Writing a Formula

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Writing a Formula This paper has a specific purpose and that is to give advanced students and beginning practitioners a practical introduction to writing Chinese herbal formulas. I am writing to help nudge these people towards that goal. For over 15  years, I have been a clinic supervisor at two acupuncture schools in Southern California and […]

Moxibustion

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What is Moxibustion, anyway? by Douglas Eisenstark L.Ac. Moxa or moxibustion is the placing of burning herbs either on/near the body or on an acupuncture needle.  In China, the practice of acupuncture is know as zhen jiu which translate as acupuncture and moxibustion. This shows the importance of moxa to the entire practice of Acupuncture. […]

Qi sinking theory

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Qi sinking Etiology (same as Xu) Old age, diet, strain or stress Insufficient anti-pathogenic qi Symptoms (worse on exertion) Bearing down sensation in Middle and lower Jiao Prolapse of anus and uterus Dizziness Blurry vision Dislike of speaking Fatigue Qi fails to guide blood normally T: pale P: deficient