TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "tian ma" which in english is "gastrodia root", is categorized within the "herbs that extinguish wind and stop tremors" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver channels and exhibits neutral (ping) and sweet (gan) 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:
Tian Ma may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: back pain, dizziness (vertigo), epilepsy (seizure), headache, leg pain, migraines and/or numbness
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, tian ma is generally included in the following 6 formulas:
As noted above, tian ma is within the herbs that extinguish wind and stop tremors functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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