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

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?

One of the questions we oftentimes get is, people want more energy. And so, what we talk about is the tonic herbs in Chinese medicine. So, it’s a little bit different from what people know and are commonly used to, because we talk about qi, or energy tonics; and we… Continue Reading Herbal Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine : Traditional Chinese Medicine: Tonic Herbs

There’s an arms race underway in the Sonoran desert Mouse vs. scorpion Locked in a battle of one upmanship, each animal evolving better, stronger chemical defenses against the other. Consider the Arizona bark scorpion. Its tail contains the most powerful venom of any scorpion in the United States, delivering white… Continue Reading Stinging Scorpion vs. Pain-Defying Mouse | Deep Look