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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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Guest Post: Engaging Vitality in New York City

I use these techniques with every patient and have been amazed by the amount of feedback I receive and how it’s led me to use points and channels I would have otherwise overlooked. Continue reading

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Essay on Rou Gui – Cinnamon Bark

If you wish to generate life, you must return the Yang. The returning the Yang method goes to the center of the Qi and blood, fostering the root of the body. If the Yang root is feeble, the children; water and wood, will be insufficient with nothing leftover.(These are the words of Huang Yuanyu 黄元御) Continue reading

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What We Do When We Don’t Know How To Diagnose

This has been my area of study since I first really got it back in 1999: we are not taught to diagnose in our Chinese medical educations. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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