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Healing the Heart
Chinese Herbs for Sleep and Anxiety
Kerry Jenni M.S., L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist
Yin and Yang
Five Branches Of Chinese Medicine
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Acupuncture
Herbs
Nutrition
Massage
Meditation
Five Elements
TCM Terms
• Qi
• Meridians
• Shen
TCM Diagnostics
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Intake, Tongue, Pulse
Yin Yang Balance
Five Element Balance
Health of Shen
Qi and Channel
Movement
• Internal Organ
Diagnosis
Seven Emotions
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Joy --Heart
Anger ---Liver
Worry ---Spleen
Pensiveness ---Spleen
Grief ---Lung
Fear ---Kidney
Fright ---Kidney
Shen
• Tao Te Ching- Three
Treasures: Shen, Qi and
Jing
• Essential Energies to
sustain life
• Translation: spirit; soul,
mind; god, deity;
supernatural being"
Fire Element- Heart
Western Medicine
• Removes metabolic waste
• Pumps Blood through the
body
• Moves oxygen, nutrients
and hormones
Eastern Medicine
• Controls Sweat
• Controls Blood vessels and
circulation
• Supports and controls
mental activities
• Manifests in complexion
• Houses the Shen
Fire Element- Heart in Distress
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Anemia
Angina
Red face
Low or high blood
pressure
• Hot Flashes
• Insomnia
• Celiac Disease
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Hemorrhoids
Hot joints
Anxiety
Varicose Veins
Poor circulation
Pain in lower abdomen
Stiff neck or shoulders
Tennis elbow
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Anxiety
• Persistent, daily worry that effects ones life
• Plus 3 of these symptoms: restlessness;
fatigue; concentration problems; irritability;
muscle tension; and insomnia.
Panic Attacks
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Response to situation
Shortness of breath
Feeling closed in
Heart palpitations
Shaking
Dizzy
Feeling detached from the environment
chest pain
Conventional Treatment
• Cognitive behavioral
therapy
• Drugs such as SSRIs,
MAO inhibitors or
trycylic antidepressants
Insomnia
• Wakes feeling
unrefreshed
• Effects daily waking life
• Difficult to fall asleep
• OR difficult to stay
asleep
• Tension Headaches
Conventional Treatment
• Lifestyle changes
• Medications zolpidem
(Ambien), eszopiclone
(Lunesta), zaleplon
(Sonata) or ramelteon
(Rozerem)
• OTC medications
TCM Approach to Healing the Heart
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Acupuncture
Herbs
Nutrition
Exercise
Meditation
Acupuncture
How Does It Work?
How Long Does It
Take?
What’s a Typical
Treatment Like?
Acupressure Points To Heal the Heart
Heart 7
Pericardium 6
Acupressure Points To Heal the Heart
Ren 17
Small Intestine 3
Chinese Herbs
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History
Formula Based
Route
Nature
Suan Zao Ren
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Zizphi spinosae semen
Jujube Seed
Sour, neutral
Heart, Liver, Spleen,
Gallbladder
• Nourishes Heart blood,
moves Liver Qi
• Quiets the spirit
• Prevents Spontaneous
Sweating
Bai He
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Lilii Bulbus
Lily Bulbs
Sweet, Bitter, Cold
Heart, Lung
Moistens the lungs,
suppresses cough
• Clears the heart, calms
shen
He Huan Pi
• Albizzia Cortex
• Albizza Bark from albizza
tree, can reach 30 ft
• Sweet Neutral
• Heart, Liver
• Invigorates blood, stops
pain, disperses swelling,
reduces abcess
• Calms Shen, relieves
constraint
Fu Shen
• Poriae Sclerotium
Pararadicus
• Poria Root
• Sweet, bland, neutral
• Heart
• Drains Damp, quiets
heart, calms shen
Fu Xiao Mai
• Tritici Fructus Levis
• Immature seeds of
annual herbaceous
plant Triticum aestivum
• Sweet, salty, cool
• Spleen and Urinary
Bladder
• Constrains Sweat,
reduces night sweats
• Tonifies yin and qi
Suan Zao Ren Tang
• Moves Liver Qi, Tonic
Heart Yin, Calms Shen
• Irritability, insomina,
palpitations, night
sweats, dizziness, dry
throat and mouth
Nutrition to Heal the Heart
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Amaranth
Asparagus
Basil
Black beans
Celery
Cucumbers
Dandelions
Dark, leafy greens
Dill
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Endive
Figs
Grapes
Green Beans
Lettuce
Marrow Soup
Olive Oil
Parsley
Red Beets
Meditation to Heal the Heart
• HAWWWWWW
Exercise to Heal the Heart
• Open The Heart Yoga
Poses
• Tai Chi
Case Studies
Case Studies
Case Studies
Thank You
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Acupuncture &
Oriental Medicine
• Montpelier, Vermont
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