Category Archives: Qiu Xiaomei

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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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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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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Dysmenorrhea: Cold Causes Pain

Think of a child swimming in cold water and how they start to shiver and develop blue-purple lips, fingers and toes. I have a small spring fed pond behind my clinic. The water is very cold all year round. If I dip my feet into it, within 2 minutes they start to ache. Cold causes blood stasis and this blood stasis causes pain. However, as soon as the child is warmed up, the lips, fingers and toes turn pink again! Continue reading

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Painful Menstruation

The passage below is one of my favorites because it shows us that Dr. Xia had to go through his own experience of feeling limited by what he had learned. He thought about his experience deeply and, over time, integrated what were the essential ideas. Continue reading

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What is Heat in the Blood Chamber?

Dr. Qíu Xiào-méi I recently gave a talk on Medigogy as a way to introduce the course I am giving in Vancouver in January on bleeding disorders in women. During the class a student/practitioner asked what I meant by “heat … Continue reading

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Using The Finger Pulse During Birth

To continue on the theme of birthing, I was recently editing video from the last Graduate Mentorship Program.  The video I am currently working on is from the part of the program on pregnancy and labor. I was reminded about … Continue reading

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Post Partum Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment

I am currently working as a co-author on a book that will be published through People’s Medical Publishing House in Beijing.  The book is a gynecology text made up of case studies and discussions on a variety of topics.  I … Continue reading

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