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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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Hello friends,

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

From Jack Radner about Engaging Vitality

Engaging Vitality, Module 1 October 15-16, 2016, in Amherst, MA at White Pine Healing Arts 13 CEU’s Available This will be the first weekend of a three-weekend series.  It will be a hands-on introduction to a variety of palpation techniques that put you directly in touch with your patients’ qi.  These techniques originated in the world of Osteopathic Medicine, and when incorporated into the practice of East Asian Medicine and Acupuncture, they allow you to get more information and understanding every time you put your hands on a patient.  They compliment pulse diagnosis and abdominal diagnosis, but give you a fuller picture, and more directly inform your choice of channels and effective points for treatment. I was introduced to this material in 2000, by Dan Bensky, when I started as a student SIOM.  There are many palpatory tools that are part of the Engaging Vitality system  and though I worked with some of them from early on in my practice, they didn’t all come together in an organized and meaningful way until Dan Bensky, Chip Chase and Marguerite Dinkins reformulated their methods of teaching into the current three-weekend Engaging Vitality program in 2012. That year, I attended all three classes in Portland, OR, and began to use the all of the material every day in my practice. I have since hosted [...]

By | 2017-07-24T18:35:45+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Our Courses|0 Comments

East Coast Engaging Vitality Course

One of the practitioners at White Pine Healing Arts, Jack Radner, is offering the Module I of the Engaging Vitality course here in Amherst this October.  You can download the  Engaging Vitality Flyer here.  You can get more information at the website, www.EngagingVitality.com and also contact Jack directly with any questions at jackradner@gmail.com.

By | 2017-07-24T13:29:58+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Our Courses|0 Comments