Tai Mai Wan

Tai Mai Wan strongly supports energy levels that have been compromised by chronic illness and especially those that involve heat. As the qi and yin have been damaged there may be thirst and fatigue and a general body weakness. Like Sheng Mai San, the major indication for this formula is a chronic cough that has…

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Sheng Mai San

Sheng Mai San is not for your run-of-the-mill tiredness. With only a few herbs it strongly supports energy levels that have been severely tapped. In TCM theory, this means the qi and yin have been compromised giving signs of thirst and fatigue that may go into a body weakness. A major indication for this formula…

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What’s Your Body Type?

Your body type will guide your choices for the Chinese herbal formula that works best for you. This is hugely important and helps keep herbal formulas both safe and effective. Estimated time necessary to complete this self-test: 5 minutes.

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Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination (chai hu gui zhi tang)

Details of Bupleurum and Cinnamon Combination Alternative Names chai hu gui zhi tang chai hu kuei chih tang chai-hu-gui-zhi-tang Bupleurum and Cinnamon Twig Decoction Bupleurum and Cassia Twig Decoction saiko-keishi-to saiko keishi to Saiko-keishi-tō 柴胡桂枝湯 さいこけいしとう TJ10; TJ-10; TJ 10 Benefits relaxes tense muscles that cause a sense of dull stuffiness in the upper abdomen…

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Slightly Hearty Body Type

The slightly hearty body type isn’t limited to only men. A woman can be as hearty as a man, and a man can be as delicate as a woman. [What’s your body type?] With the slightly hearty body type we find mostly signs of having a hearty constitution, but with some delicate attributes as well….

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Slightly Delicate Body Type

A man can be as delicate as a woman, and a woman can be as hearty as a man. [What’s your body type?] The slightly delicate body type has more delicate attributes than hearty, but a few hearty all the same. Delicate attributes include being sensitive to weather changes, drafts, and having somewhat “thin skin”…

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Hearty Body Type

The hearty body type isn’t limited to only men. A woman can be as hearty as a man, and a man can be as delicate as a woman. [What’s your body type?] The hearty body type is called the endomorph body type in biomedicine. Hearty individuals tend to suffer more intensely with short-term problems. Or,…

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Delicate Body Type

A man can be as delicate as a woman, and a woman can be as hearty as a man. One’s body type is genetic and more reflects one’s parents than their gender. [What’s your body type?] The delicate body type is called the ectomorph in biomedicine. Note the sensitivity that this delicate man has to…

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Balanced Body Type

The balanced body type or “constitution” includes a somewhat even number of delicate and hearty attributes. [What’s your body type?] This body type is described as the mesomorph in biomedicine. Although a man is posing in this image, this body type arises equally in both genders. The balanced body type people are shapely and muscular….

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Four Marvels Powder (Si Miao San)

Details of Four Marvels Powder Yep, this is the formula mentioned in the article at the New York Times. See dosing suggestions below. NOTE: this formula is not for all arthritis cases. Please see our nifty new Eagle Herbs Flowchart of Joint Health Formulas. Alternative Names Four Wonderful Powder Four Marvels Pill Four-Marvels Pill Si…

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