[Herb-students] memorization of formulas
alstone at beyondwellbeing.com
Sat May 11 12:21:20 EDT 2002
I'm still wrestling with this. (five years after the licensure exam)
The only thing that I rely on is simply understand the herb groups and
their functions within a formula.
This should be how formulas are taught, so this may sound familiar, but
when I think about Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang for lifting Spleen Qi, I know
that Huang Qi, Sheng Ma and Chai Hu all do the actual lifting. Other
herbs perform secondary functions... I break things up like that.
Just a thought.
Lorne & Dodie Hill wrote:
> Is there anyone out there in TCM computer land that has mastered the FINE
> art of making effective rhymes, stories etc to help them remember the
> composition, indications, function of formulas? I have tried many things
> (maybe for not long enough) to see their effectiveness, but, for a western
> speaking student - I really find this difficult and frustrating. Then
> sadly, only to be discouraged that after my hard work, I have only
> remembered everything in short term memory and have quickly forgotten it.
> All help or suggestions or even your rhymes are gratefully appreciated.
> e-mail address: lorne.hill at telus.net
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Al Stone L.Ac.
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