Formulas

TCM Kindergarden: Ban Xia and Chen Pi

      We had an Instagram- Facebook Contest a few weeks ago. I posted a query about Ban Xia and Chen Pi. How many formulas can you name with these two herbs, who are great friends. My first herb teacher taught that ban xia and chen pi were the best pair for anything with…

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Using Herbs That Clear Heat To Calm The Spirit

For many years I’ve used cool and cold herbs and formulas to treat patients with anxiety, agitation and insomnia. A recent discussion online about the terms we use to describe anxiety and vexation led me to revisit this piece I wrote in 2013. It’s long been an academic and clinical  preoccupation of mine. I was…

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How to Apply San Huang San

We thought you might enjoy this short video of me applying San Huang San to my sprained ankle. San Huang San is a traditional formula that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years. Most of us like to call it herbal ice because it’s so effective at reducing swelling inflammation, swelling, bruising…

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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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