Category Archives: Kampo

Visit to the KPC factory

When Zoe and I rented a car to go up to the mountains, the car rental company gave us some free toothpaste that included Yu Nan Bai Yao and Pu’er tea! Continue reading

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Kampo – Low Abdominal Pressure?

‘Li Ji’ is a result of overstrained rectus abdominus compensating for low abdominal pressure. I don’t get what this means. Could you explain it to me a bit more? How do the muscles strain in response to low abdominal pressure? Continue reading

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Kampo – Pulsations on the Abdomen

Many kinds of pulsations can occur on the abdomen. Here, Nigel helps me tease this all apart.
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Kampo – When are Shells and Bones used?

As promised, here is the first installment of a short series of entries on Kampo.  These next three entries are all taken from a written conversation between Nigel and myself, in the form of questions and answers.  I hope you … Continue reading

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Kampo Questions and Answers with Nigel Dawes

When I was in acupuncture school more than 30 years ago and after – I had the opportunity to study Hara diagnosis (The Hara is the abdomen)with Kiiko Matsumoto and Stephen Birch quite intensively. They wrote Hara Diagnosis: Reflections on … Continue reading

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