Tag Archives: Classic Formulas

Fourth Installment: Adding Xing Ren

I find this formula very useful for wet type asthma, pediatric asthma, allergic asthma, nasal allergies, food allergies with swelling and asthma and chronic bronchitis, especially when the face appears puffy. 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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Second Installment on Jin Gui Cough Formulas

This formula uses Poria (fú líng). On the one hand Poria (fú líng) will lead and gather the fluids so they can be removed through the urination and on the other hand it will treat the source of the generation of fluids. This is why Poria (fú líng) is the principle herb. The ministers are Zingiberis Rhizoma (gān jiāng) and Asari Radix et Rhizoma (xì xīn) which warm the lung, scatter cold and transform fluids. In order to prevent the Zingiberis Rhizoma (gān jiāng) and Asari Radix et Rhizoma (xì xīn) from squandering and scattering the lung Qi, Schisandrae Fructus (wǔ wèi zǐ) is added as an assistant. Schisandrae Fructus (wǔ wèi zǐ) will restrain the lung Qi and stop cough. Continue reading

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5 Important Jīn Guì Yào Lüè Formulas for Cough Season

These 5 formulas are incredibly useful in the clinic and once you know them, I am sure you will use them every week, if not every day. Continue reading

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Historical and Theoretical Foundations of the Shang Han Lun

For professors Hu and Feng, Ban Xia Xie Xin Tang treats a half interior, half exterior Yin pattern because it treats upper heat with lower cold. This makes it primarily a Jue Yin formula along with Gan Cao Xie Xin Tang and Sheng Jiang Xie Xin Tang. Continue reading

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Case: Da Chai Hu Tang for Pneumonia

Announcing a 10-month course on Hu Xi-Shu’s understanding and clinical use of Shang Han Lun formulas with Professor Feng Shi-Lun
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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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Huang Huang on Zhi Gan Cao Tang: Text and Video Presentation

Last February, Dr. Huang Huang gave a 4 day seminar on the Ten Key Formula Families in San Francisco.  Here is a link to view an excerpt of this seminar pertaining to Zhi Gan Cao Tang. (Eric Brand is the translator … Continue reading

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