Category Archives: Experiential Formulas

Shang Han Lun Introductory Weekend: Boston

As a guest post, White Pine Institute wants to let people know about an exciting upcoming course.  There is an introductory weekend this November and then, a 2 year Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine (DCCM) training begins in May, 2018.  Registration … Continue reading

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Bad Flu causes Scary Bleeding

This was an intense case in which the patient really did not want to go to the hospital. I had to both support this wish while making sure she was remaining safe. It is important to allow for the possibility that my skills may not be enough! I find it important to make agreements with patients in cases like this such as – after an agreed upon period of time or if symptoms get worse, they will go to the ER. Without this, I am not comfortable working with these kinds of crises. On the other hand, with this kind of clear communication, it is great to see what the herbs can do. 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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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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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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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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Graduate Mentorship Program

When our diagnosis is clear and well articulated, determining the correct treatment follows rather seamlessly. Proper diagnosis is also our best way to insure safety in our work. When we are confident that our diagnosis is accurate, we can easily stand behind stronger and more focused methods, herbs and formulas. In fact, it is impossible to really understand herb and formulas without the ability to deeply diagnose.
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Deep into Zhang Zhongjing’s Gan Cao

Hi all blog readers.  I have a special treat for you this time.  I am posting a presentation from the August 2008 course with Dr. Huang Huang in 2 parts.  Interpreted by Andrea Elliot.  I very much hope you enjoy … 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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Excerpt on Si Ni San from the Huang Huang weekend

You can access this presentation here. The weekend with Dr. Huang was so rich.  Here is a picture of our group.  (click on it for a larger view) Notice that my daughter, Zoe, is in the picture with the green sweater. … Continue reading

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