Chinese Medicine Matters

Chinese Medicine Matters

Traditional Chinese Medicine related articles, interviews, and news to support practitioner and student knowledge and lifelong learning. Select your favorite podcast provider to subscribe and get notified of new recordings!

Episodes

September 30, 2022 9 min

In this episode, Yvonne Lau, the President of Mayway Herbs, walks us through a brief history of Chinese patent medicine.

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This episode is all about Jade Windscreen (Yu Ping Feng San)! The 3-herb powerhouse that addresses surface deficiency patterns that may cause invasions of common pathogenic influences. 

You can access the written article by Mark W. Frost here.  Select your favorite podcast provider to subscribe and get notified of new recordings! 

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September 16, 2022 25 min

In this episode, Dr. Skye Sturgeon will explore how to assess the condition of a patient’s blood by providing insight into the use of a common laboratory test, i.e., the Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential.  You can access the written article on Blood & Immunity here

For related information, you can read TCM Heat & Inflammation here or listen to the TCM Heat & Inflammation episode here

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Yvonne Lau, the president of Mayway Herbs, interviews Raqib Lynn Katz, a practicing acupuncturist and herbalist with over 30 years of experience. Raqib is currently an Associate Professor of Herbology at Five Branches University. 

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September 2, 2022 6 min

Professor Mark W. Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac., Herbal Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), joins us to highlight two important herbs for immunity. Huang Qi and Fang Feng are discussed including their TCM functions and how to select the best herbs for your patients.

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In TCM terms, the defense against illness is referred to as Wei Qi. Children by nature have immature Spleens, and as a result their Wei Qi is less developed, making them prone to external pathogens. In this episode, you'll learn about formulas to strengthen the Wei Qi in children just in time for school!

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August 19, 2022 11 min

Ginseng is arguably one of the most well-known Chinese medicinal herbs, yet the word is casually used to refer to many different herbs, some with slight variations and others with completely different actions. In this episode, you'll learn which ginseng is right for you and your patients.

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These cooling desserts soothe the overheating effects of these long summer days with elevated temperatures.

You can access the written recipe for the Chilled Mung Bean & Coconut Milk Dessert Soup
here and the written recipe for the Herbal Tonic with Fresh Watermelon here.  Select your favorite podcast provider to subscribe and get notified of new recordings!

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August 5, 2022 12 min

Have you ever wanted to make your own therapeutic ointments from Chinese herbs? Dr. Skye Sturgeon will teach you how to make Zi Yun Gao, a famous, over 350-year-old Chinese herb formula that’s applicable for a variety of skin conditions.

Click here to watch the video on how to make Purple Cloud Healing Salve.

Ointment Recipe 

  • Crushed or chopped herbs
  • 8 oz - Sesame (or almond or wheat germ)oil
  • 2 oz or 4 tbs - Beeswax 
  • Optional 

  • 1 tsp - Vit...
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    July 29, 2022 36 min

    This episode, Five Spirits, Five Paths, Complex PTSD in Today’s World, was written and read by Dr. Kim Peirano, DACM, LAc. To learn more about Dr. Kim Peirano, you can visit her website here or learn more about The Integrative Healing Institute here.

    "The consistent devaluation of our intrinsic goodness as human beings is often reduced to only the value we provide another, rather than who we are as a person, unique and full of p...

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    July 22, 2022 17 min

    Do current events keep you up at night, causing restless sleep? Vivid dreams or nightmares? Disturbed Shen can contribute to sleep complications and increased stress. We take a deeper look at three formulas for Calming the Shen that may lead to more peaceful sleep, An Mien Pian, An Shui Wan, and An Shen Bu Xin San/Wan.

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    July 15, 2022 7 min

    In this episode, you will hear the legend of the white phoenix, one of the four central Chinese mythical creatures. 

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    July 8, 2022 24 min

    Latent heat as a Chinese medicine concept has ancient origins dating to the Huangdi Nei Jing and the Shang Han Lun, first appearing in Chapters 3 and 5 of the Su Wen. It was used to explain how the exposure of a Cold pathogen, believed to occur in winter, changed to Heat in the spring. Latent Heat has developed into a useful concept to explain how Internal, Organ, or Blood Heat can arise without obvious disease proceeding through t...

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    This episode is a mid-year check-in of licensed acupuncturist Wendy Goldman’s 2022 Year of the Tiger Predictions. Wendy walks us through the year's energies and gives insights into treating patients and living in harmony with the universe.

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    June 29, 2022 12 min

    In our inaugural episode, Mayway President Yvonne Lau tells the story of her 50+ year-old family business—how it started and how it evolved into the company it is today. Filled with childhood memories of growing up in Chinatown among herbs, it chronicles the Lau family’s journey to their American Dream.

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