What is Qi, Ki, Chi?

First of all Qi, Ki and Chi are all the same word just variations of Chinese and Japanese and ways that the West has written it in (their/our) letters. In Chinese Mandarin its more or less pronounced like “Cheeeese” while taking a picture but without the “Z” at the end.  In Chinese, the word is…

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Checkout problems?

Most of the problems have been worked out. Make sure you select your country (even if USA) in both billing and shipping address in the little drop down menu on the ordering page. If you have trouble with the checkout that is giving you zip code errors etc.. try making the screen size larger (like…

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info – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Are your herbs safe? Yes, they are made by the biggest suppliers in China under impeccable conditions. Herbs are a multi-million industry for our supplier and there is no cutting corners nor hanky-panky that would jeopardize that. Most of the problems with Chinese herbs have come from small suppliers trying to make…

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Placebos, Nocebos, and Your Herbs

“Placebos” and “nocebos“, describe how our brains comply with our health goals to generate rapid and profound changes. The placebo response is a poorly-understood response by the body that generates temporary healing and/or the perception of progress in one’s health status. The key point is that there is sudden improvement (which is our goal) but…

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Ginseng root vs. Codonopsis root

Eagle Herbs formulas that call for ginseng (人参, 人蔘, rénshēn) often include real ginseng, not the cheaper alternative called Codonopsis pilosula (党参, dǎngshēn)*. Codonopsis root is not a true ginseng, though it does roughly the same thing for the digestion as ginseng. It is cheaper which is good for those who want to save money,…

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Info – All About Herb Dosages

Wondering how much granulated herbs you should take? Good question! Although they can be powerful, herbs can be seen more as foods than drugs. The label on the bottle gives you a good guideline as to the dosage but don’t feel like you have to follow them that exactly (but take your herbs responsibly). The most…

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Pregnancy and Herbs

Herbs and pregnant women get along just peachy. China’s population is a good proof of this. However because pregnant women are “taking herbs for two”, we should be particularly careful with anything given to women while pregnant. Those who have a history of miscarriages or other pregnancy issues should be particularly careful not to take…

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Chinese Herbs and Breastfeeding

Many new mothers have this very legitimate question. Is it okay to take herbs while breastfeeding? Short answer: yes. Long answer: there is only one herb that I personally know of that may enter the breast milk. The herb in question is Da Huang (Rx. Rhei). That’s rhubarb root for those of you who enjoy…

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Capsules or Powders?

At Eagle Herbs, we offer Chinese herbal formulas in both capsules and extract powders (also called “granules”). The herbal material inside of the capsules is identical to the extract powder. We actually start out with the powder, then optionally put it into capsules. I believe that the powders work more quickly. They’re also cheaper because…

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When to Choose Herbs Over Drugs

  A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place At EagleHerbs we really don’t have a problem with drugs. There are times when they’re the right choice, and times when well… It’s exactly the same with herbs. We work with about 350 herbs and each one has a particular situation in which it most shines. We…

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The Path of the Zhong Yi (Chinese internal medicine doctor)

Al’s original statement: I’m Doctor Al Stone, a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California with a doctorate level education (DAOM) in Oriental medicine. I am a “Zhong Yi” or practitioner of Chinese internal medicine using herbs exclusively. Since 1995, I’ve maintained a strong presence online and have worked with individuals all over the world…

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