A Rose is a Rose: How we use roses in Chinese Medicine

A Rose Is A Rose Cara O. Frank, L.OM. Valentine’s day has come and gone. But it got me thinking about the roses we use in Chinese herbal medicine. There are 3 roses that are generally taught in Chinese herbal programs: Two are flowers and one is a rose hip. Méi Gui Huā 玫瑰花 Flos Rosae…

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Short PDF on using Chinese herbs to treat fractures

Yesterday I had the privilege of being a featured speaker and the first annual Sports Acupuncture Alliance. The topics I covered included the treatment of neck and shoulder pain, sciatica and piriformis syndrome. I had worked on my handout for months and the topic evolved. One section that I omitted was the treatment of fractures.…

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Chinese Herb Formulas for Ear Infections on Sale!

Recently, Cara posted an excerpt of a chapter from her book TCM Case Studies, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, published by Peoples Medical Publishing House on the treatment of Otitis Media. We wanted to promote the blog with a sale on the formulas that are discussed in the excerpt. For the month of July, these formulas can be…

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Bi Choo-The Cedar Fever Easer

Bi Choo For Sniveling Sneeze Bi Choo is based on Professor Tan Jing-Shu’s Wēn Yáng Qū Fēng Tāng (Yang-Warming and Wind-Dispelling Decoction) and combines the treatment principles of dispelling wind-cold, warming and tonifying the kidney yang, nourishing the kidney yin, stopping pain and stabilizing the defensive qi. The formula intelligently repurposes classical formulas, such as…

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