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Tian Ma

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 05:29 PM
Dispel Wind & Stop Tremors

1 TASTE
Sweet and neutral


2 MERIDIANS
Liver


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To eliminate endogenous wind and stop spasms; 2. To pacify the liver and subdue the yang


4 INDICATIONS
1. Internal stirring up of liver wind manifested as spasms and convulsions. Gastrodia tuber (Tian Ma) is used with Uncaria stem (Gou Teng) and Scorpion (Quan Xie).2. Spasms or convulsions in tetanus. Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) is used with Ledebouriella (Fang Feng), Arisaema tuber (Tian Nan Xing) and Typhonium tuber (Bai Fu Zi) in the formula Yuzhen (BL9) San.3. Headache and dizziness due to hyperactivity of liver yang Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) is used with Uncaria stem (Gouteng), Scutellaria root (Huang Qin) and Cyathula root (Niu Xi) in the formula Tianma Gouteng Yin.4. Vertigo and dizziness caused by upward attack of wind-phlegm due to deficiency of the spleen and stagnation of qi in the liver. Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) is used with Pinellia tuber (Ban Xia), White atractylodes (Bai Zhu) and Poria (Fu Ling) in the formula Banxia Baizhu Tianma Tang.5. Unilateral headache (Migraine) and frontal headache. Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) is used with Chuan Xiong rhizome (Chuanxiong) in the formula Tianma Wan.6. Pain due to wind-damp obstruction (joint pain). Gastrodia tuber (Tianma) is used with Frankincense (Ru Xiang) and Scorpion (Quanxie).7. Numbness of limbs due to deficient blood in the channels. Gstrodia tuber (Tianma) is used with Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui) and Cyathula root (Niuxi).


5 DOSAGE
3-10 g; 1-1.5 g for powder


Tian Ma

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