The Office Blog

The Office: Helping with Cancer

  • Every Chinese Medical clinic at some point is faced with trying to help a cancer patient. Usually our help is an adjunct therapy to either chemotherapy or radiation. Occasionally a patient...

The Office: Diarrhea and Dysentery Part 2

  • DEFICIENT ETIOLOGIES FOR DIARRHEA IN CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
    • Stomach/Spleen Deficiency
      • Signs and Symptoms:  Chronic diarrhea, reduced appetite,...

The Office: Diarrhea and Dysentery Part 1

  • The etiologies of diarrhea are divided into two large categories:  Excess and Deficiency.
    • Excess Etiologies:  Damp Heat, Damp Cold, Food Stagnation, Liver invading...

The Office: Epigastric Pain

  • ACUTE:
    • Food Retention:
      • Pulse;
        • Rt Guan pulse: can be normal or slightly high or low.
        • Right Yang Wei Pulse: too hard or...

The Office: More on Kidney Yang

  • Signs of yang deficiency
    • If hands are cold and left chi pulse is thin (especially if the pulse is low)
    • Long term use of steroids or...

The Office: Kidney Deficiency

  • Patients aged 50 and older often have kidney issues
    • After other issues are resolved, focus on treating the kidney
  • Corticosteroids, prednisone, and...

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