|Tian Ma - Remove Internal LV Wind|
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
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)
- Compare to gou teng
- For bi syndrome combine tian ma with cao wu.
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