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  1. Zhang Xi Chun Academic Philosophy and Clinical Approach

      Zhang Xi Chun was a modern late Qing and early Republic Chinese medicine practitioner (1860~1933) renowned for his integrated Western and Chinese Medicine approach in the treatment of many diseases. He was associated with the Huitong School which is an Integrated School of Western and Chinese medicine. His book entitled “Yi Xue Zhong Zhong... more »

  2. An Insight into the clinical applications of Sheng Xian Tang

    Introduction: During one of my recent Pearls 2015 Beijing Study Tour in November 2015, I was very inspired by Professor Zhao Jin Xi’s application of Sheng Xian Tang for treatment of Diabetes and Chronic nephritis based on the patients’ presentation of shortness of breath, fatigue, heart palpitations etc. and the rationale behind this can be... more »

  3. Incorporation of Wind dispelling herbs with blood invigorating Strategy

    Incorporation of Wind dispelling herbs with blood invigorating Strategy There are many causes for the manifestation of blood stagnation and blood stasis. By employing blood invigorating strategy to address this condition does not always yield satisfactory results. Wind dispelling herbs can ascend, disperse, move, outthrust, and penetrate . It can target the etiology and pathogenesis... more »

  4. The Rise and Fall of Chinese Medicine and a Revival Plan

    Introduction: It is apparent that, unlike Western medicine, Chinese medicine is based on thousands of years of accumulated experience (jingyan经验) and its clinical efficacy is substantiated by years of trial on the human body (ren ti jingyan). Thus, the theory of Chinese medicine is not based on the result of scientific research. First Crisis: During... more »

  5. The Secrets of Dosage in Chinese Herbal Medicine

     The question concerning the exact dosage of many frequently used Chinese herbs has remained a bone of contention. The fact that the optimum dosage of many herbs have been a subject of much debates. Traditionally during the Qing dynasty many famous Chinese medicine practitioners had  a preference to use flowers instead of the root  is... more »

  6. Chai Hu Wen Dan Tang Modified and its Clinical Application

    As its name implies, Chai Hu Wen Dan Tang is a combination of two formulas: Xiao Chai Hu Tang and Wen Dan Tang. Xiao Chai Hu Tang: This famous harmonising formula has its origin in Clause 96 of Shang Han Lun (Discussion of Cold Damage) which says: “Shang han zhong feng for five or six... more »

  7. Professor Zhao Shao Qin’s Clinical Usage of Jing Jie

    Zhao Shao Qin 赵绍琴 (1918-2001) A prolific modern day Wen Bing specialist, Zhao Shao Qin was born in Beijing, into a family which boasted three generations of imperial physicians who served the emperors. He studied under the renowned physician Wang Feng-Chun, and lectured at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine from 1956. He served as... more »

  8. Tunnel Vision: Another Lesson from a Mismanaged Case

    Jason C Blalack

    Case records documenting mismanaged illnesses often demonstrate an error reflecting a conceptual bias on the part of the attending physician. Such errors may appear either transparent or opaque to the reader, depending on one’s knowledge and conceptual orientation. Case records such as these can free us from the shackles of our own biases and preconceptions regarding the practice of medicine... more »

Previous Articles

Jing Fang in the Treatment of Emotional Disorders: Anxiety, Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, Insomnia

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The benefits of using classic formulas or Jing Fang are as follows: Holistic treatment focuses on the root cause... more »

The Secrets of Dosage in Chinese Herbal Medicine

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 The question concerning the exact dosage of many frequently used Chinese herbs has remained a bone of contention. The... more »

Jing Fang Treatment of Contemporary Diseases based on the Six Channels Identification Theory

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In order to have a comprehensive understanding of Jing Fang, one must read Zhang Zhong Jing’s Shang Han Lun... more »