Longevity Secrets from the Grand Masters of Chinese Medicine

The “Grand Master of Chinese Medicine” 国医大师 is an honorary title granted by Chinese government, and selected by a panel of various experts. The first selection occurred in 2008-09 and 30 TCM experts were named the Master of Chinese Medicine in 2009.  The selection will take place every 5 years.  Here are some secrets of Read more…

Gua Sha 刮痧

Gua means to scrape or shave. Sha means sand, or husky (voice). Method Gua sha is the technique of scraping to bring a sandy, grainy looking, elevated, rough rash, or sha to the skin surface. Functions -to dispel exogenous wind, cold, heat, or damp penetration -to remove obstructions to the free flow of qi and Read more…

How we think about individual herbs – Huang Qi, Astragalus

Huang Qi. Pharmaceutical name: Radix Astragali Membranacei Properties: sweet, slightly warm Channels entered: Lung, Spleen Actions and indications: Tonifies the Spleen and augments the qi: for Spleen deficiency presenting with lack of appetite, fatigue, and diarrhea. Raises the yang qi of the Spleen and Stomach: for prolapse disorders such as prolapsed uterus, stomach, or rectum; Read more…

Tui Na Techniques For Liver Disorders

按法 An fa – pressing Method Pressing with the palm or pads of the fingers. 拇指按法 Mu zhi an fa – pressing with the thumb 中指按法 Zhong zhi an fa – pressing with the middle finger 掌按法 Zhang an fa – pressing with the palm 掌根按法 Zhang gen an fa – pressing with the base Read more…

Some ways we differentiate respiratory symptoms and decide how to treat

Included are a few of the terms commonly used in discussions of the treatment of respiratory disorders. It is by no means exhaustive. It is offered as a way to help those of us not fluent in Chinese medical terminology to better understand how the physiology and pathology of the lung is understood in Chinese. Read more…