Formulas

Chinese Herbal Medicine Breakthrough for Asthma & Cough

By Cara Frank, L.OM & Robin Ray Green, L.Ac., MTCM Cara Frank, L.OM., Acupuncturist, Herbalist and founder of China Herb Company, has recently partnered with Robin Ray Green, L.Ac, MTCM, author, educator, and leading pediatric acupuncture expert. Together they have created a new line of formulas for children’s respiratory care to address one of the…

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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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