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By Gunter R. Neeb

BLOOD STASIS: CHINA'S CLASSICAL inspiration IN sleek drugs covers the world of blood stasis in conventional chinese language medication, drawing from an immense variety of unique chinese language fabric. The ebook discusses many Western ailments together with diabetes, gynecological issues, stroke, tumors, myocardial infarction, and the interplay of those with different pathological components. The e-book additionally offers either classical and smooth differentiations and coverings, together with either herbs and acupuncture in all different types with applicable case histories.Thoroughly examines the techniques and approaches of blood stasis in conventional chinese language Medicine.Draws on unique translations from chinese language assets starting from the classical period via glossy times.Describes, in complete, the old standpoint of chinese language Medicine's presentation of blood stasis idea and likewise contains glossy learn for a balanced view of the effectiveness of blood stasis.Highlights fresh special research of blood stasis and herbs.Incorporates real-life situations helped by means of blood stasis remedy.

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4. Blood stasis due to exogenous pathogenic Cold A well-known fact in TCM is that Blood that is warmed by Wei-Qi will be able to flow. However, if it becomes cold, it will contract. This may be due to the influence of exogenous pathogenic Cold or due to lack of Yang-Qi warming the Blood. In both events Blood ‘freezes’, which means its flow slows down or stops altogether. Rheumatic diseases are often involved here. 5. Blood stasis due to pathogenic Heat Pathogenic Heat consumes Body Fluids, therefore, in the presence of Heat, Blood in effect thickens.

However, it should not be forgotten that ‘Phlegm’ had a common meaning in the sense of the phlegm that was regularly brought up when clearing one’s throat. Another meaning is in a medical context, where Phlegm is a generic term for all tenacious and viscous substances that inhibit physiological processes in the body, for example low density lipoprotein (LDL) and cholesterol. Many of the consequences of arteriosclerosis belong to this category, for example cardiac and vascular diseases. 10. Exhaustion causing Blood stasis Specific repetitive movements or postures (as in certain occupational disorders) or lack of sufficient exercise will restrict the flow of blood and thus engender Blood stasis.

The following changes can be noted: ■ CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS AND LABORATORY ANALYSIS Blood screening ■ Naturally, haemorheologic tests are the first line of investigation: absolute indications for Blood stasis are elevated blood and blood plasma viscosity, also a slowdown in sedimentation rate and an increase in its K value. Increased agglutination of all blood cells and of fibrinogen concentration also suggest Blood stasis. Microcirculation Nail bed examination, which was performed more regularly in the past, and also fundus examination may show an increase of convoluted capillaries, local exudation and a slowdown of blood flow.

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