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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is rapidly advancing onto the world stage as a medicine that has endured through time and history to assuage the ills of humankind and assist in the prevention of further diseases and imbalances of health.


Chinese herbal medicine is notable for its sophistication in addressing clinical concerns while remedying an individual’s particular needs. Thousands of years old, the herbal medicine tradition remains a vibrant player in today’s health field.

 

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THE BAREFOOT DOCTORS OF RURAL CHINA

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Jing Jie (Schizonepetae herba) and Fang Feng (Saposhnikoviae radix) are often used for Exterior Wind-Cold syndrome. What are the differences between using Ma Huang (Ephedrae herba) and Gui Zhi (Cinnamomi cassiae ramulus)?

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Menstrual Irregularities -- A Chinese Herbal Prescription

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Why is Xiang Ru (Moslae herba) called Summer Ma Huang (Ephedrae herba)?

‘Xiang’ means ‘aroma’, ‘fragrance’; ‘Ru’ means ‘gentle’. As the name explains, this herb is pungent and slightly warm with an aromatic smell.

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Dr. Golding on Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Sheng Jiang (Zingiberis rhizoma recens), Sheng Jiang Zhi (Zingiberis rhizoma recens succus), Wei Jiang (roasted Zingiberis rhizoma recens), and Sheng Jiang Pi (Zingiberis rhizoma recens cortex) are all products of the same herb. What are the differences between their actions?

Sheng Jiang is pungent and slightly warm, and enters the Lung, Spleen and Stomach meridians.

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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Ge Gen (Puerariae radix), Sheng Ma (Cimicifugae rhizoma), and Chai Hu (Bupleuri radix) are all commonly used herbs for dispersing and lifting the Yang-Qi. What are the differences between them?

 Ge Gen, Sheng Ma, and Chai Hu all have the functions of releasing the Exterior, and dispersing and lifting the Yang-Qi.

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How to cook Chinese herbal medicine 

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Bai Zhi (Angelicae dahuricae radix), Xin Yi (Magnoliae flos) and Cang Er Zi (Xanthii fructus) are often used together to treat rhinitis and sinusitis. What are the differences between them?

All of these three herbs enter the Lung meridian. They are warm and pungent, expel Wind-Cold, open the obstruction of the nose and stop pain; they are often prescribed together.

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