Category Archives: Self-tests

Hot

Are You Hot or Are You Not?

Self Diagnosis

To diagnosis we have to start at the beginning and Chinese Medicine’s “big thing” is Yin and Yang. One of the first things we want to know if you are Hot (yang) or Cold (Yin) or have a bit of both. Your thermal nature will guide your choices for the Chinese herbal formula that works best for you. This is often important and helps keep herbal formulas both safe and effective.

Estimated time necessary to complete this self-test: 5 minutes.

So, are you hot, or are you not?

Hot

Hot

Warm

Warm

Neutral

Neutral

Cool

Cool

Cold

Cold

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The illusive "normal" tongue appearance.

Tongue Diagnosis

The elusive “normal” tongue appearance.

What does your tongue say when you’re not talking? Chinese medicine tongue diagnosis can help. The tongue itself usually can’t tell you what formula to take. But once we know what the symptoms are then the tongue is useful in finding the right formula.

This self-test can get you thinking in terms of what you might want to focus on in your own health path.

Here are some examples of what you will find:

 

Which
ANXIETY
formula is
best for you?
Which
CONSTIPATION
formula is
best for you?
Which
DISCHARGE
formula is
best for you?

If after taking these tests you find you still don’t know what formula is best for you, you can order a consultation from one of our experienced practitioners. Or we can help you find someone to see in person (not affiliated with us) in your area.

 

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Sleep Support Formula Finder Insomnia

Chinese herbal formulas for insomniaSome Chinese medicine doctors say that if you can regulate one’s eating, pooping, and sleeping,  health is assured.

However chronic use of sleeping drugs can also adversely affect sleep patterns and become habit-forming. Herbs are not so strong that one feels groggy the next day, nor is there a risk of becoming addicted.

Herbal formulas are not heavy sedatives, but regulate those underlying systems that cause:

  • difficulty in falling asleep
  • difficulty in staying asleep
  • sleep disturbed by intense dreams
  • fitful sleep
  • generalized anxiety

Because these formulas are not sedatives, they are often taken three times daily. The benefits of these formulas are cumulative over time.

However, some individuals still get great results from taking their herbs one hour before bed. People vary in that regard. Try both approaches.
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prognosis

Prognosis-O-Rama

prognosisHow long will it take before your herbs start working?

There is no quick and easy answer to this question, however this self-test does help you understand why some things take longer to resolve than others.

The quickest way to think about this is to assume one month of herbs for every year you’ve had a particular problem.

For those using smart phones or some tablets, you’ll be able to see things a little better by visiting THIS VERSION of the prognosis-o-matic. Continue reading