Tian Ma - Remove Internal LV Wind
LV (3-9g)


Remember the massacre at Tian Ma square!!!

What a horrific day! In Tian Ma square the crowd's LV had lost its calm, and their Liver Yang was rising. To extinguish the wind that was developing the Chinese government sent used tanks and machine guns to rip thru the crowd causing spasms and convulsions. It was a painful way to dispel obstructions, but with all the bodies on the ground the channels were now clear and the tanks rolled on through.

English Name: gastrodia, tall gastrodia tuber
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Gastrodiae
Properties: sweet, neutral

   Explanation of Key Words in this Story...
LV lost its calm... Liver Yang was rising calms LV; Pacifies LYR
extinguish the wind... spasms and convulsions Extinguishes wind; controls spasms and convulsions
painful way to dispel the obstructions... channels were now clear dispel painful obstructions... unblocks collaterals


       Tian Ma Actions and Indications
  • Extinguishes wind; controls spasms and convulsions (tremors, LV wind; Convulsions due to heat or cold: childhood convulsions, opisthotonus, epilepsy, wind-stroke)
  • Calms LV; pacifies LYR (LYR induced headache, dizziness, migraines; wind-stroke; modern use for hypertension)
  • Dispel painful obstruction; unblocks collaterals (arthritic pain, wind-damp bi with pain and numbness of lower back and extremities; hemiplegia due to windstroke, numbness of extremities)
    Special Notes:
  • Compare to gou teng
  • For bi syndrome combine tian ma with cao wu.

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