Gentle CHO

Details of Gentle CHO The first three herbs in this formula move the blood. Ze Xie promotes downward draining. Therefore this formula should taken with some degree of caution for those on blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin sodium) and similar products. These herbs are also said to support healthy cholesterol levels. Dan Shen 丹蔘…

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Yan Hu Zhi Tong

This formula is basically Yan Hu Suo with one added herb, Bai Zhi. The addition gives it a little extra “kick” to move it upwards and and outwards and into the smaller collaterals. For that reason it is often used for headaches and upper spine. Yan Hu Suo (Corydalis yanhusuo) is an herb that is…

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Music For Acupuncture

 I have been practicing acupuncture for almost 20 years now and I most always play music during treatments.  I found it difficult to find appropriate music so for my own sanity I made CD’s using computers and a few instruments (flutes, guitar, erhu, violin). Each of the CD’s is one hour long. These are not…

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Angelica and Peony Products

3 in 1 FACIAL SERUM “Throw away your potions, pastes and unguents – Angelica & Peony’s 3-in-1 Facial serum is a cleanser, moisturizer and treatment in one fragrant blend. Give your red, pimply or sensitive skin some 3-in-1 TLC.” contains: essential oils of patchouli, lavender, sweet organge and geranium, in a base of jojoba, hazelnut, rosehip…

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Market Place

Although our focus has always been and always will be selling herbs, we thought we would sell some other products. The first among these are two facial lotions made by my friends at Angelica & Peony in Oakland, California. 3 in 1 FACIAL SERUM “Throw away your potions, pastes and unguents – Angelica & Peony’s 3-in-1 Facial serum…

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Taishan Bedrock Powder (Tai Shan Pan Shi San)

Details of Taishan Bedrock Powder Alternative Names Great Mountain Bedrock Powder Tai Shan Pan Shi San Powder that Gives the Stability of Mount Tai About this formula: the mention of the “Tai Shan”, or “great mountain” is an image of stability in Chinese culture like the “Rock of Gibraltar” is used by a financial services…

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Tang-Kuei and Arctium Formula (xiao feng san)

Details of Tang-kuei and Arctium Formula Alternative Names Wind Dispersing Powder xiao feng san hsiao feng san syuhu san shofusan This formula does four things that all support healthy skin. They work together to address the internal organs as well as the external skin. The four treatment principles inherent in this formula include the following:…

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Agastache Formula (Huo Xiang Zheng Qi San)

Details of Agastache Formula I find this is the “go-to” formula for most forms of nausea. It is often used for pregnant women (although of course a doctor should be consulted for unremitting or serious nausea – pregnant or not). But for the run of the mill, “not feeling so great”  nausea after a greasy…

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