One question that I get asked a lot is whether there is a particular formula that a person can take for colds and flu. Ultimately, it’s always best if herbs are prescribed by a practitioner trained in Chinese medicine, acupuncture and herbs, but there’s certain formulas that are pretty easy… Continue Reading Herbal Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine : Traditional Chinese Medicine: Cold & Flu Formulas

Bai Zhu or white atractylodes as it is often times known is a very effective cheap tonic that we use for people who have weakened immune systems or a weak digestive system. This particular herb is often times combined with other herbs to really help to build that immune system.… Continue Reading Herbs in Chinese Medicine : Herbs in Chinese Medicine: Bai Zhu

The next herb is one that you’re probably more familiar with. This is Scallions. In Chinese medicine we refer to it as Cong Bai. This one is great for anytime, we say, we get a cold in those early stages, what we call a wind cold invasion. So we combine… Continue Reading Herbs in Chinese Medicine : Herbs in Chinese Medicine: Cong Bai

We’re going to talk about huang qi what call a stragelis. This is a root we get that’s often times sliced. This particular herb has a number of wonderful functions. It?s famous as an immune booster and we often times use it to raise the white blood cell count in… Continue Reading Herbs in Chinese Medicine : Herbs in Chinese Medicine: Huang Qi

This is one of the more interesting herbs, in Chinese medicine. Most people, when they think about herbs, they think about roots and barks and berries but, in Chinese medicine, we actually incorporate other things, like animals, rocks and a variety of other interesting things that you might not normally… Continue Reading Herbs in Chinese Medicine : Herbs in Chines Medicine: Ge Jie

Those look pretty good. This Calendula Marigolds are just classic a great to know about. Calendula supports the health of the digestive tract, wonderful remedy to make as tea or soup. I just find that plants offer so much potential for healing. Herbalism is the use of healing plants to… Continue Reading PCC’s Professional Herbalism Program

Hi. One of the things we do in Chinese herbalism is a little bit different from what people are always familiar with with herbalism. A number of people are familiar with taking echinacea for colds, where we use a single herb for a particular Western disease. In Chinese medicine, though,… Continue Reading Herbal Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine : What Is Herbalism?