Hierarchy and herb combinations in learning Chinese herbal formulas

One of the most important reasons Chinese herbal medicine is different than the majority of Western herbal medicine because of its intentionally constructed formulas of multiple herbs.  Where herbs are abstracted from their formulas and extracted to reveal their constituent components, the results are usually disappointing.  I have personally found the most success with formulas […]

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Parasites and Possession

Possibly the most difficult (and most frustrating) thing to treat in our modern age is Gu Syndrome. Gu Syndrome can be briefly characterized by cases that: Don’t respond to otherwise appropriate treatments Seem to evade clear diagnosis Have confusing and seemingly not connected symptom pictures Frequently have strong digestive and psychological characteristics Gu syndrome can […]

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