Category Archives: Obstetrics

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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Placenta Encapsulation: A Traditional Chinese Medicine for Post-Partum Healing

My personal experience has been nearly 100% positive, with mothers reporting feeling strong, bleeding times shortened, milk supply coming in full, and an overall sense of well-being. The clearest evidence, though, has come to me from second-time mothers who report feeling so much stronger and in control, even with a toddler to run around after in addition to the newborn. The placenta can easily be combined with a customized herbal treatment to provide the mother with full post-partum recovery. Continue reading

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Debra Betts and Working with Pregnant Women

I used a point near Large Intestine 4 where there was an induration, Spleen 6 and Bladder 60. The next contraction was completely different than the previous ones. It was much more intense but the pressure had shifted to the perineum. Continue reading

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A Magical Experiential Formula from Dr. Qiu Xiao-Mei

A recent exchange with a student of mine inspired me to share information about one particular formula of hers. Check out the results!

This is just one example of her creativity and effectiveness. Her work is something to study and try to keep alive. Continue reading

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Postpartum Care Continued…

In my clinic I have treated women who have contracted various illnesses, like fever, during the postpartum period. It is presupposed that one always differentially diagnoses in order to seek the cause and determines treatment upon examining the cause. At all times I pay attention to and give aid to the righteous Qi. Especially after the evil has retreated it is even more important to do such things as nourishing the blood and boosting the Qi, using banking up and supplementing methods. Continue reading

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An Inquiry into the Treatment Laws for Postpartum Illnesses

This post is a follow up to the last post was on insufficient lactation, including some more thoughts and teachings on the postpartum treatment of women with Chinese medicine. Continue reading

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Chinese Herbs for Lactation

Recently a practitioner posted a query on our Chinese medicine egroup wondering about a patient who suffered from insufficient lactation. It gave me the idea to post some interesting and very helpful material for this type of thing. Anyone working … Continue reading

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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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Four Great New Courses

Today 4 new White Pine Institute courses are being launched.  These courses represent a range of what we are interested in here at the institute.  Below I go into some detail about the course on Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum and … 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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