The TCM herb "qin jiao" which in english is "gentiana macrophylla root", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the gall bladder, liver and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and cool taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Qin Jiao may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: jaundice and/or leg cramps
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, qin jiao is generally included in the following 3 formulas:
For chronic pain due to obstruction (bi zheng) with liver and kidney deficiency. For lower back pain often with weakness and/or pain in the knees. For arthritis, especially the type affected by col…
Qi and Blood stagnation blocking the channels and collaterals - pain in the extremities, shoulder pain, elbow pain, leg pain. With the right underlying patterns - possibly useful for fibromyalgia, c…
Arthritis from damp heat in Chinese Medicine terms. Knee issues with kidney and liver systems involvement. Lower body pain and/or inflammation - hips, knees, ankles, toes especially when the pain m…
As noted above, qin jiao is within the herbs that dispel wind dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for wind-dampness from the muscle, sinews, joints, and bones; bi-syndromes. wind-predominant bi (xing bi) - pain moves from joint to joint. cold-predominant bi (tong bi) - severe, fixed pain that is made worse by cold. damp-predominant b…)".
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