Category Archives: Classic Formulas

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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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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Formula Families and More

Our library is full to the brim with excellent free study opportunities that can help prepare students for the autumn start of the GMP. So what is there? Continue reading

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Tiny Formulas: Gan Cao Gan Jiang Tang

Licorice and Ginger Decoction (gān cǎo gān jiāng tāng) is a most useful tiny formula to understand.  I hope readers take some time with this post so that this a real relationship with this little building block of so many formulas can … Continue reading

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Another Small Formula: Zhi Shi Shao Yao San

I’m continuing by revisiting the long lost series on tiny formulas from the Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue. I believe that it is extremely important to know and understand the tiny formulas because they are the building blocks of bigger formulas. Continue reading

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Tiny Formulas 4: Bàn Xià Gān Jiāng Sān

In general, we can say that Gān Jiāng melts frozen fluids, stops pain and opens the middle, while stopping upward rebellion of the stomach. Continue reading

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