Author Archives: Topics in Chinese Medicine

Chased by a Chai Hu Ghost!

I spoke to him sternly saying “Can’t you see that you are being chased by ghosts?” He became silent. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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What’s New Here?

I am calling it Ancient Ponies Farm, after my two Dales Ponies, Japser and Spencer, who will be gracing this farm with their presence soon. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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More on Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang

So, here is a bow to Liu Han-Tang, a bow to Yu Guo-Jun and a bow to Shao Yao Gan Cao Tang. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Unpacking Gui Zhi Tang

Within Gui Zhi Tang there are two teeny tiny formulas. The beauty of knowing these teeny tiny formulas is that they shed immense light on the function of a larger formula that contains them. Continue reading

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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.” Continue reading

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Guest Post: ICEAM Shanghan Lun Series Coming to Boston!

Dr. Arnaud Versluys and the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine will be launching their flagship East Coast branch in Boston, beginning June 3-4 2017. Continue reading

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It’s all in the translation….Hidden attitudes toward women.

Amazing! According to this, post-menopausal women are sad and can’t communicate with heaven! Continue reading

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