Category Archives: Traditional East Asian Medicine

White Tiger Decoction

Powerful and graceful White Tiger Decoction treats what is known in Chinese medicine as the 4 bigs – big fever, big thirst, big sweat, big pulse – and has its place in the Chinese medicine dispensary as an important emergency formula. Apropos for 2022 – the Year of the Tiger. Gypsum, the main ingredient, is […]

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Cinnamon Twig Formula

Cinnamon Twig Formula, Gui Zhi Tang, is a commonly used formula that is useful for the very initial stages of a cold or flu when there may be mild symptoms such as sneezing, aversion to cold and wind, mild sweating, feeling feverish, lack of thirst or headache. It treats exterior wind cold and harmonizes the […]

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Moxa Season – Time to Build Qi and Blood

3 February 2021 is the beginning of Spring Moxa Season, which lasts about 4 weeks, with the peak being Chinese Lunar New Year, which is Feb 12 this year. During this time the “Life Gate” is open and illness can invade more deeply than at other times of year. This is also the time when […]

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Moxa Heat Packs (self heating)

Moxibustion is a warming technique that has always been an integral part of the practice acupuncture. Traditional moxibustion is smoky, which makes it hard to use indoors. The moxa heat pack, on the other hand, is not smoky at all and is so easy to use, as well as effective. My clients are LOVING it! […]

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Chinese Herbal Flower Garden

A Monarch butterfly came by as I was taking photos to share with you. I’ve been working on the landscaping around my office all summer and the gardens are looking beautiful. I’ve been planting Chinese herbal medicinal plants, including Peony, Black Cohosh, Skullcap, Wild Rose, Belamcamda and Solomon Seal, which can serve to demonstration the […]

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Important Intake Questions for COVID-19 and/or Flu

Here is a list of symptoms that I will want to know if you (my current client) are looking for treatment for COVID-19 or a serious cold/flu: What symptoms came on at the beginning of this? What symptoms are present now? Body temperature – Do you feel hot or cold, or both alternating? Do you […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Consultations

New clients will need to fill in my intake forms and do an online intake, which will take approximately 45-60 minutes. Current clients can schedule online follow-up visits, which will take 15-30 minutes. 15 minutes = $45 30 minutes = $85 45 minutes = $125 60 minutes = $165 Most herbs are 30 cents per […]

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Corona Virus COVID-19, flu, epidemics & Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese medicine has historically proven effective for colds and flues, including epidemics such as SARS and COVID-19. I have been reading what my teachers and colleagues in China and the US have been writing about the presentation and treatment of COVID-19, including cases, and Chinese herbal medicine has clearly been very helpful. A have a […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine for Immunity and COVID-19 Coronavirus PART II

I have been following case studies of people with COVID-19 and have included one of the articles that I read, written by a doctor who does both western medicine and Chinese herbal medicine in an integrated hospital. He has seen 30 cases of COVID-19 which were treated with both western and Chinese medicine. They found […]

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Chinese Herbal Medicine for Immunity and COVID-19 Coronavirus PART I

I am writing to let you know a few things with regards to COVID-19 and my practice. Firstly, I have Chinese herbal formulas that treat colds and flus as well as herbs for the immune system. I have stocked up on Yin Qiao Jie Du Pian, which is a formula that is commonly used for […]

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