E Zhu and San Leng

I’m so glad to have the website launched so I can get back to the business of talking about Chinese medicine in this blog!   About six years ago, I wrote a blog post about E Zhu and San Leng.  Over time, I’ve only come to appreciate these herbs more and more.  Recently I treated a woman who had a history of severe dysmenorrhea since menarche.  This was the kind of painful menstruation that leaves a woman unable to function.  In cases of severe dysmenorrhea, I always ask if there are any meat-like or tissue-like clots in the menstruate.  I also ask if there is relief of pain upon discharging one of these clots.  In her case the answer was yes to both of these questions.  This was a clear case of membranous dysmenorrhea.  She did not have any craving for warmth or aversion to cold related to her menstruation. Typically she would start to have pain and water retention starting a week and a half before her menstruation.   2 weeks before the start of her menstruation I gave her a formula to vitalize the blood, disolve masses and stop pain.  The formula included E Zhu and San Leng as well as Xu Duan to direct the formula to her uterus.  There were no herbs to disinhibit water.  When I [...]

By | 2017-11-24T10:12:20+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Gynecology, Individual Herbs, Our Courses, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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I've been working hard to create the new White Pine website. It has now been launched! This means that registration is open for the 2018 Graduate Mentorship Program.  The new program will take place through a learning management system called Canvas. I am just so excited by the possibilities that this new platform offers. It is user-friendly and rich with interactive content. You'll be hearing more about the new course so stay tuned.

By | 2017-11-23T15:01:54+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Newsletter, Our Courses|0 Comments

Treating Periodic Issues with Xiao Chai Hu Tang

whenever you see of liver gallbladder Qi failing to rise and express or you see that Yin and Yang are unable to flow together and connect AND the symptoms show up in successive and regular periods, this can be treated with Xiao Chai Hu Tang with very good results.

By | 2017-07-24T13:27:23+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Classic Formulas, Famous Doctors|0 Comments

Unpacking Gui Zhi Tang: Gui Zhi Gan Cao Tang

With an eye for this, you may notice patients that put their hands on their chests during your time with them. I've had patients tell me that they always fall asleep with their hands on their chests or that they love for their partner to place their hands on their chest.

By | 2017-06-03T06:55:49+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Classic Formulas, Feng Shi Lun, Liu Han Tang|0 Comments

Teeny Tiny Formula: Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang

In this post I am sharing some brief discussion and 9 case studies by various doctors about Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang. There is quite a range of illnesses that can treated with this formula. It is an incredibly useful formula that I, again, use every clinic day.

By | 2017-11-24T17:29:13+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Classic Formulas, Liu Du-Zhou|0 Comments

The Many Uses of Gui Zhi Tang

One can see that Zhang Zhong-Jing placed this formula at the head of the formulas for the masses. It is worthy of Ke Yun-Bo’s appellation that this is the “Chief formula for the masses.”