Matthew Wood, Master Herbalist is known internationally. For many years, herbalists used the model of four tissue states, based on the Western four element model. These tissue states were hot, cold, damp and dry. Then, Matthew introduced the concept of the six tissue states through the addition of relaxing and constricting.
Cooling herbs reduce irritation and excess heat. Warming herbs relieve depression and cold. Drying herbs treat stagnation and water retention. Moistening herbs restore flexibility and tissue function in atrophy. Constricting herbs stop leakage by toning up tissue relaxation.Relaxing herbs ease muscle spasms and improve the flow of energy and fluids by easing constriction.
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