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…

Mindfulness Of Food & Eating

Paying attention to your relationship to food is important for your health. Listening to your body and observing the activity of your mind in relationship to food can help you to make and maintain healthy changes in your diet. When we are on automatic pilot, we tend to act (in this case, eat) first and Read more…

Mindfulness Of Work Stress

If you are not working, but looking for work or studying, whatever you daily activities are you can modify these suggestions for your specific situation. When you wake up, take a few quiet moments to affirm you are choosing to go to work today. If you can, briefly review what you think you will be 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…