January 2020

January 2020

The Office: How to Treat Depression

  • Pulse too High
    • Too High and Wiry
    • Too High, Convex and Pounding
  • Pulse too Low
    • Too Low and Convex
    • Too Low and Wiry
    • Blocked and Deep
  • Very Thin and Weak
    • Can be too high or low
  • True depression is more related to deep pulses
    • The main factor is blood stasis
    • High Pulses usually are chronic anger that people ascribe to depression
  • Herbs for pulses that are to low
    • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang – 50
    • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang – 50
      • If pulses are slow use:
        • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang – 80
        • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang – 20
      • With constipation use
        • Yin Chen Hao Tang
  • Extremely Thin and Deep pulse
    • Likely had mononucleosis infection in past
      • Ge Xia Zhu Yu Tang – 100
        • Can also use Liver DTX
    • Can I use tonics?
      • If heart pulse or lung pulse is weak you can tonics 20% of performance
        • Ren Shen Yin Yang Tang
        • Yang Xin Tang
        • Sheng Mai San
        • Tian Wan Bu Xin Dan
        • Fang Ji Huang Qi Tang
  • Pulses that are too high
    • Patients are usually angry or upset, not true depression
    • Can use
      • Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang – 100
    • Or
      • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang – 80
      • Long Gu – 20
  • DNA
    • Jue Yin and Shao Yang
    • On the wrist
      • Lu 9, Pc 7, Sj 4
    • On the ankle
      • Gb 40, Sp 5, Lv 4
    • Front Mu Point for Liver and Gallbladder
      • Lv 14 and Gb 24

The Office: Updated Treatments for Insomnia

  • Usually caused by the Stomach, Liver, or Heart
    • 85% of the time it’s the heart
      • Blocked heart pulse
    • 10% of the time it’s the liver
      • Deep and pounding pulse
    • 5% of the times it the stomach
      • Acid reflux can cause insomnia
  • The Heart
    • Heart Blood stasis (blocked pulse)
      • Inefficient blood flow through the chambers of the heart
      • Restricted blood flow into the heart wall
      • If other pulses are weak, then you will also need to tonify the heart
      • Xue Fu Zhu Yu tang 30
      • Dang Gui 10
      • Dan Shen 10
      • Bai Zi Ren 15-20
      • Suan Zao Ren 15-20
      • Yan Hu Suo 15-20
      • Can also use He Huan Pi -15
      • If other pulses are weak use 80% blood movers and 20% tonics
        • Yang Xin Tang
        • Tian Wan Bu Xing Dan
    • Excess heat in the heart (Rounded Pounding Pulse in Left Cun)
      • Huang Lian – 10
      • Zhen Zhu Mu – 15
      • Ci Shi – 15
      • Astringents – 20
      • 40% of the formula for other affected organs
        • Agitated liver
          • Chai Hu Long Gu Mu Li Tang
        • Stomach heat
          • Huang Lian Jiu Du Tang
          • Gan Lu Yin (if the stomach is hot and dry)
    • Deep and pounding heart pulse
      • Herbs
      • Wen Dan Tang – 20- 30
      • Huang Lian – 10
      • 60% for other factors
        • Usually blood stasis
          • Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
          • Yan Hu Suo
        • Liver problem
          • Bi Zi Ren
          • Suan Zao Ren
  • Liver
    • Liver fire
      • Long Dang Xie Gan Tang
      • Long Gu
      • Mu Li
      • Suan Zao Ren
      • Bai Zi Ren
      • Use a digestive formula to help Long Gu and Mu Li
        • An Zhong San or Ping Wei San
    • Deep and pounding
      • Yin Chen Hao Tang
      • Bai Zi Ren
      • Suan Zao Ren
    • With anxiety and liver problem
      • Huo Po
      • Use a digestive formula to help long
        • An Zhong San or Ping Wei San
  • Stomach
    • Stomach problem is usually in addition to another problem
    • High and pounding Right Guan with Dryness
      • Gan Lu Yin
    • Reflux
      • Mu Li – 10
      • Wa Leng Z- – 10
  • DNA
    • Bilateral Ht 7, Pc 7 at the wrist
    • Bilateral Ki 6, Sp 5
    • Yin tang, Shen Men, An Mian