Monthly Archives: May 2010

Ten Key Formula Families for Cancer

I created this presentation to give you all a chance to see how I’ve applied Dr. Huang Huang’s work for cancer patients.  Dr. Huang Huang is coming to teach at White Pine Healing Arts this July for 3 days on … Continue reading

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Opening-Through Presentation

In this entry, I am offering a presentation taken from a class I recently taught.  I went into some detail about the method of opening through.  At the end of the presentation I have included two case studies from my … Continue reading

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Anxiety about practicing…

When we practice Chinese medicine, it is very important that we are aware of our anxiety.  Anxiety is normal for a practitioner.  After all, people are coming to us for help and paying us for our expertise.  If we are … Continue reading

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Women’s Physiology

Recently I taught a class as part of the Graduate Mentorship Program that began a series of classes we will be doing on women’s health.  I began with a discussion of women’s physiology based quite a bit on the work of … Continue reading

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益腎通经汤 Yi Shen Tong Jing Tang Boost the Kidneys and Open-Through the Menstruation Decoction

In this next entry on Dr. Xia’s opening through methods, we learn some very interesting principles.  His formula, Yi Shen Tong Jing Tang is indicated for Kidney deficiency type amenorrhea or scanty menstruation.  However the mechanism of the formula works with the … Continue reading

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进退温经汤 Jin Tui Wen Jing Tang Modified Warm the Menses Decoction

This is the next entry in this series of entries.  If you haven’t read the previous 3 entries, I recommend you go back and read them.  Each entry is an expansion of the previous one. Here we expand on the … Continue reading

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五味调经散 Wu Wei Tiao Jing San Five Flavor Synchronize the Menstruation Powder

“He substituted Mu Dan Pi for Zhi Zi and Shan Zha for Liu Qu.  He did this because Mu Dan Pi and Shan Zha enter the blood level while Zhi Zi and Liu Qu do not.  Brilliant! ” Todays entry includes … Continue reading

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Opening-Through continued

加减通瘀煎 Jia Jian Tong Yu Jian Modified Opening Through Stasis Decoction It is very important that the lack of free flow is paired with fullness, pain or up-bearing symptoms By way of introduction to this first chapter, I’d like to … Continue reading

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“Opening Through” the menstruation Tong Jing 通经

In relation to blood stasis – many of my own students don’t come in with much more of an understanding of blood stasis herbs other than that they all move the blood and that they should therefore not be used … Continue reading

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Mei Gui Hua By Dr. Ban Xiu-Wen

Mei Gui Hua is a cultivated courtyard flower.  In addition to it having value as a beautiful flower to observe it also has worth as a medicinal herb. It is warm and harmonious.  It primarily courses and raises, being able … Continue reading

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