Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm ready to get started...

I could use your help..

Thursday, December 10, 2009

End of 4th Semester

This semester is winding down and I didn't even get a chance to make any new posts. Over my vacation starting next week, I'll post some interesting things that I've learned.

I will also return to my regular postings next semester.

Happy Studying!

Friday, January 30, 2009

TCM- Liver Patterns 2 (Test 2)

The formatting won't allow for me to copy the charts here.

But, here is what you need to know for the test:

The Pattern, Clinical Manifestations, Tongue/Pulse of Liver. You do not need to know the etiology or the pathology.

You also only need to know these points for certain patterns:

  • Liver Qi Stagnation
  • Liver Qi Stagnation turning into Heat
  • Liver Fire Blazing
  • Liver Blood Stasis
  • Liver Blood Deficiency
  • Liver Yin Deficiency

TCM- Liver Patterns 1 (Test 2)

Functions of the Liver

General Characteristics of Liver Pathology

· Stores Blood

· Ensures the Smooth Flow of Qi

· Controls the Sinews

· Manifests in the Nails

· Opens into the Eyes

· Controls Tears

· Houses the Ethereal Soul

· Affected by Anger

· Rapid changes (eg. in skin diseases)

· Up & down fluctuation (eg. level of energy or mood)

· Emotionally up and down

· Moodiness, irritability

· Pain

· Eye problems

· A feeling of ‘distension’

· GYN problems