Category Archives: Xia Guisheng

Polyhydramnios and Koi

If you are working with pregnant women, sooner or later someone with polyhydramnios will come into your clinic. What a blessing for that woman! This is because the methods below are very clear and effective for a dangerous condition that has no other treatment. Continue reading

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Membranous Dysmenorrhea/When to use E Zhu and San Leng

Little tidbits from experienced doctors can make all the difference in practice. Continue reading

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Dysmenorrhea: Cold Causes Pain

Think of a child swimming in cold water and how they start to shiver and develop blue-purple lips, fingers and toes. I have a small spring fed pond behind my clinic. The water is very cold all year round. If I dip my feet into it, within 2 minutes they start to ache. Cold causes blood stasis and this blood stasis causes pain. However, as soon as the child is warmed up, the lips, fingers and toes turn pink again! Continue reading

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Painful Menstruation

The passage below is one of my favorites because it shows us that Dr. Xia had to go through his own experience of feeling limited by what he had learned. He thought about his experience deeply and, over time, integrated what were the essential ideas. Continue reading

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Post Partum use of Sheng Hua Tang

Sheng Hua Tang is a formula designed by Fu Qing-Zhu in the 17th century.  It was first written about in his text Fu Qing-Zhu’s Gynecology (Fu Qing-Zhu Fu Ke) It is designed to treat women who are just post partum … Continue reading

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Opening-Through Presentation

In this entry, I am offering a presentation taken from a class I recently taught.  I went into some detail about the method of opening through.  At the end of the presentation I have included two case studies from my … Continue reading

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益腎通经汤 Yi Shen Tong Jing Tang Boost the Kidneys and Open-Through the Menstruation Decoction

In this next entry on Dr. Xia’s opening through methods, we learn some very interesting principles.  His formula, Yi Shen Tong Jing Tang is indicated for Kidney deficiency type amenorrhea or scanty menstruation.  However the mechanism of the formula works with the … Continue reading

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进退温经汤 Jin Tui Wen Jing Tang Modified Warm the Menses Decoction

This is the next entry in this series of entries.  If you haven’t read the previous 3 entries, I recommend you go back and read them.  Each entry is an expansion of the previous one. Here we expand on the … Continue reading

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五味调经散 Wu Wei Tiao Jing San Five Flavor Synchronize the Menstruation Powder

“He substituted Mu Dan Pi for Zhi Zi and Shan Zha for Liu Qu.  He did this because Mu Dan Pi and Shan Zha enter the blood level while Zhi Zi and Liu Qu do not.  Brilliant! ” Todays entry includes … Continue reading

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Opening-Through continued

加减通瘀煎 Jia Jian Tong Yu Jian Modified Opening Through Stasis Decoction It is very important that the lack of free flow is paired with fullness, pain or up-bearing symptoms By way of introduction to this first chapter, I’d like to … Continue reading

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