5g), white peony root (7.5g), oysters (15g), Millettla (7.5g), Zhigancao 4.5g). Jianshui drink, one dose a day, two suits, and even drink seven days.
5 Anemarrhena (6g), papaya (6g), white peony root (6g), licorice (6g). Jianshui drink, one dose a day, two suits, and even drink seven days.
6 black beans or soy beans washed, dried and put it into the prepared jars, pour the vinegar. Plus about a pound of beans per kilogram vinegar. 1-2 months in the refrigerator can be taken. Every 20 to 30, 1 to 2 times daily, long-term service.
Leg cramps often with another condition, "restless legs syndrome" confusion, the disease also very common, typical performance, lower extremity discomfort difficult implicit, muscle or bone in the sense of creeping specious ant line there, twitching , itching, burning sensation, and so on. Patients often complain of lower limb restlessness, must always activities legs to relieve discomfort.


The top 350 most common Chinese Herbs in English

The top 350 most common Chinese Herbs in English with their benefits and side effects

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1 艾葉 Ai Ye Artemisia Argyi
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2 巴戟天 Ba Ji Tian Morinda
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3 百部 Bai Bu Stemona
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4 白豆蔻 Bai Dou Kou Cardamon
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5 白果仁 Bai Guo Ginkgo Nut
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6 百合 Bai He Lily
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7 白花蛇舌草 Bai Hua She She
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8 白芨 Bai Ji Bletilla
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9 蒺藜 Bai Ji Li Tribulus
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10 敗醬草 Bai Jiang Cao Thlaspi
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11 白芥子 Bai Jie Zi Mustard Seed
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12 白蘞 Bai Lian Ampelopis
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13 白茅根 Bai Mao Gen Imperata
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14 白皮蓍 Bai Pi Qi As Tragalus (White)
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15 白前 Bai Qian Cynanchum Baiqian
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16 白芍 Bai Shao Peony (White)
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17 白頭翁 Bai Tou Weng Anemone
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18 白薇 Bai Wei Cynanchum Baiwei
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19 鮮皮 Bai Xian Pi Dictamnus
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20 白芷 Bai Zhi Angelica
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21 白朮 Bai Zhu Atractylodes (Alba)
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22 柏子仁 Bai Zi Ren Biota Seed
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23 板藍根 Ban Lan Gen Baphicacanthus Root
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24 半夏 Ban Xia Pinellia
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25 半枝蓮 Ban Zhi Lian Scute Barbata
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26 貝母(浙) Bei Mu (Zhe) Fritillaria Thunbergii (Zhe)
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27 萆薢 Bei Xie Tokoro
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28 扁豆 Bian Dou (Bai) Dolichos Nut
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29 萹蓄 Bian Xu Polygonum Aviculare
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30 龞甲 Bie Jia Tortoise Shell
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31 檳榔 Bing Lang Areca Seed
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32 薄荷 Bo He Mint
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33 補骨脂 Bu Gu Zhi Psoralea
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34 蠶砂 Can Sha Silkworm Droppings
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35 蒼耳子 Cang Er Zi Xanthium Fruit
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36 蒼朮 Cang Zhu Atractylodes
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37 草豆蔻 Cao Dou Kou Katsumadai
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38 草烏(製) Cao Wu (Prepared) Aconite Tsao Wu (Prepared)
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39 側柏葉 Ce Bai Ye Biota
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40 茶匙癀 Cha Chi Huang Stellaria
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41 柴胡 Chai Hu Bupleurum
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42 蟬退 Chan Tui Cicada Moulting
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43 車前草 Che Qian Cao Plantago Leave
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44 車前子 Che Qian Zi Plantago Seed
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45 陳皮 Chen Pi Citrus Peel
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46 赤芍 Chi Shao Peony (Red)
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47 赤石脂 Chi Shi Zhi Halloysite
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48 赤小豆 Chi Xiao Dou Phaseolus
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49 川楝子 Chuan Lian Zi Melia
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50 穿山龍 Chuan Shan Long Dioscroea Nipponica
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51 川烏 Chuan Wu
Aconite Wu Tou

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52 穿心蓮 Chuan Xin Lian Andrographis
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53 川芎 Chuan Xiong Cnidium
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54 椿根皮 Chun Gen Pi Ailanthus Bark
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55 蔥白 Cong Bai Allium
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56 大風藤 Da Feng Teng Stem of Orientvine
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57 大腹皮 Da Fu Pi Areca Husk
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58 大黃 Da Huang Rhubarb
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59 大青葉 Da Qing Ye Baphicacanthus Leave (Brown)
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60 大小薊 Da Xiao Ji Cirsium
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61 大棗(烏) Da Zao (Hei) Jujube (Black)
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62 大棗(紅) Da Zao (Hong) Jujube (Red)
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63 淡豆豉 Dan Dou Chi Soja
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64 丹參 Dan Shen Salvia Root
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65 淡竹葉 Dan Zhu Ye Lophatherum
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66 當歸 Dang Gui (Shen) Tangkuei
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67 當歸尾 Dang Gui Wei Tangkuei Tails
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68 黨參(板) Dang Shen Codonopsis
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69 黨參(紋) Dang Shen Codonopsis
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70 地蜈蚣 Dao Di Wu Gong Lysimachia
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71 燈心草 Deng Xin Cao Juncus
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72 地龞蟲 Di Bie Chong Eupolyphaga
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73 地膚子 Di Fu Zi Kochia
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74 地骨皮 Di Gu Pi Lycium Root Bark
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75 地龍 Di Long Earthworm
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76 地榆 Di Yu Sanguisorba
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77 黑地榆 Di Yu Tan Sanguisorba (Brown)
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78 定經草 Ding Jing Cao Lindernia
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79 丁豎杇 Ding Shu Xiu Elephantopi
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80 丁香 Ding Xiang Clove
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81 冬瓜子 Dong Gua Zi Benincasa
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82 獨活 Du Huo Angelia Tuhuo
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83 杜仲 Du Zhong Eucommia Bark
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84 鵝不食草 E Bu Shi Cao Centipeda Herb
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85 阿膠 E Jiao Gelatin
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86 莪朮 E Zhu Zedoaria
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87 番瀉葉 Fan Xie Ye Senna Leave
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88 防風 Fang Feng Siler
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89 防己 Fang Ji Stephania
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90 鳳尾草 Feng Wei Cao Pteris
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91 佛手柑 Fo Shou Citrus Sarcodactylus
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92 茯苓 Fu Ling Poria
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93 覆盆子 Fu Pen Zi Rubus
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94 茯神 Fu Shen Poria (Fushen)
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95 附(焙)子 Fu Zi Aconite (Prepared)
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96 甘草 Gan Cao Licorice
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97 乾薑 Gan Jiang Ginger (Dried)
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98 藁本 Gao Ben Ligusticia (Kaopen)
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99 良薑 Gao Liang Jiang Galanga
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100 葛根 Ge Gen Pueraria Root
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101 粳米 Geng Mi Rice
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102 狗脊 Gou Ji Cibotium
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103 枸杞子 Gou Qi Zi Lycium Fruit
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104 鈎藤 Gou Teng Gambir
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105 谷(川)精 Gu Jing Cao Eriocaulis (Chuan)
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106 骨碎補 Gu Sui Bu Drynaria
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107 谷芽 Gu Ya Oryza (Sprouted)
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108 故紙花 Gu Zhi Hua Oroxylum
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109 栝樓皮 Gua Lou Pi Trichosanthes Rind
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110 栝樓仁 Gua Lou Ren Trichosanthes Seed
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111 栝樓實 Gua Lou Shi Trichosanthes Fruit
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112 貫眾 Guan Zhong Aspidum
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113 龜板 Gui Ban Testudinis
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114 桂心 Gui Xin Cinnamon Inner Bark
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115 桂枝 Gui Zhi Cinnamon Twigs
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116 海金砂 Hai Jin Sha Lygodium Spores
Benefits of Lygodium Spores
Side Effects of Lygodium Spores
117 海螵蛸 Hai Piao Xiao Cuttlebone
Benefits of Cuttlebone
Side Effects of Cuttlebone
118 海藻 Hai Zao Sargassum
Benefits of Sargassum
Side Effects of Sargassum
119 蚶殼草 Han Ke Cao Asiatic Pennywort
Benefits of Asiatic Pennywort
Side Effects of Asiatic Pennywort
120 旱蓮草 Han Lian Cao Eclipta
Benefits of Eclipta
Side Effects of Eclipta
121 合歡皮 He Huan Pi Albizzia Bark
Benefits of Albizzia Bark
Side Effects of Albizzia Bark
122 何首烏 He Shou Wu Polygonum
Benefits of Polygonum
Side Effects of Polygonum
123 荷葉 He Ye Lotus Leave
Benefits of Lotus Leave
Side Effects of Lotus Leave
124 訶子 He Zi Chebule
Benefits of Chebule
Side Effects of Chebule
125 紅景天 Hong Tian Rhodiola
Benefits of Rhodiola
Side Effects of Rhodiola
126 紅骨蛇 Hong Gu She Kadsura
Benefits of Kadsura
Side Effects of Kadsura
127 紅花 Hong Hua Carthamus
Benefits of Carthamus
Side Effects of Carthamus
128 厚朴 Hou Po Magnolia Bark
Benefits of Magnolia Bark
Side Effects of Magnolia Bark
129 胡麻仁 Hu Ma Ren Sesame Seed
Benefits of Sesame Seed
Side Effects of Sesame Seed
130 虎杖 Hu Zhang Polygonum Cuspidatum
Benefits of Polygonum Cuspidatum
Side Effects of Polygonum Cuspidatum
131 滑石 Hua Shi Talc
Benefits of Talc
Side Effects of Talc
132 化石草 Hua Shi Cao Orthosiphon
Benefits of Orthosiphon
Side Effects of Orthosiphon
133 槐花 Huai Hua Sophora
Benefits of Sophora
Side Effects of Sophora
134 黃柏(川) Huang Bai (Chuan) Phellodendron Bark (Chuan)
Benefits of Phellodendron Bark (Chuan)
Side Effects of Phellodendron Bark (Chuan)
135 黃金桂 Huang Jin Gui Vanieria
Benefits of Vanieria
Side Effects of Vanieria
136 黃精 Huang Jing Polygonatum Root
Benefits of Polygonatum Root
Side Effects of Polygonatum Root
137 黃連 Huang Lian Coptis
Benefits of Coptis
Side Effects of Coptis
138 黃蓍 Huang Qi Astragalus
Benefits of Astragalus
Side Effects of Astragalus
139 黃芩 Huang Qin Scute
Benefits of Scute
Side Effects of Scute
140 黃水茄 Huang Shui Qie Solanum
Benefits of Solanum
Side Effects of Solanum
141 火麻仁 Huo Ma Ren Linum
Benefits of Linum
Side Effects of Linum
142 藿香 Huo Xiang Agastache
Benefits of Agastache
Side Effects of Agastache
143 雞骨草 Ji Gu Cao Abrus
Benefits of Abrus
Side Effects of Abrus
144 雞冠花 Ji Guan Hua Celosia Flower
Benefits of Celosia Flower
Side Effects of Celosia Flower
145 內金 Ji Nei Jin Gallus
Benefits of Gallus
Side Effects of Gallus
146 雞香藤 Ji Xiang Teng Paederia
Benefits of Paederia
Side Effects of Paederia
147 雞血藤 Ji Xue Teng Millettia
Benefits of Millettia
Side Effects of Millettia
148 殭蠶 Jiang Can Silkworm
Benefits of Silkworm
Side Effects of Silkworm
149 薑黃 Jiang Huang Turmeric
Benefits of Turmeric
Side Effects of Turmeric
150 絞股藍 Jiao Gu Lan Gynostemma
Benefits of Gynostemma
Side Effects of Gynostemma
151 纈草 Jie Cao Valerianae Radix
Benefits of Valerianae Radix
Side Effects of Valerianae Radix
152 桔梗 Jie Geng Platycodon
Benefits of Platycodon
Side Effects of Platycodon
153 金錢草 Jin Qian Cao Glechoma
Benefits of Glechoma
Side Effects of Glechoma
154 銀花(蘇) Jin Yin Hua Lonicera Flower
Benefits of Lonicera Flower
Side Effects of Lonicera Flower
155 銀花(山) Jin Yin Hua Lonicera Flower
Benefits of Lonicera Flower
Side Effects of Lonicera Flower
156 大金櫻 Jin Ying Zi Rosa Laevigata
Benefits of Rosa Laevigata
Side Effects of Rosa Laevigata
157 荊芥 Jing Jie Schizonepeta
Benefits of Schizonepeta
Side Effects of Schizonepeta
158 黑荊芥 Jing Jie Tan Schizonepeta (Brown)
Benefits of Schizonepeta (Brown)
Side Effects of Schizonepeta (Brown)
159 韭菜子 Jiu Cai Zi Allium Seed
Benefits of Allium Seed
Side Effects of Allium Seed
160 九層塔 Jiu Ceng Ta Basil
Benefits of Basil
Side Effects of Basil
161 橘紅 Ju Hong Red Tangerine Peel
Benefits of Red Tangerine Peel
Side Effects of Red Tangerine Peel
162 杭菊 Ju Hua Chrysanthemum
Benefits of Chrysanthemum
Side Effects of Chrysanthemum
163 草決明 Jue Ming Zi Cassia Seed
Benefits of Cassia Seed
Side Effects of Cassia Seed
164 苦參根 Ku Shen Sophora Flavescens
Benefits of Sophora Flavescens
Side Effects of Sophora Flavescens
165 款冬花 Kuan Dong Hua Tussilago
Benefits of Tussilago
Side Effects of Tussilago
166 昆布 Kun Bu Laminaria
Benefits of Laminaria
Side Effects of Laminaria
167 萊菔子 Lai Fu Zi Raphanus
Benefits of Raphanus
Side Effects of Raphanus
168 荔枝核 Li Zhi He Litchi Seed
Benefits of Litchi Seed
Side Effects of Litchi Seed
169 連翹 Lian Qiao Forsythia
Benefits of Forsythia
Side Effects of Forsythia
170 蓮子 Lian Zi Lotus Seed
Benefits of Lotus Seed
Side Effects of Lotus Seed
171 蓮子蕊 Lian Zi Xin Lotus Embryo
Benefits of Lotus Embryo
Side Effects of Lotus Embryo
172 劉寄奴 Liu Ji Nu Artemisiae Anomalae
Benefits of Artemisiae Anomalae
Side Effects of Artemisiae Anomalae
173 柳枝癀 Liu Zhi Huang Solidago
Benefits of Solidago
Side Effects of Solidago
174 龍膽草(津) Long Dan Cao Gentiana
Benefits of Gentiana
Side Effects of Gentiana
175 龍膽草(貴) Long Dan Cao Gentiana
Benefits of Gentiana
Side Effects of Gentiana
176 龍眼肉 Long Yan Rou Longan Fruit
Benefits of Longan Fruit
Side Effects of Longan Fruit
177 蘆竹根 Lu Gen Phragmites
Benefits of Phragmites
Side Effects of Phragmites
178 鹿角霜 Lu Jiao Shuang Cornus Cervi Fragments
Benefits of Cornus Cervi Fragments
Side Effects of Cornus Cervi Fragments
179 路路通 Lu Lu Tong Liquidambar
Benefits of Liquidambar
Side Effects of Liquidambar
180 絡石藤 Luo Shi Teng Star Jasmine Vine
Benefits of Star Jasmine Vine
Side Effects of Star Jasmine Vine
181 馬勃 Ma Bo Lashiosphaera (Puffball)
Benefits of Lashiosphaera (Puffball)
Side Effects of Lashiosphaera (Puffball)
182 馬齒莧 Ma Chi Xian Portulaca
Benefits of Portulaca
Side Effects of Portulaca
183 麻黃 Ma Huang Ephedra
Benefits of Ephedra
Side Effects of Ephedra
184 麻黃根 Ma Huang Gen Ephedra Root
Benefits of Ephedra Root
Side Effects of Ephedra Root
185 麥門冬 Mai Men Dong Ophiopogon
Benefits of Ophiopogon
Side Effects of Ophiopogon
186 麥芽 Mai Ya Barley Sprouts
Benefits of Barley Sprouts
Side Effects of Barley Sprouts
187 蔓荊子 Man Jing Zi Vitex
Benefits of Vitex
Side Effects of Vitex
188 芒硝 Mang Xiao Mirabilitum
Benefits of Mirabilitum
Side Effects of Mirabilitum
189 毛冬青 Mao Dong Qing Ilex Pubescentis
Benefits of Ilex Pubescentis
Side Effects of Ilex Pubescentis
190 帽仔盾頭 Mao Zi Dun Tou Indian Abutilon
Benefits of Indian Abutilon
Side Effects of Indian Abutilon
191 密蒙花(老) Mi Meng Hua Buddleia
Benefits of Buddleia
Side Effects of Buddleia
192 冇骨消 Mo Gu Xiao Hyptis
Benefits of Hyptis
Side Effects of Hyptis
193 沒藥 Mo Yao Myrrh
Benefits of Myrrh
Side Effects of Myrrh
194 牡丹皮 Mu Dan Pi Moutan
Benefits of Moutan
Side Effects of Moutan
195 木瓜 Mu Gua Chaenomeles
Benefits of Chaenomeles
Side Effects of Chaenomeles
196 牡蠣 Mu Li Oyster Shell
Benefits of Oyster Shell
Side Effects of Oyster Shell
197 木通 Mu Tong Clematis Armandi
Benefits of Clematis Armandi
Side Effects of Clematis Armandi
198 木香(廣) Mu Xiang Saussurea
Benefits of Saussurea
Side Effects of Saussurea
199 木香(老) Mu Xiang Saussurea
Benefits of Saussurea
Side Effects of Saussurea
200 木賊 Mu Zei Equisetum
Benefits of Equisetum
Side Effects of Equisetum
201 鳥不宿 Niao Bu Su Kalopanacis
Benefits of Kalopanacis
Side Effects of Kalopanacis
202 牛蒡子 Niu Bang Zi Arctium
Benefits of Arctium
Side Effects of Arctium
203 川牛膝 Niu Xi (Chuan) Cyathula
Benefits of Cyathula
Side Effects of Cyathula
204 淮牛膝 Niu Xi (Huai) Achyranthes
Benefits of Achyranthes
Side Effects of Achyranthes
205 女貞子 Nu Zhen Zi Ligustrum
Benefits of Ligustrum
Side Effects of Ligustrum
206 藕節 Ou Jie Lotus Node
Benefits of Lotus Node
Side Effects of Lotus Node
207 胖大海 Pang Da Hai Sterculia
Benefits of Sterculia
Side Effects of Sterculia
208 佩蘭 Pei Lan Eupatorium
Benefits of Eupatorium
Side Effects of Eupatorium
209 枇杷葉 Pi Pa Ye Eriobotrya
Benefits of Eriobotrya
Side Effects of Eriobotrya
210 蒲公英 Pu Gong Ying Dandelion
Benefits of Dandelion
Side Effects of Dandelion
211 蒲黃 Pu Huang Bulrush
Benefits of Bulrush
Side Effects of Bulrush
212 黑蒲黃 Pu Huang Tan Bulrush (Black)
Benefits of Bulrush (Black)
Side Effects of Bulrush (Black)
213 七葉蓮 Qi Ye Lian Polyphylla
Benefits of Polyphylla
Side Effects of Polyphylla
214 茜草 Qian Cao Gen Madder
Benefits of Madder
Side Effects of Madder
215 前胡 Qian Hu Peucedanum
Benefits of Peucedanum
Side Effects of Peucedanum
216 千里光 Qian Li Guang Senecio
Benefits of Senecio
Side Effects of Senecio
217 千年健 Qian Nian Jian Homalomena
Benefits of Homalomena
Side Effects of Homalomena
218 芡實 Qian Shi Euryale
Benefits of Euryale
Side Effects of Euryale
219 羌活 Qiang Huo Notopterygium
Benefits of Notopterygium
Side Effects of Notopterygium
220 秦艽 Qin Jiao Gentiana Macrophylla Root
Benefits of Gentiana Macrophylla Root
Side Effects of Gentiana Macrophylla Root
221 秦皮 Qin Pi Fraxinus
Benefits of Fraxinus
Side Effects of Fraxinus
222 青蒿 Qing Hao Artemisia Qing Hao
Benefits of Artemisia Qing Hao
Side Effects of Artemisia Qing Hao
223 青皮 Qing Pi Citrus Viride
Benefits of Citrus Viride
Side Effects of Citrus Viride
224 瞿麥 Qu Mai Dianthus
Benefits of Dianthus
Side Effects of Dianthus
225 全蠍 Quan Xie Buthus
Benefits of Buthus
Side Effects of Buthus
226 忍冬藤 Ren Dong Teng Lonicera Vine
Benefits of Lonicera Vine
Side Effects of Lonicera Vine
227 人參 Ren Shen Ginseng
Benefits of Ginseng
Side Effects of Ginseng
228 肉蓯蓉 Rou Cong Rong Cistanche
Benefits of Cistanche
Side Effects of Cistanche
229 白肉豆根 Rou Dou Gen Dolichos Root
Benefits of Dolichos Root
Side Effects of Dolichos Root
230 肉豆蔻 Rou Dou Kou Myristica
Benefits of Myristica
Side Effects of Myristica
231 桂皮 Rou Gui also known as Gui Pi Cinnamon Bark
Benefits of Cinnamon Bark
Side Effects of Cinnamon Bark
232 乳香(煆) Ru Xiang Mastic
Benefits of Mastic
Side Effects of Mastic
233 三稜 San Leng Scirpus
Benefits of Scirpus
Side Effects of Scirpus
234 川七 San Qi Pseudoginseng
Benefits of Pseudoginseng
Side Effects of Pseudoginseng
235 桑白皮 Sang Bai Pi Mulberry Bark
Benefits of Mulberry Bark
Side Effects of Mulberry Bark
236 寄生 Sang Ji Sheng Loranthus
Benefits of Loranthus
Side Effects of Loranthus
237 桑螵蛸 Sang Piao Xiao Mantis Cocoon
Benefits of Mantis Cocoon
Side Effects of Mantis Cocoon
238 桑椹子 Sang Shen Zi Mulberry Fruit
Benefits of Mulberry Fruit
Side Effects of Mulberry Fruit
239 桑葉 Sang Ye Mulberry Leave
Benefits of Mulberry Leave
Side Effects of Mulberry Leave
240 桑枝 Sang Zhi Mulberry Twig
Benefits of Mulberry Twig
Side Effects of Mulberry Twig
241 砂仁 Sha Ren Amomum
Benefits of Amomum
Side Effects of Amomum
242 沙參 Sha Shen (Bei) Glehnia
Benefits of Glehnia
Side Effects of Glehnia
243 沙苑子 Sha Yuan Zi Astragalus Seed
Benefits of Astragalus Seed
Side Effects of Astragalus Seed
244 山豆根 Shan Dou Gen Sophorae Tonkinensis
Benefits of Sophorae Tonkinensis
Side Effects of Sophorae Tonkinensis
245 山葡萄 Shan Pu Tao Viticis
Benefits of Viticis
Side Effects of Viticis
246 山藥 Shan Yao Dioscorea
Benefits of Dioscorea
Side Effects of Dioscorea
247 山查 Shan Zha Crataegus
Benefits of Crataegus
Side Effects of Crataegus
248 山茱萸 Shan Zhu Yu Cornus
Benefits of Cornus
Side Effects of Cornus
249 蛇床子 She Chuang Zi Cnidium Fruit
Benefits of Cnidium Fruit
Side Effects of Cnidium Fruit
250 射干 She Gan Belamcanda
Benefits of Belamcanda
Side Effects of Belamcanda
251 伸筋草 Shen Jin Cao Lycopodium
Benefits of Lycopodium
Side Effects of Lycopodium
252 神麴 Shen Qu Massa Fermentata
Benefits of Massa Fermentata
Side Effects of Massa Fermentata
253 生地黃 Sheng Di Huang Rehmannia (Fresh)
Benefits of Rehmannia (Fresh)
Side Effects of Rehmannia (Fresh)
254 生薑 Sheng Jiang Ginger (Fresh)
Benefits of Ginger (Fresh)
Side Effects of Ginger (Fresh)
255 升麻 Sheng Ma Cimicifuga
Benefits of Cimicifuga
Side Effects of Cimicifuga
256 菖蒲(石) Shi Chang Pu Acorus
Benefits of Acorus
Side Effects of Acorus
257 杮蒂 Shi Di Kaki Calyx
Benefits of Kaki Calyx
Side Effects of Kaki Calyx
258 石膏 Shi Gao Gypsum
Benefits of Gypsum
Side Effects of Gypsum
259 石斛 Shi Hu Dendrobium
Benefits of Dendrobium
Side Effects of Dendrobium
260 石決明 Shi Jue Ming Haliotis
Benefits of Haliotis
Side Effects of Haliotis
261 石葦 Shi Wei Pyrrosia
Benefits of Pyrrosia
Side Effects of Pyrrosia
262 熟地黃 Shu Di Huang Rehmannia (Cooked)
Benefits of Rehmannia (Cooked)
Side Effects of Rehmannia (Cooked)
263 水丁香 Shui Ding Xiang Ludwigia
Benefits of Ludwigia
Side Effects of Ludwigia
264 絲瓜絡 Si Gua Luo Luffa Fiber
Benefits of Luffa Fiber
Side Effects of Luffa Fiber
265 蘇木 Su Mu Sappan Wood
Benefits of Sappan Wood
Side Effects of Sappan Wood
266 蘇子 Su Zi Perilla Fruit
Benefits of Perilla Fruit
Side Effects of Perilla Fruit
267 酸棗仁 Suan Zao Ren Zizyphus
Benefits of Zizyphus
Side Effects of Zizyphus
268 鎖陽 Suo Yang Cynomorium
Benefits of Cynomorium
Side Effects of Cynomorium
269 鐵釣竿 T Hyperici Herba
Benefits of Hyperici Herba
Side Effects of Hyperici Herba
270 桃仁 Tao Ren Persica
Benefits of Persica
Side Effects of Persica
271 天花粉 Tian Hua Fen Trichosanthes Root
Benefits of Trichosanthes Root
Side Effects of Trichosanthes Root
272 天麻 Tian Ma Gastrodia
Benefits of Gastrodia
Side Effects of Gastrodia
273 天麻(川) Tian Ma (Chuan) Gastrodia
Benefits of Gastrodia
Side Effects of Gastrodia
274 天門冬 Tian Men Dong Asparagus Tuber
Benefits of Asparagus Tuber
Side Effects of Asparagus Tuber
275 天南星 Tian Nan Xing Arisaema
Benefits of Arisaema
Side Effects of Arisaema
276 天竹癀 Tian Zhu Huang Bamboo Silicea
Benefits of Bamboo Silicea
Side Effects of Bamboo Silicea
277 葶藶子 Ting Li Zi Lepidium
Benefits of Lepidium
Side Effects of Lepidium
278 通草 Tong Cao Tetrapanax
Benefits of Tetrapanax
Side Effects of Tetrapanax
279 透骨草 Tou Gu Cao Centella Herba
Benefits of Centella Herba
Side Effects of Centella Herba
280 土茯苓 Tu Fu Ling Smilax
Benefits of Smilax
Side Effects of Smilax
281 菟絲子 Tu Si Zi Cuscuta
Benefits of Cuscuta
Side Effects of Cuscuta
282 萬點金 Wan Dian Jin Ilex
Benefits of Ilex
Side Effects of Ilex
283 王不留行 Wang Bu Liu Xing Vaccaria Seed
Benefits of Vaccaria Seed
Side Effects of Vaccaria Seed
284 靈仙 Wei Ling Xian Clematis
Benefits of Clematis
Side Effects of Clematis
285 五加皮(香) Wu Jia Pi Acanthopanax
Benefits of Acanthopanax
Side Effects of Acanthopanax
286 刺五加 Wu Jia Shen Siberian Ginseng
Benefits of Siberian Ginseng
Side Effects of Siberian Ginseng
287 五靈脂 Wu Ling Zhi Pteropus
Benefits of Pteropus
Side Effects of Pteropus
288 烏梅 Wu Mei Mume
Benefits of Mume
Side Effects of Mume
289 烏藤 Wu Teng Lindera Branch
Benefits of Lindera Branch
Side Effects of Lindera Branch
290 五味子 Wu Wei Zi Schisandra
Benefits of Schisandra
Side Effects of Schisandra
291 烏藥 Wu Yao Lindera Root
Benefits of Lindera Root
Side Effects of Lindera Root
292 吳茱萸 Wu Zhu Yu Evodia
Benefits of Evodia
Side Effects of Evodia
293 豨薟草 Xi Xian Cao Siegesbeckia
Benefits of Siegesbeckia
Side Effects of Siegesbeckia
294 細辛 Xi Xin Asarum
Benefits of Asarum
Side Effects of Asarum
295 夏枯草 Xia Ku Cao Prunella
Benefits of Prunella
Side Effects of Prunella
296 咸豐草 Xian Feng Cao Bidens
Benefits of Bidens
Side Effects of Bidens
297 仙鶴草 Xian He Cao Agrimony
Benefits of Agrimony
Side Effects of Agrimony
298 天仙茅 Xian Mao Curculigo
Benefits of Curculigo
Side Effects of Curculigo
299 香附 Xiang Fu Cyperus
Benefits of Cyperus
Side Effects of Cyperus
300 香薷 Xiang Ru Elsholtzia
Benefits of Elsholtzia
Side Effects of Elsholtzia
301 小茴香 Xiao Hui Xiang Fennel Seed
Benefits of Fennel Seed
Side Effects of Fennel Seed
302 小金櫻 Xiao Jin Ying Rosa Cymosa
Benefits of Rosa Cymosa
Side Effects of Rosa Cymosa
303 小麥 Xiao Mai Wheat
Benefits of Wheat
Side Effects of Wheat
304 薤白 Xie Bai Bakeri
Benefits of Bakeri
Side Effects of Bakeri
305 辛夷 Xin Yi Hua Magnolia Flower
Benefits of Magnolia Flower
Side Effects of Magnolia Flower
306 杏仁 Xing Ren Apricot Seed
Benefits of Apricot Seed
Side Effects of Apricot Seed
307 續斷 Xu Duan Dipsacus
Benefits of Dipsacus
Side Effects of Dipsacus
308 旋覆花 Xuan Fu Hua Inula Flowers
Benefits of Inula Flowers
Side Effects of Inula Flowers
309 玄參 Xuan Shen Scrophularia
Benefits of Scrophularia
Side Effects of Scrophularia
310 血竭 Xue Jie Dragon's Blood
Benefits of Dragon's Blood
Side Effects of Dragon's Blood
311 鴨舌癀 Ya She Huang Lippia
Benefits of Lippia
Side Effects of Lippia
312 延胡索 Yan Hu Suo Corydalis
Benefits of Corydalis
Side Effects of Corydalis
313 夜交藤 Ye Jiao Teng Polygonum Multiflorum
Benefits of Polygonum Multiflorum
Side Effects of Polygonum Multiflorum
314 金菊花 Ye Ju Hua Chrysanthemum (Wild)
Benefits of Chrysanthemum (Wild)
Side Effects of Chrysanthemum (Wild)
315 益母草 Yi Mu Cao Leonurus
Benefits of Leonurus
Side Effects of Leonurus
316 一條根 Yi Tiao Gen Moghania
Benefits of Moghania
Side Effects of Moghania
317 椬梧根 Yi Wu Gen Elaeagnus
Benefits of Elaeagnus
Side Effects of Elaeagnus
318 薏苡仁 Yi Yi Ren Coix
Benefits of Coix
Side Effects of Coix
319 益智仁 Yi Zhi Ren Alpinia Fruit
Benefits of Alpinia Fruit
Side Effects of Alpinia Fruit
320 一枝香 Yi Zhi Xiang Vernonia Cinerea
Benefits of Vernonia Cinerea
Side Effects of Vernonia Cinerea
321 茵陳蒿(北) Yin Chen Hao Capillaris
Benefits of Capillaris
Side Effects of Capillaris
322 茵陳蒿(綿) Yin Chen Hao Capillaris
Benefits of Capillaris
Side Effects of Capillaris
323 銀杏葉 Yin Guo Ye Ginkgo Leave
Benefits of Ginkgo Leave
Side Effects of Ginkgo Leave
324 淫羊藿 Yin Yang Huo Epimedium
Benefits of Epimedium
Side Effects of Epimedium
325 鬱(川)金 Yu Jin Curcuma
Benefits of Curcuma
Side Effects of Curcuma
326 玉米蕊 Yu Mi Rui Corn Stem
Benefits of Corn Stem
Side Effects of Corn Stem
327 魚腥草 Yu Xing Cao Houttuynia
Benefits of Houttuynia
Side Effects of Houttuynia
328 玉竹 Yu Zhu Polygonatum Odorati
Benefits of Polygonatum Odorati
Side Effects of Polygonatum Odorati
329 遠志 Yuan Zhi Polygala
Benefits of Polygala
Side Effects of Polygala
330 皂刺 Zao Jiao Ci Gleditsia Spine
Benefits of Gleditsia Spine
Side Effects of Gleditsia Spine
331 澤蘭 Ze Lan Lycopus
Benefits of Lycopus
Side Effects of Lycopus
332 澤瀉 Ze Xie Alisma
Benefits of Alisma
Side Effects of Alisma
333 甘草(炙) Zhi Gan Cao Licorice (Baked)
Benefits of Licorice (Baked)
Side Effects of Licorice (Baked)
334 枳殼 Zhi Ke Aurantium Fruit
Benefits of Aurantium Fruit
Side Effects of Aurantium Fruit
335 知母 Zhi Mu Anemarrhena
Benefits of Anemarrhena
Side Effects of Anemarrhena
336 枳實 Zhi Shi Aurantium Immaturus
Benefits of Aurantium Immaturus
Side Effects of Aurantium Immaturus
337 梔子(山) Zhi Zi Gardenia
Benefits of Gardenia
Side Effects of Gardenia
338 梔子(水) Zhi Zi Gardenia
Benefits of Gardenia
Side Effects of Gardenia
339 黑梔子 Zhi Zi Tan Gardenia (Brown)
Benefits of Gardenia (Brown)
Side Effects of Gardenia (Brown)
340 煮飯花頭 Zhu Fan Hua Tou Nyctagina
Benefits of Nyctagina
Side Effects of Nyctagina
341 豬苓 Zhu Ling Polyporus
Benefits of Polyporus
Side Effects of Polyporus
342 竹茹 Zhu Ru Bamboo Shavings
Benefits of Bamboo Shavings
Side Effects of Bamboo Shavings
343 楮實子 Zhu Shi Zi Broussonetia
Benefits of Broussonetia
Side Effects of Broussonetia
344 珠仔草 Zhu Zi Cao Thymifolia
Benefits of Thymifolia
Side Effects of Thymifolia
345 紫草根 Zi Cao Gen Lithospermum Root
Benefits of Lithospermum Root
Side Effects of Lithospermum Root
346 紫河車 Zi He Che Placenta
Benefits of Placenta
Side Effects of Placenta
347 紫花地丁 Zi Hua Di Ding Viola
Benefits of Viola
Side Effects of Viola
348 紫蘇葉 Zi Su Ye Perilla
Benefits of Perilla
Side Effects of Perilla
349 紫菀 Zi Wan Aster
Benefits of Aster
Side Effects of Aster

World TB Day

Tuberculosis , also known as TB , is a common infectious disease, according to CHP statistics , last year recorded 4 000 cases. To prevent this disease , should be always on guard everyday life lungs, reducing the probability of lung infection. While today ( March 24 ) World Tuberculosis Day is on teaching the Chinese medicine and Western nutritionists everyone Nourishing.

Dietitian : aerobic exercise conducted
In addition to maintaining a balanced diet with the right amount of aerobic exercise is very important for enhancing lung function . " Aerobic exercise such as running, a lot can be inhaled oxygen to the lungs, strengthen the lung muscles, directly improve lung function ." She suggested that moderate-intensity physical activity can choose , for example, brisk walking , on flat or slightly inclined road cycling , etc., each conducted at least one hundred and fifty minutes a week , in order to strengthen the lungs.

Breakfast: Apple + Egg Salad tomato wheat bread + butter buttermilk
Lunch: fried bell peppers and carrot oat meal meat +
Snack : mixed nuts ( such as almonds, walnuts and pine nuts ) + Orange
Dinner: fried garlic steamed fish + broccoli + red rice
Natural camp food
Balanced and healthy diet can help keep the lungs "young" , it is recommended to eat the following foods can be multiple choice :
1 containing high natural antioxidants (Antioxidant) of vegetables and fruits , such as strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes , garlic , dark green leafy vegetables such as broccoli and bell peppers and so on.
2 nuts are rich in vitamin E , such as almonds , walnuts, pine nuts and sesame seeds.
3 with β -carotene (Beta Carotene) fruits and vegetables , such as carrots , sweet potatoes and pumpkin .
4 containing fresh fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C , such as orange , apple and kiwi .
Qi moist soup to drink
• Sydney almond leaf soup Pipa
Sydney two
Almonds a tael
Piper leaves a tael
Bowls of water ten to twelve
Little Honey
Method: Wash all materials, cored and cut into pieces after Sydney , boil ten to twelve bowls of water, was added to each material burning about one to one and a half hours, you can add a little honey before drinking with drink.
Efficacy: lungs cough, expectorant , a large fine may also be suitable for drinking.
• Gold and silver almonds lung soup dish
Four or five taels of gold and silver dishes
Almonds a tael
Lung a
Sixteen to twenty bowls of water
Pinch of salt
Method : Wash the material , after lung boil water and cut into pieces , marinate with salt . Boil sixteen to twenty bowls of water, was added to each material burning about two and a half to three hours , seasoning and serve.
Efficacy: heat , lungs gas , cough , lung weak and heat are suitable for drinking .
• Water yam round meat soup
Yam a tael
Round meat half tael
Turtles a
Jujube six
Water fifteen to ten Liuwan
Pinch of salt
Method : Wash the material , fifteen to ten Liuwan boil water, add the various materials burning about two and a half hours , seasoning and serve.
Efficacy: Qi, Yin and lungs, turtles complement rather than dry , tuberculosis , Qi patient helpful.
Experts assess anecdotal remedies
• Additional water
Methods : more water can nourish the lungs , dry weather should drink more than the usual five hundred milliliters of water.
Comments : timely pay for lung health is very important, in addition to pay attention to the amount of drinking , Dr. Chen stressed , such as nasal congestion and more nasal fluid or have used a small amount of warm saline nasal inhalation , nasal wash . Smooth due to nasal breathing be smooth , favorable lung function.

• Always laughing
Methods : laugh often , inhale more oxygen , help to enhance lung function .
Comments : laugh makes the lungs expand, can help clear respiratory aggregate , Dr. Chen believes the lungs often laugh really good.
• cold exercise
Method: wash your face with cold water frequently , shower , can prevent colds or bronchitis and other respiratory diseases.
Comments : cold hardiness training can stimulate the body system , Dr. Chen suggested exercises should be gradual , but not in the winter in a cold shower , you can practice in the summer, when there is some basis only after the constitution considered by the autumn , winter swimming .
• Special breathing
Methods : a breath of fresh air to the suburbs , and strengthen lung function .

Note : consult a doctor before drinking .

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Bathing Tips of Children with Eczema

Eczema is an skin disease proclaimed by simply dried skin rashes which are generally itchy. The majority of children’s atopic dermatitis, often called eczema, does not have an obvious lead to, like an hypersensitivity, cosmetic dermatologists state almost all eczema can increase having excellent skin care. Analysis demonstrates by means of the treatment of the eczema, the better your skin layer can certainly function.The itching could vary during the course of your day along with differ within power within every case. Itching is one of the far more annoying signs and symptoms that will attests aggravating to be able to individuals. Wanting to damage the particular itchy location may well actually get worse the particular eczema total and in many cases produce difficulties like secondary microbial infection. Constant itching can also affect snooze, impact the ability to target daily activities along with produce easily annoyed and in many cases major depression.

Bathing Tips of Children with Eczema
Wash your child in warm — not really warm and Lukewarm water.
Restrict your current child’s amount of time in the particular bathtub in order to 10 to 15 a few minutes.
Utilize solution as long as needed along with make sure the particular solution is moderate along with fragrance-free. Usually do not employ bubble bathtub.
If the child’s eczema is usually infected, twice-weekly harsh detergents baths a very good idea. Talk about severe together with your child’s medical doctor.
Prevent Shampoo or conditioner along with Conditioner, Delicate Rubbing Not really Scrubbing up
Soon after bathing, lightly dab your current child’s pores and skin partially dried out.
If the kid has medicine that you apply to your skin layer, implement medicine as soon as your child’s pores and skin is sort of dried out along with use the medicine while guided.
Employ moisturizer in it on top of the particular medicine and to the remainder of the child’s pores and skin.

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San Shedan Chuanbei Ye for coughing


"San Shedan Chuanbei Ye" is totally a pronunciation of a very sweet, over the counter dietary supplement. Although it actually taste pretty good, probably not many western people dare to take it. It's made of the "guts" of three different kinds of snake, mixed with herbs , mostly Chuanbei, and then made a filtered concoction. It's good for coughing especially for dry cough or cough with mucus. A lot of times when you tried everything and the doctor says your x-ray report is fine and the cough still doesn't stop, this dietary supplement may worth a try.  It's an award winning product in Guang Zhou. However, there are different brands. Certain people try different brands and mostly they work. In fact, there's only one brand so far I see that is sold in America, that is the one brand that won the award.

These "liquids" are contained in a small sealed bottle and you're supposed to suck it up with a straw. The taste is more sweet than bitter and a lot like honey. If you keep coughing and none of your doctors could help, you may just try this famous medicine in China.


Hand Acupressure for toothache

I was supposed to talk about something different today, but my mom got toothache lately so I tried to find if there's any reflexive area on the hand that can help sooth her pain. It turns out I found a few acupoints and a reflexive area on this hand acupressure therapy book. So again, I'm going to translate and share here.

Acupressure on hand can only reduce the pain of toothache, it doesn't cure the teeth problem. Toothache can be caused by infection or tooth decay. After all, dentist is needed for the real cure.

Stimulate the following acupoints and reflexive area in the diagrams, just remember you have to use a pointy device to stimulate the acupoints until PAINFUL in order to be effective.

1. For pulpitis (or neuralgia), use a pointy device to stimulate the "Kidney Acupoint" at the middle of the first line of little finger, palm side --- this may sound like a little weird, but according to TCM, Kidney "channel" is related to toothache.

2. For apical inflammatory, stimulate the acupoint called "He Gu" at back of the hand almost the conjunction of thumb bone and index finger bone (see diagram). Or massage hard on the reflexive area for Oral and Bronchitis (see diagram).

3. For periodontitis, stimulate "He Gu" and also the "toothache point" between the root of middle finger and ringer finger within 1cm below.

The Oral and Bronchitis reflexive area is a very helpful massage area for temporary relief of toothache. The key is to massage that area HARD with your other thumb and index finger.  Also, stimulate the "Liver Acupoint" as the diagram shown helps tooth pain caused by coldness. For "He Gu", if you stick a little bean at that acupoint for few minutes, that would help too.



(sources: Hand natural healing)

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A brief introduction of Hand Acupressure

I shared 3 different hand acupressure I learned in the last 3 posts. Some friends started to ask me questions about hand acupressure.I figured may be I should share some knowledgeable introduction about hand acupressure from my research so it makes more sense.

"Acupoints" are the critical points on the 12+2 major channels (or called meridians) for Qi (Chi) and blood flow to run. They're all over our body. If we call our internal organs the power house, then the acupoints are adapters. By stimulating these acupoints through acupuncture or acupressure, Qi (Chi) and blow flow got adjusted and balance better. So as a metaphor, sickness is like a sudden change of charge/current, healing through acupoints are like controlling the adapter to adjust voltage. As long as we keep the power flow stable, we're healthy.

About half of the starting points of those channels locate on our finger tips. Some call our hands as a thermometer of internal organs, or even a forecast channel of health, because our hands can tell our sickness in advance. For example, if the color of the palm looks uneven, the blood circulation may have  problem. If fingernails show red dots or even gray dots, it can be a sign of blood clot in the brain. If the color of the convex part below the root of the thumb turn purple, it's a sign of a coming flu. Because there are many acupoints on the hand that are related to sickness, stimulating reflexive areas or acupoints on our hand can help healing. That's really "natural" healing.

Ways of stimulation:

1. Thumb acupressure - use your fingers (usually the thumb on the front and four fingers at the back to support) to rub or massage the reflexive area and acupoints. It's a very convenient stimulation. But it's not strong enough for certain illnesses that needs stronger stimulation. There are two ways to massage, one is direct press, another is press and rub around the acupoint. Which way to use depends on what kind of illnesses. Usually press 1, 2, 3 and release, press 1, 2, 3 and release, repeat for as long as needed for different case.  The strength of massage is usually hard, but some illness can't take too much stimulation.

2. Cigarette moxibustion - use a lighted cigarette or the Chinese medical moxibustion to approach the acupoints for heating stimulation. Be sure not to burn the skin. Horizontally held cigarette is actually better then pointing the acupoints vertically. Make sure you don't burn your skin, 5mm distance should be close enough. Approach, and then away. Repeat 7-15 times. Depends on what kind of illnesses, sometimes we'll have to do it everyday. Note that we never do this after shower or a bath.

3. Toothpick/pointy device - this is to replace the acupuncture needle while this gives a stronger stimulation then acupressure or cigarette. It's easier to use a bunch of toothpicks (5-10) for stimulation because normally we're not that accurate pointing to the acupoints. Although we don't want to hurt our skin, feeling pain and stimulation during the process is important. Otherwise it's not going to be effective. Usually 1, 2 press, 3, 4 away, 1, 2 press, 3, 4 away, keep repeating in this tempo. First timer can try like 10 times.

A normal question asked is about which hand to stimulate. The answer is that we stimulate both acupoints on both hands - they're supposed to be the same. If we find that one acupoint on one hand feels more painful than the other during the stimulation, then we stimulate longer and more on that point.

We can do this hand stimulation anytime, or when we feel more relaxed. But after bath, exercise, drinking, or during fever, these are when we should NOT do this hand acupoints stimulation. Pregnant woman should never do it, especially the "He Gu" acupoint I mentioned last post for toothache. Strong stimulation on "He Gu" can cause miscarriage.

(sources: Hand natural healing)

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Traditional Chinese Medicine – herbs, foods, over the counter, tonic tinctures

Traditional Chinese medicine shops usually stock 100-200 natural medicinal substances. Although they include minerals and items of animal origins, they're commonly referred to as "herbs". It's interesting that some people who're introduced to Chinese herbology tend to feel weird or strange about certain  elements being used for medical purpose. Like the medical use of precious minerals - jade, pearls and gold or animal parts like deer antler and tiger bone in some of more exotic prescriptions. These actually function like herbs in the prescription to adjust the perverse energies like "wind, heat, coldness, dampness, dryness" and Yin Yang in a sense.  Too bad sometimes this unusual aspects of traditional Chinese medicine often overshadows the basic commonsense advice of the tradition, such as the importance of healthy diet.

Among the herbs, there are many items that are indeed foods. For example, nuts (walnuts, cashews, peanuts), mushrooms (black mushrooms, black ear fungus, white ear fungus), different dried beans, figs, barley and abalone. Many of these items are critical ingredients in the extensive soup cuisine of the Cantonese. Others are imply exotic and expensive foods. This tradition somehow shows that Chinese believe that food and medicine are part of a continuous spectrum, varying in potency but not mode of action.

Besides food, there are also patented, over the counter medicines. Usually these are based on prescriptions  that have been developed over decades, or even centuries, of use. The function of these medicines are usually quite broad and not tailor-made for everyone. Buying these will be more convenient for Americans or people from the other countries, but be very cautious on the instructions in the box or the bottle.

Another form of medicine are called tonic tinctures, or medicinal wine. These are special tonics, usually stored in large (1-2 liter) jars full of herbs immersed in a dark liquid. These are prepared by very complex combination of herbs in rice wine for months or even years. Three basic types: tonic for yin essence, tonic for yang essence, and tonics for the elderly. They're quite expensive and usually have to drink regularly in small quantities. Some of them are very exotic, (like "snake wine" for example) so usually it's hard to find in America or outside China.

For wounds, bruises, bleeding injuries or rash on the outside of the body, normally herbs will be used as paste on a sticker and stick on the bruises or wounds for a while or for a few days. Tonic tinctures that are for external use are pretty common too. The smell may be bad, but Chinese often use them for healing and pain relief when there's an injury.

(sources: Streetwise Guide: Chinese Herbal Medicine by Wong Kang Ying and Martha Dahle, Chinese Herbal Medicine made easy by Thomas Richard Joiner.)


Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Colorectal cancer patients  seem be getting younger and younger. Patients between the age of 40 to 50 has tripled in the past 20 years.  60% of colorectal cancer occurred in the last two feet of the large intestine - the sigmoid colon to the rectum.  In fact, colorectal cancer is usually caused by intestinal polyps. The key to prevention is early detection and removal of intestinal polyps, so to prevent it from developing into malignant colorectal polyps.

Both men and women should have regular check-ups once reached the age of 50.  Here are some options:

Option 1- Fecal Occult Blood Test

The most basic method  is to receive annual FOBT (Fecal occult blood test), which is a test to see if stool contains  invisible blood.  If the test is positive, further procedure, such as colonoscapy, needs to be done.

Option 2- Sigmoidoscopy

Conduct sigmoidoscopy once every five years.  Endoscopic length is short, only up to the sigmoid colon.

Option 3- Fecal Occult Blood Test + Sigmoidoscopy

FOBT annually AND sigmoidoscopy once every five years.

Option 4- Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy once every five years, which can reach the entire colon.

Generally speaking, people with family history of colorectal cancer or intestinal polyps previously found are at high risk group.  This group should begin regular check-ups at a younger age, and procedures should be done more frequently. If polyps are found during the colonoscopy procedure, doctors can remove them immediately.


What is Benign prostatic hyperplasia?

What is Benign prostatic hyperplasia or Prostate Enlargement?

One in every two men over the age of 50 may suffer from "Benign prostatic hyperplasia". Although there is no way to prevent it, but surgery may prevent bladder dysfunction and kidney failure, as well as other serious complications in the future.

Why can't benign prostatic hyperplasia be prevented? Urology specialist explained that the prostate growth is stimulated by male hormones; as long as hormones continue to release, prostate will continue to grow, it will not stop.

1. Obstructive symptoms

  • pause before urinating
  • prolonged urination; most people only need a minute and a half, but the patients of benign prostatic hyperalasia  may take up to  three minutes
  • "stop and go" during urination
  • drops of urine after urinating

2. Irritant symptoms

  • frequent urination: most people urinate four to six times a day (depending on the amount of water consumed), but patients of benign prostatic hyperalasia may need to use the restroom every hour
  • nocturia; at least 2-3 times per night
  • cannot control urination, which may lead to incontinence