Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Herbology’

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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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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Forsythia: the Harbinger of Spring!

It’s April in Philadelphia and we are in that glorious moment where everything is popping up yellow. Daffodils are everywhere and forsythia is reaching skyward. In Chinese medicine, Lián Qiào, Forsythiae Fructus连翘 is used as a heat clearing medicinal. The name translates as lián “wagon” and qiào “ a kind of ancient cart. This refers…

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Cara's Featured on the PinPoint Performance Podcast

Why? Because we love alliteration! No, seriously, Cara is honored that Chad Bong has interviewed her to discuss Chinese herbs, injuries, and other topics. Part One is live and you can listen here: http://www.pinpointperformance.training/home-2/homex/home-2/podcast/p4-ep-6-cara-frank-pt-1-2/ To celebrate, we’re having a sale! Our best selling formulas for injury management are 20% off until 9/15/15 http://china-herb-co.myshopify.com

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