The Contemporary Herbalist Story

The Contemporary Herbalist Story

The Beginnings of a Contemporary Herbalist “Chinese Medicine changed my life!” –Dr. Christine Cannon As a young adult, I suffered from chronic sinus infections and allergies and wanted to do whatever it took to find relief. Frustrated with the side effects and...
The Nature of Qi

The Nature of Qi

What is Qi? Qi (pronounced Chee) is within every living thing. It is in the air that we breathe, in the food that we eat. Qi is not only fundamental to Chinese philosophy, but also to Traditional Chinese medicine. Qi is the electrical impulse that makes our heart...
Qi and the Emotions

Qi and the Emotions

Our emotions are essentially an expression of qi. For example, joy is expressed by contentment, jubilation and laughter, and has an outward manifestation (more than inward). Anger that is expressed has an outward movement – yelling, shouting, cursing – whereas...
Qi is both Matter and Energy

Qi is both Matter and Energy

Qi is both matter and energy “All that is void and empty is full of Qi which, in its state of condensation and thus visible, is called being, but in its state of dispersion and thus no longer visible, is called non-being,” (Wang Fu Zhi, 1619-1692). Qi in the body is...
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San

Jia Wei Xiao Yao San

A variation of Xiao Yao San (Free and Easy Wanderer) Jia Wei Xiao Yao San is an ancient Chinese herbal formulation designed to calm anger and irritability, support energy, relieve stress and can regulate the menstrual cycle. This formulation is particularly effective...

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