Category Archives: Diagnosis

Upcoming Classes and Diagnosis Presentations

This past winter I traveled to 6 cities to teach a class on understanding physiology through classic formulas.  The 7th and final city in which I am going to teach this course is the city of my birth, San Francisco. … Continue reading

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Key Sign for Gui Zhi Gan Cao Tang

You may think that you will not see patients who have excessive promotion of sweating but we should consider hot yoga and excessive exercising that many of our thin and weak patients take part in. Continue reading

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Late Stage Cancer and the 3 Yin Conformations

In addition, the long term use of intravenous fluids forces cold and damp into the interior.
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Classic Formula Course

There is a saying that there is a difference between a good herbal treatment and a correct herbal treatment. We all can work at a level in which our patients do well enough on the herbs we give them. However, when we have had the experience of stumbling upon a truly accurate herbal formula and seeing our patient’s complex issues resolve almost magically, we get a glimpse into the true power of Chinese herbal medicine. Continue reading

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Third Installment: Thirst due to cold?

Explaining the Symptom with What We Know for Sure: One must have a good understanding of physiology in order to do this well. Hence, we see thirst as simply the subjective sensation of wanting fluids in the mouth and then let the rest of the diagnosis explain why this is happening. Continue reading

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Hu Xi-Shu’s Jing Fang approach to Asthma

The feeling of having seriously delved into a deep study and then having the pay off in the clinic – marked by a sense of direct understanding and the treatment being clearly and quickly effective – is just so good. Even addictive! 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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Basing our conclusions on FACT.

irrefutable proof that, not only does the sun actually orbit the earth (duh!), but that the earth is actually flat. Continue reading

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Illustrating Diagnosis with Case Examples

The foundation, for me, of accurate diagnosis is seeing each sign and symptom for what it actually IS before interpreting it. Continue reading

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