Wind: One of the 5 Pathogenic Factors in Chinese Medicine

From the book: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine co-written by Douglas Eisenstark (PMPH press) Pathogenic Wind A pathogen that causes a disease that moves and disperses quickly is called a wind–pathogen. Wind is common in spring, but may occur throughout the year. Whenever wind becomes excessive enough to cause disease, it will become a pathogen. Wind…

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Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases

for those suffering from Sibo, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pains, etc… (From our friends in the government) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4434213/ Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases   Jiande D. Z. Chen, 1 , * Jieyun Yin, 1 Toku Takahashi, 2 and  Xiaohua Hou 3 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Functional gastrointestinal diseases (FGID) are common in the world and account for more than 40%…

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Acupuncture and Gastric Motility

For those with Stomach and Intestinal issues, I would suggest finding a licensed acupuncturist that you can see on a regular basis (eg: once a week for a few months). This is along article about studies done that shows its benefits: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders and Acupuncture Jieyun Yin, MD and  Jiande D Z Chen, Ph.D. Author…

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No Sleep or Sleep Too Much

  You can buy the CD’s here….http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DouglasEisenstark   Somnolence or Hyper-somnolence is the flip-side of insomnia. It is the feeling of always wanting and being able to sleep. It is a bit tricky to talk about because many people often feel tired for a number of reasons and more often than not it is because we simply don’t get enough…

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Liver Information

The following is from a book I co-wrote: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine for PMPH (People’s Medical Publishing House) in China. This is just one paragraph of many pages describing the Liver system as seen in Chinese Medicine. The liver is yin in form, but yang in function. The structure of the liver enables it to…

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Yin Deficiency

Here are some brief notes about Yin Deficiency from my (co-written) book: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine (PMPH 2015) Yin deficiency heat involves the appearance of more (predominant) heat even when there is no increase in the actual amount of heat in the body. The relative appearance of more heat is due to the insufficiency of…

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Qi Stagnation

The following is an excerpt from my (co-written) book: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine (PMPH press) 2015 Qi stagnation (qi zhì,气滞) is state of obstructed or stagnated qi flow in a particular part of the body. Qi stagnation can be associated with excess internal phlegm or dampness, food accumulation, blood stasis, heat constraint, zang-fu organ impairment…

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Body Differences

This is a very cool text from our (USA) government’s website about the cultural differences of the body (somatic) perception of emotions. (The illustrations are inserted by Eagleherbs.com) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4253951/ Front Psychol. 2014; 5: 1379. Published online 2014 Dec 3. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01379 PMCID: PMC4253951 Cross-cultural differences in somatic awareness and interoceptive accuracy: a review of the…

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Photos from China

These are some shots I took dealing with herbs and medicine from three visits to China – 1995, 2003 and 2005. Note that some of these are 20 years old and are from raw herb pharmacies. Our own herbs at Eagleherbs.com are done at modern state of the art facilities. (Just in case you were…

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Why Take Herbs?

This is something I thought about today… why take herbs? Well, the way I see it is that herbs are what we humans have been consuming for thousands if not hundreds of thousands of years. Our bodies are made of the plants and animals that we have eaten since time memorial. It makes sense that…

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